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Follies of the Madmen #256



What a simpler world...
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 01, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Food, 1960's, Australia

Follies of the Madmen #255

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Who knew that fresh coffee promoted dancing?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 27, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, 1930's

1948 Valvoline Ad

The connection between "the girl" in the swimsuit and the "faultlessly lubricated" car seems a bit of a stretch. But hey, who needs a logical reason when you've got a girl in a swimsuit in your ad!

Source: Time - Feb 16, 1948

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jul 25, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Advertising, 1940's

Pens for Men

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 21, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, Tools, Advertising, 1950's, Men

Follies of the Madmen #254

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Having little mannikins of the performers standing on their records is a vivid metaphor about the living quality of the sound. But then to set those records and their passengers rafting down the river--well, the metaphor gets a little jumbled, to say the least.

Original advert here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Music, 1950's

DeSotos in Space!



This subject line will definitely be the title of my next SF novel.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 09, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Aliens, Advertising, 1950's, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #253

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If only Hollywood had made John Carter of Mars in 1979, with Cher as Dejah Thoris, they would have had a surefire hit!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 05, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Hollywood, Movies, Music, Advertising, Science Fiction, 1970's

Paddle Pops



More proof that everything is upside-down in Australia, as good old Popsicles become Paddle Pops.

Also, as in our previous entry on Gaytime Raspberry Roughs, I could easily imagine someone getting more than they bargained for when they requested a "paddle pop," especially if you went into a sketchy corner grocery store and asked for the flavor known as "dragon popper" and got some amyl nitrate instead.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Junk Food, 1960's, Australia

Laundry Shaming

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This would be so great if it happened today. Can you imagine the ruckus on social media if some darling tyke came home with an accusatory advertisement pinned to its clothes?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 30, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Family, Hygiene, Advertising, 1930's

Follies of the Madmen #252

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Comics, Junk Food, 1960's, Parody
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