Weird Universe


Follies of the Madmen #224

All the fake employee singing in the world could not save the Robert Hall chain from bankruptcy a mere 4 years after this commercial aired.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Retailing, Music, 1970's

Passion Lube Reviews


The latest outbreak of "Humorous Amazon Reviews" centers around the product depicted above.

I couldn't resist adding one of my own. Click for readability.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 15, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Sexuality, Retailing, AI, Robots and Other Automatons, Internet

Frog Stores


This lurid, almost Lovecraftian corporate icon could be found in the year 1950 in Chuck Shepherd's own Florida stomping grounds. Proof that even 60-some years ago, the F-State was weird.

This link will take you close to the original ad, but you will have to scroll right for another page or so.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 29, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Retailing, Horror, 1950's
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