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Shun the Mustache Kiss!

We're now three weeks into Movember. So this seems like timely advice from the Washington Post - Apr 28, 1912.





Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 25, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Hygiene, Experiments, 1910's, Hair and Hairstyling

Roto-Rooter Commercials







Saving idiot housewives, time-stressed housewives, and horror fans from yucky stinky water troubles for decades.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 03, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Hygiene, Excrement, 1960's, 1970's

Lapkins

Yet another useless product. Put the napkin on your lap and make it look like you're only wearing underwear. Nudists could use them to make it look like they're wearing underwear! Get 'em here. (via OhGizmo)




Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Oct 02, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Fashion, Underwear, Hygiene

Soapy the Germ Fighter



"Why...you're a living cake of soap!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Children, 1950's

Munchers:  A Fable



Teeth who themselves have mouths (and, presumably, teeth within those mouths) are blowing my mind. As is everything else about this video.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Surrealism, 1970's

5-Day Deodorant Pads



Do you have to abstain from washing your pits for five days to make this work and get your money's worth? I note this item still exists. Any experience with it among WUvies?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 30, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #216



I understand James Cameron is already adapting parts of this for the Avatar sequel, along with all his other "influences."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

The Innocent Party



Good girls get VD too!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 14, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1950's

New Miniature Dust Mask

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Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 28, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Hygiene, Inventions, 1940's

Listerine Cures Dandruff

1937 ad for Listerine. From what I understand, Listerine really is an effective cure for dandruff. However, I assume that most people were reluctant to rub mouthwash in their hair. And nowadays, no company in their right mind would admit in the ad that they tested the product on cute rabbits.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Aug 06, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Hygiene, Advertising, 1930's
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