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English for Dirty Houses



I'm never inviting this woman to my house again!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 07, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Education, Languages

Windostep

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I'd like to see anyone trust their life to this thing above the first floor of a house.

And what a weird come-on. "Live in a house?" No, a barn!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 06, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Domestic, Chindogu, 1940's

Human Hamster Wheel

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 06, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Eccentrics, Museums, Performance Art

Neighbours





Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 02, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Domestic, Humor, War, Stop-motion Animation, 1950's

Charley in New Town



Once upon a time, the suburbs were going to be utopia.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 21, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Domestic, Dreams and Nightmares, Government, Urban Life, Utopias and Dystopias, 1940's, Europe

Follies of the Madmen #204



"I would sure like to see more fun commercials like that on television."

Seconded, Gary!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 29, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Television, 1950's

International Moves the Browns to Sterling Street



This film makes the Sterling Silver industry looks like the Freemasons, the Bilderberg Group and the Illuminati all rolled up into one. A plan for world domination unfolds!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 27, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, 1940's

Young Man’s Fancy



Electricity: too cheap to meter!

No Place Like Dumpster

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 11, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Domestic, Eccentrics, Inventions

Personalized Alarm Clock

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Upon a moment's reflection, the creepiness of this product becomes apparent, explaining why it never caught on. The notion of one's own voice pleasantly or angrily cajoling the sleeper to awake is straight out of some Philip K. Dick dystopia, in which the hero's brain has been split into two separate personalities. "Wake up, Paul, wake up! Today is the day you must assassinate the ambassador from Rigel Nine!"

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 20, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Psychology, 1970's
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