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April 9, 2016

Hat Styles From the Kitchen

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 09, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Domestic, Surrealism, Headgear, 1950's

February 19, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #275

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 19, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Hygiene, Hermits, 1960's, 1970's

January 17, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #272

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Please spend half a minute to contemplate the subtext of this imagery. A pagan housewife (prefiguring BEWITCHED?) performs black magic to seduce and beguile a priest, with hubby nowhere in sight. Happens in 1950s suburbia every Sunday.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 17, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Food, Mass Transit, Religion, 1950's

January 8, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Kitchen



"Little space capsules of ice cream and cookies!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 08, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Family, Wives, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960's

November 7, 2015

3 + 1

3+1 from Soline FAUCONNIER on Vimeo.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 07, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Domestic, Appliances, Stop-motion Animation, Europe

October 16, 2015

Westinghouse Soundwaves



It's been 65 years! Where is my home version of an ultrasonic washing machine, dammit!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 16, 2015 - Comments (10)
Category: Domestic, Technology, 1950's

September 23, 2015

Nobel Prize Perk:  Breakfast in Bed

With the Nobel Prize announcements due soon, I think it's time we spoke of a little-known perk for the winners: receiving breakfast in bed from Saint Lucia.

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Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 23, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Domestic, Food, Europe

September 7, 2015

August 15, 2015

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?



What a fine joke! The gear-driven, proto-cybernetic hell world of 1958 now looks more like a paradise compared with our world of 2015. No digitization. Hardly any cars on the highway. Children interacting unsupervised with a living ice-cream man. A TV set that can be repaired with a home visit, rather than going straight to the landfill. Coffee perked at home instead of provided by Starbucks. Human interaction unmediated by screens....

Take me back there now!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 15, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Domestic, Marriage, Family, 1950's

August 12, 2015

Follies of the Madmen #257



Housewife wielding an axe?!? Don't get your hopes up. There is no John-Waters-style carnage ahead in this commercial.

Man, that appliance is huge. Where would it fit in a modern urban kitchen? Maybe in a McMansion....

What do you think the cherry cobbler cooked adjacent to the ham and sweet potatoes is going to taste like?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 12, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Food, 1940's

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