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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 | Date: Sat Aug 15, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Domestic, Marriage, Family, 1950's

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 | Date: Wed Aug 12, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Food, 1940's

Femineered!

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Now this is how you encourage young girls to study engineering: by showing them refrigerators! I think it's time we brought back this neologism. "The Army Corps of Femineers!" Can you imagine the uniforms? Who wouldn't want to belong?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 04, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, 1950's, Women

Storm Window Manufacturing



It's a rare child who has a hotline to a storm-window tycoon!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 07, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Sports, Juvenile Delinquency

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #33

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Which is your favorite?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 06, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #242

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From American Home for September 1966.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 24, 2015 | Comments (11)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Dreams and Nightmares, 1960's, Fictional Monsters

Malfunction

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 06, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Domestic, Surrealism, Psychedelic, 1950's

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

Appreciating Our Parents



Insidious adult-slanted propaganda!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 09, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Domestic, Family, PSA's, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #228



The cliche is: Swedes know everything about coffee--and sex. So that household should be a happy one, with busybody Mrs. Olson supervising the kitchen and, offstage, the bedroom.
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