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One of These Ads Is Not Like the Others

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I think Dad would rather look at the last ad in this sequence.

All taken from the same 1951 issue of BOYS LIFE.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 09, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Magazines, Advertising, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Alfred, Meet Jimmy



Recent scholarship has traced the roots of Mad magazine's Alfred E. Newman back to the nineteenth century. But I don't believe anyone has ever before noted his resemblance to this animated version of Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen, as seen in the 1942 Superman cartoon "Showdown," embedded above.

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How fitting that today both Jimmy and Alfred are owned by the same company, Warner Bros.!


Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 14, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Magazines, Twins, Lookalikes & Doppelgangers, Comics, 1940's, Nineteenth Century

Fake Facial Hair for Sale

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[From Playboy for November 1968. Click to enlarge.]

I can imagine a man being follicle-challenged and able only to grow a patchy beard or mustache. But most of us can grow a perfectly fine crop of facial hair for free. Why would anyone spend money for a fake? And the price! The Inflation Calculator I always use says: "What cost $30 in 1968 would cost $185.89 in 2010."

But the weirdest thing is the appeal to scam your girlfriend or one-night-stand with fake hair. Huh?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 27, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Magazines, Sexuality, 1960's, Facial Hair

Pothead Jesus

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Funny, Jesus never said anything about this in his autobiography that I cited a here a little while ago!

Long, scholarly article from HIGH TIMES.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 17, 2012 | Comments (10)
Category: Drugs, Magazines, Religion, Historical Figure

Nutritional Advice from BOYS’ LIFE

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 09, 2012 | Comments (17)
Category: Magazines, Candy, Chocolate, Junk Food, Nutrition, 1930's, 1940's

Men’s Adventure Magazines

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Here is a site guaranteed to chew up hours of your idle time.

My pal, Phil Stephensen-Payne, runs a page dedicated to the history of magazines. He recently put together a wing dedicated to the "true story" men's mags.

If you follow this link, you come to a page containing the names of over 150 such zines. Click on any title and be presented with a gallery of cover images like the one above.

Happy viewing!

Hipster Elephants

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Learn about these iPod pachyderms here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 03, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Magazines, Music, 1960's
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