Category:
1940s

Bugs Bunny’s Member

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Did you know, as IMDB tells us, that Bugs Bunny displayed his furry rabbit penis briefly in the cartoon embedded below? Yes, I actually captured a screenshot for your edification.




Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 26, 2011 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Cartoons, 1940s, Genitals

Table Manners



Yes, even if you are left-handed, you must eat your soup with your right hand! Or else!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 12, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, PSA’s, 1940s

War Dogs



Little did you know that WWII was actually fought and won by canines!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 10, 2011 - Comments (8)
Category: War, Cartoons, Dogs, 1940s

Spruce Goose on the Loose

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Howard Hughes's folly "The Spruce Goose" is of course famous for the tiny bit of actual airtime it enjoyed before being permanently docked. But who knew it had gotten to travel--in segments--down the nation's roads beforehand?

Read about its trip here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 07, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Eccentrics, Hermits, Transportation, 1940s

How Do You Do



"Frank's new in town--he's smooth!"

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 05, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Teenagers, 1940s

Creepy Centipede

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Doesn't this supposedly whimsical and charming kids' fantasy illustration show undertones of weird horror? An obscene alien monster keeps a human female slave..... Shades of Jabba the Hutt and Slavegirl Leia!

See more of Robert Hogfeldt's work here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 13, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Horror, Children, 1940s, Europe, Feet

Nazi Sun Gun


Read about the Nazi plan to build an orbital death ray.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 02, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, Insane Villains, War, Weapons, Space Travel, 1940s

Pattern for Smartness



Men go wild for the "know-how look!"

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 09, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1940s

The Devil Bat



Here's your Halloween treat! Just a little over an hour of Bela Lugosi and his gigundo flying rodent of death! Enjoy!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 30, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Death, Horror, Humor, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1940s

Follies of the Mad Men #124

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These images both derive from Life magazine for November 11, 1949.

It must indicate something about capitalism circa 1949 that both ad campaigns chose this gigantic, brutal, triumphalist imagery. (Perhaps the two campaigns were created by the same agency even?) The postwar reign of corporate overlords has arrived. "Beware, puny humans! Our glorious products bestride the landscape and will crush you, unless you buy and consume mass quantities!"

Could there be a less-enticing public face for a company?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 14, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Dreams and Nightmares, 1940s, Alcohol

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