Category:
1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #148

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Avoid "sex stink" now!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 28, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Sexuality, 1960s

Thingmaker



I had this toy as a kid. Great fun. The plastic always looked edible and it was hard to resist chewing on the bugs.

What are the chances you could sell such a molten-plastic, electric-powered, producer-of-things-dangerous-to-swallow toy today?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 24, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Insects, Toys, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #145





The twentieth-century's maddest genius touts chocolate and antacid.

Thanks to the sharp eyes of Warren Ellis.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 21, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Surrealism, Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1960s

Clutch Cargo and Syncro Vox



This technique will never not be weird.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 20, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Cartoons, 1960s

David McCallum, Composer



Was it a wise thing, that McCallum stuck to acting, not music? You decide!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 19, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Music, 1960s, Actors

Wild Man Fischer, RIP



Obituary here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 18, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Outsider Art, 1960s, Brain Damage

Monogram Garbage Truck

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Did any kid ever really fantasize about how cool it would be to drive a garbage truck, even with surfboards attached?

Here's one for sale right now! (More vivid picture.)

Original ad here. (Scroll down.)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 17, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Hobbies and DIY, Motor Vehicles, Trucks, Children, Teenagers, 1960s

American Women:  Partners in research



Buying stuff for the house, that's all the gals care about!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 11, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, 1960s, Women

Hipster Elephants

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Learn about these iPod pachyderms here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 03, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Magazines, Music, 1960s

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