Category:
1960s

Forgotten Wham-O Toy:  the Limbo Kit

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Yes, once there was a dance (or game, or contest) stupider than the macarena: the limbo. An excuse for uptight suburbanites to get loose. And, in 1961, Wham-O made a kit to facilitate doing the limbo. Read about it here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 01, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Toys, 1960s, Dance

Follies of the Mad Men #90



Is it smart to emphasize to parents, the toy-buyers, how goddamn noisy your products are?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Toys, 1960s

Follies of the Mad Men #89



This detergent turns ragamuffins into altar boys.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 23, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960s

Out of This World

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 19, 2010 - Comments (13)
Category: Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, 1960s, Yesterday's Tomorrows

More France Gall



WU-vies have no one to blame for this post except fellow reader John Armstrong, who practically dared us in a comment to put this sappy song up!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 12, 2010 - Comments (1)
Category: Candy, Reader Recommendation, 1960s, Europe

Eurovision 1965



Time to make fun of the Eurovision contest again. Here's the winner from 1965.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 12, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Music, 1960s, Europe

Door-to-Door Maniac

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 08, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Music, Scary Criminals, 1960s

Shrunken Head Kit

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Purchase yours now!

Spotted by Regina Orio.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 05, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category: Body Modifications, Celebrities, Horror, Toys, Reader Recommendation, 1960s, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #85



The advertisers have a winning product and presentation here--right up until the moment when they tout horse and buggy racing! Would any red-blooded young lad want to race horses, when he could race cars? That's for the girls!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 30, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Toys, 1960s, Cars

Matango



Just watched this last night. Magic mushrooms indeed!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 25, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Disasters, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs, Food, Horror, Movies, 1960s, Asia

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