Category:
1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #158

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Men are oppressed by their wristwatches, but yours are different...? Huh?

From Playboy for November 1973.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 05, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupidity, 1970s, Men

The Theme from DEEP THROAT



I'll bet you never even knew there was a theme!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 05, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Human Marvels, Music, Sexuality, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #154









Four decades of commercials for the medicinal tasting soda. Which one would convince you to drink it?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 05, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

Follies of the Mad Men #152



This hideous, repulsive mutant with the torso and head of a child and lower limbs of an adult proves that you don't need Photoshop to create anti-product abominations.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 20, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1970s, Fictional Monsters

Crabby Appleton





What well-known contemporary band is also named for a character from a cartoon, like Crabby Appleton were?

Answer after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Cartoons, 1970s

Funkiest Hot Pants Ever

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 13, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #150

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Proof that liquor consumption can turn you into a moron.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 05, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, 1970s, Alcohol

Bing Bang Boing and Gnip Gnop





Even the toys of the 1970s were drug-saturated.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 30, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Drugs, Toys, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #144



Imagine living a life where your major existential dilemma was which flavor snack cake to purchase.

I was going to assume that Ho Hos were no longer made, given the nasty use of "ho" as a pejorative--but apparently they are still around.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 13, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Junk Food, 1970s

Tchou-tchou



Given the 1972 date of this animation, I suggest liberal drug use was involved in the creation, and subsequent viewing, of this video.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 17, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Children, Stop-motion Animation, 1970s

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