Category:
1970s

What’s the Big Hurry?



Perhaps the most surreal and post-apocalyptic safe-driving PSA of all times. But then again, 1974 was a trippy year.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 26, 2011 - Comments (10)
Category: Accidents, Anthropomorphism, PSA’s, 1970s, Cars

Worst. Cocktail. Ever.

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 23, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Disasters, 1970s, Alcohol

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

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