Category:
Advertising

Follies of the Madmen #400



And just as lethal!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 10, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Death, Tools, 1920s, Weapons

Follies of the Madmen #399



Of course the sole of one's foot resembles a snooty toff with monocle--after your LSD trip!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 07, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Drugs, Shoes, 1940s, Feet

Follies of the Madmen #398



Usage of this product enables user to read the mystical language of flowers.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 29, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Hygiene, Body Fluids, Languages, Nature, 1950s

1966 Revisited

Not only do you get the intro and outro to a stinker of a sitcom, but also a litany of worries--headaches, upset stomachs, flyaway hair--that seem positively benign in 2018.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 26, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #397



I detect the influence of A Charlie Brown Christmas on this unlikely morality play.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 24, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Hygiene, Excrement, Dogs, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #396



George Lucas had to keep his hand in between THX 1138 and the first STAR WARS film.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 19, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Food, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #395



Shaving is just like Gulliver serving as a golf course for Lilliputians.

Full ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 15, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Hygiene, Surrealism, 1930s

Assembling a Maverick

Thanks to WU-vie MarkMcD, I was alerted to the existence of this great commercial, the inverse of my earlier post on disassembling a Beetle.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 14, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Advertising, Reader Recommendation, 1970s, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #394



Sexy female pigs discuss sending one of their own kind to the slaughterhouse.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 11, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Death, Food, 1960s

Superman to the Rescue!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 08, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Food, Comics, 1950s

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