Category:
Advertising

Follies of the Madmen #353



Source of ad.

"Our paper towels make women horny."

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 23, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, 1950s, Women

Follies of the Madmen #352



Put the noisy little brats in the unsafe cargo area, why not?


Source of ad.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 19, 2018 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Family, Children, Parents, 1980s, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #351



Uncertain what "umph" actually tastes like.

Source of ad.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 16, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1980s

The Fourth Kingdom



Animal, vegetable, mineral--and Bakelite!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 10, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Technology, Advertising, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing, Products, 1930s

Miss Geico

Am I alone in this, or does Miss Geico appear to be one of the hideous sea-folk who live off the coast of Lovecraft's Innsmouth, and conspire to interbreed with humans, producing hybrid abominations?




Home page.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 04, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Business, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Horror, Motor Vehicles, Fictional Monsters

Follies of the Madmen #350



"Telltale beverages" = booze.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 03, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960s

Washroom Infection

In the early 20th century, it was widely believed that dirty bathrooms were a primary cause of the spread of disease, particularly sexual disease. One result of this belief, apparently, was the adoption of U-shaped toilet seats in public bathrooms, since it was thought that these were more hygienic.

Read more about this at The Weeklings.

Life - Sep 20 1937

Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 02, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Health, Disease, Hygiene, Advertising, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #348



Sadistic dentist, with an eye toward cultivating future patients, gives out candy.


Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 23, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Medicine, Advertising, 1920s, Teeth

Follies of the Madmen #347



Wait for the radioactive soap traces.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 15, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1950s

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