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Follies of the Madmen #297

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Maybe some Canadian WU-vie can explain the subtext of this ad. Three men hold up photos of hockey players while looking benignly but perhaps jealously at the fourth fellow who is smart enough to have a beer in his hand instead, with his own hockey photo (program book?) resting on a tabletop.

Huh?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 28, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Regionalism, Sports, 1960s, North America, Alcohol

Lush Head Woman



"Get a lush head woman and lose your health!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 25, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Domestic, Music, 1940s, Alcohol

Marlboro Beer

In the early 1970s, there was briefly such a thing as Marlboro Beer (trademark registration). Philip Morris (having just acquired Miller Brewing) figured that many people like to smoke as they drink beer, so surely a beer that shared the same brand name as their best-selling cigarette would be a success. But apparently test marketing indicated otherwise. So that was the end of Marlboro Beer.

The few bottles of it that were sold now fetch a high price (as much as $1000) as collector's items.

via Box Vox 1



Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 21, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Smoking and Tobacco, 1970s, Alcohol

The Frozen Woman

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Original article here.

Alas, two years after the coverage above, she was gone.

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Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 17, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Body, Human Marvels, Medicine, Nature, 1950s, Alcohol

So Long, Pal



Disco-era DUI.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 12, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Motor Vehicles, PSA's, 1970s, Alcohol

The Alkoholomat



Don't drive drunk on the holiday--or any day! The penalty could be worse even than ending up as an item in NOTW!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 04, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Inventions, 1960s, Europe, Alcohol, Cars

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