Category:
Business

How to Take Apart a Volkswagen Beetle

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 06, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Twentieth Century, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #393

Our soft drink is equivalent to a life-endangering catastrophic event.





Source of B&W ad here (scroll right).

Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 03, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Disasters, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1960s, Weather

Follies of the Madmen #392



Not an ad that would fly in today's climate.

Source.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 29, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Ethnic Groupings, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #391



You have to be tripping on LSD to appreciate us.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 23, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Motor Vehicles, Surrealism, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #390



Our coffee is appreciated by harridans and idiots.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 18, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Annoying Things, Business, Advertising, Products, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #389



"Our whiskey tastes like carrots."

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 14, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, 1940s, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #388



Dress so as to resemble a soda can.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 08, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Fashion, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1970s

Rent-a-Thief

Incentive your employees to be honest by surreptitiously hiring a thief whom you can ‘catch’ and publicly shame.

Pomona Progress Bulletin - July 23, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 07, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Crime, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #387



Don't be a "Pipestem Pete!" Also, how does "energy" fit into a very specific list of vitamins and minerals?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 01, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Food, 1950s, Bodybuilding

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