Category:
Domestic

The House in the Middle

Atomic bombs hate slums, but respect a nice clean domicile.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 13, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Death, Destruction, Domestic, War, 1950s

Boil Tested Buttons

Are modern buttons boil tested in the year 2019? It seems overkill to me, even back then. If you had the plastics formulation down pat, and tested it once, would you have to boil every button that came off the "assembly" line?





Source.



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 06, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Destruction, Domestic, Fashion, Advertising, Twentieth Century

Accidental Family

Jerry van Dyke could not buy a good show for the longest time.

The Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 18, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Domestic, Family, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Television, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #425



Would any "respectable" company today use, oh, Dita von Teese as their product spokeswoman?

Oh, wait a minute--they would!

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 16, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Sex Symbols, 1950s, Twenty-first Century

Follies of the Madmen #402



Sentient shoe is happy to be ground face-first into floor, so long as floor is shiny clean.

Source.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 27, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Domestic, 1950s

Superman to the Rescue!

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

Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back

Paean to an outhouse.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 11, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Architecture, Domestic, Music, Excrement, 1960s

Sparky’s Hazard House

Although not as famous as McGruff the Crime Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog has been around for a while.



I am particularly interested in his "house of death by incineration" diorama.



Apparently you can still purchase one from this company.



You might also want their Hazard Farm model.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 02, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Destruction, Domestic, Education, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Children, 1950s

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

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