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Follies of the Madmen #286



Lots of goofy stuff here.

First commercial: who's the publisher for that special Mom propaganda book?

Second and third commercials: love that trippy 2001: A Space Odyssey sequence as we fly thru the aspirin particles.

Fourth commercial: once upon a time, hairy chests were okay.

Fifth commercial: this woman has ingested so much iron that her bare feet are comfortable on metal stirrups.

Sixth and seventh commercials: life in a circus-acrobat household.

Eighth commercial: multivitamins promote blue balls.

Ninth commercial: children are iron-vampires.

Tenth and eleventh commercials: psychedelic scrumpcheroo!

Twelfth commercial: hey, a rerun! Or is this a flashback from dropping too many Chocks?

Thirteenth and fourteenth commercials: Charley Chocks, pusherman.

Fifteenth commercial: Chocks and chopsticks!

Sixteenth commercial: And you thought the Archies were too fake!

Seventeenth commercial: interplanetary Chocks colonialism!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 18, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Drugs, Psychedelic, Children, Elderly, 1960s, 1970s

Elderly Should Lose Vote

Back in 1970, Douglas P. Stewart, a professor of classics at Brandeis University, made headlines for advocating that the elderly should lose the right to vote.

His thesis is this:
"The old, having no future, are dangerously free from the consequences of their own political acts, and it makes no sense to allow the vote to someone who is actuarially unlikely to survive and pay the bills for (what) he may help elect."
In other words, Stewart thinks old people vote with an attitude of "grand je serais mort, je me ficherais de tou — (when I'm dead, it (society) can go to hell)."

Stewart, if he's still alive, would now be around 83. I wonder if he's still voting?

The Daily Journal (Franklin, Indiana) — Sep 23, 1970

Posted By: Alex - Tue May 17, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Politics, Elderly, 1970s

Do Not Tick Off Granny

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An elderly Austrian Grandmother spent her final days shredding over a million dollars to keep her heirs from inheriting the money. I guess they shouldn't have put her in a nursing home. Go Granny!

Posted By: patty - Wed Dec 30, 2015 - Comments (10)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Money, Elderly

Death in D Minor

Death In D Minor from Dead Pixel on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 05, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Elderly, Cartoons

A May-December Romance

Back in 1955, it caused some controversy when Count William Aubrey Tealdi married Princess Lidia Maria Antonia Carraciolo di Torella, the reason being that he was 74 and she was 14. They had to get a special papal dispensation to allow the marriage. Predictably, he was rich, while her family (though Italian royalty) had fallen on hard times. [google news]


But the strange thing is that despite the huge difference in age, the marriage proved to be a success. A follow-up story that ran in papers in 1966, when she was 25 and he was 85, reported that the couple had three children by that time, and he was hoping to have more. She declared herself to be "the happiest woman in the world."


I don't know when Count Tealdi died, but it's quite likely she's still alive. After all, she'd only be in her early seventies — not yet the age the Count was when he married her!

Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 18, 2013 - Comments (8)
Category: Elderly, Husbands, Wives, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #201

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The message here? Sloppy panties imperil the elderly and the nation's health care policies.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 01, 2013 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Elderly, Underwear, 1940s

Monster Mash Senior Lip Dubbing

Happy Halloween!!



If this performance doesn't scare you, just file it away until you are old and in a "senior living center".

This is the webpage for "memory care" at this facility, which I think means Alzheimer's, conveniently priced at only $298 per day, plus the $103,000 refundable entrance fee.

http://www.ericksonliving.com/northern-virginia/extended-care/northern-virginia-memory-care-pricing.asp

At least I have something to look forward to, and it ain't that far away.

I hope my kids find me a place where I can do YouTube videos.

I like the choreography and costumes. What's your favorite part?

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Oct 29, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Elderly

She Finally Got Her Moose

On a recent hunting trip, Laura Wood successfully killed a moose with a single shot. What makes this weird is that she's 95 years old. Good for her, but not so good for the moose. I wonder if she's the oldest person ever to have killed a moose? [thestar.com]

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 01, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Elderly

Mikky and Me

Mikky and Me from Adam Neale on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 03, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Violence, Elderly, Husbands, Wives, Cartoons

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