Category:
Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough

Irv Pollock, Auto Dealer

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According to this verbal portrait of the era,, the Toledo, Ohio, car-dealership scene of the 40s, 50s and 60s was a vibrant, competitive time. Certainly a dealer would want to come up with wild ads to stand out. Irv Pollock must have felt that way anyhow!

Note: you might have to scroll left or right at the links to see the original ad.

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Original ad here.

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Original ad here.

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Original ad here.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 07, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Regionalism, 1940s, 1950s, Cars

The Gods Were Angry With Me



Man's carnal lusts cause Armageddon and make the gods open up the Book of Revelation.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 25, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Music, Religion, 1940s, Love & Romance

The Giant Bible of 1917

Why, one hundred years later, can I find no extant traces of this massive Bible?



Original text here.



Original article here.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 03, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Religion, Books, 1910s

Mystery Illustration 25

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Which male vocalist rocked this splendiferous jacket in 1978?

The answer is here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 14, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Fashion, 1970s

Its The Real Thing


Some think of a pool full of Coca Cola and Mentos and say, "Why?" These guys said, "Why not!"

Posted By: patty - Tue Jun 28, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Drones, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Candy, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Giant Grocery Cart

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The Shopper Chopper is the world's largest shopping cart and you can hire it for events! Reminds me of the cart races in the movie Jackass!

Posted By: patty - Mon Jun 13, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Enlargements, Miniatures, and Other Matters of Scale, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough

The Dogs’ Dinner at Newport

One of the more infamous excesses of the Gilded Age at Newport, Rhode Island, was the "Dogs' Dinner."

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Original article here.

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Original page here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 01, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Dogs, 1900s

Little Big Tune


LITTLE BIG - BIG DICK from little_big on Vimeo.



I have a suspicion there is a subtext to this song.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 18, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Music, Sexuality

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