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Fake Facial Hair for Sale

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[From Playboy for November 1968. Click to enlarge.]

I can imagine a man being follicle-challenged and able only to grow a patchy beard or mustache. But most of us can grow a perfectly fine crop of facial hair for free. Why would anyone spend money for a fake? And the price! The Inflation Calculator I always use says: "What cost $30 in 1968 would cost $185.89 in 2010."

But the weirdest thing is the appeal to scam your girlfriend or one-night-stand with fake hair. Huh?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 27, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Magazines, Sexuality, 1960s, Facial Hair

Pothead Jesus

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Funny, Jesus never said anything about this in his autobiography that I cited a here a little while ago!

Long, scholarly article from HIGH TIMES.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 17, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Drugs, Magazines, Religion, Historical Figure

Nutritional Advice from BOYS’ LIFE

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Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 09, 2012 - Comments (17)
Category: Magazines, Candy, Chocolate, Junk Food, Nutrition, 1930s, 1940s

Men’s Adventure Magazines

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Here is a site guaranteed to chew up hours of your idle time.

My pal, Phil Stephensen-Payne, runs a page dedicated to the history of magazines. He recently put together a wing dedicated to the "true story" men's mags.

If you follow this link, you come to a page containing the names of over 150 such zines. Click on any title and be presented with a gallery of cover images like the one above.

Happy viewing!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 28, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Destruction, Magazines, Sexuality, Sports, Stereotypes and Cliches, War, Foreign Customs, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Men, Fictional Monsters, Graphics

Hipster Elephants

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Learn about these iPod pachyderms here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 03, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Magazines, Music, 1960s

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Awhile back I posted a link on here to an article about strange places to visit. More recently I wrote about unusual contests. Now I can combine the two! Men's magazine askmen.com has created a list of what they think are the top ten weird festivals held around the globe each year. For example, there's the Cow Painting Festival held in Luxembourg each summer. And you probably shouldn't miss the Moose Dropping Festival in Talkeetna, Alaska in July. Plus there's the So Joo Festival in Porto, Portugal in June - bring a hammer! You can see the entire list here.

Posted By: Nethie - Sun Oct 10, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Customs, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Magazines, Parades and Festivals

Historic Dwarfs:  Bertholde

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Imagine a day when a children's magazine would run a series entitled "Historic Dwarfs." Yet such was the case a century ago, in the pages of ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE.




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Read about this charmer here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 04, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Magazines, Children, Historical Figure, Natural Wonders

Poulet a la Baby Poop

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"Yes, Mr. Dithers, we did happen to clean the chicken in the same sink where Junior had his bath. Why do you ask? What do you mean, Dagwood won't be getting that raise?!?"

Alternate interpretation: "Cannibals? Us?"

For the full story, visit here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 07, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Food, Magazines, Babies and Toddlers, 1950s

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