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Easy Does It:  Canned Goods Rule



The bad-acid-trip Good Fairy of Canned Vegetables talks about marketplace disruptions and paradigm shifts, and serves as Cupid. Be sure to enjoy the suicidal tomatoes plunging to their canned goods deaths.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 23, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Products, Retailing, Food, Cartoons, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #326



1) Sturgeons are the ONLY ones to make caviar, therefore they are best by default, and the point is moot.

2) The mental juxtaposition engendered by this ad between a fishy taste and the taste of coffee is most unpleasant.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 20, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1940s

A sad day in juicing

Juicero, the company that made a $700 wi-fi connected juicer (also called the Juicero) that squeezed packs of pre-cut fruits and veggies, has permanently shut its doors. We've posted previously about this company here and here.

This closure comes even though the company had recently dropped the price of its machines from $700 to $400. For some reason, there just wasn't enough demand.

Could this have been because of reports that you didn't actually need the juicer? You could squeeze the juice packs by hand just as quickly. Surely not. After all, as the CEO pointed out, the Juicero also scanned the QR code on the juice pack which let it know if a juice pack had expired. This saved users the trouble of having to read the expiration date printed on the packs.

Also, the company wouldn't sell anyone the juice packs unless they had previously bought the machine.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 02, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Products

Follies of the Madmen #321



"Dead people like our beer."

From the American Legion magazine for May 1952.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 25, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Horror, 1950s, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #320



Sexy Owl Lady is recruiting cigar smokers.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 12, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #319



We've all heard of talking with your hands...

From Radio Mirror magazine, December 1937.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 02, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Surrealism, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #318



I don't get it. Is "nimble as an ox" good or bad, the before or after status of fueling up with their gas?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 20, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, 1950s, Cars

The Many Lives of the Borden’s Cows

Would today's media consumers accept bobbing paper cutouts in place of CGI?














Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 04, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1950s

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