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Follies of the Madmen #341



Sweeping up the crumbs from a toast carpet is a thankless task.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 14, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #340



Sexy zebra endorses nylons.

UPDATE: alas, ad now behind a paywall since I found it.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 11, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Sex Symbols, Underwear, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #339

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 06, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1960s

The Can Museum

It seems to me that you could profitably waste many hours exploring The Can Museum.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 05, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts, Culture and Civilization, Products, Retailing, Collectors

Follies of the Madmen #338



Original ad here.

I find this ad too creepy for me even to register the product, as if it were something out of THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

But perhaps that's because I was seriously creeped out by this comic book cover when I was a kid!



Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 02, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Body Modifications, Business, Advertising, Products, Puppets and Automatons, Comics, 1950s, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #337



This seems to elide the whole issue of whether a stepchild SHOULD be treated badly! It's just a given!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Children, 1930s, Face and Facial Expressions

Follies of the Madmen #336



Original ad here.




Wow. This sets the bar pretty high, or pretty far out in the hi-falutin' and pretentious end of the spectrum, in order for a person to purchase or own a ring from Zale's.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 24, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Eccentrics, Family, 1960s

Lotte Fit’s Gum Commercial



Japanese chewing gum promotes uncontrollable muscle spasms.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 17, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Dance, Asia

Follies of the Madmen #334



Suits for brawlers or bullies only?

UPDATE: now unfortunately hidden behind THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE paywall.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 11, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #333



To me, this ad at first seems to imply that people used whisk brooms on their scalps when they had dandruff. Then I got the meaning that they were always whisking the shoulders of their clothes. But in any case, a liberal application of Listerine--to the scalp, not the shoulders of the clothes--solves everything!



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 06, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1940s, Head

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