Category:
Stereotypes and Cliches

Confucius Say

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 03, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Asia

The Black Godfather





FINALLY, a figure who can soothe these divisive times!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 20, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Crime, Movies, Racism, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

Detroit 9000



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Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 29, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Crime, Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

Tisket-a-Tasket

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 14, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Medicine, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Genitals

If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon



Yes, this once met with mainstream approval as harmless entertainment.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 28, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Music, Racism, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1900s

Sex Cracks

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Source of image: Grandchild's blog.

In vain have I searched for SEX CRACKS on YouTube. But there are plenty of other RG clips.



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Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 26, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Music, Sexuality, Stereotypes and Cliches, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

A Day in the Life of a Kitchen



"Little space capsules of ice cream and cookies!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 08, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Family, Wives, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960s

The Huntress

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I would love to see this 1923 film starring Colleen Moore remade today. A white actress playing a Native American, who is so desperate for a husband she kidnaps a stranger? Uncontroversial box-office gold!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 03, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1920s, Native Americans

Follies of the Madmen #267

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It's funny, because women don't know which end of a lathe is up!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 08, 2015 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, Tools, Hair Styling, 1960s, Women

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