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Stereotypes and Cliches

The Redneck Games

Despite the French captioning and source, this video is all in English, for your Redneck Enjoyment.

Des jeux d'été très très... fins ! - FemmesPlus
Tous les ans, en Georgie (USA) se déroulent les Redneck Summer Games. Un bon gros délire pas très finaud de paysans des USA. Yeeeeeeeeeepeeeeeeeee !

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 22, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Ethnic Groupings, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupidity, Foreign Customs

Follies of the Mad Men #66

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[From Look magazine for July 22 1958. Two scans, top and bottom.]

Sure, you've all heard of one of the most infamous Madison Avenue displays of ignorance ever, the "flesh-colored Band-aid." But how many of us have actually seen the offending ad?

Here is one instance from many in that racist campaign.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 04, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Health, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupidity, 1950s

Follies of the Mad Men #56

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[Upper image from Look magazine for June 20 1961. Lower image from Look magazine for April 24 1962.]

A special "two-fer" installment of the Follies thread. Two splendid representations of our friends, the Native Americans, from within the lifetimes of many WU readers.

They hate cheap cigars, but are experts in premium house paints.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 16, 2009 - Comments (13)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Native Americans

Cobra Woman

I saw Maria Montez's COBRA WOMAN about a year ago. But I had to buy an all-regions DVD player and order the DVD from England, since it's unavailable here. But the expense was worth it, as I think you'll agree after you watch the trailer.



Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 16, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Magic and Illusions and Sleight of Hand, Movies, Pop Culture, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s

Pat Paulsen in Blackface

As you might expect, this segment never made it to the airwaves.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 10, 2009 - Comments (11)
Category: Political Correctness, Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, 1970s

Bertillon Measurements

You've probably heard of the Bertillon System, one of those discredited "scientific" theories detailing how body measurements indicated racial and/or criminal aspects of a person.

Well, here's how the NYC Police Department went about securing Bertillon measurements, circa 1908--courtesy of the George Bain Collection at the Library of Congress.

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 06, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Crime, Fads, Science, Anthropology, Experiments, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1900s

Psych-Out

Once you have experienced the 1968 film PSYCH-OUT, you will be unable to return to your square, plastic, uptight lifestyle. Just the sight of Jack Nicholson's fake ponytail alone will trip you out!



Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 16, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Bums, Hobos, Tramps, Beggars, Panhandlers and Other Streetpeople, Costumes and Masks, Drugs, Fads, Fashion, Hair Styling, History, Hollywood, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Movies, Music, Regionalism, Sexuality, Stereotypes and Cliches, Surrealism, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s, Posters, Dance, Body Painting, Facial Hair

Merry Christmas from the Family

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 23, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Music, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches

Christmas in the Congo

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 18, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s

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