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Follies of the Mad Men #151

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The French Foreign Legion. Enlistment of criminals. Hot, spartan living conditions. Death by savage natives. Cruel officers. Boredom, disease, fistfights.

Nice home furnishings? Not so much.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 07, 2011 | Number of Comments: 5
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Interior Decorating, 1980's, Armed Forces
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Legs dangling 2 inches above the rung is so, so comfortable!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/07/11 at 10:03 AM
Check out the real estate huckster right below our featured advert. Wonder what he's doing today?


Probably 5 to 10 in prison.

Tropitone; the forerunner of Pier 1 Imports and Cost Plus World Market.

They both have some seemingly interesting merchandise, until you see it in person and with the price tag on it.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 07/07/11 at 02:00 PM
The French *lurve* the Legion. One of the highlights of Bastille Day is watching the Legion tromping up the Champs-Elysées at their inimitable slow pace. As I understand it, 5 years service in the Legion gets you a French passport in whatever name you gave the recruiting sergeant. A well-earned passport, IMHO - the Legion is not a bunch of lads you want to take on in a fair fight, and they're the go-to guys for everything from foreign aid to foreign intervention.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01126/foreign-legion_1126189c.jpg
These are pioneers. The beards are preferred, but not (quite) mandatory. Yes, those are axes.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/07/11 at 04:36 PM
Pier One is ridiculously expensive. I don't like those tall chairs either Expat.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 07/07/11 at 07:12 PM
@KDP: If the "huckster" was on his game in the 80's and not retired he's out there buying everything he can get his hands on!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/07/11 at 10:22 PM
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