Category:
1980s

Turnabout Map of the Americas

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Suddenly I feel dizzy....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Geography and Maps, 1980s

A Bargain

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An online inflation calculator says:

"What cost $999 in 1982 would cost $2226.84 in 2010. "

I just looked at 8 gigabyte thumb drives on Amazon for $14.00.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 13, 2011 - Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Computers, 1980s

Follies of the Mad Men #154









Four decades of commercials for the medicinal tasting soda. Which one would convince you to drink it?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 05, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

Toto Coelo

total coelo - i eat cannibals from alexei glowakz on Vimeo.



If you didn't live through the 1980s, you would not believe they happened.

Toto Coelo info here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 01, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Cannibalism, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1980s

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 - Thu Jul 07, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Interior Decorating, 1980s, Armed Forces

Follies of the Mad Men #147

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View top two panels left to right, then bottom two panels left to right.

Somehow, I doubt any human being on earth would ever utter this dialogue unless under threat of torture, and maybe not even then.

And I resent the implied slur at my native state, Rhode Island! Foggy Pawgansett, indeed!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 26, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Regionalism, 1980s, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

Follies of the Mad Men #142



1) Brenda Vaccaro is scary and threatening.

2) Not a mother, but will have her say anyhow.

3) Plastic better than cardboard?

4) Giant swimming pool = all the embarrassing flood dangers women risk if wrong tampon is chosen.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 25, 2011 - Comments (13)
Category: Body, Blood, Business, Advertising, Products, Hollywood, Hygiene, Body Fluids, 1980s

The Adventures of Mark Twain



We had some weird Zappa claymation not too long ago. Now we get some based on the work of Mark Twain.

Disregard the label on the clip above. It's really an excerpt from this full-length film.

Part 1 of the whole film follows:

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 16, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Literature, Fantasy, Writers, Religion, 1980s

Found Footage Festival



Ah, the glorious old days of VHS tapes, when the world was first opened to amateur video! Please visit the website of the Found Footage Festival to see more wonders like the one above.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 23, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Museums, Video, Outsider Art, 1980s

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