Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Waxing On About Cezanne Blue In Black & White
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mixed Vegetables Message
Friday, September 11, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Women Are Delighted By Shills
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Modern Woman Monday: Women "Over 40" Wanted
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
50's Car Ads
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Executives Love No-Iron Knit Pants
Friday, July 24, 2009
Last Dance With Mary Jane
Friday, June 12, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: "It's A Thrilling Fad Of The Month Selection!"
Ad from the February 1952 issue of The Workbasket; a magazine which was very fond of presenting advertorials as content.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Early Product Placement
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Don't Poop Out
Friday, June 5, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Before There Was The BeDazzler...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I Can't Hear You; Your Makeup Is Too Loud
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Nightmare That Is Sandy Mac Underwear
And why would it be cute to see a toddler in his underwear skating on thin ice?
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Before Snap, Crackle, Pop...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Because We've All Heard The Nova Joke
Nova ad found in the July, 1974, issue of Psychology Today -- that issue's been passed around quite a bit, at least in scanned form. I shared an article on political activism from the issue here, sent scans of pages on nuclear families to Shawnee, and posted an ad with doggies here.
Friday, January 16, 2009
You Got Massage Oil On My Sander!
The tool, "when fitted with sandpapers, completes your handycraft projects. But when you add a massage pad, you can smooth out aching muscles" -- wait, it gets better -- "at a rate of 14,400 strokes per minute". I'm no massage conniseur, but the fastest massager I found online maxed out at 8,000 oscillations per minute. Dremel doesn't mess around. But, make sure you don't mix up the sanding pad with the massage pad...at that speed, a simple mistake could cause instant death. No gears, no brushes, no oil...no mercy. Found in the Jan 1956 issue of The Family Handyman.
The DECCA Navigator
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
She Can't Believe She's In Reader's Digest Either
Monday, January 12, 2009
Magic Trick Fan
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Have A Coke & A Smile
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Ma Bell Rings Yer Bell
Baby Midget Velvet Grip Hose Supporter
The ad was found in a 1921 issue of Modern Priscilla.
Reach Out And Touch Someone
Monday, December 29, 2008
Modern Woman Monday: Wippette -- Wippette Real Good
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Hires Root Beer Package, 1890
Hoop-Dee-Doo, Time To Tie One On!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Skin Cancer For Christmas? You Shouldn't Have!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Giant Thinks Jack A Killer-Diller
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Used Hankies In Your Hair
I don't care how much it's laundered, turning your bridal hankie into a christening bonnet for your baby is just asking for a bad case of cradle
Inside McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Spring 1978 issue.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Into The 60s With Air BP
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
7 Maids A-Milking -- To Music
Monday, December 8, 2008
Trouble Keeping Your Hose Up?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Girls Who Do Needlework Are Heterosexual
Boye Needle Company proclaimed "Girls Like Boye's" and proffered a tee-shirt which read "Every Girl needs a Boye" on the back cover of McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Spring 1978 issue.
Thinking I just might be willing to kill for one of those shirts, I did a search at eBay for Every Girl needs a Boye -- and finding just one (irrelevant) result, do you know what eBay suggested I might have meant?
Did you mean... every girl needs a bone ?
Now that's funny. And redundant.
7 Years Of Constipation
Friday, December 5, 2008
You Still Have A Chance To Get Into The Movies
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Retro Alfa Romeo Ad
Everything's Better When It's Kitsch On A Ritz
Warning: Your Male Bosom Is Bunchy
Monday, December 1, 2008
1921 Doll Lamp
Eyelashes Like Fork Tines
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Yeast, The New Way -- And You'll Like It
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Sands Hotel First Annual Domino Tournament
Want it? Make me an offer.