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November 28, 2014

Miss Chicken Feathers

A gold watch is actually a pretty nice prize for having hair most like that of a chicken's feathers.


Source: Milwaukee Journal - Jan 16, 1924
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Nov 28, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: 1920's

Karlsson-on-the-roof

Karlsson-on-the-Roof from Maripuka85 on Vimeo.



Young boy subject to hallucinations is befriended by drunken fairy godfather. In Russian, but that hardly matters.

The German live-action version is even odder.



Wikipedia entry here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 28, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Children, Cartoons, 1950's, 1970's, Fictional Monsters, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

November 27, 2014

Chocolate Gas

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you're not eating your Thanksgiving meal alone today, it might be a courtesy to others to take one of Mr. Poincheval's gas-altering pills. They'll give your postprandial flatulence the delightful smell of chocolate. Available at pilulepet.com. And they also have gas-altering pills for dogs! [via upi.com]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Nov 27, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Holidays, Flatulence

November 26, 2014

Get Out And Push

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These people really wanted to get home for the holiday!
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Flight

The Gray Shadow

"Lift the gloom of gray that darkens your face!"


Source: The Raritan Township and Fords Beacon - Apr 10, 1936
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Advertising, 1930's, Hair and Hairstyling

Texaco Fire Chief Speaker Hat







I don't think the gal in the third video is wearing one....

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Toys, Headgear, 1960's

November 25, 2014

Follies of the Madmen #236

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 25, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Education, Stupidity, 1960's, Cars

Shun the Mustache Kiss!

We're now three weeks into Movember. So this seems like timely advice from the Washington Post - Apr 28, 1912.





Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 25, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Hygiene, Experiments, 1910's, Hair and Hairstyling

November 24, 2014

Maine man counts one million peas to win bet of $2.50

Life moved at a slower pace in Meddybemps, Maine back in 1922. Probably still does. According to Wikipedia, the 2010 census listed Meddybemps as having a population of only 157.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, 1920's
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