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[quote="Abdul Alhazred"].
The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.

Ya think?

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last min 1;45 that odd manly odd making voice
it's great and manful
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I don't know what this threat is about...but Laura suffers
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Ya think?

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Indeed.

No modern advertiser would speak so slightingly of vitamins, even in jest. :)
BTW, that's not actually real, is it? It's someone's idea of a joke.

I do remember Cream of Wheat. It was one of my favorites.
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For some variety, you might appreciate this:

[video][/video]

It's new, but old.
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Liked the "Powers of 10" movie in his time (77). Shows how virtual reality, and aesthetics, have evolved…

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I heard that one above the other day on a daily song podcast I subscribe to. I don't like every song I hear on that podcast, or even most of them, really, but occasionally I find one that I like, and I get to hear a lot of different ones that I might not encounter otherwise.

I just now found a couple more by the same people. I find them relaxing. If you liked it, check these out too:

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They work just as audio too, you don't actually have to watch the video to enjoy.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Now for some real "The past is a foreign country" stuff.

I remember this one from the 1964 New York World's Fair.

The Triumph of Man
http://tluthman.home.mindspring.com/triumphofman/

If there were another World's Fair this one would never fly, and not just because of the sexist language.

You could easily fix that particular problem.
But it would still be way too pro human and non-apocalyptic for modern audiences.
There was some static at the time about graphic violence in the dioramas. I still have a couple of the recordings kicking around somewhere.
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[youtube]tKFVsgQxVBk[/youtube]

The "Shootin' Shell" line of fine firearms.

In fact any toy guns.

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I remember burning the shit out of myself making these things when I was a larval Elder God.

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Nowadays, there'd be lawsuits aplenty
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Yep
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Yep, had one of those myself. Does anyone remember the edible version?
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That's fucking awesome!

And you damned kids: Get the hell off my fucking lawn!!
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Ed Emshwiller bookplates available only from Galaxy Magazine. :coolspecs:

Really got 'em or just a picture?
Alas no, just a pic. Should I vectorize it?
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^comment

The talent portion of the contest must have been of far more importance back then.
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I have a book here titled, "The Golden Age of Advertising-the 60's" and a scanner.

Name your poison, boys.

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foreign countries is poison to americans .other countries do it better
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beatles is shit---finnish rawhide dco it better
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past a<re the years of dream
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i live allready
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