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IT’S GREAT TO BE REGULAR (Mar, 1950)

Wow, those people really like laxatives, look at how happy they are!

IT’S GREAT TO BE REGULAR
ALL-Vegetable Makes the Difference
Thousands of modern men and women in all parts of America have turned to Nature’s Remedy, NR Tablets for dependable, yet gentle relief, when a laxative is needed. They know that the all-vegetable idea is so right. They find an NR at night produces thorough morning regularity with no perturbing effects. It’s so kind to the svstem.
Try NR at our expense. 25 tablets only 25c. Buy a box at any drug store. Try them. If not completely satisfied, return box with unused tablets to us. We will refund your money plus postage.

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Drop Dead Cigarette Box (Jan, 1965)

From the department of unintentional irony:

A GIFT OF PERFECTION
DROP DEAD
CIGARETTE BOX

For the man who is dying for a cigarette, this 3-3/4″ x 1″ x 1-1/2″ completely metal, copper color coffin is a true replica of the real thing… Beware—your friends will fall in love with it. So-O-O buy several for gifts.
No others like it! Send $2.00 for each prepaid DROP DEAD COFFIN to
Andrea Specialties, Dept. S.M., 2700 Point Breeze Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 18903.

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Meta-Branding 2 (Jan, 1955)

Another lesson in how to be a consumer. Oh, and remember “Man, you’re the boss.”!

SURE THEY’RE GOOD!
..you set
the standards
yourself

Products with brand names that you call for again and again are literally just what you order, because you yourself are constantly dictating their quality standards.

Your approval is the measuring stick that manufacturers go by. You decree how a seam will be sewn, an edge ground, a design balanced. You say if a flavor will be sharpened, a fragrance tempered, an angle softened, a color heightened. Products stand or fall on your acceptance … so their makers keep quality up, UP to the point that keeps you buying.

Man, you’re the boss. And lady, you couldn’t be closer to quality control if you sat in the manufacturers’ collective lap.

Guide to good buying: the ads in this magazine.
BRAND NAMES FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
A NON-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
37 WEST 57 STREET, NEW YORK 19, N. Y.

WANT QUALITY? PATRONIZE THE DEALER WHO PROVIDES YOUR FAVORITE BRANDS

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Don’t Envy The PLUMBER – Be One! (Mar, 1950)

Just the other day as a plumber was cleaning all of the delightful muck out of my clogged sewage line, I thought “Gee, I envy that guy!”

This ad is also incredibly repetitive and has ellipsis (…) in the oddest places.

Don’t Envy The PLUMBER – Be One!
Make $15 to $50 a Day
(and work every day)
Every skilled workman will tell you Plumbers have the best of it. WINTER and SUMMER the Plumber is busy at top wages. No skilled Plumber is ever out of a job . . . compare his opportunities with any trade, and decide where your opportunity is.
Plumbing, to the man with know how, means profit. Investigate Universal’s unique “Shop Method” system . . . This system, developed over a quarter century ago by a master plumber, offers you the opportunity to quickly get into the plumbing business. This is not a “war born school” . . . but a plumbing school developed and operated by plumbers since 1923.

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Subliminal Advertising (Apr, 1958)

Now ad men have a new way to persuade you. They can pop a suggestion into your mind, using TV or movies, without your knowing it

TV’s New Trick: Hidden Commercials

By Wesley S. Griswold

PROBABLY you’ve heard about—perhaps even worried about—a revolutionary new way to beam messages into the human mind. Especially suited to TV and movies, the new idea-injecting technique is said to work while you, all unawares, are innocently enjoying the program. The idea-words appear superimposed on the picture images too fast and too dimly to be seen in the normal way. Yet they register on your mind.

Despite rejection by the national networks, uneasy skepticism by the F.C.C. and alarm from people who fear that this strange development may bring wholesale invasion of privacy and risk of political tyranny, two means of reaching people’s subconscious minds by television are currently being tested.

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Pinching Your way to Success (Apr, 1958)

Apparently when a man decides to do something about his future, he starts by pinching his nipples.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN DECIDES TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HIS FUTURE!
The proven rule of “learn more to earn more” took M.E.F. (name on request) from a position of truck driver to that of an accounting executive in sixteen months. Listen to what M.E.F. says:

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BARRED — because he couldn’t entertain (Mar, 1933)

Apparently in the 1930′s failure to play an instrument was a punishable offence.

BARRED — because he couldn’t entertain
ARE you, too, ruled out, barred from parties and popularity? You are probably just as attractive, interesting, clever as any one else. Yet others always capture all the good times while you alone are left out in the cold.

Why? Find out why and the bars that shut you out will fade away and disappear. Most people who miss popularity are themselves to blame. Friends would invite you out if only you had something to add to the general gaiety. For that is why we have parties … to entertain each other.

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Adult Viewmaster (Sep, 1949)

LIMITED TIME OFFER!
VIEWER FREE!

To introduce a new series of Art Studies, we offer you, free, a valuable three-dimensional Viewer with your first order for 2 Art Study Slides at 50c each. Send $1 today to-
M. G. MALNICK 7402 Sonta Monica Blvd
Hollywood 46, California
Dept. P. S.

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Make Magazine ’54 (Sep, 1954)

I have an issue of this and will be scanning in some of the projects. However I must say, the current Make is much more interesting.

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Pocket Softcore (Oct, 1952)

Wow, that guy looks scarily entertained by his movie. Think of it as the Video Ipod of 1952.

Now! SEE MOVIES without SCREEN OR PROJECTOR with Melton Pocket Movie Viewer

Men, you’re going to have a world of fun with the MELTON MOVIE ‘ VIEWER, and you’ll think of a dozen pals overseas to send one to. With the Melton, you can view a complete 50-foot roll of any standard 8 mm. film, without screen or projector. Easy to operate; just look in viewer and turn handle. You see clear live-action picture in color or black and white. A precision instrument you’ll be proud to own. Satisfaction, or money back. Only $4.95, ppd. Send to
MELTON INDUSTRIES, Inc.
Box 390 Dept. MI-3 Reno, Nev.
Add $1.00 ea. for film:

  • Beauties of Bali
  • Robinson-Turpin Fight
  • Danger Trail
  • A Thrill a Second
  • Bathing Buddies
  • Hit the Silk
  • Grand Canyon
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