THAT’S LIFE (Oct, 1968)

Why that is a perfect gift! Who doesn’t want to be reminded of the sisyphysian struggles of their life every time they sit down at their desk.

Recognize the universal message? Meet Everyman, bravely braced against . . . you name it—you’ve been in there pushing yourself! A sure conversation piece—this will be an outstanding addition on any man’s desk, shelf or table. Beautifully made of solid metal and finished in gold. Solid, heavy weight; one makes a great decoration or paperweight; two make an ideal pair of book-ends.
Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 10551

  1. Charlene says: January 21, 20093:05 am

    It looks more like a guy taking the place of a dung beetle.

  2. John M. Hanna says: January 21, 20094:51 am

    The only thing missing from this is another stick figure with a whip beating the one rolling the stone. Then it will an accurate representation of my job.

  3. Nick Moffitt says: January 21, 200910:17 am

    My father worked for the Seattle Public Library, and I remember seeing one of these on the desk of one of his co-workers. It must have been sometime in the early 1980s, and it was clearly meant in the tongue-in-cheek spirit that inspired the demotivator posters. I suppose nowadays we’d see it as another manifestation of The Dilbert Effect, where humor diffuses actual dissent and prevents problems from actually being solved.

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