Heck Yeah, Old Technology!

Native American appropriation & stereotypes in advertising culture:
1950 (sheets), 1962 (fencing, insurance), and 1920 (laxative).

Correct me if I’m wrong, but those kids are too young to be using the toilet and, if they’re not in diapers, they use a little potty. So how can they be so damned opinionated about pot-seats then? 1962

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"Anonymous was here."Gee!
“No.  GTE.”

"Anonymous was here."
Gee!
“No. GTE.”

Merry Spam-mass and a Hammy New Year, from your friends at Hormel.

Merry Spam-mass and a Hammy New Year, from your friends at Hormel.

etsyifyourenasty:

Schlitz Flashlight

joke1:  If you don’t have Schlitz, you don’t have… light?
joke2: No, I said BUD Light!

etsyifyourenasty:

Schlitz Flashlight

joke1: If you don’t have Schlitz, you don’t have… light?
joke2: No, I said BUD Light!

jagged-fragments:

Fate was not cruel a third time (almost, but Mary Jo took one for the team instead), however Ted Kennedy did not ever become president before he died after fighting a brain tumor for a year in 2009 at the age of 77.

jagged-fragments:

Fate was not cruel a third time (almost, but Mary Jo took one for the team instead), however Ted Kennedy did not ever become president before he died after fighting a brain tumor for a year in 2009 at the age of 77.

I just love the first illustration:  “what the stink IS this swill John’s serving?!”

I just love the first illustration: “what the stink IS this swill John’s serving?!”

I didn’t know audio electronics giant RCA ever made mainframes. 1969

The Octoputer was the Spectra Model 70/46 (basically a 70/45 with more RAM and emphasis on shared multiuser use) and the Octoputer II was the Spectra Model 70/61 (capable of holding 1 megabyte of RAM, 262 kilobytes at a time). Data was inputted on punchcards and saved on magnetic tape or 7.25 megabyte hard drives. The Spectra 70 series was compatable in software with the IBM System/360 series of computers, their biggest competition, but differences in operating systems meant they didn’t get to talk much — and Spectras came to market after the 360s so RCA lost potential market share.

The nearly-outdated machine you’re reading this post on, whether it’s a tablet or a cell phone or a desktop machine, is infinitely more powerful with infinitely greater storage than these serious business work-octopi.

(Never mind that they’d never seen a Russian with long hair.)

Members of the Flattops & Ducktails For America Society; their slogan was “If You Don’t Use Brylcreme You’re A Commie”. Their spirit was strong but many died out in short order from their habit of smoking two packs of Chesterfields, Old Golds, or Lucky Strikes a day.

(Never mind that they’d never seen a Russian with long hair.)

Members of the Flattops & Ducktails For America Society; their slogan was “If You Don’t Use Brylcreme You’re A Commie”. Their spirit was strong but many died out in short order from their habit of smoking two packs of Chesterfields, Old Golds, or Lucky Strikes a day.