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What the fuck is in that cup? Tape worm?

Also, loving that super scope. "Sup kids! Check out women from across the road without them knowing! Legal? Well ~wink wink~.

Wait, "moneymaker"? What could that possibly be? Can anyone read that?

I bet that's a phone sex line now.

Hi, I'm calling for Janet! Okay!......wow....uh...h..how many items do I have to sell for that?"

Oh Fifties, you so wacky.

I wonder how many jackasses bought these and thought they could kick asses afterwards.

C'mon guys, I bet we could totally get that Coleco computer if we all worked hard. Shit, everyone needs stationary. We can play some Zork on that motherfucker.

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Date: 2010-07-14 09:46 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I remember most of those ads (not the sandals, though), they were all still around in the 70's and 80's. The "Moneymaker" was apparently a tiny little printing press. No, I have no idea what gimmick allowed them to get away with that one.

Of course, I never knew anyone who got anything from those ads, nor anyone who tried out the Olympic scam. But I'm in Canada, so it probably didn't apply here anyway.

Date: 2010-07-14 11:40 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
*Waves cowboy hat in the air* YEEEEEHAW!!!

Date: 2010-07-14 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrdave2176.livejournal.com
The "Money Maker" is a classic magic trick. It uses a roll of vinyl sheet on a roller that you feed in dollar bills prior to using the device. Then you make a point of needing a dollar, and when you can't find one you take a sheet of paper, fold it to roughly the size of a buck and feed it into the device.

The paper rolls in under the vinyl sheet and the dollar bill rolls out.

It's Magic!

Date: 2010-07-14 11:13 pm (UTC)
bradhanon: (Serious editor)
From: [personal profile] bradhanon
Because you're not making a dollar. You're pre-feeding the machine with a real dollar, and creating the illusion that you've printed it onto a piece of paper. I may have owned one myself, during my cheap-magic-trick period.

Date: 2010-07-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] foxhack
It's a stupid magic trick. It's no different than the trick with the coins and the drawer.

Date: 2010-07-14 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hyperactivator
They still make alot of that stuff. And you can get some for just a dollar.


Order that catalog.

Date: 2010-07-14 10:22 pm (UTC)
leorising: (batvibe)
From: [personal profile] leorising
Ah, memories, memories. These ads are not remotely from the 50s, though, maybe from the 70s. I read and dreamed about every single item in one of those ads when I was a kid -- in the 60s -- and the Superman costume and some of the other stuff were not there then. Also, look at the "computer" font in the header for the Olympic ad -- definitely not a 50s thing.

Not shown is the "throw your voice" ("Fool your friends!") appliance I got when I was about 7, which turned out to be a squeeky-toy noisemaker, about 1/8" long, that you were supposed to put under your tongue. When you spoke, it magically "threw your voice." I was so disappointed when it didn't work! It was actually a horrendous choking hazard and could never be sold today, but hey, these were the days of Slip'N'Slides and lawn darts. We survived.

I always wanted to get flash paper, but Mom said that was right out. :D

Date: 2010-07-15 12:18 am (UTC)
mercia: Stephen Colbert has Slack (Default)
From: [personal profile] mercia
Man, I *miss* lawn darts. You always saved one, just in case whoever was supposed to fetch them didn't count too well.

Date: 2010-07-15 02:42 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Heck, the "Captain O" ad even mentions their 1984 booklet.

Date: 2010-07-14 11:23 pm (UTC)
foxhack: (Big Cheese Nag)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
C'mon guys, I bet we could totally get that Coleco computer if we all worked hard. Shit, everyone needs stationary. We can play some Zork on that motherfucker.




(However, there were version of Zork for the Commodore.)

And you totally ignored some good Captain "O" jokes.

Date: 2010-07-15 02:43 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Man, the Adam was a piece of crap. Almost every one that was sold in my area was returned.

Date: 2010-07-15 02:51 am (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
But the fact that it erased any tapes inside it when you turned it on WAS A FEATURE!

(I actually had like twenty ADAM tape drives at one point. Before my father threw them out without telling me. I could've made a killing...)

Date: 2010-07-14 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
God, I used to pore over that stuff more than I did the comics. Stupid gags and stuff that gives you superpowers and My First MLM Scheme. Good times.

Date: 2010-07-15 07:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Okay, I admit I read pedometer with "pedophile" in mind.

Date: 2010-07-15 09:37 am (UTC)
teamrodent: Longhorns (Happy hooker)
From: [personal profile] teamrodent
Isn't the trampoline just a larger Flexible Flyer? Heck, yes. Battery recharger & weather band radio!

Date: 2010-07-15 12:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] megami18
"Cushion whoopie?"


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