Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mad Men

A spanking for not serving him fresh coffee.

Do you watch Mad Men?   I love it.  I love seeing the chauvenism and roles of women, and of course the 60's decor and fashions.
The set and costume designers must love doing this show.

I will say that some of the plastic closures today are hard to open if you have nails!

It's always fun to see what the folks at Sterling Cooper et al. are up to, and get a glimpse of the advertising world back then.
Not to mention the smoking and all that free flowing Jack Daniels in the office.
Does anyone remember having a bottle of liquor in their desk or office?

When I worked in rural Kentucky,
parents on the farm had weaned their baby from the bottle
onto Cola.

I did actually have a Dualit toaster on my wish list,
but my husband was too scared to buy me a toaster for Christmas,
so I bought it myself.

How soon is too soon to rot his teeth and his gut,
give him an extra 10 pounds,
 and  a
hit of caffeine

The gift of Pleasure
May West said to her husband
"I can be your cook, your maid, or
your lover?"

Because that is sexy.........


  1. The 7up and the Santa smoking picture actually bring back memories! (I'm 50 ... hehehehe ... can't believe it myself!)

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  3. Hi Chania,

    Mad Men is simply the best show ever made! I am a total "Maddict".
    These vintage ads are so hilarious. My, how the world has changed in such a short time (for the better). When people refer to the "good ole days" I have to wonder....

    Second Hand Chicks

  4. OMG, times have definitely changed for the better!! These ads are hilarious, but kind of sad too. I think we go a bit overboard today with protecting our kids and ourselves from everything under the moon, but seriously -- weaning your baby off the bottle with Coke?!

    I've never seen Mad Men -- don't even know what channel it's on!! I'll have to see if I can find it and check it out. John Slattery is on it, right?? I really like him -- he's been on two of my fave shows, Homefront and Ed.


  5. What a laugh times have changed!
    Haven't seen the show...maybe I will catch up with it in the winter.

  6. I know a gal who just spent 2 years in the Philipines..they wean their babies on to Coke.

    Where did you get the adds, they are hilarious...times have changed and now most of our adds just revolve around SEX.

    I should find this Madmen show...we have Shaw...

  7. Some of these ads nearly make me cry, because of the innocent people who succumbed to their messages and damaged themselves and their children. I guess that means my husband will get me a toaster.

  8. boy have times changed!! and for the better!! hilarious.

  9. I haven't seen 'Mad Men' but it certainly sounds like a good laugh. I remember some of those adverts - shockers weren't they!

  10. Mad Men aholic right here!

    We adore it - Showed Daughter the ads. Her reply- "Boy you guys were stupid "hahaha she's right! I had forgotten about the cola baby ads...


  11. That Santa is going to be my next Christmas card - Thanks, Lucky Strike!

  12. These are fantastic - I can't believe they let babies drink pop! I had no idea. Love the smoking santa.

  13. Morning Chania....!

    I haven't seen the show....Just the odd clip here & there....Looking at the adds you've posted all I can say is THANK HEAVENS we've evolved....My eyebrows were raised from the first pic but they fairly shot off the top of my head when I saw my beloved Santa with a fag in his gob....Shame advertising people....S-H-A-M-E....THAT has scarred me forever....!

    Hope you're having a great week Lovey....!!!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  14. Love the set and fashions on Mad Men. When I started working as a RN in 1982 the chief cardiologist made rounds while smoking. I will never forget that! We used to walk over to the gas station and buy cigs for our patients. It kept them happy and quiet I imagine. Soon after that all tobacco products were banned. Then no one was happy or quiet. olive♥

    p.s.I have never smoked but as a psych nurse most recently realize people use smoking as a anti-anxiety agent

  15. Despite my best intentions, I am only now catching up with Mad Men. Only 5 episodes into series 1, I am completely hooked. These are hilarious - especially that last one - sorry, just looking at it is making me heave!

  16. These ads are incredible! Oh how times have changed. I have to say I'm a bit addicted to Mad Men myself. Love the decor!
    Chania thanks for your great comment on my recent post. You put a lot of thought into it, and were completely honest - love that!

  17. oh my gosh. that is hilarious!! all those posters are too funny!

  18. I LOVE MAD MEN! He he!!! Those add's are great too...thanks for sharing. :)


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