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It's been a day and I still don't know what to say :lol: :lol:
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I have lots to say, but it will come later when I'm at a computer. Get ready! :lol:
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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BettyLouSpence wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 pm
It's been a day and I still don't know what to say :lol: :lol:
You're falling down. I expected some clarification. :)

Kitty wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:06 am
I have lots to say, but it will come later when I'm at a computer. Get ready! :lol:
That sounds ominous! :shock: :)

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My only guess is that the ladies love it because it's described as man-sized? :lol:
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First of all, is it "man-sized" or "king-sized"? Is this a king with all his garb on, or just a plain king in his jammies?
The idea that a man can crawl through it "if there were an opening in the back" is kind of creepy. In fact, this idea would be a fantastic opportunity for an older sibling to tease a younger sibling with; walking by it at night could be a frightening experience for a little kiddo, knowing the sales pitch that is being peddled here.
P.S. - Wondering what L&H stands for? Of course you are! It stands for Lawrence and Hanson, which has its roots in Australia.
I don't think I've ever heard of this company, though there are some huge companies of which I have never heard. It seems still to be in business. Neato, huh?!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Thank you for your analysis. :lol:I concur with you on the creepiness factor. And yes, that would be good bait for a younger sibling. I hope L&H's ads have improved. :)

Well, since the subject is strange appliance ads, how about this one from 1952?

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Thank you for your analysis. :lol: I concur with you on the creepiness factor. And yes, that would be good bait for a younger sibling. I hope L&H's ads have improved. :)

And on the subject of strange appliance ads, how about this one from 1952?
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And I bet you didn't even know they had aerosol cans back then. :P
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Funny! I googled, and it says it's from a 1964 Spencer's Gifts Christmas ad.
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Shucks, that means it's no longer available, I guess. :(

What I'm wondering is how Cleo's secret got all the way from ancient Egypt to Spencer's in 1964? :P

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