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Getting better all the time…

The ads scattered throughout the pages of  magazines from the 1950s and 1960s (particularly men’s magazines like Argosy, True, Zest and Bluebook) are like main lines to the quick-fix, reptile brain. Stitched together, sans those pesky “articles” and “editorials” surrounding them, they reveal a rich (and shockingly affordable) fantasy world, which is readily available to any person with an open mind, a handful of small bills, and a fresh book of stamps.

Get an adorable pet monkey through the mail for under $20! Discover simple routes to exciting new occupations, like “Meat Cutter” or “Crime Investigator” or “Hotel Executive”!

Keep dropping that money in the mailbox and, soon enough, not only will you have the body of a Greek god, you’ll be able to read minds, see through walls, look taller, control friends and enemies alike through various forms of hypnosis, see through women’s dresses, and generally get anything and everything you ever wanted.

The amazing products and lifestyles that would be at your fingertips if you had a time machine and a magazine subscription…  see them all at The Immaculate Consumption.

As we await the postman, we might recall that it was on this date in 1941 (in some of that “editorial material”) that the Green Lantern, after posing for a photo with the Justice League, conquered both his own fear and The Fear Creature in Green Lantern #1.

Issue #1

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September 2, 2009 at 12:01 am

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