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A Cultural History of Advertising
A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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Super Bass-O-Matic '76 Dan Ackroyd Infomercial parody

"that's the whole bass!" Bass-o-matic kind of wild, but is it wackier than the Hawaii chair, the Flow bee or the spray on air??

 

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1990's INFOMERCIAL Spray paint the bald away with GLH, by Ronco, of course!

Ron Popeil's ingenuity factory unleashed this hair-in-a-can corrective back in the 1990's, and it's still on the market today. Build up your bald spot with a rich foamy dust

 

( only problem, is what your pillow looks like next morning)

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Flowbee commercial-still cutting your hair with the vacuum cleaner -since 1988

..and Gary has that "trendy haircut"

 

Flowbee going strong since 1988. The Flowbee is an electrically powered vacuum cleaner attachment made for cutting hair. It was invented in 1988 by Rick Hunt, a San Diego carpenter.

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MediaPost Publications Barry Becher, Half Of The Ginsu Knife Team, Dead At 71 06/29/2012

MediaPost Publications Barry Becher, Half Of The Ginsu Knife Team, Dead At 71 06/29/2012 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Barry Becher, Half Of The Ginsu Knife Team, Dead At 71 - 06/29/2012...

 

Rejected by Madison Ave..infomercial king

 

"If the name Barry Becher doesn’t immediately slice and dice its way into the forefront of your consciousness, perhaps the inscription that his stepdaughter says the family is considering for his gravestone will help: “But wait, there’s more...

 

Ginsu Knife

Miracle Painter,

the Miracle Slicer,

Lusterware Silverware,

Royal DuraSteel mixing bowls and Armourcote Cookware.”

 

“When the infomercial is about to end, and the price has been established, comes the closer. ‘But wait, buy it today and we’ll cut the price in half! But, there’s more. We’ll double the offer, just pay separate shipping and handling!’”James Turnage recalls in The Guardian Express."

 

“But wait, there’s more...

 

 

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