Slightly Sinister Children of the Golden Era

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Veronica Parra, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Maybe they're from the '50s. Even so, they're the kids of golden era parents, so they carry their genes. Or so the adverts indicate.


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  2. And here are the children's children. (I guess that would be some of us!)

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  3. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

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    Ok, the first three are just scary!:eek:
    No wonder they don't have adverts like that anymore!!!!
     
  4. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    those are great.
    the last one.... i can't tell if it's a painting or a photograph.
     
  5. And here are two children doing slightly loopy things in their oh-so-modern home:

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  6. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    you mean you've never barbequed meat in the fireplace while your younger brother played a mazurka on the accordion ? what is WRONG with you ?
     
  7. Their mom is trying not to notice.
     
  8. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    LOL! This is hilarious!! And they all like food... except the pouty martian and even he looks like he's thinking of eating the photographer lol
     
  9. Burma Shave

    Burma Shave One of the Regulars

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    I had to study advertising...

    ...in journalism school, and there were entire books dedicated to the unrealistic manner in which black folks were treated in the 30s-50s in advertising. They called it racist.

    If it's racist to depict a small black boy eating a slice of watermelon (one example I remember), is it also racist to depict white children as a) demon spawn slavering over pork n' beans, b) stealing cookies off a store shelf and stuffing themselves like gluttons, or c) making a huge mess with cereal that they're certain not to clean up?

    Oddly, I don't think people look at it that way.
     
  10. Except for the accordian player, who only has eyes for his music.
     
  11. maintcoder

    maintcoder A-List Customer

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    Check out the croquet mallet meat tenderizers! Although in my house, the brother playing the accordian would have been tenderized into stopping! lol
     
  12. I call it the work of raving lunatics. White or black, male or female, young or old, it doesn't matter. Everyone in those ads seems insane.
     
  13. That's why 7Up has Lithium in it and Coke still had Coke. ;) :p

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  14. shamus

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    Coke-a-Cola stopped trace amounts of cocaine in 1929.
    7-UP stopped use of lithium in 1950.
     
  15. mmmmm lithium. :p :rolleyes:

    Regards,

    J
     
  16. CharlieH.

    CharlieH. One Too Many

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    You know, some of them don't even look like kids at all. They're more like hideous imps unleashed from the bowels of hell itself! The one with the slice of ham looks especially fiendish.
    Yep, there's one more wing for the Institute of Official Cheer!
     
  17. I'll bet those lunatic ad men drank Coke as kids and 7-UP at the office.
     
  18. Ah, now we know what to call them: Lithium Children. I suppose that stuff does make you see things. :p ;)
     
  19. Katt in Hat

    Katt in Hat A-List Customer

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    You have given us one of the greatest sites, EVER!

    My unbounded gratitude to you... :arated:
     
  20. Bebop

    Bebop Practically Family

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    Children depicted as the evil little monsters they can be. How refreshing. Playing the accordian back then was like playing the guitar is now. Alot of well rounded kids were forced to enjoy accordians. Cooking steaks in the fireplace: Now that is a little whacked.lol
     

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