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2013-03-19 10:50:33 AM
Weren't there Mouseketeers named Chubby and Tubby?
 
2013-03-19 10:51:29 AM

wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...


With that expression, he hit them both down belowdecks before the photoshoot.
 
2013-03-19 10:53:25 AM

wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x806]


And I'M thinking "they're screaming because Will Wheaton's evil uncle cut off their thumbs..."
 
2013-03-19 10:54:28 AM

wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x806]


Um, If I read that right, one is HIS mother. And looking at him, I have to think his date is one of his own hands, not either of theirs.
 
2013-03-19 10:55:44 AM

Mija: Listen to today's music, particularly rap, if you want to hear sexism. It is alarming how much more respect women use to be shown compared with today.


biatches wanted equality, well now you are farking equal and I respect you as much as I respect anyone, you farking coont.
 
2013-03-19 10:56:55 AM

Heist: I'm more intrigued by the 1950's definition of chubby. If she wasn't pictured right next to the stick-thin girl, I would never have guessed she's supposed to represent a fat person.


That's because westerners are humorously and disgustingly obese.
 
2013-03-19 10:57:04 AM

garandman1a: wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x806]

Um, If I read that right, one is HIS mother. And looking at him, I have to think his date is one of his own hands, not either of theirs.


Giggity
 
2013-03-19 10:58:24 AM

kdawg7736: I like looking at vintage ads like this, still some of those definitely showed that times have changed from those days.


The times HAVE changed...but not always for the worse.  The Greatest Generation was hopped up on speed:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2377281/
 
2013-03-19 10:59:06 AM

Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:



It was the early 20th century when thin started to become more fashionable for American women due in part to the phasing out of the corset which used to take fat and push it into more "pleasing" proportions. There were other factors as well like standardized sizes in industrially manufactured clothing and a more scientific approach to weight and health. Look at the 1920s and popularity of the skinny flapper body. I think there's an argument to be made that the bigger sizes popular in the 40s and 50s were sort of a hangover from the Great Depression with more body weight representing the new American prosperity and a move away from the time when people didn't have an choice but to be skinny. Of course all of that was changing again by the 1960s, then in the middle of the decade you had the explosion in popularity of Twiggy and suddenly models were expected to be super thin (something which seems to have never worn off since). That seems to have resonated pretty strongly in the culture at large even as Americans were growing ever fatter.
 
2013-03-19 11:01:16 AM

Karac: OK, I admit.  I originally thought the Lark's Gas-Trap filter was an underwear advertisement.  I forgot that they used to advertise cigs in print.




They still do advertise smokes in print. Of course, no one reads magazines anymore so the point is moot. I have some pulpy sci-fi books from the 70s and they have a cigs ad stuck right in the middle of the book! Never seen an ad for tobacco online tho, are they allowed to do that?
 
2013-03-19 11:01:52 AM

Pair-o-Dice: Marcintosh: mbillips: Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).

In my classes some play a game.  When I'm screening a 1950's or '60's documentary that features street scenes, they look for a large person.
Even as late as 1979-83.  Pretty rare then.
Aspartame + corn sweetner McDonald's is the change agent here.

or the over indulgence of...

doesn't McFat have sweetener in the buns if not in the Pink Slime itself?  I'm certain it does.
root of all evil eeeeevvvviilll I tell you EEEEEEVVVVILLLLL
 
2013-03-19 11:02:18 AM
I wouldn't kick Shirley Simkin out of my bed for eating crackers cookies.

/just sayin'
 
2013-03-19 11:05:43 AM
Pudding. Tart.
 
2013-03-19 11:10:51 AM
Sorry sorry sorry to double post but I forgot some info-

for a really great take on this area/subject - please read Stewart Ewan's "

All Consuming Images: The Politics Of Style In Contemporary Culture
Publication Date:March 20, 1990 | ISBN-10: 0465001017| ISBN-13: 978-0465001019

One of those rare books that makes you think, even six months after you've read it.
If your library can't get it for you it's available on amazon for <$5 used.  You should read it.
Please, I promise it'll make you smarter, freshen your breath, you'll lose three stone, help you grow more hair.
 
2013-03-19 11:19:16 AM

Aidan: I want to be not afraid to go out into a carpark at 2am, but at the same time that means when I say something in a board meeting that's stupid I want to be argued with and not kow-towed to or dismissed


Funny, so do I.
 
2013-03-19 11:23:16 AM

Marcintosh: mbillips: Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).

In my classes some play a game.  When I'm screening a 1950's or '60's documentary that features street scenes, they look for a large person.
Even as late as 1979-83.  Pretty rare then.
Aspartame + corn sweetner is the change agent here.


And hormones in the meat.
 
2013-03-19 11:23:25 AM

Aidan: and if I lose my damn mind and punch some guy I want to... Well okay I don't WANT to be punched back, but it's all part of the same package, I think.


The saying goes, nobody is above an ass whipping
 
2013-03-19 11:25:15 AM
You know, 100 (maybe 50?) years from now people will look back at this:
jemblog.com

And say "Can you believe people thought this lovely girl was fat back then?"
 
2013-03-19 11:26:03 AM

Sybarite: Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:


It was the early 20th century when thin started to become more fashionable for American women due in part to the phasing out of the corset which used to take fat and push it into more "pleasing" proportions. There were other factors as well like standardized sizes in industrially manufactured clothing and a more scientific approach to weight and health. Look at the 1920s and popularity of the skinny flapper body. I think there's an argument to be made that the bigger sizes popular in the 40s and 50s were sort of a hangover from the Great Depression with more body weight representing the new American prosperity and a move away from the time when people didn't have an choice but to be skinny. Of course all of that was changing again by the 1960s, then in the middle of the decade you had the explosion in popularity of Twiggy and suddenly models were expected to be super thin (something which seems to have never worn off since). That seems to have resonated pretty strongly in the culture at large even as Americans were growing ever fatter.


I thought someone had tracked advertising versus economic times, and in good economic times, skinny was in, while in bad economic times a slightly larger woman was preferred.  I wish I could find the "study"(I'm dubious about it's claims).

//We're not talking Honey Boo Boo's mom here, but Marilyn Monroe over Audrey Hepburn.
 
2013-03-19 11:28:58 AM

Bong Hits For Mohammed: Marcintosh: mbillips: Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).

In my classes some play a game.  When I'm screening a 1950's or '60's documentary that features street scenes, they look for a large person.
Even as late as 1979-83.  Pretty rare then.
Aspartame + corn sweetner is the change agent here.

And hormones in the meat.


And sloth.
 
2013-03-19 11:28:59 AM

Sybarite: Because nobody likes a fat six-year-old.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x737]


Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that.
/I feel dirty
//I am dirty
 
2013-03-19 11:29:27 AM

Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:

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She seems familiar...
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Yup
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Original Barbie Doll
 
2013-03-19 11:30:16 AM

MythDragon: You know, 100 (maybe 50?) years from now people will look back at this:
[jemblog.com image 600x375]

And say "Can you believe people thought this lovely girl was fat back then?"


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-19 11:32:34 AM

MythDragon: You know, 100 (maybe 50?) years from now people will look back at this:
[jemblog.com image 600x375]

And say "Can you believe people thought this lovely girl was fat back then?"


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-03-19 11:44:45 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-03-19 11:54:14 AM

Smoking GNU: The one on the right looks like i could break her with one hand.

DAMMIT! GET A CHEESEBURGER IN THAT STICK YOU CALL A BODY!


Skinny-shaming are we?
 
2013-03-19 11:54:20 AM
www.topdesignmag.com

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-19 11:57:52 AM
Chubbettes: Fashion design to make girls 6-16 look slimmer

See, even in the 50's the fashion industry was busy telling little girls they're too fat.
 
2013-03-19 12:09:40 PM
Their hands won't give them away.  Even in the dark, he can't tell which one is mom.

Neither can his penis.
 
2013-03-19 12:15:49 PM
i2.asntown.net

They look pretty happy to me. Esp the one on the left, she looks happier in anticipation of that ranch dressing than most people will ever be.
 
2013-03-19 12:22:15 PM

Cyno01: [i2.asntown.net image 800x479]

They look pretty happy to me. Esp the one on the left, she looks happier in anticipation of that ranch dressing than most people will ever be.


Granted it's hard to wear a big smile when you're shotgunning a 2 liter.
 
2013-03-19 12:23:08 PM

Cyno01: [i2.asntown.net image 800x479]

They look pretty happy to me. Esp the one on the left, she looks happier in anticipation of that ranch dressing than most people will ever be.


I...
Uh...
Geez.
 
2013-03-19 12:25:44 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Words can't describe how awsome this picture is. "Dandruff? on MY biatch? I don't think so."

Honey -- i think losing your date has more to do with that ascot than anything falling off your scalp.
 
2013-03-19 12:33:05 PM

Cyno01: They look pretty happy to me. Esp the one on the left, she looks happier in anticipation of that ranch dressing than most people will ever be.


WHOA NELLIE!
 
2013-03-19 12:38:49 PM

mikefinch: Words can't describe how awsome this picture is. "Dandruff? on MY biatch? I don't think so."

Honey -- i think losing your date has more to do with that ascot than anything falling off your scalp.



It's a cravat.  Here, have mine.
2.bp.blogspot.com

/loved bold text
 
2013-03-19 12:48:59 PM

Cyno01: [i2.asntown.net image 800x479]

They look pretty happy to me. Esp the one on the left, she looks happier in anticipation of that ranch dressing than most people will ever be.


The one chugging the coke looks like she is having an orgasm.  And the poor skinny guy in the back, no way he's getting a slice.
 
2013-03-19 12:53:10 PM
boy, did they ever get that wrong. That ad proves nothing other than the fact that brunettes are far far far hotter than blondes.
 
2013-03-19 12:53:20 PM

Oldiron_79: neversubmit: ManateeGag: Fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go 'round.

You know he meant bubble butt boys, right?

You do know that Mr Mercury farked anything that moves.... The Aristocrat


You do know that the very-hetrerosexual Brian May actually WROTE that song, right?

/the more you know
 
2013-03-19 12:54:54 PM
m4.i.pbase.com
 
2013-03-19 12:58:37 PM

Cyno01: [i2.asntown.net image 800x479]

They look pretty happy to me. Esp the one on the left, she looks happier in anticipation of that ranch dressing than most people will ever be.


"Quick give her some ranch to distract her, you'll have a few seconds to get a piece. Be careful and don't loose and arm"
 
2013-03-19 12:59:29 PM

Mija: Listen to today's music, particularly rap, if you want to hear sexism. It is alarming how much more respect women use to be shown

BY A PARTICULAR SEGMENT OF THE POPULATION compared with today.

FTFY
 
2013-03-19 01:03:14 PM

Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?



I think a lot of people associate skinny and lean with youth and childlessness; chubby and fat seems more matronly.  But dudes don't want to fark matronly; they want to bang the one who doesn't look like she has kids.
 
2013-03-19 01:06:17 PM
"No, dear, there's no other guy! I got this stunning bracelet...FREE from IVORY LIQUID (when I sent in back labels) see offer below!"

What a curious thing to say.
 
2013-03-19 01:10:07 PM

wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x806]


So... his mother's giving him a handjob?
 
2013-03-19 01:12:59 PM

Sybarite: Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:


It was the early 20th century when thin started to become more fashionable for American women due in part to the phasing out of the corset which used to take fat and push it into more "pleasing" proportions. There were other factors as well like standardized sizes in industrially manufactured clothing and a more scientific approach to weight and health. Look at the 1920s and popularity of the skinny flapper body. I think there's an argument to be made that the bigger sizes popular in the 40s and 50s were sort of a hangover from the Great Depression with more body weight representing the new American prosperity and a move away from the time when people didn't have an choice but to be skinny. Of course all of that was changing again by the 1960s, then in the middle of the decade you had the explosion in popularity of Twiggy and suddenly models were expected to be super thin (something which seems to have never worn off since). That seems to have resonated pretty strongly in the culture at large even as Americans were growing ever fatter.


You also have to remember that the difference between the "skinny" girls and the "big" girls in both sets of ads in minute compared to what we are dealing with today. The fat girl in the first ad in the link looks skinny to us today because our scales have changed as people have gotten SO much bigger. Adding or removing 10 to 15 pounds meant a lot back then - and next to nothing now since the difference between a skinny girl and a fat girl today may be a hundred or more pounds.
 
2013-03-19 01:13:41 PM

stonicus: [s10.postimage.org image 278x400]


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-19 01:17:24 PM
farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2013-03-19 01:18:00 PM

FirstNationalBastard: wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x806]

So... his mother's giving him a handjob?


They both just have, that`s why they are holding their hands like that...
 
2013-03-19 01:23:38 PM

Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?



A lot of reasons, and some farkers upthread have pointed out a lot of the major ones. The other main reason is wealth. Back in the day, being thin could have been a sign of malnutrition or some health deficiency that we've since cured, whereas a heavier person had the money to buy richer foods. These days, cheap food is fattening, and calorie for calorie, healthy foods are far more expensive.


Also, back in the day when dying in childbirth was still a common thing, a curvier body was more ideal for safely baring children. These days, medicine has advanced so far that we've more or less forgotten about it.
 
2013-03-19 01:24:35 PM

priapic_abandon: [m4.i.pbase.com image 238x425]


Hey, if you have to choose between lard and Crisco, choose lard.

It's better for you.

//Cook's tip - save the congealed fat after making a roast chicken and keep it in the freezer.  Use it to add a little extra flavor to things like sauces
 
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