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The Boob Tube – RCA Televisions, 1965

As I sit here with my laptop computer and my iPhone next to me and my Kindle in the other room that can all show me video with crystal clarity, it’s hard to think that there was a time, not all that long ago, when all that was fairly complicated. Do you think that if you’d told people in 1965 that some day their TV would stream magically through the air that they would have believed you?

The Compact Option

The Compact Option

For those wanting really high fidelity, you have the option of the console model. The ad is worth a closer look. Click to view the circuit board size comparison with various satellites. They’re very clearly bragging that their television set has a circuit board that’s similar in size (and design) with those in use by NASA in 1965!

The TV wall

The TV wall



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A smart move… La-Z-Boy, A Tradition of comfort for Fifty Years 1979

Boy, what I wouldn’t give for a nice easy chair in this particular pattern.  You never know when you’ll need a nice strong emetic.


La-Z-Boy 1979

La-Z-Boy 1979

Ad Text:

Like a warm fire and the checkerboard, La-Z-Boy chairs have become a part of the American home. La-Z-Boy means comfort, quality and value that endures. We wouldn’t have lasted over fifty years if the pepole didn’t trust the La-Z-Boy name. Millions of Americans enjoy their La-Z-Boy chairs every day. Haven’t you lived without one long enough? See the La-Z-Boy difference in quality reclining chairs wherever fine furniture is sold.

La-Z-Boy Chair Company
Monroe, Michigan 48161

La-Z-Boy was founded in the 1920s and is still in business today. Does this ad make you want to buy one or vomit all over one?

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