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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday.
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October 2018 - Posts

Howdy Doody Never Stopped Marketing to Baby Boomers

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Chip Shot: Kanye West probably thinks he is a genius because he spends most of his time with the Kardashians.

Vintage Ads

Even in old age, Howdy kept selling things. From promoting Rice Krispies Squares to kids in the 50’s, to promoting Metropolitan Life Insurance to the same group in the 90’s.

 

 

 

 

How would anyone know if she was a “Smartly Dressed Women?” No one even saw a woman’s ankle in those days, let alone her hose.

Sharpie Halloween

 

 

Cleaning Out My Meme File

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You’ll Need a Safe Word … and it Shouldn’t be ‘More’” (NSFW)

 

 

This NSFW Bud Light spot is hilarious … worth the extra time.  But because it involves a porn magazine, probably not for everyone.

 

 




Ventriloquist on the Bob Newhart Show

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Chip Shot: They should stock ATMs better. I went to four of them and they all had, “Insufficient funds.”

Vent, Sam Kwasman, on The Bob Newhart Show


Thanks to Sam Kwasman, the ventriloquist in this segment from the Bob Newhart Show, for posting this clip on Facebook. I had never seen it before. It’s great.

Marketing Miscues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scary Vintage Marketing 

 

 

 

What’s your liver got to do with constipation?

 

 

 

 

 

The kid can afford a catcher’s mask and glove, but not shoes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Do These Jeans Make My Butt Look Big?

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Chip Shot: A surefire way to never forget your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

Stupid is, as Stupid Does

 

 

 

 

Memes That Caught My Glass Eyes

 

 

 

 

 

My Uber driver seems to have an attitude.

Even Homeless People Can Have a Sense of Humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Do These Jeans Make My Butt Look Big?”

 


We all know what this guy should have said … but he didn’t. So the ending is hilarious.

 

 


Fiat Uses Breast Enhancement to Sell Cars

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Latte
A latte is a brewed beverage made by adding
five dollars to a cup of coffee.

Chip Shot: 3 unwritten rules of life. 1. 2. 3.

Remember When …

 

 

Long Distance was something “special” and you paid for it?

 

 

Refrigerators didn’t self-defrost, so you placed an electrical gadget inside the freezer compartment and hoped it didn’t short out and start a fire.

 

 

Rearview mirrors were considered “luxury items” and you paid extra for them.

 

 

You could use the word “wieners” in a print ad and no one even giggled.

 

 

You could “please a lady” with a toaster.  If it was only that easy …

Signs that Caught My Glass Eyes

 

 

 

 

Fiat Boob Job

 

 

Okay, I never thought I’d see breast enhancement used to sell a car … but here it is … and it’s funny.

 

 

 


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