April 4, 2008

Womanly ads in the green subway car.

Here's the car (at the NY Transit Museum):

Old subway car

I love this one (brassieres and war bonds):

Ads in old subway cars

And this — Who knew Chuckles would keep you alert? And look how enthusiastically that strange man is wielding his Chuckles at her.

Ads in old subway cars

54 comments:

Titus4 Minutes said...

These are very cool, thanks for sharing.

I just heard Madonna's "4 minutes" on Itunes.

Totally, hot.

Number 1 song on Itunes and #1 all over the world.

The bitch looks amazing in the new video.

She should be a role model to all women that you can be sexy at 50 plus, strong and successful. She is the true diva of all time.

Titus4 Minutes said...

On the international front, "4 Minutes" is already Top 1 across Europe in airplay and Top 5 around the world. Already playing in heavy rotation on radio stations across the US, the single in Canada is the fastest selling song in the history of the Canadian music charts. The song can also be heard as part of Sunsilk's multi-million dollar ad campaign."

I know many poo poo Madonna as a has been but she is still able to sell big time.

Meade said...

"And look how enthusiastically that strange man is wielding his Chuckles at her."

I dreamed I wielded my Chuckles at my secretary in her Maidenform bra and she didn't even poo poo me.

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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George said...

Fabulous sculptural capitalist realism...like Leyendecker of Arrow Shirts fame.

Meade said...

Ruth Anne, Where you link I will follow.

Ah yes, I remember every detail. The Pop Divas wore grey Maidenforms, you wore blue.

Ron said...

meade: Wasn't that the day the Germans marched into Althousia?

Well, I'll wear my grey suit when they march out again.

Ruth Anne: Remember, we'll always have Paris...

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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The Bergall said...

Ann, what model camera and fisheye?

Meade said...

Dear darling Ruth Anne,
Is there something you haven't told me about you, Ron, Paris, and Ron's guitar?

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Meade said...

I'm afraid my German's a little rusty.

Ron, you know what I want to hear.
You played "Stairway To Heaven" on the Rickenbacker for her, you can play it for me.
If she can stand it, I can stand it!
Play it.

Trooper York said...

If it's okay with Ruth Anne, I would like to say that I had two packages of Chuckles on my way home tonight as I didn't have time for lunch.

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Ann Althouse said...

That was an excellent comments thread. There are different generations of commenters around here. It's too back Victoria left. I'm laughing again about "knickers."

Meade said...

See Trooper, I told you girls can be pee-in-your-pants funny.

Trooper York said...

No, but with the diet coke I scarfed down I farted a soliloquy.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Althouse: Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? could we?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Trooper: Did you have a Snickers for dessert?

Trooper York said...

No, I am a Baby Ruth kinda guy.

Meade said...

Alright Ruth Anne, I have heard enough.

First there's this musician cat in Paris named Ron and now there's some New York soldier boy who calls you baby.

I think it's time we choose simply to forget.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

But it's the laughter we will remember whenever we remember the way we were.

tituszenmasterextra said...

I hope people aren't upset with my comments on here. My sense after reading some comments is that they have become upset about my presence here.

I come here to hopefully entertain when there seems to be some bit of tension.

My only goal is to make people laugh. That may not be the case at times but I am a good person.

I am a wonderful son, loving brother, good friend and honest person.

Yes, I comment about sex but when Althouse's brings up a sex blog I have to make a comment. For me to not comment about sex would be like Madonna not dancing.

So if I have offended anyone I apologize but that is me. You can read it and get angry because you believe I have destroyed the comment section. Or you can ignore it if it is not your cup of tea. Or you may get a laugh from it-which is the intent.

Namaste.

tituszenmasterextra said...

Also, I am from Madison and live in NYC and I have found relevance with my travels and our diva.

This is the primary reason I come here.

I really don't go to other blogs.

Ron said...

Of all the blogs in all the world these commenters had to walk into this one...

Eli Blake said...

Interesting that a 1940's artistic rendition of a woman in a bra doesn't show any hint of cleavage or breasts above the bra line. Yet the 1940's are not generally regarded as a particularly conservative era, as for example the Victorian era (though Victorian dresses ironically showed ample cleavage-- their big hangups had to do with legs and feet.)

Ron said...

Did you know the original name of this blog was "Everybody comes to Althouse?"

:) Ronski, with ancient Casablanca knowledge, while Michael Curtiz slow turns in his grave...

Trooper York said...

Did you know that the Gipper was supposed to play Rick?

tituszenmasterextra said...

I also read Andrew Sullivan because I have known him, have shared a timeshare by him in Ptown, new him from Boston and share some other stuff with him.


He's a drama queen, but I like him.

He likes the Pet Shop Boys and so do I.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Titus: The thing is that comments are a conversation, not a monologue. They bounce around like the silver ball in the pinball machine and your 'score' goes up when there's interchange between other commenters. Just look at this thread: Your Madonna comments might've generated more interchange on the Madonna post from today. Meade joked about Chuckles and hinted at Maidenform, I linked to an old memory [mammory] from this very blog, Trooper chimed in with more candy talk, Ron brought in a whole Casablanca subtext. Get it? We're riffing on the words. Of course sex or double entendres are welcome here, but not for every doggone pixel you type.

And I thought you said you were from Waunakee. The only Waunakee in the world, I might add.

Meade said...

Goodnight, my little Ruth Anne RuthAnnadanna.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Meade: It's always somethin'

Ron said...

While I admit I'm selfishly saving the Claude Reins role for myself, is Trooper Sidney Greenstreet? Titus, Peter Lorre? If our beloved bloggeress is Rick Blaine ("I stick my neck out for nobody"), is RLC Ilsa? Pastor Jeff is clearly Victor Lazlo! Ruth Anne, equally clearly, is S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall!

Damn, this thing practically writes itself!

Meade said...

And Titus too?

And Titus too.

Middle Class Guy said...

Hey Titus,
You're cool with me.

I see we are back to the breast topic! Much better than politics. This is an important issue.

tituszenmasterextra said...

I am from Waunakee, the only Waunakee in the world, home of the Waunakee Warriors and the Waun-A-Bowl. Purple and White Pride.

I just said Madison because most people on here wouldn't know where Waunakee is.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

They were in my conference in high school. I've been past the Waun-a-bowl a dozen times.

tituszenmasterextra said...

I do like women's breasts too Middle Guy.

I like them a lot.

I like to look at them.

I respect them.

And yes, I like to touch them-only if allowed, but for some reason my "girlfriends" don't mind be touching their boobs.

tituszenmasterextra said...

Well I guess we have something in common Ruth Anne-hugs-no hard feelings I hope. My bowling average was 189 when I ended my bowling career at Waun A Bowl.

I understand you have a long history with this blog and I respect that and hope that you don't think my contribution has ruined this blog in anyway.

tituszenmasterextra said...

I also live in NYC and try really hard but I am a midwestern at heart.

Just ask any of my NYC friends. They make fun of my midwest background all the time.

They called me Ellie May (from the Beverly Hillbillies) when I was college in Boston. Also, they told me I talked like the Church Lady.

But I still love Wisconsin. I couldn't live there right now in my life but I love it. I love the friendly people. I love the food, friday fish frys are my favorite, I love Madison, I love Lake Wisconsin and I love my family.

tituszenmasterextra said...

What I love about NYC is the ability to have a really good job at a really good company and gain respect by my fellow coworkers who I think of as accomplished.

I also love the fact that I have a very nice loft in a fabulous neighborhood. I also love the ability to know I can run outside my loft at any time and go to a really exciting club. I love the ability to go to fabulous restaurants and fabulous stores. I love to walk around with the dogs and see all of the interesting people.

I love the fact that I earned this all on my own and realize that many others that are not as strong could achieve this.

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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blake said...

I came to Althouse for the waters.

(I was misinformed.)

rhhardin said...

These subway cars just look like ordinary NYC subway cars to me. I guess I was in NYC last in the early 60s, though I lived much longer in the area.

The early 60s were before modern cars but before graffiti. The WWII stuff was built to last.

Ron said...

What waters? She's in Brooklyn!

Trooper York said...

Hey, don't diss the fragrant waters of the Gowanus Canal. The professor took a photo of it in the first batch of pictures she took in Brooklyn when she walked back to her old hood in Park Slope.

rhhardin said...

Hey, don't diss the fragrant waters of the Gowanus Canal.

Is that the thing that a tanker is always parked in, in the NY Harbor real-time collision avoidance map?

[enlarges] No, that seems to be Newton Creek. The Kristin Poling is there now, erroneously reporting itself as underway. Furthermore it's Queens, if I remember the names.

Trooper York said...

The Gowanus Canal is between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope and flows to the river past Red Hook. There is often a barge at the stone works and it has two drawbridges. Normally it can identified by objects floating in it which often include paper cups, used pampers and the occasional dead Puerto Rican.

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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rhhardin said...

Thr Kristin Poling photo seems to have a google history of running aground here and there. Let Queens freeze in the dark, I say.

blake said...

Hey, I said I was misinformed.

And, as for Brooklyn, well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.

Ron said...

Will Marcotte lead the Anti-Althousians in a chorus of Wacht am Reine while we all sing, gads, the French National Anthem?

Meade said...

Your winnings, Sir.

blake said...

Shocked! Shocked I am to find commenting going on here!