Monday, August 16, 2010

You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house

This paleo-future advertisement came from the back of a 1955 issue of Scientific American.

Life was grand with all those labor saving appliances, wasn't it? Thanks to those ball bearings our work time decreased and our leisure time increased so much that we had time to invent jet packs and underwater houses. Life sure is great in the future that never was.

12 comments:

Mnmom said...

That looks exactly like a cardboard Barbie house I owned. I mean exactly.

Liberality said...

It looks like the spam bot got you.

I wish my laundry and all my housework would do itself. Then I could blog all day and all night :)

Megan said...

Housewives really dressed like that? Really?!?

Wings said...

Still wanna know where the flying cars are?!?

Lisa said...

I still harbor fantasies of a Jetsons-like existence.

XUP said...

Dammit, I want the future they promised me -- especially all that liesure time that we would have because of computer and other machines that would do all our work for us. Scientists suck!

Kim Hambric said...

Hey, my brand new washing machine is whirring away in the basement right now. I'm on the computer reading this blog instead of being down by the river swishing around my hubby's boxers. I'm pretty damn happy. I love me some ball bearings.

Snad said...

I love this style of advertising art.

SkylersDad said...

All it took were a few ball bearings...

Nathan said...

I don't need an automatic clothes washer in my underwater house. I just throw everything outside. My friends on land say that water is full of salt and fish crap, but they're just jealous.

Elizabeth said...

I miss that future we never had. Except for the food in toothpaste tubes. I don't miss never having had those.... if you know what I mean.

Blueberry said...

So it will iron my socks? And my cat? Thank you ball bearings.