Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Final Word in Dating Advice c. 1943



I'm not really sure what the connection is between separating your knees and goose-stepping for the F├╝rher, but I suspect this was written by the progenitors of the prigs who brought us The Rules in the mid-90s. Still, young Adolph looks like a cute if slightly more hirsute member of Archie's gang - not exactly fearsome. Though I still fail to see the reasoning here, I feel a better tagline would have been: "Loose hips sink ships."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

kfc, you said it all perfectly. He does look like a character from Archie! Hitlerjugenhead maybe. And your Loose Hips Sink Ships is pure unadulterated funny! UF Mike

huckleberry said...

You know full well you couldn't just haphazardly say "hips" like that.
Ricky and Lucy had separate twin beds a decade later for god sakes.
They could barely get away "lips" in a campaign against espionage.
And the funniest thing of all is, of course, Hitler's widely rumored problems with, ahem, getting it up, and Eva Braun couldn't say boo about it.
And to answer your question, yes, I have been drinking, thank you very much...

GrizzBabe said...

I see using scare tactics as a means of controlling the populace never goes out of style.

Anonymous said...

Wait! You mean husband and wife are allowed to sleep in the same bed? Shit! That's the last time I take my sexual mores advice from the Lucy Show. UF Mike

kissyface said...

UF - thanks, I wonder if Hitler was more a "Betty" or a "Veronica" type.

Huckaboo - Ok, point taken, but "Givin' it up" was ok? I had no idea that bit of slang was so old. Honestly, I didn't know the original saying was controversial.

As for Hitler's inadequacy, talk about a polarization of potency - one of the most powerful figures in world history, driven mad with megalomania and id hadn't the right access to his libido to Make Love. One might say it was his impotence (emotional, really), that drove him to become a great conqueror and sadist, and his lack of love, compassion, noblesse oblige (which is real power), that kept his penis slack. Wonder what the sex lives of our current leaders look like (not saying that I'd like to watch - ech). I'm sure there's trouble, up there on top.

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Grant Miller said...

He looks like Archie from the comics. But with a Hitler moustache.