The violence of children’s play, visualized.
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Fun With Politics – Social Life Board Game Commercial
Get lazy in the Game of Social Life.
You can spend more time with your kids and your wife.
Don’t be a doctor, they work too hard.
CEO? No! Mall security guard.
“Your successful business triples your tax rate.”
Get lazy, taxes take you money away.
So why go through the trouble? Mediocraty pays.
“Wait 2 years for cancer treatment. Lose 24 turns.”
“Oh, man! Inflation card. Everyone lose half your money.”
Get lazy, you don’t have to go to school.
Get free money, spend more time by your pool.
If you go to college, man those school loans are lame.
Why go through the trouble when we all make the same.
“You fall behind on your mortgage. Yes! Collect $1000 every turn.”
“You’re current on your mortgage. Pay an extra $1000 every turn.”
“The key is to not have any ambition.”
Get lazy, there are no rich people to hate.
Bring rich people down! Hey, aint life great?
“The spinner only has the number one, so nobody gets an unfair advantage. We wouldn’t want anybody to win now! Every other space is tax day! Well, for the dummies who make enough to pay taxes.”
“Buy it while it’s still available.”
“Available only until there are no more rich people to leach off of, and the middle class goes completely extinct leaving only extremely poor, and not the kind of poor where you can still afford an iPod.”
“By Death of the Constitution Games.”
The game of life 1960 commerical- in color!
I remember when they ran this commercial a lot during the Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction, so I’m gonna guess it’s from somewhere around 1967-68
“Be a winner at the Game of Life!”
*Bargain Hunter* by Milton Bradley. A poor-man’s *Game Of Life* that let kids experience all the headaches of adulthood..
“Hunt bargains to be the first to furnish your apartment and get out of debt.”
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Lengthy, 1964 commercial for one of the most memorable — and the best selling boys’ toy of that year — of all toy guns, the Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army) by Deluxe Reading under its Topper Toys line.
Massive make-believe shootout in public.
“Jump in–XBox 360″
Baby Wee-Wee Doll Advert
Baby Wee-Wee Advert – Ireland
Magic Potty Baby Commercial (1991)
1996 Potty Training Kelly Doll Commercial
This is a commercial for the 1996 Potty Training Kelly Doll. Kelly is Barbie Doll’s little sister.
Kelly really drinks and wets!
You and Barbie feed Kelly her bottle, then put her on her potty. Squeeze her tummy and she really tinkles!
Baby Alive Learns to Potty
Playing mommy is even more realistic with this sweet baby doll. Press the dolls bracelet to wake her up. Its time to eat! Mix her special food and feed her, using her bowl and spoon. And since shes potty training, shell also let you know when she needs to go. Better hurry, though! Put her on the potty and shell pee and poop.
The realistic baby doll encourages valuable, imaginative role-play for future mommies-in-training, while also helping to teach a sense of responsibility and good, old-fashioned tender, loving care! Doll comes with potty, dress, 2 doll diapers, bottle with nipple and cap, bowl, spoon, 2 packets of doll food, bib and package of wipes.
Baby Alive Better Now Baby
Play mommy with this amazing doll that gets all better with your love and care. Insert the thermometer into her mouth to see that she has a fever. Hold the medicine spoon to her mouth and tilt it downward to see the medicine disappear! She even comes with an aspirator that you can use to clear your dolls stuffy nose. Keep her hydrated with drinks from her sippy cup and she actually wets her diaper! Make sure to change her wet diaper, and shes ready to play again! Doll comes with shirt, aspirator, medicine spoon, sippy cup, thermometer, and 2 doll diapers. Special value pack includes stethoscope and 4 bandage stickers.
Little Mommy™ Baby Ah-Choo™ Doll Commercial
SEE ALSO: Breastfeeding dolls: do they go too far?
“It’s the thrill of victory that’s thrilling, not the production of blood and gore.”
Reassuring news for parents about violent video games: a new study released today shows that violence is not what attracts players.
The Breast Milk Baby: “teaches nurturing skills.”
A debate is brewing over the new dolls geared toward young girls.
Child psychiatrist: “The only way, in my opinion, that harm could be done with this doll, is if you beat the kid over the head with the doll.”
Later, segment with Susan Shapiro Barash, author of You’re Grounded Forever… But First, Let’s Go Shopping.
Mexican media organisations have signed an agreement to cover organised crime in a way that does not elevate drug cartels.
But that is not preventing foreign companies from creating cartel-inspired video games.
And as Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports, the images and storylines have some groups in Mexico worried about the glorification of violence.
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Tom Paxton performing “Buy A Gun For Your Son” on Pete Seeger’s “Rainbow Quest” NYC PBS TV Show in 1965.
Hallelujah, Dads and Mommies,
Cowboys, Rebels, Yanks and Commies
Buy yourselves some real red blooded fun.
If you want to make the grade,
You’ve got to have a hand grenade,
And a fully automatic G.I. Gun.
Buy a gun for your son right away, Sir
Shake his hand like a man and let him play, Sir.
Let his little mind expand, Place a weapon in his hand,
For the skills he learns today will someday pay, Sir.
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A little girl complains about how long it takes to clean the floors of her doll house. Mr. Clean to the rescue, though today it would seem creepy for a strange man to approach a little girl. And try to sell her a cleaning product.
The girl keeps asking “why,” illustrating a stage in early childhood development.
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“The thrilling new Milton Bradley game of romance and mystery that’s just for you…”
“When you open the door, will your mystery date be a dream…or a dud?”
“Fun and surprises, that’s Mystery Date.”
“Girls, open the door for your mystery date.”
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Rare early 60s tv commercial for Mattel’s Tommy Burst submachine gun detective set.
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We had a vision, and in this vision we saw ourselves as a sleeping hobo and an old man respectively. The following is a vivid depiction of some of the events that occurred during an intended stay in Barbieland. And remember, It’s a true story….