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Thursday, January 27, 2005 :::

Without cleanliness there can be no real attractiveness.

Apparently throughout history, America has needed some help with its hygiene. Posters were made to promote such virtues as rubbing yourself with a coarse towel for four minutes and avoiding that vixen of death we call syphilis. If you're too lazy to sift through the archive above, then click on the samples below to view a few of my personal favorites:

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I think the rubbing with a dry coarse towel if done long enough will ensure you don't have anymore skin.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 7:47 AM  

Thoughts affect your body?....uh oh.
And was that person thinking of lemonade? What does that do?

By Blogger lynne, at 7:57 AM  

Are we supposed to use the warm water and soap for 3 minutes or 5 minutes?? Or does it depend on your gender? I need to be sure I'm doing this all correctly!!

By Blogger Maggie, at 8:46 AM  

It's a classic tale of good versus evil. Man versus venerial disease. Prosititutes = bad. Rough towels on dry skin = clean and good. Bizarre.

By Blogger Biglug, at 9:37 AM  

I personally like the "Equipment Everyone Can Afford" (the olde foot-in-bowl method) and "Equipment Everyone Car Hope to Use" sayings on the boys' "Bathe Often" poster. Which, Uds Lud, shows their tushies and may have made many a maiden rethink the necessity of her maidenhead if she happened to see them.

By Blogger annie, at 11:23 AM  

And here I thought garlands on your head had gone out of fashion. Silly drag queen...

Wanda Wisdom

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:37 AM  

"A modern bathroom... is not essential to cleanliness." I guess after you've done your four minutes with the coarse towel you just go shit in the woods. It's all part of the "BE CLEAN" campaign!

By Blogger PeaceBang, at 9:17 PM  

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