15 November 2013

Not a Slow Burn

Forget about the range burner—I think that Dad is the one getting 'red-hot' here. If you enlarge this 1950 advertisement [click on it], you'll be able to see that this is not a happy family. Junior's teeth are clenched, and his eyes are glazed and fixed on his father's threatening visage. For her part, Mom looks frankly terrified. As for clock-watching Dad [who bears a striking resemblance to angry-man du jour Alec Baldwin]: I suggest he take a time-out.

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