November 2, 2008

so convenient, so safe

something for you to ponder while i continue with my non-posting ways here at the hotel. you must click on the image below and read all about this innovative product with the gay new patterns.



is it just me, or does the animal image in the frame on the wall look like it has a skull head. were the artists in the ad company trying to warn people? do we still need to wonder why so many people have chronic health problems?

14 comments:

yanub said...

So convenient! So safe! Just ignore the fact that you are soaking your bare hands in DDT-laced water when you prepare the paper for hanging.

The DDT on the wallpaper really was probably the safest exposure compared to the alternative ways it was used. I expect a lot of people were like an elderly neighbor of mine years ago, who kept her can of Raid in the kitchen and sprayed everytime she saw a roach, nevermind if where she saw it was on the plate she was eating from. That was in the post-DDT days, but she was likely doing the same thing long before I was born.

Gaina said...

Where do you find this stuff!! LOL

I hope the kid doesn't get it mixed up with Willy Wonka's fruity wallpaper and try licking it....on second thoughts, that could be rather interesting....haha

Lisa Moon said...

{snickers} Between the Cocaine ToothDrops and the DDT Wallpaper(!!!) it's amazing people ever LIVED, let alone reproduced! Shudders...
Glad to see you post. Thinking of you lots, sending bestest wishes...

FridaWrites said...

DDT ceiling papers! Golly, there's Pluto too!

So innocent, so deadly.

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad you're checking out re-decorating ideas. golly gee.
sarah

hobbz said...

Wow DDT wallpaper...how very safe for the baby....NOT. Isn't it scary what they will tell us is safe and then we find out later it's horribly toxic...makes me pause for a moment when I struggle with a chronic disease that's invisible, there's no blood test for, and hmmmm there's no known cause for...yikes...lol

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of this frightening product that is covered with cute animals. The accompanying text is very manipulative. Science? Hardly. I see how this type of chemical use led us to the illnesses we have today. It's funny and it's also scary. I see the skull on the animal in the picture. I don't think you are seeing things. Do we laugh or cry?

David R.

Donimo said...

stunning, isn't it? i'd never heard of anything like this. i see what yanub means about this being the least toxic way of using DDT, though dunking your hands in the warm wallpaper water doesn't seem too safe. people did use those chemicals in close quarters, didn't they? but wait a minute...this is an ad from 1947 and i grew up in the 70's and 80's and i hate that i know exactly what "raid" smells like. i guess i can't say that this is just a silly thing from the past. what will people 20 years from now think about parents spraying rooms with "febreeze?" will we ever learn?

seahorse said...

Nooooooo! I can't believe it. Where do you get these ads? Incredible. And I'm with you on the febreeze. I wince every time I see any ad with sprays and stuff.

Cusp said...

Scaaaarrrrreeeeeee ! I expect the kind of paranoid parent who'd use this stuff would have and DDT laced cutlery, crockery, nappies ( diapers), chocolate too. Frightening. Febreeze is noxious stuff too. When it first came out tre were all sorts of concnerns about its uses around pets and birds. I once styaed ina hotel room for one night that had been Febrezed. Took me a week to get over it.

Donimo said...

cusp: maybe there's a whole DDT line that i haven't found ads for yet. those nasty flies and germs could be anywhere. febreeze is disgusting! i've been in hotel rooms that have been sprayed and it really makes me feel nauseated. there are a lot of gross modern chemicals that are advertised in gross modern ways.

Anonymous said...

This is horrfying. I've never heard of this before.


AJ

Anonymous said...

Either that wallpaper goes or I do.
---Oscar Wilde

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