12/28/11

Catalogs #17: Montgomery Ward 1978


I'm actually glad they don't sell couches like this anymore.  If they did, I'd probably lose my job - I would never leave the couch EVER.  I would miss holiday gatherings, I'd miss my children's sporting events, I'd miss out on everything... and the worst of it is, I wouldn't even freaking care. I'd be too busy rolling around in comfy splendor.

You want to end all wars? Put one of these in every home on the planet. Who wants to fight when you've got one of these bad boys in your living room? Even the 72 virgins thing can't compete with this slice of couch potato Paradise.

Yeah, that's right. I said it. Upholstered modular furniture is the solution to World Peace.  Now, let's see what else is in this 1978 Montgomery Ward Winter Sale Catalog.



While modular furniture is the answer to World Peace, acrylic V-neck sweaters, however, are an Abomination from the 7th Abyss of Hell.

Just for future reference, that man in the white turtleneck is the coolest human being who has ever lived.




Note to guy on treadmill: Six Million Dollar Man you are not. It looks less like an exercise machine than it does an elderly person's walker.






In today's dollars, that's about $1,400.  Now, you can buy a microwave at Walmart for $45.  Of course, the Walmart microwaves are built in Tae Kwang Vina sweatshops. So, there's a slight give and take.



15 comments:

  1. The brown boots in the upper right corner of the last post have zippers AND laces! They are totally bad-ass.

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  2. I'd like to have those "Popular Leather Style" jackets now. Coooool!

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  3. The microwave has a memory probe? Wasn't that invented by the Klingons?

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  4. What, no console televisions?

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  5. The memory probe remembers how well you liked your meal last. Those old microwaves are still out there, in garbage dumps and old motels ... and they are thinking ...

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  6. I want all the womens shoes in these pages. I'd rock the hell out of them! Sandals, clogs, and boots, oh my!

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  7. I'll have to say my least favorite piece of merchandise pictured here is that living room set, the one next to the boots there. The walnut stain on the crate wood looks depressing, and is made more so when complimented with that plaid upholstery. I remember upholstery just like it, back in the day, and it was really uncomfortable. My favorite, though, is the green and brown comforter with matching curtains and tablecloths for bedside tables.

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  8. Its hard to find sofas that last these days...that one in the first picture looks both awesomely comfy and durable!

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  9. Did anyone else notice the Tretorn sneakers the woman on the exercise bike is wearing? Coolness!

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  10. I want the couch (but in purple), the shoes - all of them, and the guy in the dark leather jacket.

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  11. There are thrift stores near me that still have this stuff.

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  12. I actually own a less fluffy version of that upper couch. When I purchased it from the thrift store, there were additional segments to make the double deep seating area. Having a small apartment, I left them behind. Now I know what I've been missing!

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  13. all those clothes are what hipsters wear nowadays.

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  14. Growing up my friends mom had that top couch. It was soooo comfy!

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