Sunday, December 10, 2017

Musicals on an Industrial Scale

Office chair racing. Helmet safety check. Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
Are you familiar with employee development / team building day . . .  
Office team building day. Office chairs and fire extinguisher Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
where office staff meets at some location and engages in Jr High gym activities . . .
German Office Chair Racing Championship. Entry by Mad Mork. Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
concluding when all interpersonal conflict, poor productivity, and workers' discontent has been resolved? 
Corporate Musical for Ken-L dog food. Music to sell the real thing by. Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
Before office chair shenanigans, big companies would pay big money to produce original corporate musicals.  
American auto assembly line 1950s Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
In 1955, America made more than half of the world's goods . . . 
and in what seems to be the most American of all American ideas . . . 
Ford leads the way. Album from the Ford corporate musical. Coke corperate musical. Album cover The Grip of Leadership. Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
conventions from the 30s to the 80s offered Broadway quality, corporate musicals for employees and associates.
Our Future's now! Corporate Musical for Trane Comfort Corps. Cabot Valves Industrial Musical album. Music to sell valves by. Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com


Businesses would hire professional composers, directors, and staff, typically spending more than the production cost for a regular Broadway show. 
It wasn't unusual for industrial musicals to have a cast of 30 with a full orchestra and at times the production would go on the road, performing at regional meetings. 
Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
Chevrolet spent three million dollars on the 1957 corporate musical, six times the production cost of My Fair Lady. 
The Bathrooms are Coming an industrial musical produced by the American Standard Company in 1969 Musicals on an Industrial Scale and other stories of the American Dream. marchmatron.com
After our crackerjack government fixes the economy . . . 
it's only a matter of time before big corporations offer annual corporate musical attendance in the employee benefits package.  
Who doesn't want that? 

#Marketing #Musicals #AmericanDream #Corporate
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www.marchmatron.com/2017/10/an-exciting-offer.html
An Exciting Offer

The 'Burbs www.marchmatron.com/2017/10/the-burbs.html
 The 'Burbs

www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/as-seen-on-tv.html
As Seen On TV

Saturday, November 25, 2017

One of Each

 Elvis wore a cross, a Star of David, and the Hebrew letter chai. 
Elvis Presley, wearing one of his trademark jumpsuits, in concert 1975. Elvis wore a cross, a Star of Davis and the Hebrew letter Chair. One of each and other stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
"I don't want to be kept out of heaven due to a technicality." Elvis Presley 
Awesome chunky little Asian boy with a pompadour dances like Elvis. One of each and other stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
"If there is no Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses." William Sunday

#Hell #Heaven #Cross
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Redbad Standards

Victorian photo of a man in a devil / batman costume with snazzy tights, a cape and a bat-ear / devil horn cap. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
In 678, Wilfridthe exiled Archdiocese of York, sailed to Rome. Before he could seek favor with the Pope, he was blown off course and landed in Frisia (Northern Netherlands).
Victorian photo. Theatrical story of a gambler playing cards the devil while an angel looks over his shoulder. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
Wilfrid, taking advantage of his maritime miscalculation, educated the local pagan king about Hell, Satan, Catholicism, and the proper funding of the Vatican. 
Vintage photo early 1900s. Two cute children dressed as devils in sparkly handmade costumes including capes and caps. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com

King Aldegisel and his Frisian subjects were baptized, Wilfrid headed to Rome and presumably the Pope was a happy, and wealthier, guy.  
Victorian photo of young boy in fancy dress as a devil. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com

The victory was short lived and after hostilities with the Franks, King Redbad became the royal successor.
Stage actor Henri Albers as the Devil in a 1906 production of the Damnation of Faust. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com

Taking a when-Hell-freezes-over-I'll-join-your-church stance . . . 
Vintage photo. Actress dressed as the devil peeks over the top of her devil mask. Early 1900s.  Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
Redbad refused baptism for 30 years, explaining that he preferred spending an eternity in Hell with his pagan ancestors, to spending an eternity in Heaven with his enemies, "especially the Franks."
Vintage photo actors dressed as ghosts outside of an estate. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
An eternity in Franco Heaven or in Franco-Free Hell . . . 
Vintage photo of a theatrical production. Actors dressed as ghosts in gauze sheets. Redbad Standards and Other Stories of Hell. marchmatron.com
evidently an easy choice. 

#Hell #History #Religion #Heaven
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Other Stories of Hell:

www.marchmatron.com/2015/08/i-dont-believe-in-hell.html
I don't believe in Hell.
www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/one-of-each.html
One Of Each


Thursday, November 23, 2017

What are you thankful for?

Best responses to the pre-Thanksgiving White House Press Briefing: 
Vintage Snapshot. Two ladies in the kitchen are not amused at by a photographic interruption. What are you thankful for and other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
along with a few pre-Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "Bitch Please", Thanksgiving snapshots. 
Sarah Huckabee Sanders:  
So this is how it’s going to work today . . . if you want to ask a question . . .  you start off with what you're thankful for. 
Vintage Snapshot. Thanksgiving tomfoolery. Mom pretends to stab dad over the turkey. What are you thankful for and other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks journalist:   
I'm thankful to be able to talk to you and question you every single day. . . . I hope you felt the passion of my thankfulness.
 Vintage Snapshot. Family Thanksgiving dinner 1960's featuring Wild Turkey. What are you thankful for and other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
Cecilia Vega, ABC News' Senior White House Correspondent: 
I'm thankful for the first amendment. 
Vintage Snapshot. Family Thanksgiving 1970s. Dad pretends to cut the turkey with a saw. What are you thankful for and other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
Stephen Colbert:  
I'm thankful for Robert Mueller. 
Vintage Snapshot. Two awesome middle age ladies, wearing aprons, on the front steps with bottles of wine. What are you thankful for and other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
I'm thankful for the sassy-ass media who are not having the Conway-Huckabee-Bannon- Goebbels propaganda.
  #Trump #Mueller #FreePress #FirstAmendment #Thankful #Thanksgiving
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Other stories of Giving Thanks: 

www.marchmatron.com/2012/11/a-traditional-thanksgiving.html
A Traditional Thanksgiving

www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/what-are-you-thankful-for.html
What are you thankful for?

www.marchmatron.com/2013/08/gratitude.html
Gratitude

A Traditional Thanksgiving

A few thoughts on Thanksgiving . . . 

J.C. Leyendecker illustration the Saturday Evening Post Nov 1924 A grumpy Pilgrim with flintlock and bible. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
as illustrated by the fabulous J.C. Leyendecker (1874 - 1951), who definitely would have run afoul of the Plymouth leadership.
J.C. Leyendecker illustration. Thanksgiving 1628 to 1928. Puritan and football player look at each other from a 300-year divide. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com.jpg
"I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us." - William Lyon Phelps
J. C. Leyenedecker illustration The Saturday Evening Post. Trading for a Turkey December 1, 1923. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
"You know that just before the first Thanksgiving there was one wise old Native American woman saying, Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave." - Dylan Brody
J. C. Leyenedecker illustration. Thanksgiving 1648. A young Pilgrim family pray before eating. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com.jpg
"This is the snobbery of the people on the Mayflower looking down their noses at the people who came over on the second boat." - Mitchell Kapor
J. C. Leyenedecker illustration. The Saturday Evening Post. March 1923. A Native American looks out on a wagon train.  A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com.jpg

"I celebrated Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land." - Jon Stewart
Joseph Christian Leyendecker illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, Giving Thanks (Thanksgiving Couple), 1910. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
"Puritanism, the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." - H. L. Mencken
J.C. Leyendecker illustration. The Saturday Evening Post. Basting the Turkey, November 20, 1936. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com


"My late mother used to say it doesn't matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or the Rio Grande. We're all in the same boat now." - Carol Moseley Braun
#Thanksgiving #Religion #Happy 
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Other stories of Giving Thanks: 


www.marchmatron.com/2011/11/grandma.html
Was she on the Mayflower?

www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/what-are-you-thankful-for.html
What are you thankful for?

www.marchmatron.com/2013/08/gratitude.html
Gratitude