By Cory Doctorow at 10:19 am Sat, Jan 28, 2012
From the Boing Boing Flickr Pool, this contribution by V.Valenti, showing a superb space-age Lestoil ad.
Lestoil Woman of the Future, 1968.
Newt’s 4th wife!
Nah it is the first one, the one that was his math teacher.
I immediately thought along similar lines…this is what Earth women can look forward to if Gingrich’s (*shudder*) moon base plan goes through.
Don’t be surprised to see legislation allowing one wife on Earth and one wife on the Moonbase.
That explains the helmet.
In the future, women will be doing the same shit…on the moon!
Toxic stuff if she has to suit-up.
Tvtropes uses that image as a visual definition of zeerust
Anyways I thought it looks like a concept for women Muslims IN SPACE
Shouldn’t she be wearing heavy gloves when she handles that stuff? It already seems to be doing unpleasant things to her fingernails.
I didn’t realize the moon was so dirty.
You’d be surprised.
Fine as flour and rough as sandpaper, Moon dust caused ‘lunar hay fever,’ problems with space suits, and dust storms in the crew cabin upon returning to space.
During the Apollo 17 mission, for example, crewmembers Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and Gene Cernan had trouble moving their arms during moonwalks because dust had gummed up the joints. “The dust was so abrasive that it actually wore through three layers of Kevlar-like material on Jack’s boot,” Taylor says.
Did they find out about the wear and tear on the boots BEFORE they made it home or after?
She will not be doing floors at Moonbase Newt… he’ll use school children for that.
In space, no one can hear you scr^?^?^? clean…
Pfft – so silly. The moon will be cleaned by what ever cheap minority labor we can exploit. Gah.
It was only the 1960s. How were they to know that wouldn’t be women?
I’ve no clue what Lestoil is or does, but boy did the designers get their lines right in the ’60s!
As a matter of fact, Lestoil is great for sanitizing a wife’s feminine bits, to make her more pleasing to her man after reentry (that’s astronaut speak, FWIW).
If that’s her space suit, she’s going to get sucked out of her arm holes.
That’s what they used to wear back in 2008
I love those old brand names: “Less Toil.” So super freakin’ sweet!
The white bindi is pretty freakin sweet too.
Noxema – no eczema?
I’m glad that in the future Lestoil is so toxic one needs to wear an EVA suit to use it.
I believe lestoil is a futuristic form of burka oil
I’m so glad we’re not in the future yet
I always felt like we were in the future the first time I saw DEVO on MTV.
Note also this second ad in the series:
Frickin’ Lana Del Rey. She’s everywhere!
Lestoil is hard to find anymore and it’s a shame. That stuff is an AWESOME cleaner. Way to drop the ball America. We have to have a dirty moon now.
really? I find it at my local grocery store and here it is on amazon:
I still use it regularly to get grease stains out of my clothes.
This ad is how Newt sees the world; on the moon and women cleaning it.
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