Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Exhortations for a Better Life

Whilst waiting my turn at the spa and contemplating my Condition I enjoyed looking at some of the framed posters on the wall which must have been there for about 30-odd years. The one above is telling people not to wear their clothing too tight as we are all crawling with fungal growths....
....get yourself a hobby.......
....keep in shape...........
...and, strangely for Italy, Drink in Moderation. Quite frankly, if Drinking Moderately leaves you looking like the bloke above, I'd prefer to Drink Immoderately, thank you very much. Which of course I can't for the moment, chiz chiz.

12 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

These are wonderful. Any chance of lifting them? The woman in the top poster looks like Fenella Fielding.

A F-A said...

I used to teach semiotics to designers and, if asked,I would have said that the message of these posters was:
1. Lacing your corset too tight will displace your organs.
2. If you need four pairs of glasses, you should have gone to Specsavers.
3. Robin Day's wife does not own a sports bra.
4. Paul Weller is too tight to buy a round.

Vinogirl said...

Some hobbies can kill ya!!!!!

Peter Ashley said...

Aren't semiotics that liquid babies are grown in?

Jon Dudley said...

Getting back to Fenella Fielding...

alastair fox said...

And there was me thinking 'bevi' was Glaswegian.

Fred Fibonacci said...

I see Miss Fielding regularly, in Chiswick, doing her shopping, glammed up to the nines. Oops. Meant to be too busy to post. If anyone asks, you haven't seen me, right?

Toby Savage said...

Fred. It's 'You aint seen me, right?' Keep up.

Lord Roby said...

Get busy livin again will yer.I guarantee you will outlive your liver.That's why it's called a liver.It will put up with whatever you throw at it.I should know!!

Jon Dudley said...

Good old Fenella, give her my best when you next see her Fred...she won't actually know me but hey! I remember her in 'Carry on screaming'...she can't have changed much in 40 years - can she?

Fred Fibonacci said...

Even longer eyelashes, exactly the same hair. But enough about me! You want to know about Fenella Fielding! Boom boom; carry on....

Peter Ashley said...

Ooh yes, Carry on Screaming. Fenella lounging about in that slinky red dress and Harry H. Corbett with steam coming out of his ears. And monsters in blue padded boiler suits for some inexplicable reason.