All Tomorrow's Refrigerators

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Somewhere in upstate New York in an upscale retirement community, a former art director is just settling into his favorite chair with a cup of tea beneath a framed original of this.

1966 refrigerator advertisement
  • 1966 refrigerator advertisement

The Gemini 19, an appliance so futuristic it requires matching models to properly display it. So marvelously powerful that the user's head must be placed in a goldfish bowl for protection. (Goldfish bowl sold separately.)

Read the hilarious text — and see another futuristic refrigerator — at Paleofuture, a site documenting a future that never was. (There's much more at the site, but a lot of it is about boys imagining new ways to fly, which is pretty much always what the future is about, at least in the past.)

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