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FOSTER, YOU'RE DEAD 1955 Literature
  • Bob Foster: You know, this game has one real advantage over selling people cars and TV sets. With something like this we have to buy. It isn't a luxury, something big and flashy to impress the neighbors, something we could do without. If we don't buy this we die. They always said the way to sell something was create anxiety in people. Create a sense of insecurity - tell them they smell bad or look funny. But this makes a joke out of deodorant and hair oil. You can't escape this. If you don't buy, they'll kill you. The perfect sales-pitch. Buy or die -- new slogan. Have a shiny new General Electronics H-bomb shelter in your back yard or be slaughtered.


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  • Security Products
    • Bombproof Radiation-sealed Subsurface Shelter, Model S-72ft
      • The new 1972 model includes these star-studded features: automatic descent-lift (jam-proof, self-powered, e-z locking), triple-layer hull guaranteed to withstand 5g pressure without buckling, a powered heating and refrigeration system (self-servicing air-purification network), three decontamination stages for food and water, four hygienic stages for pre-burn exposure, complete antibiotic processing, and an e-z payment plan. Cost: $20,000.
  • Technology Companies
    • The General Electronics Corporation
      • Also known as GEC. Corporation with local store selling the new 1972 Bombproof Radiation-sealed Subsurface Shelter.
  • Weapons-Explosives
    • Bore-Pellets
      • New and improved Soviet weapons requiring purchase of an adaptor for bomb shelters, a metal grill that screens them, makes them explode on the surface so they can't burrow down to the shelter.
    • Grain-impregnation Flakes
      • New and improved Soviet weapons requiring purchase of an adaptor for bomb shelters.
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  • Bob Foster: You know, this game has one real advantage over selling people cars and TV sets. With something like this we have to buy. It isn't a luxury, something big and flashy to impress the neighbors, something we could do without. If we don't buy this we die. They always said the way to sell something was create anxiety in people. Create a sense of insecurity - tell them they smell bad or look funny. But this makes a joke out of deodorant and hair oil. You can't escape this. If you don't buy, they'll kill you. The perfect sales-pitch. Buy or die -- new slogan. Have a shiny new General Electronics H-bomb shelter in your back yard or be slaughtered.

  • The President: Here's your flag boys you've done a good job.

    Bob Foster: Is that all you brought us? A strip of green cloth?


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