NO RECAP of 70s public safety films would be complete without the badly-animated adventures of Charley the cat and his deformed owner, whose name you never learned as his mother was probably too ashamed of birthing such a monstrosity to give it a human moniker (he was actually called Tony). Produced by the Central Office of Information, with Charley being voiced by the brilliant Kenny Everett, the undynamic duo appeared in six one-minute clips teaching little kids the dangers of rivers, matches, teapots(!), tables, picnics and strangers, all things that were apparently just waiting to kill kids in 70s Britain:
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February 8th, 2013 | Category: Mini, Video |
February 7th, 2013 | Category: Mini, Video |
The Cure, “Plainsong”
Many people would think that listening to anything by The Cure, even the stupidly happy “Friday I’m In Love”, would be a step closer to the pill bottle. “Plainsong” is a track I can only listen to when I’m really down because it’s then that I find it beautifully uplifting. Robert Smith’s whispered lyrics over the earthquake-inducing keyboards match my mood perfectly and the line “sometimes you make me feel like i’m living at the edge of the world”… well, that’s depression for you.
Another combination of music and lyrics that sound […]
REMEMBER these? Fezzy did. Thanks to him I’ve had to buy a new pair of headphones as he bit through the wires on my Rebel Alliance set. In fact, in order to do that he had to stick his head inside my satchel to get at them, a feat of feline intelligence that furthers my belief that he’ll be running the universe by the time he’s three. I didn’t talk to him for two days. So after owning these for three weeks, using them twice and chucking them in the bin once, I was forced to switch to the dark side […]