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IT’S no secret we love history, old black & white movies, and campy comedy. So, we confess, we were more than a little delighted to trip over this little Movietone Newsreel parody whilst perusing Comedy Central a few days ago.
NOW, before anyone gets snippy and accuses us of having questionable taste, it should be noted we in no way condone the mockery of tragedy. No one on this blog disputes the fact that the firey explosion of the helium-filled German zepplin, HINDENBURG, over Lakehurst, New Jersey back in 1937–a disaster so terrible to witness it caused one reporter on the scene to cry out over the airwaves “Oh, the humanity“–was horrific. We, uh, just thought this video was a clever tribute to a kinder, gentler, decidedly more naïve way of looking at the news. The fact that we laugh each time we watch is unfortunate.
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