WHAT a treat it was for us to wake up on Tuesday, and see the fun — not to mention educational — post provided by our dear, talented, clever, and oh-so-lovely PENGUIN! The fact that we had our own special Hallowe’en post prepared, which we’d been working on for several days in advance in anticipation of that day, in no way diminished the good time we had reading the words carefully crafted by our favorite Icelandic beauty. Trust us, we were extremely happy. Even more so, in fact, when we realized there was no law saying we couldn’t post a post 2 days post-Hallowe’en, if we wanted to.
UNFORTUNATELY, our “special” Hallowe’en post was “accidentally” deleted in a fit of, oh… we don’t know, a momentary lapse in judgement, perhaps? Yup. And in that moment, we forgot the first rule of Bloggery, which is, of course, “never delete a post in a moment of lapsed judgement, for you may regret it two days later, when you don’t have anything else to write”. Stupid us. Lapses in judgement and rule forgetters. Sigh.
NOW that we’re over it (the judgement lapse that caused the deletion of the hilarious and informative Hallowe’en post, which we had been working on for the past several days), we suddenly remembered something we wish we had remembered 2 seconds ago, when we were beating ourselves up. We really didn’t like that post. In fact, we’re glad to be rid of it. Oh, it was amusing — and more than a little frightening — but, in truth, it paled in comparison to something we found that scared the ever-lovin’-crap out of us, twice. Once, when we were in the first grade, and then again just now, when it occurred to us that an entire generation of children were forced to watch it, along with us. We’re not kidding when we say this used to give us nightmares… and, thanks to a recent re-watching and/or remembering, coupled with those pesky “developments” in North Korea, we’re afraid we might have ’em again.
BY now you’re probably wondering what film had/has us so terrified, right? Well, it’s a little something our clever government called: DUCK AND COVER
ARE we the only ones who think this video is scary shit? If so, why? Did you guys not see that kid throw himself down on the ground next to that curb? Did you not hear the announcer mention that “bright flash” that could “knock us into a tree”? What were they thinking when they came up with this crap? On the flip side, we’d be remiss if we didn’t direct your attention to the D & C parody featured on SOUTH PARK a couple of years ago, which we adore. Duck and Cover under a blanket in case of an erupting volcano? Genius.
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