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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Weekend Cinema

When you don’t have much time,
When you got you no money,
You want that Weekend Cinema
To bring you something funny!

Archive.org is a treasure trove of old stuff. Some of it you have to see to believe.

Some of you may be old enough to have seen this in school; I think they stopped showing it shortly before my time. Or maybe I blocked the memory. In any case, it’s worth looking at — first for the laugh, and then the sobering “what if” that is Duck and Cover. (10 minutes)

They have smaller versions for dialup users, although it still runs into some heft (like 10MB worth). Try one of the "64kB" links to the left if you need it.


  1. Ooh, dial-up versions. Cool, Far!

  2. Hey Far, I dropped by there a wee bit a while last week and was blown away by how much stuff is on their site.

    Hate to say I do remember Duck and Cover ... I think we did it in 1st grade and saw the film too, IMS. We were always having fire drills, tornado drills, bomb drills ... enough to scare the bejeezus outta little kids. At least me.

  3. Hiya FAR.

    I'm with IVG on that I do remember that. It was more sobering for me since I do remember it. I remember when I was a kid, I would think back then, what if? Used to scare the hell out of me.

  4. Hey all!

    Boran, I was hoping you'd be able to pick up a dialup version!

    IVG, yeah… isn't it amazing? And it's not just movies. FM, They must have stopped showing it just before my time, either that or the rural area we were in wasn't considered close enough to targets. We had fire & tornado drills though.


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