Friday, December 01, 2006

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...

How odd. Here it is the first day of December, 2006 and I have my windows open. That's because it happens to be a balmy 66 degrees outside at 8:00 AM. A high of 71 is expected for today. Where do I live where I have my windows open on a December morn you may ask... why New Jersey, of course. Go figure.

Are you familiar with the Internet Movie Archive? Formed in 1996, The IMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. They have an outstanding collection of films of every kind ranging from classic film, to historic visual documentation, ephemiral films, news reels, vintage cartoons, public service films of all kinds and more. For example, this classic commercial from 1969 titled "VD is for Everbody" (you can opt to stream it by selecting one of the links on the left side of the page). This ran for a few years and I remember as a very young child my siblings and I singing the very catchy jingle around the house having no clue whatsoever as to it's meaning. You'll be pleased that you visited.

I found this story fascinating: Ancient Astronomical Device Thrills Scholars

And now, because it is Friday, here is some totally tasteless Holiday Humor. I guess.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

66 degress! I shoveled snow for three hours today and I have not moved to Monana yet. Well - it looks like Christamas here... I went to the internet movie link you suggested and had no very little luck downloading the clip -I did get a few bits and pieces. although the song is nagging something in my memory. I was pretty little then, but possibly my brothers would sing it or something... I remember having drills in WR McNiell School for nuclear bombs - does anyone else? You had to sit in certain areas of the hallways and cover your "soft spots" while the alarms rang and rang and rang? Remember the signs that would hang in these areas - the designated fallout shelters? All of this fell under a special name. Dan Dilamarter threw the term out years ago in a conversation and I have not heard it since. What were those called? Its been bugging me for years. People think I'm nuts when I bring this up. I'll try to download the VD clip later.