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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Planet of the Apes Biking Safely

OK, so I try not to make fun of stuff created expressly for kids, like Hannah Montana or downloadable ringtones or Camel cigarettes, because I'm not a kid. And I also try not to make fun of stuff from yesteryears, because they didn't have the internet or 300 TV stations with which to hone their skills in sarcasm, irony, and rushing to declare that something has "jumped the shark."

But I've set aside my high-minded relativism for the bicycle safety edu-film below, and I hope you'll do the same for a few minutes, and enjoy a laugh at these damn dirty ape kids demonstrating the do's and don'ts of bicycle safety. Without helmets.


nickhritz said...

Imagine proposing this project to the department of education for production and distribution.
"Yeah. We're gonna show kids doing all the classic unsafe things on bikes. It'll really sink in with today's youth!
We'll cut to some animation when the kid dies, of course- we don't want to gross anybody out...
Oh and here's the kicker, this is what'll make it fun for kids to watch, see? The kids in the film will be done up like cimpanzees! Masks that'll just barely let them see where they're going, tails... funny hats. What's NOT to love?!
Uh... helmets?
I don't think helmets would be funny at all."

darren said...

Helmets weren't really around in '63, i suppose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet