Weird Universe


Mystery in the Kitchen

Mystery in the Kitchen by Don Haldane, National Film Board of Canada

Invisible supercilious foppish food policeman invades a family's life and assigns all nutritional malfeasance to the "emotional" mother/wife.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 16, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Food, PSA's, 1950's, North America

Follies of the Madmen #206

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 31, 2013 | Comments (11)
Category: Animals, PSA's, Tobacco and Smoking

Wild at the Wheel

The filmmakers seem to have hired an Iron Butterfly cover band to do the soundtrack, which makes all the dangerous risk-taking seem alluring..
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 20, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Accidents, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Death, PSA's, 1970's, Cars

Charley Says

In this dangerous world, God help all kids who don't have a child-sized cat friend with feline Tourette's Syndrome.

So popular, they have been collected on DVD.

Not to be confused with this other "Charlie says!"

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 27, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Disasters, PSA's, Advertising, Candy, Cats, Europe

Young Man’s Fancy

Electricity: too cheap to meter!

Dr. Rich Lather

'Dr. Rich Lather' commercial - Englewood Hospital from Kurt Ritta on Vimeo.

See, here's what I don't understand: when the two hands are shown scrubbing towards the end, are they the same intelligent face-bearing hands depicted earlier, bashing their facial features against one another till they all fall off? I mean, that's the logic of this nightmare world, right? But if so, where's the screaming?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 30, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Health, PSA's

Educational Comics


This site features almost 100 PDFs of vintage educational comics. Endless hours of browsing hilarity.

Thanks to Tom Spurgeon at THE COMICS REPORTER.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 12, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: PSA's, Comics

Summer of ‘63

Those crazy mixed-up kids and their wacky venereal diseases....
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 28, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1960's, Disease
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