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Hi there!

Okay, so I'm reading TV Tropes from work. Many of you may be familiar with the fearsome time sink that is TV Tropes. It is a wiki of all of those themes, cliches, and other recurring elements that you see in popular media. Like many wikis, it is hideously addicting.

I was just looking through a trope called Scare 'Em Straight, which is a litany of all of the creeptacular ways in which adults have used pure, unleaded Nightmare Fuel to frighten children into staying away from drugs, not speaking to strangers, and of course making sure they don't have unprotected sex.

One link on the page led to this video, entitled "One Got Fat", which is supposed to be a 1963 movie on Bicycle safety:




I've watched this video, every horrifying moment of it, and I know that the pale, soulless faces of these hybrid alien children will haunt my dreams tonight. I advise you all to watch with caution, for this is truly terrifying. However, I have learned a very valuable lesson from this short film:

That you should never ... NEVER read TV Tropes from work.... [shudder]

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majellen
Mar. 4th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh dear lord! No wonder people from that generation are horrifically impaired!
imvfd
Mar. 4th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
"Hey Bill, my sack is a little too large for one man to handle, could you, you know, carry it for me while we go to that secluded spot in the park."
wurmwyd
Mar. 4th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
Hi there!

I'd totally forgotten about that! I chuckled, but by the end of the video, I was so horrified that I actually forgot the crude sexual innuendo in the beginning.

Although that one kid's behavior underscores the hidden message of the film, namely: that if you choose to ignore basic bicycle safety, not only will you be maimed in a horrific accident, but your friends will go on with their lives as if nothing ever happened to you!
imvfd
Mar. 4th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think that was the most horrific part of the whole movie for me. The fact that these kids weren't acknowledging that their peers are dying around them (or perhaps only severely maimed). It's almost like the Eloi in "Time Machine".
sjo
Mar. 4th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
1) Why do those children have tails? WAS GEORGE W. BUSH RIGHT ALL ALONG ABOUT HUMAN-ANIMAL HYBRIDS?

2) Why do I recognize the names of some of the people in this film? I swear I didn't do drugs in the 60's!
dzesyte
Mar. 6th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
i was ok until 2:20. HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT.

i'm going to cancel my original plans of sleeping this spring break
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