Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Next Best Thing?
Is this a good compromise? Or is it simply terrifying? If - as has been suggested by animal rights groups on moral grounds and Laura Lippman on aesthetic ones - there can be no more hilarious, wholesome entertainment featuring monkeys and chimps, what about this clip sent to me by Mr. Sepsey a while back? It's a bicycle safety video from 1963, and to get its point across (I guess), it features kids wearing ape masks and getting into all sorts of hazardous and awful shenanigans. This is from the same video archive that brought you SHAKE HANDS WITH DANGER and THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER.