Archive for the ‘PSAs’ Category

Greetings, friends! Today we’ll continue with our Rural Civil Defense film series. In today’s (admittedly pretty boring) segment, we’ll get to hear our puppet farmer friend liken the risk of nuclear annihilation to that of an “Indian” attack in olden times. He explains that every family needed to have a plan for such things, just like families of the present (1965) should have a plan for nuclear attacks.

I wish puppet farmer had more wisdom to impart in this section of film, but alas, no.

Fingers crossed for the next chunk!

Toodles!

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Let’s check in with our puppet farmer friend!

In today’s installment, the farmer springs from his bed…fully clothed! Did you know farmers are at the ready for cow milking and combine driving and nuclear bombs at the drop of a hat?! Now you do.

From this film I learned, mo’ shielding, mo’ better. I love that the announcer suggests using fertilizer bags for shielding, which yes they’re big and heavy, and I suppose do block radiation, but…what if you’re inside the blast zone? I mean, fertilizer is super duper explosive. Not a good plan.

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Surviving Fallout – Rural Civil Defense – 1965 – Part 2/10

It’s time for another visit with our puppet farmer friend!

Today we get to watch as he hastily prepares for a nuclear attack after the alert siren “whales.”

Two things:

1) I really don’t think the puppet farmer would have made it down those steps walking the way he was.

2) Thanks for the chiding at the end, PSA announcer dude.

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Surviving Fallout – Rural Civil Defense – 1965 – Part 1/10

Puppet cows! Puppet Farmers! Moving cinder blocks, even!

Check out this great old PSA about protecting farm animals from nuclear fallout using barns and hay.

Plus there’s mention of a pamphlet, “Your Livestock Can Survive Fallout From a Nuclear Attack.” I MUST find this guide.

I dare you not to giggle while you watch. I seriously can’t quit laughing at the absurdity of the whole thing. Puppets!

Oh! This is part 1/10, so there are lots more a-comin’!

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