Duck and Cover + Dinty Moore Slaughter = Meatocalypse

The gaming connection is tenuous, but if you've ever been curious about the cold war official story about nuclear war survivability, in contrast to the world that games like Fallout show us, see Duck and Cover.

The Prelinger film that caught my eye, and prompted me to link this in the first place though, is here, and thankfully has little to do with video games.  Yet.  If you eat meat, like I do, do yourself a favor and watch this.  If you don't happen to know already what goes on in this industry, it'll be enlightening and much more candid than you'd probably get from a promo video now.  Maybe the processing has changed, but here you go:

  

I will say that the assuring, sixties-style announcer, free of irony, has a certain comforting quality for me.  I guess I grew up during the era of leftover filmstrips and old public service announcements from the sixties.  I still view them at a distance, but while the stuff in here may horrify some of you, there are little touches that make me feel nostalgic.  You know, in between the slaughter and my laughter at the announcer's assumptions about my reaction to what's going on.

Don't forget to take your B12 pills, vegetarians. More power to you.  For the rest of us: mind your fingers!!
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Posted by ahoodedfigure

The gaming connection is tenuous, but if you've ever been curious about the cold war official story about nuclear war survivability, in contrast to the world that games like Fallout show us, see Duck and Cover.

The Prelinger film that caught my eye, and prompted me to link this in the first place though, is here, and thankfully has little to do with video games.  Yet.  If you eat meat, like I do, do yourself a favor and watch this.  If you don't happen to know already what goes on in this industry, it'll be enlightening and much more candid than you'd probably get from a promo video now.  Maybe the processing has changed, but here you go:

  

I will say that the assuring, sixties-style announcer, free of irony, has a certain comforting quality for me.  I guess I grew up during the era of leftover filmstrips and old public service announcements from the sixties.  I still view them at a distance, but while the stuff in here may horrify some of you, there are little touches that make me feel nostalgic.  You know, in between the slaughter and my laughter at the announcer's assumptions about my reaction to what's going on.

Don't forget to take your B12 pills, vegetarians. More power to you.  For the rest of us: mind your fingers!!
Posted by ahoodedfigure

Words that have made me laugh so far (context supplied by the film):

Wieners
Batch Master
Girls (not the first image to spring to mind when I hear that word)

Questions:

Just where is Mrs. Rugg?

Posted by erinfizz

I liked that they emphasized the EXOTIC spices used in Hormel Chili. I was also completely horrified by the "emulsified"  hot dog material. Meat goo!

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Yeah, now I know where The Blob inspiration might have come from.

Posted by Claude

That was awesome. When I was a kid in the 70's my elementary school class took a trip to the RJ Reynolds plant in Winston Salem, NC. We took a tour of the whole plant, learning everything that goes into making cigarettes and afterward we went to the gift shop. I bought some chewing gum that looked like a pack of cigarettes. Good times.