May 14, 2011Vintage Video: Rural Civil Defense Spots From 1965
Or How Marionettes Can Teach Us About Atomic Safety
While watching hilarious vintage commercials on the Internet Archive, I came across this great set of Civil Defense spots from the 1960’s that were made for rural areas and used creepy puppets to get the point across. They were so awesome, I just had to share.
My Favorite Lines:
“For more information, request ‘Your Livestock Can Survive Fallout From A Nuclear Attack’.”
“In an emergency, shelter your livestock. Then, take shelter yourself.”
“In the early periods of American History, every family had a survival plan. When a fire, flood or Indian attack came, everyone was prepared.”
“Getting a home shelter built is mighty important to your and your family.”
“When radioactive fallout drifts to the ground, it may look like very fine dust particles. These particles are only dangerous to living things.”
A puppet gazing into a crystal ball.
A taxidermied squirrel.
On a serious note, I think the spot about taking a first aid class and keeping a well-stocked first aid kit is something that we all should be doing right now! Maybe the government should start re-running that one…