Old Hollywood has a wonderful collection of public service images, projected to instruct proper film etiquette in the 1910′s.
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Tired of the same old specials on TV? Here are some alternatives.
Let’s kick things off with this warped and wonderful “Spumco Christmas Card,” by Ren and Stimpy mastermind John K.:
I believe this claymation video was supposed to be aired on TV, but was actually cut (perhaps due to the kiddies getting beaten up?):
If not for my dear, talented friend J.E. Larson, I would not have remembered this 1950 rendition of “The Night Before Christmas.” PUPPETS!
Mr. Larson also made sure I didn’t skip the priceless Nativity Scene (this is just the first part, see the youtube sidebar for links to the rest):
And now to go waaaaaaay back to 1898, a simpler time, before Christmas was about Xboxes and iPads:
For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the 1968 Terry Gilliam Christmas Card:
And here’s a suggestion from My Pink Planet; a post-apocalyptic anti-war cartoon in which forest critters rebuild a world after the humans have destroyed it.
We’ll top things off with a gelatin Christmas tree from none other than Charles Phoenix, whom you may remember from his fantastic Fried Cereal video:
It’s a perfect day to share my little photo collection of antique medical leech jars. I originally set out on a google image odyssey for the word exsanguination, but it turned out to be very uninteresting.
So I give you these receptacles of a bygone era, used to house the slimy little agents of bloodletting.
I think this one is my favorite:
And here’s a lovely vintage leech chart:
Personally, my body does not like being without its blood. Bad things happen.