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June 28, 2008 5:45 AM   Subscribe

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posted by Mblue (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dig the voice of Porky Pig in this related clip.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:07 AM on June 28, 2008


You do realize twhat FUBAR stands for, right?
posted by Gungho at 6:56 AM on June 28, 2008


...or what SNAFU stands for, for that matter.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:10 AM on June 28, 2008


None, SC or Chinese create fantastic thought of flapjax.
posted by Mblue at 7:21 AM on June 28, 2008


Good stuff. Thanks.
posted by hifiparasol at 7:38 AM on June 28, 2008


I love these old training 'toons, and having Mel Blanc's familiar voice pop up for SNAFU has always given me a smile.

My maternal Grandpa shared my affection for all three, but his interest was a bit more nuanced - he watched these cartoons while he was in the Army, fighting in WWII.

Thanks, Mblue, for gathering these up.
posted by batmonkey at 9:16 AM on June 28, 2008


Previously.
posted by Tube at 9:29 AM on June 28, 2008


Totally thought this was going to be about FUBAR the movie.
posted by loiseau at 9:51 AM on June 28, 2008


I posted "previously", because I'm a big Snafu fan myself, and wanted to put together a FFP about some time back.

Way back in about 1990, in the Dark Ages before the World Wide Web, I received a military video catalog that contained a Snafu compilation. It was one of my most prized VHS tapes. I either loaned it out and it was never returned, or it was stolen. I was glad to find that this films had been uploaded to YouTube.

I went through a period of calling my friend Tim "Snafuperman", and even went so far as to order return address labels for him with that name. For some strange reason he didn't find it as funny as I did. I always love super-gruff cartoon voices like those given to "Technical Fairy First Class".
posted by Tube at 9:55 AM on June 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Just as a general principle, if people are going to post links like this and can't bring them to do it themselves, could the first commenter maybe just explain in plain, direct language what the post is about and what the links actually go to? Thx.
posted by Naberius at 10:03 AM on June 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


That horse in the B link was tossing his poop on the garden. Interesting videos!
posted by Burhanistan at 10:14 AM on June 28, 2008


B quote: "cold enough to freeze the nuts off a jeep."
posted by zippy at 10:37 AM on June 28, 2008


I love these. They were made mostly by Leon Schlesinger's unit at Warner Bros., so they're essentially Looney Tunes. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), wrote some of them, and they were directed by the Looney Tunes directors (Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones would team up again many years later on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas.") Awesome stuff. Thanks!
posted by MythMaker at 11:22 AM on June 28, 2008



You do realize twhat FUBAR stands for, right?

No, but is it NSFW?
posted by mattoxic at 7:53 PM on June 28, 2008


propaganda at its rawest. As exploitative and bottom-common-denominator as it gets. Tell me, any old timers, did this kinda stuff really work or was it rightly hooted down as being completely ridiculous?

I like the one with the "televisor" to show private snafu how the home front really looked. Of course, we all know what happened to war feelings when the real televisor came along and all the GI's could see the mini-skirts back home and all the folks back home could see the "body counts" every day.

Today, I'm waiting for the state of the art bullshit about the GWII to be posted on YouTube. Well, soldier?
posted by telstar at 12:38 AM on June 29, 2008


Today, I'm waiting for the state of the art bullshit about the GWII to be posted on YouTube. Well, soldier?

You're waiting? You must've missed the YouTube motto: Broadcast yourself. Soldier.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:00 AM on June 29, 2008


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