Apparently helmets weren't much of an issue. Right? Right.
March 31, 2012 4:51 AM   Subscribe

One Got Fat. Macabre but darkly funny 1963 publc safety film in which ten children wearing disturbing monkey masks set off to cycle to the park for a picnic, but are eliminated one by one in horrible accidents for violating safety rules. Don't miss the steamroller.
posted by unSane (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

"Slim knew that his big sack would be hard to handle." Okay, four minutes in and it's already a classic.
posted by xingcat at 4:59 AM on March 31, 2012 [4 favorites]

As featured in pretty much every IDM music video ever.
posted by Sonny Jim at 5:11 AM on March 31, 2012

This is so much like my childhood, it's eerie.
posted by Fizz at 5:17 AM on March 31, 2012

There is also a rifftrax shorts version over on their site which is pretty funny. Not that this video NEEDS extra commentary per-say...but still....the wife and I found it pretty hilarious.
posted by Captain_Science at 5:20 AM on March 31, 2012

What I don't get is why the one kid without a bike just doesn't take one of the dead kid's bikes? For that matter why didn't Slim? This movie makes no sense, yet is supposed to be educational.
posted by Gungho at 5:43 AM on March 31, 2012

posted by plastic_animals at 5:45 AM on March 31, 2012

Sounds like this will be gone soon, but I do want to point out that the first comment here and the first comment there ten years ago were the same. It's very comforting, somehow.
posted by orthicon halo at 5:51 AM on March 31, 2012 [6 favorites]

Poor unSane. Signaled, yet failed to look before accelerating.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:54 AM on March 31, 2012 [2 favorites]

To be fair, that post came out of fucking nowhere.
posted by unSane at 5:57 AM on March 31, 2012

Oh man, the first comments in both threads. CLASSIC!
posted by DU at 6:01 AM on March 31, 2012

It is the great cycle of MetaFilter. Sooner or later, across uncounted aeons, all threads and comments will be repeated. It's like the Mayan calendar, only with more cat videos.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:07 AM on March 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.
posted by localroger at 6:11 AM on March 31, 2012

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