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May 23, 2003 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Christian sex ed recordings from the 1940's are delightful - a few choice tracks pulled in mp3 format. I expect to hear some of these lines sampled into techno tracks and pronto.
posted by jonson (18 comments total)
[this is good]
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:17 AM on May 23, 2003

posted by GriffX at 10:24 AM on May 23, 2003

The audio-only boxing exercises distracted me from the true meaning of the clip. Something about those grunts just didn't seem right...
Golly gee!
posted by fijiwriter at 10:28 AM on May 23, 2003

Cool link, so much material to choose from. Saw that wood! For more sex ed material from the same era check out the Internet Archive
posted by lasm at 10:38 AM on May 23, 2003

I expect to hear some of these lines sampled into techno tracks and pronto.

Something like the Bran Flakes' Record On Sex [mp3], I'd imagine.
posted by skryche at 10:40 AM on May 23, 2003

Damn; I was hoping for songs!

Well, there was that guy singing about sawing wood; but I was hoping for little sex-ed songs, you know what I mean?
posted by mr_roboto at 10:44 AM on May 23, 2003

"Saw that wood ... Saw that wood ... "

Pure Comedy Gold ...
posted by bryanzera at 10:56 AM on May 23, 2003

Minor point: the LP format was not widely available commercially before 1948, so these records are probably from the '50s.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 11:57 AM on May 23, 2003

Great stuff. But there's something about hearing these that makes me blush harder than just hearing "people f*ck like bunnies when they get married!" or something.
posted by lnicole at 12:10 PM on May 23, 2003

Thank you for the link. I've downloaded the files and am going to set them to music.
posted by mert at 12:37 PM on May 23, 2003

mert - seriously? Check out the great MP3 skryche linked to above; I was thinking something more like the Avalanche's Frontier Psychiatrist ("you're a nut! You're crazy in the coconut!!"), but wherever the muse takes you, run with it - just be sure to let me know the results of your fine works.
posted by jonson at 12:57 PM on May 23, 2003

I find this mocking of such important and timeless information insulting. Isn't this the sort of thing you make your kids to listen to when they're ready?

How else do you skip the responsibility of talking to your children!? You can't rely on TV all the time, you know!
posted by Freaky at 2:53 PM on May 23, 2003

>>I expect to hear some of these lines sampled into techno tracks and pronto.

Sorry I am a little sloooooooooooooooooooow - clicky here for the reason i might be fired today
posted by lsd4all at 3:42 PM on May 23, 2003

Freaky, they say very clearly at the beginning of the first recording that the record is intended for PARENTS, not for children. These weren't "play this for your kids" records, they were resources for parents to get ideas on how to talk to their children about the issues.
posted by arielmeadow at 3:53 PM on May 23, 2003

dammit! I got these off of Soulseek before, and I thought they were pretty rare.

Well, so much for that.
posted by angry modem at 8:14 PM on May 23, 2003

I would have found this a lot funnier if I hadn't read In Defense of Natural Law by Robert George. Just two years ago, this author -- who teaches law at Princeton! -- argued that we should all view sex almost exactly the way the families in these recordings do. (See especially chapter 9, "What Sex Can Be: Alienation, Illusion or One-Flesh Union.") It really made it hit home for me that many people really, seriously, believe this stuff -- and the people who make our laws are among them, at least if we happen to live in the United States.

When I listen to these recordings, I'm just glad at how far we've come as a culture -- but we may still be in danger of going back.
posted by ramakrishna at 10:02 PM on May 23, 2003

Here's my send up, for anyone who might still be around!
posted by squirrel at 7:42 PM on May 24, 2003

classic, squirrel!
posted by scarabic at 8:43 PM on May 24, 2003

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