I shake my little tush on the catwalk
January 29, 2005 6:09 PM   Subscribe

What can a giant rhyming cat teach kids about conveyance safety? Safe-T Rider kicks it old-skool for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.
posted by LinusMines (11 comments total)
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posted by LinusMines at 6:13 PM on January 29, 2005

I learned I'm afraid of large cats in yellow overalls...
posted by josephtate at 6:20 PM on January 29, 2005

the employees at Dillards called the escalator the "crusher"
a girl lost fingers on this one in St. Petersburg Flroida
posted by halekon at 6:22 PM on January 29, 2005

I want those 3 minutes of my life back...
posted by gren at 9:25 PM on January 29, 2005

Reminds me of MC Safety and the Caution Crew - except unfunny.
posted by O9scar at 10:02 PM on January 29, 2005

I don't know what's more disturbing - his dancing, his rapping, or the flashing background colors.
posted by nalihasan at 10:55 PM on January 29, 2005

I don't know what's more disturbing

Maybe the paranoia this video will strike in a child, who will forever frustrate her parents as she checks her shoelaces, reads the safety sign, asks for interpretation, sings "We don't act silly whenever we ride," and grips the rail, white-knuckled, other hand squeezing the blood from her mother's finger.
posted by NickDouglas at 1:42 AM on January 30, 2005

I'll tell you what's disturbing! The rapidly declining escalator/elevator safety test scores of America's children:

1998: 98.0
1999: 95.2
2000: 9.31
2001: 9.23
2002: 9.22

MYTH: If an escalator is standing still, it is just a set of stairs.
TRUTH: Not at all! Escalator steps are not the correct height for normal walking and should not be used in that manner.

So I guess running down the "up" escalator isn't recommended then.
posted by sfenders at 5:42 AM on January 30, 2005

well, that was a frilly little dance.
posted by moonbird at 5:44 AM on January 30, 2005

yeah. And the song is . . . catchy. I can still hear it now the . . chorus which goes . . umm . . safe . . safey . . umm
posted by petebest at 6:24 AM on January 30, 2005

wonderful. truly an invaluable resource.

as an elementary school teacher in a-town-without-an-escalator, i view this information as invaluable to the development of my students. without proper escalator-safety training, how will my students, someday, shop successfully alongside their non-escalator-impaired cohorts.

i'm ordering the teachers guide and classroom kit today!
posted by RockyChrysler at 3:49 PM on January 31, 2005

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