In honor of his upcoming appointment to go hear Rush in concert, Tony Jones has started a series of posts on growing up in the 1970s, which was a strange, strange decade in which to live. Today, Tony posts on one of the bizzare public service films we were made to watch when we were kids:
It’s from 1974. The plot is basically this: A kid can’t get a seat on the bus, so he asks to get off, whereupon he dies in a snowbank. Cause of death: no one was nice to him.
Watch it below, in two parts, and tell me if you can believe that they showed this to 3rd graders.
You can watch it at Tony's site, but it does make me feel a bit inspired to post myself on what it means to be Generation X. I'll have to give this some thought.