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  1. Private Snafu or A Few Quick Facts (1942-1946)

    Series of animated shorts used to educate WWII soldiers on many touchy, difficult subjects. PVT Snafu being voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc.

    One has to be wary to not pick the shorts with obvious racist depictions of the Japanese army/navy/etc.... One episode was written by Dr. Seus.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20161225201615/http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0034915/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbGPQydXZs

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    • Depending On Weather

      Adverse weather conditions are a hazard for the unprepared driver. Motoring writer and race driver, David Mckay, gives his check-list for reliable motoring with safety during extreme weather. (NFSA Films)

      1. thrill as what is meant to be a joyful drive gets a man muddy

      2. marvel at adverse weather

      3. enjoy the process of changing a tire

      4 votes
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      • "This Is Coffee" - An instructional short about how you're making coffee wrong.

        An alternate title for this short could be "Go to Hell French Press"

        At first, this 12 minute short celebrates the diverse styles of coffee and the many ways to enjoy it.

        But then it insists that there's only the one Coffee Brewing Institute approved method to make a cup of coffee using one of three types of coffee pots. Anything else doesn't count as coffee.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phFqsRd6Sxo

        5 votes
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        • School's Out

          what do kids do during the summer holidays? this film attempts to explain this, the answer an awful lot

          1. a gun fight in the middle of the street

          2. a child riding a dog into battle

          3. a police man escorts a young boy around a gym

          4. a demonstration of old live saving methods

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxa6Uxds3lY&t=953s

          6 votes
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          • Manager On The Case (1989)

            Made by Film Australia 1989. An outline of how rehabilitation programs are administered in Commonwealth Agencies with specific reference to the role of the case manager. (NFSA Films)

            1. it has a young Russell Crowe, which should be reason enough

            2. it has some funky late 80s tunes

            3. learn about the bureaucracy of the public service

            4. random teleportation

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcTFOYuiUcc&t=440s

            6 votes
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            • Monkey Doodle (1933, animated)

              Before animation involved plot or artistry. Utterly baffling.

              https://archive.org/details/MonkeyDoodle1933

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              • https://youtu.be/W2zVBqCFMIk

                It is called “life and death” Contrast between competent and incompetent EMS services. It is hilarious in and of itself. Very rich in riffing subject matter

                3 votes
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                • Rookie Lifeguard Potential (1993 video)

                  Seizure inducing ADHD centric water safety PSA sponsored by Sega using Baywatch cast members for UK audience. Also features the time traveling dolphin protagonist of Sega's Echo the Dolphin console game.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoRI5E3zzzo
                  Find it here on Youtube:
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABO8wB6tYCs

                  2 votes
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                    • 2 votes
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                      • Simba: The King Lion (1995– )

                        North Korean/Italian coproduction ... ripping off Disney's Lion King.
                        But at least the animals have laser beam powers to make the story more ... interesting? Plus there are soccer episodes with flame thrower wielding NYC rats.

                        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374051/reference
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce6TAu6b4ek

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                        • Advertising: What it's Doing to your Life, with Blonde Ronald Reagan. AKA Anyone who hates ads is more evil than the commies.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8cqk0uIuso

                          This educational/indoctrination short is a blend of lectures and old advertisements that lays it on thick

                          Advertising is equated with: more money for government services thru taxes, the development of new cake mixes, a means to keep Kruschev from burying us, and a way for married men to stare at women so they can feel better about loveless marriages.

                          Last but not least, if you don't support advertising than a little kid with cerebral palsy will never be able to walk normally. Do you want that on your conscious?!?

                          3 votes
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                          • Getting Off on the Right Foot (1972)

                            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rx57jVGfso
                            In case “Last Clear Chance” and “Days of Our Years” weren’t enough, here’s another western railroad short from the days before mounting and dismounting moving equipment was banned. There’s a very good reason that practice was banned: knees and ankles. Also, it shows LA in the early 1970s, particularly the extra-nice parts of town where the railroad yards were. And finally, if it gets the safety message out, it deserves to be shown.

                            1 vote
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                            • Zone Out

                              The first film ever written by an AI, starring Thomas Middleditch, is a story about... Well I have no idea because it makes as much sense as a script would make sense when you try to make a 25th century SkyNet out of 21st century parts!

                              For two guys who played robots and one who got constantly ribbed by them, I can think of no greater honor to the first AI-made script than a ribbing by Mike, Bill, and Kevin. Besides, it can't be worse than a Wiseau script!

                              ...right?

                              https://youtu.be/vUgUeFu2Dcw

                              6 votes
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                              • Captain Z-RO

                                Found this cheesy sci-fi serial which is apparently public domain, the announcer is apparently desperate to remind us of the lead character’s name. Clunky looking robot in this episode called imaginatively Roger (could have been Robert I suppose!) and Z-ro is able to conduct experiments in time and space.

                                It’s like a 50s Retro Doctor Who without the Tardis or the quality of the writing.

                                https://youtu.be/IwhUbmoaWws - Captain Z-ro :- ‘Roger The Robot’

                                6 votes
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                                • YELLOW BELLIED SUMP SUCKER

                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX59CjRi0wk

                                  It was made during the golden years of instructional videos. Earthy aromas permeate throughout with a slight aftertaste of Shake Hands With Danger. It's for a niche industry that is so impossibly dull that it just can't not be funny. The riffs practically write themselves.

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                                  • Magic Gift of the Snowman (Video 1995)

                                    How does former whistleblower, Edward Snowden become a Frosty the Snowman ripoff? Or is it ripping off the David Bowie narrated short, The Snowman?

                                    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0899214/reference
                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ldm6txChA

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                                    • The Dinner Party

                                      A public domain short from 1945 which follows a neurotic, paranoid group of people attempting to use manners at a dinner party.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Potato Cultivation and Distribution (1940s): "And now the destiny of the potato is fulfilled"

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsP26MxPX2c

                                        The first 28 minutes are devoted to the growth and bagging of potatoes, the last two minutes go over how bags of potatoes are loaded and unloaded from a boxcar so the potatoes can be sold at grocery stores. Coincidentally, this short was made by Union Pacific Railroads.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • With This Ring (1954): There's a bit of god in every Miller High Life?

                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3bblcaYtQo

                                          This short is part-advertisement for Miller High Life, part historic-melodrama cut down for time.

                                          The ring in question is some sort of magic ring that seems to give the Miller family a +5 in INT, WIS, and brewing. It only appears at the start and end.

                                          The movie itself is mostly made up of dramatic speeches or set-ups for dramatic speeches. Like Fred Miller threatening a guy with a hammer. Fred Miller's daughter explaining that she'll keep running the company until a man can take over. Or Fred III saying God is present in the fermenting process.

                                          There are…

                                          6 votes
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