Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Video Daily Double That Doesn't Always Mean What It Says

 Welcome back, Educationeers! I hope you enjoyed your week of from educational entertainment while the Cap'n indulged in a viral edition of the Video Daily Double. This week we're back on track and will be learning how to distinguish a misleading film title from a straightforward one. You see, even in the world of vintage education films, sometimes the maker of the short feels the need to "spice it up" in order to attract your teacher and entice them into loading it into the projector. I know, it's a frightening thought, but today we'll look at two subjects and determine if they mean what their titles imply.

 Learner beware!!!


 Our first film, Danger is Your Companion, may sound a little counter-intuitive, but it's just the American Red Cross using salacious and misleading promises of violence to trick you into being prepared to help with first aid when an accident occurs. Just shameful.

 Our second film, Hair Dress Through the Ages, is not misleading. It's exactly what you think it is. Like the movie Pieces. (Educationeers, do not seek out the movie Pieces until you're old enough to watch a maniac with a chainsaw cut up people to put together a corpse bride).

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