Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Atomic Tuesday: Duck and Cover

You know what I always say? I always say: "A girl can never have too many shoes ... or be too prepared for a nuclear bomb." Well, no, I haven't ever said that. But I do actually plan on building my own old school, retro fallout shelter one day. Any good old fashioned mid century modern home needs one, as Brendan Fraser's 1999 smash hit "Blast from the Past" has taught us. (OK. So yeah, the movie was pretty much crap. But the clothes were fantastic!)

So in the spirit of bomb readiness, perhaps you'd enjoy a little light reading in the form of this Vintage 1950 Atomic Bombing: How to Protect Yourself Book.

I'm sure you've all seen this classic Duck and Cover video from 1951, but it's always retrotastic fun! Bert the Turtle will now drop a little knowledge on yo' asses:


  1. I think I have seen that video before, but I don't know why or where!

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  2. I don't know if you realize this, but that video is traumatizing. A mischievously homicidal monkey gets VAPORIZED in the first 30 seconds! Love your blog, btw, and am very glad I found it. :)