(Boston Area) A Night of Driving Dangerously
brett at cloud9.net
Fri Mar 28 13:40:14 EST 2003
At 9:34 AM -0800 3/28/03, MAXIMUM at WEETAMOO.COM wrote:
>This might just be the best excuse since the invention of beer to get some
>Boston area listers together (perhaps meeting before?) I'm not even absolutely
>sure that I can go, but this sounded too good not to pass on.
>See description of "Hell's Highway" and schedule below... anyone interested?
>@ 10:00 - Sneak preview! HELL'S HIGHWAY: THE TRUE STORY OF HIGHWAY SAFETY
>FILMS - This informative new documentary on the history of gruesome highway
>safety classroom films features interviews with the original filmmakers and
>clips of some of the goriest "educational" films ever made, including
>"Mechanized Death", "Wheels of Tragedy" and "Highways of Agony". Most of
>these films were made in Ohio, USA, where the infamous Highway Safety
>Foundation film factory was headquarted. As the years went on and the
>company tried to expand (with other safety related titles like "The Child
>Molester" and "Plant Pilferage") but scandal and changing times finally
>sealed the company's fate.
Hmm, it'd be hard to top the Jackie Stewart video, what with the
Scottish accent, the Escort GTs, the newspaper-reading "young
businessman"...but why not? If we get a bunch of people, count me in.
"We are at a very serious moment dealing with very serious issues,
and we are not focusing on the name you give to potatoes."
--Nathalie Loisau, spokeswoman for the French embassy in Washington
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