Judge David Johnson will never forget to wear his safety goggles ever again.
"It's nice to be different…or is it?"
From the A/V Geeks and Kino Lorber, Classic Educational Shorts: Rules for School is a collection of antiquated public service announcements designed for both schoolkids and teachers. Each short clocks in at about 10-15 minutes ("Mike Hits His Mark" is the epic of the bunch, with a runtime of 25 minutes).
Here's the lineup:
School Rules: How They Help Us (1953)
Maintaining Classroom Discipline (1947)
That's over three hours of throwback infotainment the purpose of which is…I don't know. I guess it's pointing and laughing at the hackneyed video lectures of yore. But that enjoyment is fleeting. Not sure how many times you'll come back to this disc (though I wouldn't fault you for showing dinner guests the PSA about the kid who refused to wear safety goggles and got blinded in woodshop class).
The specs aren't mind-blowing: 1.33:1 full frame, Dolby 2.0 Mono, the aforementioned bonus short films, and some film notes from A/V Geeks Founder Skip Elsheimer.
There's some fun to have with these cultural oddities, but the staying power isn't there. Thanks for the safety tips though!
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