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Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Amazing! Thanks for posting this. Personally, based on the music and the quality and style of the animation, I think it's from the early 1930s.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Thank you for the update and for your tireless work!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I'm thinking it's a fake; it's styled to look like something from the 1930s, but the message is far too sophisticated for that time. And if it were really about the Spanish 'flu, then it would have been made in the late 'teens or early '20s (when Louis Armstrong was barely out of his own 'teens). And Sky News Australia is NOT a reputable source – of anything.

Meryl Nass, M.D.
Meryl Nass, M.D.
1 year ago

Was that Louis Armstrong? I could only guess. Armstrong was born in 1901 so the song, if he played and sang it, could be from 1930.

I think people got quickly sophisticated when their money disappeared 1929-41. The Geneva Convention banning chemical weapons is from 1925, came about as a result of the gases used during WWI.

That aside, I do think it is a new cartoon but I still like it! We need humor. Parody. We need simple descriptions of what is going on, and we need to make fun of those whose dystopia visions and outsized chutzpah have brought such craziness to the world.

R Miller
R Miller
1 year ago

There is a clue in the animated radio. The cartoon image is the same as the Atwater Kent Model 206, which was made in 1934. The only difference is that cartoon has 3 knobs and the original has 4. Here is a link to a photo:
http://atwaterkentradio.com/ak206.htm

R Miller
R Miller
1 year ago

The animated cartoon (spoof?) is set to the Cab Calloway song "St James Infirmary Blues" with a voiceover the original lyrics. The superimposed lyrics go something like this:
remember to put your mask on whenever you leave the house
remember to put your mask on it’s what the law allows
remember to put your mask on whenever you go outside
remember to put your mask on, lord knows we tried

Meryl Nass, M.D.
Meryl Nass, M.D.
1 year ago

Thank you to the excellent detectives on this story. We all need some fun, don't we?

So the cartoon design begins with an Atwater Kent radio. Small world? Atwater Kent had a mansion just northwest of Bar Harbor, Maine. It was later turned into a nursing home. My mother spent the last 3 years of her life there, in Atwater Kent's former home.

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