Why are Peter Cook and Dudley Moore here? Well I did have a post featuring a 10:10 publicity film about climate change. But the film has been pulled. If you ever saw the advert for the Ka, with the pigeon, then it was in the same sort of vein. So I have taken down the post as it seems pointless to keep it up there. There is something about the campaign and the film here on Wiki.
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were considered similarly outrageous in their time, and probably some people still think they are too much, or too rude or something. I believe in tolerance and a world where people can express their opinions and views without being shut down for it. You can always switch off the TV, or stop staring at your computer screen after all. The choice should be ours.
My thoughts: No one thinks to protect toddlers from the horrors of the Cilit Bang adverts allowed in their cartoon time, so that the children go to their parents and demand they buy cleaning products, or prevents companies from advertising Toy Story nappies to children, so that when they go shopping with their Moms they cry in the aisles because they want the nappies they’ve seen on TV, as told to me by a mum friend of mine yesterday. She dealt with this by buying the Toy Story nappies on two for one and negotiating a deal with her kid that he got to wear them every other night. One rule for big business, another for independent film makers. It was ever so.
Your nephew haunts the cleaning products aisle ( ‘look, there’s a pink Domestos, we haven’t got that one!’ ), and checks out strangers’ undersink cupboards to find out if they have any interesting Mr Muscle variants….
;) I have heard this from other people too. Maybe it is harmless, I was just having a little rant. The tune for ‘1001 cleans a big, big carpet, for less than half a crown’ just popped into my mind. (whistles away happily). Does my nephew get down and dirty with the cleaning products or does he just like the packaging?
Just watching that clip, I had to smile at the cigarette that Peter is sucking on, times have changed huh.
The Monkeys don’t watch any commercial television, so no ads for them, but it is funny how just occasionally Monkey Boy will point something out to me that he knows. Osmosis? other kids at pre-school? They are sponges and they suck up any little detail that is around them, that’s for sure.
forgot how funny P&D could be
heehee – thanks your Majesty :)
As a coda to this – I received this email today from the director of 10:10
I emailed back saying that I still supported them and what they are trying to do. :)
And I will just stick this in here because the man makes so much basic sense
The Dalai Lama today on FaceBook:- said