Comedy at Ground Zero

Over at the ol’ 1-900-HOTDOG, I watched a couple of vintage U.S. Civil Defense videos on how to survive nuclear fallout without your shadow being burnt into a wall or puking up your own internal organs. “Walt Builds a Family Fallout Shelter” segues into “Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself” with so much existential awe that there’s not even time for this puppet nightmare. Ah well, perhaps there will be time in our ongoing nuclear dread.

If you want the complete experience, read it while listening to Tom Lehrer, whom I played on loop with a couple quick breaks for Fishbone and Weird Al’s ground zero gallows glee.