Monday, April 17, 2006

You Know When You’re Old(er) When…

by chinwhat at 9:57 PM
OH SNAP!!! Who remembers these spots!? Sandwiched between random CBC shows? Sometimes they’d show them three or four back-to-back-to-back. Or I remember seeing these in grade school back in Etobicoke.

Does anyone remember a lumberjack one? I *think* it was to a lumberjack song (not the Monty Python one) and it was an animated short on this lumberjack (duh!) who was balancing on this log as it floated down the river. He “had a red and black lumberjack (jacket), with a hat to match” and one of those spear thingys that had a point and a hook at the end. Anyone? (edit: Here it is. Thanks Shaun!!)

These are the fine folks who help bring that short Cat Came Back joint by Cordell Barker a few years ago. I fucking loved that joint!

Ah National Film Board of Canada, who knew you could instill such patriotism with (sometimes) crude, yet visually stunning animations? I should’ve saved this bitch for Canada Day!

This shit is so classic!

WAR stop motion animation
WAR 1978. It was a good year!
WAR Indian (feather) Education

6 Comments:

Blogger Rubex Cube said...

Holy shit I know exactly what you are talking about, that funny cartoon with the lumber jack in this old school animation....

4/17/2006 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Rubex Cube said...

my bad I just checked the link and it was the wrong lumberjack bit hahah how many of them could their be???

4/17/2006 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger jazzexorcizin' said...

Always the damn nightingale spot on the Movie Network, then called First Choice, if memory serves... An obvious Oscar bid, all colour and intricate detail, but piss poor entertainment value for a 5 year old who just wanted to watch Ghostbusters yet again...

And who could forget The Sweater? Eaton's catalogues, hockey, cacophonous Quebecois accents - O Canada!

Funny - showed the log driver's waltz and the sweater to my students as a special treat on the last day of camp. Their response? Like I'd busted out a filmstrip about science (turn the reel at the sound of the chime). Surprising success? Old school Degrassi ("back when I was your age..."). And don't get me started on StreetCents...

4/18/2006 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger chinwhat said...

alison, your comment is "fit. for the pit"

4/19/2006 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger jazzexorcizin' said...

Sayz you, streeter! Where's two bit when you need him? Screw y'all, back to watching my daily duck programming...

4/20/2006 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger Shaun said...

Oh snap! That video - log driver -- is sooo ghetto.. it's not even funny!

And she was a "whore" -- look at all them people she "danced" with!

lol

4/23/2006 04:14:00 PM  

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