I found this old book online that describes my family’s days back in Wales.
Back in 2008, the UK’s Channel 4 recreated the behind-the-scenes production of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to promote its “Stanley Kubrick Season” with this fantastic ad.
The Stanley Kubrick Appreciation Society did a side-by-side comparison of the ad to the actual footage associated with The Shining to show how accurate the video was to reality.
On July 21, 1972, comedian George Carlin was arrested at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Summerfest and charged with violating that state’s obscenity laws after performing his controversial routine, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”.
“There are 400,000 words in the English language,” Carlin told the audience, “and there are seven you can’t say on television. What a ratio that is! 399,993 to 7. They must really be baaaad. They must be outrageous to be separated from a group that large. ’All of you words over here, you seven….baaaad words.’ That’s what they told us, right? …You know the seven, don’t ya? That you can’t say on TV? Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits.”
A Milwaukee judge later dismissed the charges against the 35-year-old comic.
The BBC show “Tomorrow’s World” predicted what the home of the future would look like in 2020.
They were… right-ish?
Video Source: BBC’s Twitter Account