Saturday, July 3, 2010

Public-Health Posters of the Late 18th Century, #38

Zombie Peter Sellars reprises his role as Clouseau in Love Slaves of the Pink Panther. This is the scene where he disguises himself as a fountain in order to mingle with the conspirators gathering at Schloss Hellbrunn and overhear the details of the plot. Note the boobie-stilts to help support the weight of the costume.

HA HA had you going for a minute there. Of course this is yet another Industrial Safety poster. Grisly stuff, no punches pulled to make the point. A worker allowed his concentration to wander momentarily and was caught and dragged into the fountain-making machinery. Just look at him now. This is worse than the cautionary short films we had to watch at school where high-spirited kids accept a dare from their ne'er-do-well friends and learn the hard way about the consequences of fooling around with the milking machine.

UPDATE: Bonus alternative interpretation (thx tigris in comments). The picture could depict the standard uniform of an 18th-century pizza delivery boy, complete with allegorical scenes of being met at the door by naked customers, such as I never dreamed would happen to me.

12 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I think he's trying to lure thirsty young maidens into a life of sin and depravity.

ckc (not kc) said...

desperately thirsty young maidens (but I'm intrigued by the details of the sin and depravity offered)

ckc (not kc) said...

...are the hammer and the lollipop crucial?

Smut Clyde said...

Depravity without a hammer and a lollipop is like beer without akvavit.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a Hammer and Popsicle.
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fish said...

I could use some booby stilts.

tigris said...

Fish have boobs?

tigris said...

Also: pizza cutter.

fish said...

They are for a friend.

fish said...

The stilts that is.

Substance McGravitas said...

The insensitivity in this economic downturn towards peter sellers is shocking.

Another Kiwi said...

Yeah? Well I don't want to buy a peter.
Accidental yet careful examination of the booby stilts will reveal that they are water spouts which is possibly more disconcerting than stilts.