Speaking of Gloomy Sunday and the 1930s … October 30th, 1938 was a Sunday. And as it happens an important one.
I’ve been re-watching all The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror episodes. There’s a terrific, and hilarious sequence in The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XVII called “The Day The Earth Looked Stupid.” It’s a parody and satire of the Orson Welles’ broadcast of The War Of The Worlds with a little Fallout 3 and Iraq War thrown in.
Orson Welles: “They’re grinding up the bodies of human beings.”
Orson Welles: “Now they’re riding horses in the rain.”
Orson Welles: “Now they’re playing the xylophone while bowling near an airport.”
I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire |MP3|
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