Friday, September 18, 2015

Media Montage Podcast 115: This is a Public Service Announcement

Knowing is half the battle, your brain on drugs and we learned it from watching you Dad! This week Larry and Bruce visit the strange world of Public Service Announcements.  

Are they Education or Propaganda? Maybe a bit of both?  We discuss some classics PSA's, PSA's and children's programming, and the shocking world of Canadian Safety Education in Episode 115 of the Media Montage Podcast!

The Stairway to Heaven of PSA's

...and the Blitzkrieg Bop:

Canadian Safety PSAs

Canadian Domestic Violence Spots (Course/NSFW Language):

Don't Drive High/Colorado Pot PSA

Brain Teaser Comics:


Monday, September 14, 2015

Coming Soon: This is a Public Service Announcement!

This Friday Larry and Bruce take a look at the strange world of Public Service Announcements. Here's the Clash with a PSA reminding you to Know Your Rights:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Media Montage Podcast 114: Synchromystic Theory - Back to the Future, OMAC, and More

Synchronicity is defined as a meaningful coincidence. Synchromysticism is the theory that ties synchronicity with mysticism as it relates to art and media. Esoteric symbols and sequences in films often resonate with current events, seemingly predicting those events with foreknowledge.  

What's going on here? 

Do some artists have a knack for tapping into the collective unconscious, enabling them to imbue their art with messages and images from another time and place? 

This week Bruce and Larry explore a couple of specific instances of synchromystic theory.  We look at 9-11 sychronicities in the 1985 Robert Zemeckis film Back to the Future, as well as Jack Kirby's Gulf War 1 and 2 Predictions in the pages of OMAC and Kamandi.  

Follow us down the rabbit hole in Episode 117 of the Media Montage Podcast!

The Back to the Future Synchromystic Video discussed:

Predictive Programming: Ep 8 of MMP

The Secret Sun on Jack Kirby, OMAC, Kamandi and the Iraq Wars.

EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art
Brain Teaser Comics: