Monday, April 23, 2012

"Dreams money can buy" (1947) Hans Richter

Puppets. Dolls. Dummys.

NARRATOR: Her chromium nerves and her platinum brain were chastely encased in Cellophane.
                            And to top off this daughter of science and art...she was equipped with a pre-fabricated heart !

-----she prepares for life ----

WOMAN: Shall I be auburn or dark or fair ? Shall I unbind my nylon hair ?
                      Will Love make skies look clearer ?
                      Or should I serenade my mirror ?

                      A hero would always admire me, he´d pamper & pet & inspire me...
                      Why else were my charms made so drastic ?
                      Why else were my arms made so plastic ?
                      What else was my heart electroplated for ?
                      Oh, send me the mate it was prefabricated for...

NARRATOR:Then just like the movies, a mail-order male
                           was sent by the gods, direct from Yale.
                          He was handsome with biceps of stainless steel
                          plus which he was rich and her love for her was REAL.

                          By fate he was guided to knock on her door
                          ´twas love at first sight for evermore
                          they were made for eachother, exclusively planned
                          so he bend his knee and he asked her for a ... hand.

MAN: I´ll offer you sterilized flowers
            Expensive and scentless and rare.
            There´ll be pedigree birds,singing songs without words
             as they fly through the air-conditioned air.

             Your fanciful dreams, I´ll interpret for you
             your hidden desires I will bring into view.
             All the wheels in your brain I will polish and shine
             To prove they can move in harmony with mine.

            All nature and art will not win her
            so I ply her with diamonds and pearls
            for bracelet and rings
            are practical things
            that appeal to the mind of a healthy girl.


- Julie, at last you´re mine!
- I guess...
- I´ve always dreamed of this moment divine !!
- It will be nice, unless...
- Oh, darling, let our marital bliss seal with a technicolor kiss !!!
- I suppose so...
- You express every ideal, I´ve ever had. You´re as evocative as a full page ad. Tell me that you care !
- You´re messing my my new clothes...
- Angel !
- Don´t make such a fuss...
- Treasure !!
- You´re so impetuous...
- Dearest! Sweetest! Queen!
- This is ridiculous. Sisters, come to my aid ...

NARRATOR: Her amazon sisters were passing that way
                            they rushed to her aid and they save the day.

SISTERS: The Swine ! He has frightened her out of her wits.
                     The brute! We should shoot him and tear him into bits.

WOMAN: Wheels started turning inside my head
                     so from his ardent arms I fled
                    Girls of wax can´t use devotion
                    I might melt if I felt an ... emotion

NARRATOR: She left him bereft and helpless
                           and he fell to the ground quite ... lifeless.

                  But she rides on, into the dawn
                  on and on as her wheels revolve
                  A riddle whose answer none can solve.

                  Her loneliness she must insist on.
                  She´s isolde without a tristan.
                  Her groom, who for doom was slated
                  dissolved into tears and ... disintegrated...

...and so she rides on through the evening, as pure as she was from the start,
for there´s no man alive who could ever survive ...the girl with the prefabricated heart.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Apaches Building Sites Bite The Finishing Line

dangers to children on farms

 dangers to children on Building Sites 

 dangers to children on railways 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012