Or anything you will ever see again for the rest of your very short life.

(From "Bert the Turtle" governmental a-bomb preparedness pamphlet for school kids, 1951.)

13 Responses to Or anything you will ever see again for the rest of your very short life.

  1. The Imp says:

    The name ‘Bert the Turtle’ conjures images of some post-apocalyptic humanoid mutant turtle wandering the wastelands in search of human flesh.

  2. Dionne Jinn says:

    “Teenage mutant ninja turtles…” Thanks for that thought to you, Imp. Now that tune is going to play in my head for the rest of the day…

  3. McKnight57 says:

    It’s been playing in my head for the last 3 years at least. Well, that and Ninja Rap.

  4. Lime says:

    Go ninja, go ninja, go!

  5. TheNate says:

    Much more informative is this sequence from Barefoot Gen (NSFW WARNING: brief animated nudity; nuclear devastation)


  6. DiCicatriz says:

    I remember one of my old history teachers told me an anecdote about the atomic bomb testing in the Southwest in which a young blind girl driving past with her parents ‘saw’ the bright flash moments before the flash actually appeared to her parents. I never found out if it was true but I always thought it was spooky…

  7. DiCicatriz says:

    Ah, that’s what snopes is there for I guess


  8. zaheelee says:

    has anyone else wondered why they decided to draw one of the most destructive forces known to man as pink?

  9. Dr. Shrinker says:

    Remember to duck and cover kids.

    Then afterwords, keel and croak.

  10. X-stacy says:

    Because it would be the lousy pinkos dropping the bomb on us, zaheelee. Duh!

    (Actually, I have no idea, unless printing in pink was cheaper.)

  11. Myro says:

    It might be unpatriotic to say, and I sure didn’t grow up in the McCarthyist ’50s, but I still say between radioactive fallout and nuclear winter, you’re better off if you’re closer to ground zero. Give me split-second incineration over nuclear apocolypse any day!

  12. Myro says:

    Whoops, forgot to close off those italics.

  13. punkjay says:

    @zaheelee: It isn’t even a hot pink either, which Would ba ok, it’s baby pink, I wondering if it’s a nuclear war, or a girl’s baby shower. Also the text should be black so you don’t have to squint to read what’s goin’ on, and I also think the trees look so fake. My 8 year old niece could draw a better tree!!!