0:00 Black, bars and tone, black.
1:44 New York taxi driver Robert Demella complains about television to Skip Blumberg. “Do you realize our generation that grew up on TV is probably the STUPIDEST generation to come down the pike?” “If it’s not quick, if it’s not easy, if it’s not fast food junk for the mind, you don’t wanna hear about it.”
2:25 “Popeye the Sailor Man” by Eddie Becker. At the Earth Day celebrations in Washington, D.C., Popeye joins the ecology movement. “I’m Popeye the sailor man, I recycle my spinach can… Anyone who pollutes the air, earth, or ocean is nothing more than a criminal!”
3:20 Giraffes are fed in a stable.
3:49 Money being printed. Woman is interviewed about her job. She says there is no best part to her job.
4:26 Todd Alcott does “Look at Me” monologue.
5:12 White man and black man drive in truck, talking about issues of race.
5:45 Clip from Media Burn. Doug Hall gives speech as JFK. Car crashes through flaming television sets.
6:44 New York. Skip Blumberg talks to man loading truck with clothing about fashion.
7:14 Skip Blumberg talks to man with fish market about his stock. He shows Skip fish that are still living.
7:52 Man throws boomerang for man shooting from bicycle in Washington DC.
9:09 Music video with nature shots in the mountains.
9:53 Early black and white explanation of television. Footage of woman dancing in television studio.
10:44 Animation of man at beach getting turned into skeleton because of water pollution.
11:18 Black and white animation of blimp flying over city saying “Don’t worry, you’re doing fine!”
11:44 Black and white. Dog by side of the street, cars drive by. Animation. Dog stops pollution of car and turns it on driver.
12:41 “Uncle Sam Falls” by Bill Stamets. A humorous clip where a mannequin dressed as Uncle Sam topples over and people scramble to right him.
13:26 “These Are The Rules” by Doug Hall. Man yells out social rules in monotone.
14:31 Men making insensitive jokes. Parody. America Loves Dead People.
15:36 Flying Morning Glory (on fire) by Skip Blumberg. At an outdoor restaurant in Phitsanulok, Thailand, a cook demonstrates how to make a stir-fried dish with morning glory leaves. “Make sure the wok is very hot,” he says and then tosses the meal in the air behind him, which is caught on a plate by the server.
16:17 U.S. Civil Defense Film. Animated turtle named Bert teaches us to Duck and Cover. Children duck and cover on the street.
17:34 End of tape.