What on Earth! is a 1966 Academy Award-nominated film by Les Drew and Kaj Pindal of the National Film Board of Canada. This animated short is a quirky and satirical look at life on earth as seen from a Martian perspective, proposing what many earthlings have long feared – that the automobile has inherited the planet. Watch it here.
Q: Were the Martians right?
It is a satirical look at life on earth as seen from a Martian perspective.
Darn dial-up… ;-(
Oh Annie – you are missing so much in life! Welcome to the 21st century, honey…. 😉
I knew I was missing out years and years ago- Background on me?
I live in the middle of b/f nowhere. Our old farmhouse (the same that I grew up in). I share the house with one dog, and one cat-
… And every Spring and Fall a few of the wee rodent interlopers that the cat is here to take care of. And beside picking on the dog, that is the cat’s only job)!
Sweetie, I can’t even get cable way out here!
I would love to get broadband if I could.
It’s so rare to be able to live in our childhood home – what a lovely concept, even if it comes with dial-up and no cable. Enjoy your day, Annie!
Amazing and almost accurate….
Yes, considering this was produced 46 years ago!
The good ole days…
Some things are always current events. Love it.
Cars are a scourge but what would we do without them? I can’t imagine living the regimented life I would need to in order not to need to make a quick trip somewhere to get what I forgot. And how would I get to all the places mass transit just doesn’t go? I was looking for work some years back and found a job opening that looked good. To get there by car was just 15 minutes. By mass transit, 1 hour 45 minutes! And this is in a major metro area!
Yes, no doubt about it – cars are convenient. But until 2006, I went many years without owning a car (fed up with the utter impossibility of finding parking at the hospital where I worked!) and quickly discovered that yes, indeed, it is quite possible to get around without a vehicle: on foot, biking, and public transit. Many, many people prove this every day! Once every couple months, I used to rent a car for the weekend to catch up on a bunch of long-distance rides. Depends on where you live (very important!) and how motivated you are to live a car-free life. Now I DO have a little car, and sometimes will drive the two blocks to our local shopping village out of sheer laziness!