Tag: Hayden Christensen

Retrotisements — Classic PSA edition

Retrotisements — Classic PSA edition

Advertising, Retrotisements
I don't know if the social consciousness of the average American is lower than it was back in the '60s, '70s, and '80s, but it sure seems like it sometimes. I remember seeing a public service announcement (PSA) at least once or twice an hour while watching TV as a kid. These days, not so much. And the ones that are around don't seem to have much heart or soul. They're every bit as cynical and cold as regular ads if you ask me. So if you feel the same way -- or even if you don't -- let's take a look at some of the more memorable PSAs of the past... Johnny Smoke Cigarette advertising on TV in America was everywhere until it was pulled off the air for good by an act of Congress. But in the final years of tobacco ads, there was no shortage of anti-smoking ads meant to counter th...
Where’s C-3PO?

Where’s C-3PO?

Funny Stuff
Disney goes to great lengths to ensure that the employees who wear those giant costumes at the park are never seen with them off by the public.  I can imagine it would be traumatic for a kid to see Goofy out by the dumpster smoking a Kool.  So even though I'm well into adulthood it's pretty weird to see this photo of the cast of Star Wars, circa 1977/78, hanging together in civvies.  I'm sure once George Lucas gets his hands on this he'll photoshop Hayden Christensen in it. I'm sure you recognize Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).  You can probably figure out which ones are R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).  The last one (next to Han) is Darth Vader himself, David Prowse.  Sorry Anthony Daniels, you weren't invit