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When Big Brother was still a teen-ager

If you are, like I am, a little troubled by the fact that all of our digital communications can be accessed at any time by the government, and if you are, as I am, leery of cameras on every street corner to monitor our every move, well—this isn't a recent development. My home town bought into the camera idea in the late 1960s.

Thanks to my friend G-man for forwarding this:

(It can't happen here ...)


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 6th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
Interesting how it starts out as a "promo" for Olean and ends up being a sales pitch for the Televigil Camera System. Irv!
May. 6th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
As my friend G-man observed, he wasn't sure it was Irv because Irv didn't say "pistol-packing punks."

May. 8th, 2013 10:28 am (UTC)
This is the city...Olean, NY...I carry a badge...I'm Sgt. Art Filjones...I was working the day watch out of bunco (cue in Dragnet theme)
May. 8th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Who's going to play Bill Gannon?
May. 9th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
Pleasn promo
FUnny how we all recognize Uncle Filly after all these years...
May. 9th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Pleasn promo
At first I thought you were talking about *our* Uncle Philly.
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