I'm going to go ahead and post AGAIN today (really, did you expect anything different from me?).
When I was a kid, I can remember the school arranging for the fire department to "entertain" us for a day or so. We might bring in our favorite stuffed animal and they would perform certain medical acts on it (totally serious) and we'd get a nice plastic fire hat. God damn, life was good.
The dark side to this, however, was at the end of the fireman's time with us. They would pile us in (mind you, we are no more than 10 years old) to the gymnasium or auditorium and there would be setup a HUGE screen. Oh boy! They're going to show us a film! (We didn't have DVD's, you little lucky bastards.) We all would get a little excited (if this was your first time doing this) and the film would begin to play ...
Images of burned children. Skin being grafted. Explosions and hollowed out houses. Permanent disfigurements. Mothers and fathers in utter horror and emotional breakdowns, watching their child's legs and arms be torn free from melted plastics.
All set, beautifully, to the tune of The Oak Ridge Boys, "Thank God For Kids."
The video here
is NOT the video we saw as kids. But, it will do. Don't look at the images. Imagine burn victims and listen to the song.
God damn, that's pretty damaging, don't you think?
What's your damaging moment? Extra points if it was set to music!
To this day it still gives me chills to listen to this beautiful, albeit country, song. But, I never played with matches!