Is That Show Falling From The Sky Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Dec. 2019 Edition, Vol. 6 – 12″
Not a subscriber to climate change (we here at CSR much prefer the madcap humor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek), there seems to be little reason for the continuous panic every time there is an announcement of snowfall, sunshine, rain, cold or warm weather, when the true sign of the coming apocalypse is clearly any time TCM announces Elizabeth Taylor as the Star of the Month. The wintry anticipation of light and airy flakes falling from the sky is certainly preferable to every time ISRO shoots a lunar probe into the sky; an occasion which has us rushing to the CSR warehouse for our Skylab Debris Detection helmets. Still, there are those of our readers who are dedicated to the proposition that all atmospheric conspiracy theories are created equal, and with that remarkably shameless micro-thread of a segue in mind, we introduce this month’s edition of the National Weather Bureau’s favorite distraction on which to blame for conveniently missing that F-5 funnel heading straight for a source of unusually concentrated hot air in Chappaqua, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you- as always -by those good folks who export SKITTLES, the favorite breakfast candy of Ukrainian Biden campaign workers. In this edition we salute those fun loving guys and gals (which should cover everyone, despite the protestations of certain members of Congress, the validity of whose educational credentials are under scrutiny as we speak) who deem to descend to the surface of the Earth in a manner unapproved by three out five major airlines (the exception being bratty kids with whom a quick exit is universally applauded), and that, of course, means a premature departure rudely interrupting the captain’s point of interest announcement as you are flying over a national landmark (“Ladies and gentlemen, if you would look to your right you will see that we are flying over Schiff Canyon, a vast depression from which no one has ever escaped.”). We, naturally, refer to the fine art of parachuting…. unless one forgets one’s gear in which case you just look foolish and will likely leave an unsightly stain on the landscape. The following twenty five images depict people falling or preparing to fall from the sky, often with great panache, but more often than not with an emergency need for Depends. Your mission, should you decide you have nothing better to do in life, is to correctly identify the twenty five films from which these stills have been lifted. The first to correctly identify all twenty five will receive the coveted and non-gravitationally challenged CSR Culture Shock Award, suitable for free drinks in the Captain’s Lounge at Minsk-2 in Belarus. Good luck.