"Cash lies on his back on the earth, his head raised on a rolled garment. His eyes are closed, his face is gray, his hair plastered in a smooth smear across his forehead as though done with a paint brush. His face appears sunken a little, sagging from the bony ridges of eye sockets, nose, gums, as though the wetting had slacked the firmness which had held the skin full; his teeth, set in pale gums, are parted a little as if he had been laughing quietly. He lies pole-thin in his wet clothes, a little pool of vomit at his head and a thread of it running from the corner of his mouth and down his cheek where he couldn't turn his head quick or far enough, until Dewey Dell stoops and wipes it away with the hem of her dress."
William Faulkner / As I Lay Dying
And now, after spreading these out for as many months as I could, in order to savor them more fully, come the last eight in my initial big batch of Nineteen-Seventies Music Celebrity Anti-Drug PSAs. At least until I finally break down and put up the Mel Blanc ones. Being the crown jewels of that collection-I keep putting off the Blanc ones, but we'll get them up sometime this year.
We begin with dear George Carlin, and one of the best of all of my Anti-Drug messages. Who better to lay it on the line in basic terms for the 'kids'? And of course we have at least one here who sounds like he recorded the spot on animal tranquilizers, rather dulling the effectiveness.
All together this will make 36 PSAs in this category, so if you like these, track back through my posts to get the whole set, as they're a great party stopper/enhancer.