Saturday, October 26, 2013

taking the PIF

grime + hauntology = my postmillenial sweet spot, obviously. Here's Robin the Fog on the Public Information Film, or PIF  -  a memoradelic talisman for those raised in the 70s and 80s, but, he notes, undergoing something of a mini-revival with the following "urban yoof" oriented PIF:

Robin imagines other possibilities for PIFs updated for postmillenial Britain starring grime MCs:
  • Lethal Bizzle neglects to don gloves while handling a sparkler (that’s a firework, not street-slang for jewellery)
  • Chipmunk leaves his Chip-pan unattended while polishing his floor and then puts a rug on it.
  •  Example neglects to stand still on an escalator and makes an Example of himself. (very clever, that one)
  • Wiley, attempting to return to his ‘Eski-Boy’ roots, acts irresponsibly on a frozen pond
  • Dappy from N-Dubz attempts to rescue a frisbee from a substation (with surprisingly graphic-yet-cheering results).
  • Tinchy Strider goes kite flying near a pylon, while an elderly Bernard Cribbins looks on from the tree-tops, concerned 

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