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Saturday, September 18, 2010

This week in Arkantube

Posted By on Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 7:40 AM

David Koon has begun a weekly project of rounding up video of interest to Arkansas on YouTube. Above, former Little Rock Mayor George Wimberly is interviewed for a UAMS project at his drugstore in Stifft Station, a popular gathering spot still for politicos to tell tall tales. He talks about growing up in the 1920s and if I hear George right, he says the economic situation today is worse than the Depression, when he joined the CCC.

Elsewhere on Arkantube:

An old-timey doctor dishes on the sorry shape of Little Rock clinics and hospitals in the 1940s and 50s:
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3 (Lobotomies on tour!):

A scary looking guy blazes away with two 9mm pistols while a cockney narrator looks on. Good shootin', gov'na!.

On camera bloopers (many involving animal attack, for some reason) by a blonde hottie from KAIT in Jonesboro

Shitty Arkansas Rap Theater presents: "E'rbody Got a Kid"

Ronnie Hawkins sings, "Got a Screw Loose"

— David Koon

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