by Max Brantley
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 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