We’re finding it pretty difficult to pick a favorite part of the unintentionally funny 1976 educational film “Graffiti: Fun or Dumb?” There’s the opening song, which preaches against graffiti in a way somewhat reminiscent of the Oompa-Loompa chants from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There’s the faux-objective weighing of grafitti’s pros and cons. And, of course, there’s the implicit class judgments about “inner city” vs. suburban street art. There’s the testimonial from a preppy dude who claims graffiti is “neither art nor literature,” followed several minutes later by a girl who believes “kids who write on toilet walls have psychological problems.” Let’s hope she never grew up to find herself in a New York bar bathroom. Watch grafitti’s very own Reefer Madness after the jump.
[via Dangerous Minds]