The clip above comes from a VHS I recently found called StrangerSmart. It features Kareem Abdul Jabbar jabbering in monotone about the dangers of strangers, among things. Having spent the bulk of my childhood in the '80s, this appeals to me on a fundamental level. The stranger propaganda then was so fanatical (between after-school specials, regular specials and very special episodes of sitcoms) that I was afraid to walk to my bus stop until I was, like, 12. But whatever, I never got kidnapped, so I guess it paid to believe the hype. Anyway, I cannot believe how wonderful the casting in the video above is -- even if the acting is stilted, each of these peole is creepy enough to be an actual sex-offending stranger. Seriously, they give me chills. All of them. I'll never again be able to help someone change the batteries in their Gameboy without convulsing. Also, I love the recap at the end. Remember to avoid helping, being famous, having fun, getting a job, affection, authority (especially when the authority comes in the form of pizza delivery!) and hero, kids. Your life might not be fulfilling, but at least you won't end up in somebody's cage.