This raises the bar on my somewhat demanding standards of proper gallows houmor.
“Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. “Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay.” For more information please reread.”
“Medium-sized illness” State healthcare in early 1970s Scarfolk
“The state healthcare system – the SHS (Scarfolk Health Service) – fiercely encourages people not to be sick.
In 1974 there is a total budget of 29 pounds 102 pence per person. The SHS is very reluctant to help you.
To receive tolerable healthcare, residents are encouraged to give each other medical gift-tokens, which can be spent at any clinic, pharmacy, hardware shop or oil refinery.
This poster was on the walls of most hospitals and clinics”
“Radio Times 1977 “ITV viewers dirty?”
“Here’s a copy of the Radio Times from 1977. The award-winning Horizon documentary about ITV viewers being backwards was based on a study conducted by Scarfolk College.”
“HORIZEN addresses the recent independant study that indicates ITV viewers are Neanderthals with no hope of progressing beyond their lower class, either mentally or socially.”
“The ‘Inoc-uous’ vaccination machine”
This gem was found at Boing Boing.
*Scarfolk Counsil is fictional but certain other Community Mental Health programes aren’t.