Professor Mal Archaic: “Good evening, patrons. Each Friday on “,&” we draw your attention to common problems which can easily be avoided in twentieth century – I mean, twenty-first century – life. Today’s example shows the problem of not having a good enough oculist prescription. This poor man, Harold Lloyd, had to actually climb hundreds of feet on the outside of the building, to be able to read the time on the clock.
The sequence of events was fortunately caught and preserved on film by a passing film crew with a very high ladder. Named “Safety Last”, and released in 1923, this early health and safety film is often shown at opticians’ conferences, I believe.
Now, while Beowulf brings me my viewing spectacles, and you settle down comfortably to view – roll the tape, Rufus!”