Wednesday, December 05, 2007

If Wes Craven was sentenced to community service...

...he'd spend it coming up with Public Service Announcements like these. (Not for the faint of heart.)

Seriously, Canada, here's a new tourist slogan for you, gratis: Canada. We'll scare the crap out of you, eh?

23 comments:

Mr. Fixit said...

Damn! I couldn't finish it. Just after she picked up the pot I had to stop.
Seen what I think will happen too many times in real life.

Thanks Canada.

Anonymous said...

Mighty effective spots, those. The cigarette/cancer pix from Singapore make me mighty glad I quit 10 years ago........ and I took the money I used to spend on smokes and put it in a box each day...... I have a pistol collection now and a shooting habit to feed.............. And I'm broke all the time again.

phlegmfatale said...

If only we could come up with a similarly effective PSA showing the horrors of an Obama or another Clinton presdiency...

BryanP said...

Here
are
several
more.

Tam said...

Given what I've seen thus far, I'm not clicking on any of those links cold.

I'll want to know what I'm in for ahead of time so I know how much to cringe, thanks all the same.

The Hermit said...

My kids are up in Canada going to school. So I wind up talking to Canadians pretty often on tution, apartments, etc. If one of them is rude or not helpful, I always finish the conversation by saying "I speak Canadian really well, eh?" It infuriates them no end.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Nah, the other links are brutal but nothing like the "top chef" video. She's just a damned convincing screamer.

Less said...

Screaming Chef Alternate ending:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8eR5-HCHIZE&feature=related

OMG, I'm totally creeped out now...

Concentration, where did it go?

T.Stahl said...

Reminds me of the Austrian PSA regarding buckling up your child in the rear seat.
Otherwise it might fly through the windscreen...

BryanP said...

The chef is the most graphic and disturbing of them.

I do like one thing about those PSA's. While each of them gripes about things the company or the .gov should do, they also pin at least some of the blame on the person having the accident.

gmcraff said...

No kidding, someone went to the Friday the Thirteenth school of film-making.

It so perfectly put together that way she calmly talks about the accident she's going to have, and then it happens mid-word of her explanation.

Exposition, suspense, then a broadside from the USS Iowa for delivery.

Mugwug said...

I like'em, they're short brutal and to the point. Much better than your typical PSA.

More importantly they've generated all sorts of interest, I've never heard so many people discussing "unsafe work" at work before.

My daughter sat bolt upright at the end of the chef one and yelled "ZOMBIE!" pointing at the "victim". I do wish they'd hold off on them until later in the evening, although I did like her reaction.

aczarnowski said...

I couldn't help but think of the DVD extra PSAs included with Fight Club:

Narator
Tyler

J.R.Shirley said...

Good god!

jimbob86 said...

Now if we could get these guys to do one on the effectiveness of the "NO WEAPONS" signs at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, maybe the next spree killer will get his before he gets tired of killing folk and takes himself out.

...... just a thought,

Jimbob86 in Nebraska

staghounds said...

The ladder one is my favorite.


Dreams from a sleepy stripper
pointed me to these last months.

Philip said...

Clearly a case of too much broth spoiling the chef!

staghounds said...

Last MONTH. I'm hunting, and I've been trying to get by in France for a week. Lay off.

DirtCrashr said...

Jeebus! That's worse than the German forklift one - which just goes on for so long it stops being scary.

T.Stahl said...

Staplerfahrer Klaus?
Cool.

montanabob said...

Imagine, a PSA made by a government, that actually blames the people in the commercial for their activity and its consequences. Wow. And the chef one is unreal.

DirtCrashr said...

Yes T.Stahl, that's the one. He get's amputated, run through, decapitated, the works! I'll never act casually at Costco again...

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ, that was just unsettling in the worst way.