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24th Aug '17 8:12:12 AM RedMuseAniMusic
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* [[http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/ Tales of the Road]], a series of cautionary tales about kids who were foolish about road safety, and the price they paid. Multiple levels of creepy, from the Belloc-esque poems to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''-esqe animation. (And let's not even get started on the fact that, while the narrator may ''say'' [albeit quite graphically] that they just got banged up a bit, the way they stare blankly at a re-enactment of the event while more careful kids walk past them without noticing makes them seem a lot like some kind of ''ghost''.)

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* [[http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/ Tales of the Road]], a series of cautionary tales about kids who were foolish about road safety, and the price they paid. Multiple levels of creepy, from the Belloc-esque poems to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''-esqe ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''-esque animation. (And let's not even get started on the fact that, while the narrator may ''say'' [albeit quite graphically] that they just got banged up a bit, the way they stare blankly at a re-enactment of the event while more careful kids walk past them without noticing makes them seem a lot like some kind of ''ghost''.)
24th Aug '17 8:09:50 AM RedMuseAniMusic
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** Another utterly harrowing anti-smoking PIF featured an interview with a man dying of throat cancer. His voice was raspy and grating, as he'd had his voicebox removed. He tells the interviewer, "My eldest, Alexandra, is coming over to see me on December 13th. I will be alive for that." Cue FadeToBlack, and then the text: ''Anthony died ten days after filming this. He never got to see his daughter.''

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** [[http://youtu.be/0hySFt8O11A Another utterly harrowing anti-smoking PIF PIF]] featured an interview with a man dying of throat cancer. His voice was raspy and grating, as he'd had his voicebox removed. He tells the interviewer, "My eldest, Alexandra, is coming over to see me on December 13th. I will be alive for that." Cue FadeToBlack, and then the text: ''Anthony died ten days after filming this. He never got to see his daughter.''
9th Jul '17 1:58:38 PM EliasQFuntybunt
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* There's a well known Japanese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeXuZexUIc4 PSA]] where a class of schoolkids are drawing, but one boy just sits colouring pieces of paper black. He is taken to doctors and psychologists, but doesn't stop his work until finally the adults put the hundreds of sheets of paper together to create a large image of a whale. The message was to encourage children to think creatively.

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* There's a well known Japanese [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeXuZexUIc4 PSA]] where a class of schoolkids are drawing, but one boy just sits colouring pieces of paper black. He is taken to doctors and psychologists, but doesn't stop his work until finally the adults put the hundreds of sheets of paper together to create a large image of a whale. The message was to encourage parents to allow children to think creatively.use the individual creativity they possess, rather than clamping down on it.
4th Jul '17 5:39:22 PM randomtroper89
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* The subway [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=IJNR2EpS0jw safety video]] "WebVideo/DumbWaysToDie" by Melbourne Metro. Apparently, cute cartoon characters dying in grisly ways + [[EarWorm a catchy song]] = InstantWebHit.

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* The subway [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=IJNR2EpS0jw safety video]] "WebVideo/DumbWaysToDie" "WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie" by Melbourne Metro. Apparently, cute cartoon characters dying in grisly ways + [[EarWorm a catchy song]] = InstantWebHit.
13th Jun '17 8:14:00 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:360:[-[[ComicallyMissingThePoint And worst of all]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] ''[[PokeThePoodle never]]'' [[PokeThePoodle chips in to fill the tank.]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:360:[-[[ComicallyMissingThePoint [[caption-width-right:350:[-[[ComicallyMissingThePoint And worst of all]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] ''[[PokeThePoodle never]]'' [[PokeThePoodle chips in to fill the tank.]]-] ]]
9th Jun '17 9:23:11 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied impressively by current-affairs spoof ''Series/TheDayToday'', whose SpiritualSuccessor, ''Series/BrassEye'', famously featured a montage of celebrities somberly relating increasingly implausible stories of the effects of a fictional new drug called "cake". It apparently stimulates an area of the brain called "[[WilliamShatner Shatner's]] [[InherentlyFunnyWords bassoon]]".

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* Parodied impressively by current-affairs spoof ''Series/TheDayToday'', whose SpiritualSuccessor, ''Series/BrassEye'', famously featured a montage of celebrities somberly relating increasingly implausible stories of the effects of a fictional new drug called "cake". It apparently stimulates an area of the brain called "[[WilliamShatner "[[Creator/WilliamShatner Shatner's]] [[InherentlyFunnyWords bassoon]]".
8th Jun '17 5:57:14 PM smittykins
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* From Idaho, there was [[https://youtu.be/SAhHqt_OFt8 Teen Mommy Darci]] and [[https://youtu.be/WoYuxIV0Z1w Action Teen Father]], which attempt to present the perils of teen pregnancy by disguising themselves as doll/action-figure commercials, respectively.(Action Teen Father also seems to imply that "Taking responsibility for your child is for wimps.")

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* From Idaho, there was [[https://youtu.be/SAhHqt_OFt8 Teen Mommy Darci]] and [[https://youtu.be/WoYuxIV0Z1w Action Teen Father]], which attempt to present the perils of teen pregnancy parenting by disguising themselves as doll/action-figure commercials, respectively.(Action Teen Father also seems to imply that "Taking responsibility for your child is for wimps.losers.")
31st May '17 3:06:25 AM DestinyWing
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* President Rodrigo Duterte's "Anti-Drug Campaign" has been shown in media. This includes a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHv0Du_jrPA video]] about a girl's father who missed so much events because of his succumbing to drugs, and an OFW mother who worked hard to give her son money [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6vNAeGg4vg who actually used them to buy drugs]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pikth_UkVYs ABS-CBN network]] also supported the advocacy in which the company interviewed some celebrities whether they used drugs or not.
20th May '17 4:17:24 PM talltalltree
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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] portrayed situations where people had tried to do something about a social problem, only to end up making things worse. (E.g. a man begins a letter-writing campaign against a company that uses sweatshop labor, only to find out that his efforts have led to ''more'' child labor - and deforestation from all the wasted paper.) The [=PSAs=] then give a message that donating blood is an easier way to save the world - implying "don't try to help anyone via activism, you'll just cause ''more'' problems!"

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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] portrayed situations where people had tried to do something about a social problem, only to end up making things worse. (E.g. a man begins a letter-writing campaign against a company that uses sweatshop labor, only to find out that his efforts have led to ''more'' child labor - and deforestation from all the wasted paper.) The [=PSAs=] then give a message that donating blood is an easier way to save the world - implying "don't try to help anyone via activism, you'll just only cause ''more'' problems!"more problems."
20th May '17 4:13:07 PM talltalltree
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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] portrayed situations where people had tried to do something about a social problem, only to end up making things worse. (E.g. a man is concerned about a jeans company using sweatshop labor, so he petitions stores to stop stocking the jeans - but just gets thousands of apology letters, which he fears is harming the rainforest with all the wasted paper.) The [=PSAs=] then give a message that donating blood is an easier way to save the world - implying "don't try to help anyone via activism, you'll just cause ''more'' problems!"

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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] portrayed situations where people had tried to do something about a social problem, only to end up making things worse. (E.g. a man is concerned about begins a jeans letter-writing campaign against a company using that uses sweatshop labor, so he petitions stores only to stop stocking the jeans find out that his efforts have led to ''more'' child labor - but just gets thousands of apology letters, which he fears is harming the rainforest with and deforestation from all the wasted paper.) The [=PSAs=] then give a message that donating blood is an easier way to save the world - implying "don't try to help anyone via activism, you'll just cause ''more'' problems!"
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