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3rd Feb '17 2:33:52 PM BulletproofLlama
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* Disrespect Nobody is a new campaign to combat domestic and sexual abuse, featuring various talking human body parts who talk about how forcing your partner into having sex or becoming violent when your partner disagrees with you on something is not cool.
26th Jan '17 4:37:39 PM Jeduthun
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* The subway safety video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=IJNR2EpS0jw "Dumb Ways To Die"]] by Melbourne Metro. Apparently, cute cartoon characters dying in grisly ways + [[EarWorm a catchy song]] = InstantWebHit.

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* The subway safety video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=IJNR2EpS0jw "Dumb Ways To Die"]] safety video]] "WebVideo/DumbWaysToDie" by Melbourne Metro. Apparently, cute cartoon characters dying in grisly ways + [[EarWorm a catchy song]] = InstantWebHit.
26th Jan '17 11:01:39 AM valozzy
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* One ad that aired during the Super Bowl in 2002 compared cannabis smokers to the 9/11 terrorists. The message was that drugs find terrorism.

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* One ad that aired during the Super Bowl in 2002 compared cannabis smokers to the 9/11 terrorists. The message was that drugs find fund terrorism.
8th Jan '17 5:02:55 AM giratalkialga
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* Southwark Council in London made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtQsbxvU3t4 an extremely disturbing film]] about gun crime, in which a mother pulls out a gun at the breakfast table and shoots her (about five or six-year-old) son in the head, with the child's ''brain'' landing in the middle of the table and blood splattering all over the kids (who all start retching and screaming). The message was that keeping quiet about who committed a shooting makes you as guilty as the offender. It has won advertising awards but is so graphic it was only permitted to be shown in cinemas before 18-rated films.

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* Southwark Council in London made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtQsbxvU3t4 an extremely disturbing film]] about gun crime, in which a mother pulls out a gun at the breakfast table and shoots her (about five or six-year-old) son in the head, with the child's ''brain'' landing in the middle of the table and blood splattering all over the kids (who all start retching and screaming). The message was that keeping quiet about who committed a shooting makes you as guilty as the offender. It has won advertising awards but is so graphic it was only permitted to be shown in cinemas before 18-rated 15-rated films.
22nd Dec '16 11:10:39 AM Rabbitear
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQtOXO5YHpI This]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ISUPuoSFhY little]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_v3gxMAnQM series]] of animated PSAs designed to warn teenagers of the dangers of messing around on trains.
25th Nov '16 9:42:04 AM SteveMB
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* There is a warning against distracted driving in end credits of ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' (with the film itself showing [[ScareEmStraight the consequences to the title character]]).
13th Nov '16 12:41:09 AM lcmortensen
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* A recent New Zealand Road safety campaign has put up billboards on major highways that cry TearsOfBlood when it rains.
* There's an infamous ad from New Zealand in which a man is paralyzed in a road accident because he was driving too fast, and then his wife receives a speed camera fine that was issued to him earlier on the day of his accident. The phrase "IT'S THE SAME DAY, DAVID!" is a widely known meme in NZ pop culture.
* An anti-drink driving ad aimed at the Maori community showed a boy at a party trying to decide whether to say something to a drunk friend who is planning to drive. He debates the possible consequences in a humorous monologue, including being haunted by the ghost of his friend who offers him chips, and finally finds the courage to speak up in front of everybody. The ad was so successful it inspired the song "Ghost Chips" by The Cuzzies, and immortalized the phrase "you know I can't grab your ghost chips!"
* A series of anti-drinking ads:
** A man gets drunk at a family barbecue and picks up his nephew and spins him around, but crashes into a wall and seriously injures the child. The man is chased out of the house and collapses in an alleyway sobbing.
** People getting drunk and suffering the consequences (injuries, emotional fits, inability to remember the night before) while the sober version of themself watches and cringes in horror.
** An office worker goes out to the pub after work and starts drinking to soothe her nerves, getting steadily drunker. She is eventually abducted/presumably raped by a man who follows her. This ad led to complaints of [[UnfortunateImplications victim-blaming]] in the premise.
** A drunk dad at a wedding tries to break-dance, injures his back and is publicly berated by his humiliated kids.

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* The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and its predecessors have a whole treasure trove of iconic PSAs:
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A recent New Zealand Road safety campaign has put up billboards on major highways that cry TearsOfBlood when it rains.
* ** There's an infamous ad from New Zealand in which a man is paralyzed in a road accident because he was driving too fast, and then his wife receives a speed camera fine that was issued to him earlier on the day of his accident. The phrase "IT'S THE SAME DAY, DAVID!" is a widely known meme in NZ pop culture.
* ** An anti-drink driving ad aimed at the Maori community showed a boy at a party trying to decide whether to say something to a drunk friend who is planning to drive. He debates the possible consequences in a humorous monologue, including being haunted by the ghost of his friend who offers him chips, and finally finds the courage to speak up in front of everybody. The ad was so successful it inspired the song "Ghost Chips" by The Cuzzies, and immortalized the phrase "you know I can't grab your ghost chips!"
* ** A series of anti-drinking ads:
** *** A man gets drunk at a family barbecue and picks up his nephew and spins him around, but crashes into a wall and seriously injures the child. The man is chased out of the house and collapses in an alleyway sobbing.
** *** People getting drunk and suffering the consequences (injuries, emotional fits, inability to remember the night before) while the sober version of themself watches and cringes in horror.
** *** An office worker goes out to the pub after work and starts drinking to soothe her nerves, getting steadily drunker. She is eventually abducted/presumably raped by a man who follows her. This ad led to complaints of [[UnfortunateImplications victim-blaming]] in the premise.
** *** A drunk dad at a wedding tries to break-dance, injures his back and is publicly berated by his humiliated kids.
22nd Oct '16 2:19:36 PM nombretomado
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** An anti-smoking ad which depicted a cartoon land where there was intense pressure to chew blue sticks with various unpleasant side effects. The punchline "That tastes ''boggin'!''" was a playground catchphrase for a while (imagine [[BritishAccents a Glasgow accent]]). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f22wSJ8mslQ The monotone narrator actually makes it ''funnier'', oddly enough.]]

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** An anti-smoking ad which depicted a cartoon land where there was intense pressure to chew blue sticks with various unpleasant side effects. The punchline "That tastes ''boggin'!''" was a playground catchphrase for a while (imagine [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents a Glasgow accent]]). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f22wSJ8mslQ The monotone narrator actually makes it ''funnier'', oddly enough.]]
20th Oct '16 1:46:28 AM 06tele
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* Thames Valley Police's brilliant [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwvrxVavnQ "Tea and Consent"] is an ultra-low budget animation which uses making someone a cup of tea as a metaphor for sex, in order to dramatise the nature of consent. Part of what makes it work is the hilariously deadpan narration.

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* Thames Valley Police's brilliant [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwvrxVavnQ "Tea and Consent"] Consent"]] is an ultra-low budget animation which uses making someone a cup of tea as a metaphor for sex, in order to dramatise the nature of consent. Part of what makes it work is the hilariously deadpan narration.
20th Oct '16 1:43:58 AM 06tele
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* Thames Valley Police's brilliant [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwvrxVavnQ "Tea and Consent"] is an ultra-low budget animation which uses making someone a cup of tea as a metaphor for sex, in order to dramatise the nature of consent. Part of what makes it work is the hilariously deadpan narration.
-->'''Narrator''': And if they're unconscious, don't make them tea. Unconscious people don't want tea, and they can't answer the question "Do you want tea?", because they're unconscious. Okay, maybe they were conscious when you asked them if they wanted tea, and they said "Yes!", but in the time it took you to boil the kettle, brew the tea and add the milk, they're now unconscious. You should just put the tea down, make sure the unconscious person is safe, and this is the important part again -- don't make them drink the tea.
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