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21st Aug '16 6:06:14 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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** "In the Summertime", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ma_Xv7rGM one of the most famous UK ads from the 1990s]], showed a few friends going for a drive on a summer afternoon (after leaving a pub) while Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" plays. Suddenly the music stops, and we cut to the car having hit a tree, the occupants bloody and presumably dead. It was meant to dispel the idea that alcohol-fueled accidents were mostly a problem during the holidays. The song was used because it has the unfortunate lyrics "Have a drink, have a drive". [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Hugo Speer, who played the drunk driver, later got into a drunk driving accident years later.]]

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** "In the Summertime", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ma_Xv7rGM one of the most famous UK ads from the 1990s]], showed a few friends going for a drive on a summer afternoon (after leaving a pub) while Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" plays. Suddenly the music stops, and we cut to the car having hit a tree, the occupants bloody and presumably dead. It was meant to dispel the idea that alcohol-fueled accidents were mostly a problem during the holidays. The song was used because it has the unfortunate lyrics "Have a drink, have a drive". [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Hugo Speer, who played the drunk driver, later got into a drunk driving accident years later.]]later]] (although he fared better in real life than he did in the commercial).



* A graphic seat belt campaign shows a group of young men buying pizza with two scenarios one where they don't wear their seat belts and presumably die and the other where they wear their seat belt and survive

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* A graphic seat belt campaign shows a group of young men buying pizza with two scenarios one where they don't wear their seat belts and presumably die and the other where they wear their seat belt and survivesurvive.
3rd Aug '16 8:02:35 PM general_tiu
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* Another PSA concerns pollution. A landfill compactor rolls through the pile of garbage. A single white bag of garbage was shown and as we get closer, we see the contents of broken toys and dolls. And since broken dolls in media usually means [[EmpathyDollShot something went very wrong with their owners]], this meant that garbage pollution would affect the young generation worst of all.

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* Another PSA concerns pollution. A goes as follows, landfill compactor rolls through the pile of garbage. A single white bag of garbage was is shown in the center, and as we get closer, the camera zooms to the bag, we see the contents of broken content: ruined toys and dolls. And since a broken dolls in media usually means [[EmpathyDollShot something went very wrong with their owners]], this meant that garbage pollution would affect the young generation worst of all. doll. The meaning: people should not be selfish and greedy. The background ballad song did not help.
3rd Aug '16 10:42:23 AM general_tiu
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* Another PSA concerns pollution. A landfill compactor rolls through the pile of garbage. A single white bag of garbage was shown and as we get closer, we see the contents of broken toys and dolls. And since broken dolls in media usually means [[EmpathyDollShot something went very wrong with their owners]], this meant that garbage pollution would affect the young generation worst of all.
1st Aug '16 4:14:42 PM Morgenthaler
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** The UK ran a similar campaign during the mid-1990s, which showed home video footage of children who had later been killed by speeding drivers, with famous voiceovers reading solemn poetry about death and grieving (including John Hannah's rendition of WH Auden's ''Funeral Blues'' as heard in the film ''FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''.)

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** The UK ran a similar campaign during the mid-1990s, which showed home video footage of children who had later been killed by speeding drivers, with famous voiceovers reading solemn poetry about death and grieving (including John Hannah's rendition of WH Auden's ''Funeral Blues'' as heard in the film ''FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''.''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''.)



* ''DoctorSteel'' has made several of these covering philosophical subjects such as transhumanism, freedom of thought, and subjective reality and posted them on [=YouTube=]. He also has mock [=PSA=]s within his films ''The Dr. Steel Show'', Episodes 1 and 2.

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* ''DoctorSteel'' ''Music/DoctorSteel'' has made several of these covering philosophical subjects such as transhumanism, freedom of thought, and subjective reality and posted them on [=YouTube=]. He also has mock [=PSA=]s within his films ''The Dr. Steel Show'', Episodes 1 and 2.



* ''{{chainsawsuit}}'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/04/06/public-service-announcements/ had fun]] with PSA that are set up as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. And [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/11/11/strip-327/ a warning about hiccups]].
* ''CrankYankers'' has a "You Got to Know" PSA segment with [[ThirdPersonPerson Karl Malone]] saying: "Remember kids - Karl Malone say, 'no runnin' by pool with scissors'."

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* ''{{chainsawsuit}}'' ''Webcomic/{{chainsawsuit}}'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/04/06/public-service-announcements/ had fun]] with PSA that are set up as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. And [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/11/11/strip-327/ a warning about hiccups]].
* ''CrankYankers'' ''Series/CrankYankers'' has a "You Got to Know" PSA segment with [[ThirdPersonPerson Karl Malone]] saying: "Remember kids - Karl Malone say, 'no runnin' by pool with scissors'."
30th Jul '16 11:14:27 AM general_tiu
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* Related to above, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qhYRWUN47s videos]] of milk bottles, baby food containers, and cereal bowls actually being filled with lead paint instead of milk, all with lullaby music playing.
30th Jul '16 10:25:00 AM general_tiu
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* An infamous ad about reproductive health and family planningnamed "Gaga Girl Bobo Boy" was pulled because of complaints it perpetuated sexist stereotypes and promiscuity, and it was replaced by "Inakup, Arekup", which uses children in a situation where they are poor because they have a large family, implying that the quality of life would improve with a small family. The second ad was better received.

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* An infamous ad and music video about reproductive health and family planningnamed teen pregnancy named "Gaga Girl Bobo Boy" was pulled because of complaints it perpetuated sexist stereotypes stereotypes. By the way, the words 'gaga and promiscuity, bobo' meant whore and it idiot in Filipino, so this was replaced by for many very offensive. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipYsZzEfuY]]
* Later another ad showed up named
"Inakup, Arekup", which uses children in a situation where they are poor because they have a large family, implying that the quality of life would improve with a small family. The second ad was better received.
30th Jul '16 10:18:39 AM general_tiu
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKpUQKnjKJc Another Brazilian PSA]] has an anti-AIDS message, using a man named Braulio. It was widely mocked by the media, many men named Braulio complaining they are ridiculed, and weeks later it was pulled [[http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1995/Meet-Braulio-the-Penis-Star-of-Controversial-AIDS-Prevention-Campaign/id-dc84cf56b2bc792550cb9f3c8e44fa67]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKpUQKnjKJc Another Brazilian PSA]] has an anti-AIDS message, using a man named with a talking part called Braulio. It was widely mocked by the media, many men named Braulio complaining they are ridiculed, ridiculed thanks to Braulio becoming an unfortunate name, and weeks later it was pulled [[http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1995/Meet-Braulio-the-Penis-Star-of-Controversial-AIDS-Prevention-Campaign/id-dc84cf56b2bc792550cb9f3c8e44fa67]].


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* An infamous ad about reproductive health and family planningnamed "Gaga Girl Bobo Boy" was pulled because of complaints it perpetuated sexist stereotypes and promiscuity, and it was replaced by "Inakup, Arekup", which uses children in a situation where they are poor because they have a large family, implying that the quality of life would improve with a small family. The second ad was better received.
28th Jul '16 1:31:08 PM general_tiu
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKpUQKnjKJc Another Brazilia PSA]] has an anti-AIDS message, using the name Braulio as a euphemism for something. It was widely mocked by the media, many men named Braulio complaining they are ridiculed, and weeks later it was pulled.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKpUQKnjKJc Another Brazilia Brazilian PSA]] has an anti-AIDS message, using the name Braulio as a euphemism for something. man named Braulio. It was widely mocked by the media, many men named Braulio complaining they are ridiculed, and weeks later it was pulled.pulled [[http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1995/Meet-Braulio-the-Penis-Star-of-Controversial-AIDS-Prevention-Campaign/id-dc84cf56b2bc792550cb9f3c8e44fa67]].
28th Jul '16 1:26:37 PM general_tiu
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKpUQKnjKJc Another Brazilia PSA]] has an anti-AIDS message, using the name Braulio as a euphemism for something. It was widely mocked by the media, many men named Braulio complaining they are ridiculed, and weeks later it was pulled.
27th Jul '16 6:18:02 PM general_tiu
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* In TheNineties, the Department of Health or [=DOH=] churned up a jingle about iodized salt and distributed free iodized salts with the then-president's first name. The jingle became a hit for Filipino schoolchildren and even parodied on occasion, and it was the brainchild of the then-Secretary, who finished it by saying "Let's [=DOH=] it!" Needless to say, that Secretary was very popular at the time.

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* In TheNineties, the Department of Health or [=DOH=] churned up a jingle about iodized salt called "Mag-Iodized Salt Tayo", and distributed free iodized salts with the then-president's first name. The jingle became a hit for Filipino schoolchildren and even parodied on occasion, and it was the brainchild of the then-Secretary, who finished it by saying "Let's [=DOH=] it!" Needless to say, that Secretary was very popular at the time.



* An anti-garbage ad about a pig eating through a bedlam with the message "Don't be a pig. You are not a pig" was widely mocked by schoolchildren. It had been a MemeticMutation for a while in the 1990s.
* Filipino AIDS awareness ads like the ones in the [[link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG6zMTYQ0yk]]. For example, the ad of a rusty and rotten water pipe, or the torn dress with some blood spots.

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* An anti-garbage ad about a pig eating through a bedlam with the message "Don't be a pig. You are not a pig" was widely mocked parodied by schoolchildren. It had been a MemeticMutation for a while in the 1990s.
schoolchildren.
* Filipino AIDS The Health Department also ran [=AIDS=] awareness ads like the ones in the [[link https://www.this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG6zMTYQ0yk]]. For com/watch?v=AG6zMTYQ0yk video compilation]], for example, the ad of comparing [=AIDS=] victims to a rusty and rotten water pipe, broken ladder step, or the torn dress with some blood spots.a rusting pipe.
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