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We watched a documentary on herpes that included extreme close-ups of herpes breakouts. It was beyond gross.

I remember a lecturer talking about how gross-out public information films are not that effective at changing behaviour. He was talking about when he was in the army, they made the soldiers watch an in-your-face film about the horrors of veneral disease (as they then called it). It was very shocking, he said, and they were all talking about it on the way down to the brothel.

The New Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

No one ever posted those Canadian "prevent it" ads?

dead-trius (Eric H.), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're on some other thread. I think about that one all the time.

beachville, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, this has been nagging me for a few days now. I can sort of remember an American PSA from the early 1980s, featuring a burnt-out building and narrated by a cartoon cricket. I don't know whether it was for smoking safety, lighter safety, or smoke alarms, but I feel like it had to be one of those. I've already scoped out the various Cricket Lighter commercials on youtube. Would be happy to just have confirmation that something like this existed.

beachville, Friday, 2 March 2012 10:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

damn, came on this thread via the horror film poll and now i'm looking at horrible public safety ads. as if i didnt have a hard enough time falling asleep.

Jibe, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll repeat my request for info/confirmation on the PSA I mentioned above.

beachville, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was always a fave -

BlackIronPrison, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

re: The Finishing Line (ps no fucking way I'm watching this tonight)

"Post-Oven" (DJP), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 04:08 (9 months ago) Permalink

The David Lynch anti-littering PSA is a thing of beauty, not least for the bikers' revel at 0:42...

one way street, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 08:09 (9 months ago) Permalink

on a marginally less bleak note: anyone remember "play it safe" with jimmy savile, a series of jolly little five-minute PIFs where the bejewelled funster pointed out how your house/garden/bike/etc was trying to kill you?

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the SI unit of ignorance (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 08:14 (9 months ago) Permalink

I love DL's anti-littering PSA. They need to start airing it again because I bet it's pretty effective.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:55 (9 months ago) Permalink


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