Posts tagged "psa"

Watch President Obama’s Grammy PSA About Rape & Domestic Violence

President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It's On Us campaign "to help kee…
By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

This Dance & Spoken Word Performance Takes Down Bullying

These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no better time for the team to encourage a dialogue. What starts as a dull classroom morphs into a gorgeous, haunting routine that…
By: Claire Hannum / October 25, 2014

Watch Children Battle With Giant Dildos In A Hilarious PSA For Gun Control

I never thought I'd see a funny public service announcement for gun control, but today was the day, my friends. "Playthings" warns adults of the dangers that come with leaving certain things out in the open—and in this case, it's dildos. As two embarrassed moms look on while their…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 1, 2014

The Most Violent & Gruesome “Stay In School” PSA That You’ll Ever See (NSFW)

Warning: the video above is gross, violent and gruesome. It's also an Australian PSA against cutting school, which understandably has people quite upset. Watch at your own risk. [Huffington Post] Demi Lovato was photographed with some bling on her left ring finger, prompting some to conclude she is engaged to Wilmer Valderrama,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2014

Anti-“Stand Your Ground” PSA Reenacts The Night George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin

In what is sure to cause at least some controversy, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released this PSA in protest of the various "Stand Your Gun" laws around the country, reenacting the night Trayvon Martin was killed. In the video, we see a man (representing Zimmerman) following a young black man (representing Martin)…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2013

A Bizarre Bath Salts PSA Courtesy Of The U.S. Navy

I'm not even sure what to say about the U.S. Navy's new PSA "Bath Salts: It's not a fad …It's a NIGHTMARE," warning against the dangers of the drug, which has been growing in popularity with sailors. If they were trying to scare people, it worked … in a super low budget horror movie kind…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 3, 2013

Ron Swanson Wants You To Be Bacon Safe

Be tough, be smart, don't forget to lovingly groom your moustache -- and save all the bacon you possibly can. That's what "Parks and Recreation"'s Ron Swanson recommends, especially considering we're supposedly heading into a bacon shortage. You might, like Ron, want to consider all of your bacon hiding spots, okay? The more you know…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2012

Anna Faris Advocates Recycling — Boyfriends, That Is

I've had a huge girl crush on Anna Faris ever since I first discovered "The House Bunny" playing on cable one morning during the kind of hangover that just feels better to sit out in bed with a whole pizza. I was immediately taken by both her perfect butt and slapstick humor. Thus the utter…
By: Maude Standish / September 14, 2011

Can’t “Friends With Benefits” Get Some Respect?

Single. In a relationship. Engaged. Married. "It's complicated." When it comes to declaring your relationship status on social networking sites, there always a handful of options, but the latter is the only one that hints to a situation that strays from traditional coupling up. How unfair. Shouldn't, say, "Friends With Benefits" be an option? The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 5, 2011

CBS Wants You To Get A Pap Smear For Christmas

CBS is running a short PSA this holiday season urging people to give the gift of ... pap smears. I understand the sentiment behind the message, but a pap smear for the holidays? Whatever happened to a nice pair of earrings?
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 7, 2009

James Lipton Wants You To Stop Sending Incriminating Texts

To stop crazy young people from sending sexual, mean or just plain stupid texts, LG is launching a PSA campaign encouraging peeps to “Give it a Ponder.” The ads star James Lipton of "Inside the Actor's Studio" and—randomly—his removable beard. Watching James, who is pretty much a universal father figure, say “junk” make…
By: Nikki Dowling / December 3, 2009

Chromeo Fights Swine Flu With PSA For Kids’ Show

Hey, kids! Washing your hands is cool. Especially with this mad lame swine flu or whatever going around. That's what electropop duo Chromeo wants the youth of America to know, so they did this PSA for the show "Yo Gabba Gabba." (Which, we might add, is the most alarmingly bizarre program we've ever seen,…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2009

How Can I Tell If I’m Really In Love?

The '80s were so weird. Check out this awesomely hilarious opening sequence for a PSA intended to spread awareness about sexual activity called ... wait for it ... "How Can I Tell If I'm Really In Love?" It stars, among some randoms, Justine Bateman (in a fierce plaid jacket, natch), brother Jason, and Ted Danson.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 3, 2009

The World’s Most Over-The-Top PSA Warns Not To Text And Drive

Remember those drunk driving PSAs we were forced to watch in Driver’s Ed? The plot was usually the same—a friend is at the funeral of a friend who was killed in a drunk driving accident and then we see a totaled car wrapped around a pole. While these were always a bit on the cheeseball…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2009

Frisky PSA: Safe Sex Is Fun Sex!

Have you been tested lately? California health officials announced yesterday that an actress in the porn industry has been diagnosed with HIV––just another reminder to be safe when you’re having fun in bed. This is the first publicized case of HIV from the industry since 2004 (although the California health records show 22 HIV case…
By: Justine Fields / June 12, 2009

Hoo-Ha, That Was Funny!

Sex and sketch comedy go together like penis and vagina. And the good people at Planned Parenthood of Portland, Oregon get both apparently. While the health videos we watched in high school were dull, outdated, and often gross, their take on taking care of down there features cool hotties and is laugh out loud awesome.
By: Simcha / April 28, 2008

Public Service Announcement For Your Privates

An advertisement about the genital mutilating clitorectomy has just won an International Advertising Association Award for Social Responsibility. The print PSA is a photo of a naked women on her back with her legs spread. Covering her private interests is a white circle that reads, “Wet your finger and rub to find out what millio…
By: Simcha / April 23, 2008