Posts tagged "public service announcements"

New York’s “Are You Drinking Fat?” PSA Ad Is The Grossest Ever

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't want anyone in this city to have any fun. First, he banned smoking in bars, then trans-fats, then he made all chain restaurants post the number of calories in each item, so that you can't order the chips and guacamole at Chipotle in peace. Now, the New York Department…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 15, 2009

Disgusting PSA Tell British People To Clean Up After Their Dogs

Displayed at UK bus stops, this campaign by the Torbay Council warns dog owners to clean up after their animals. Those who don't comply will face a hefty fine. Sure, the ad's message is good but, um, EWWWWWWW! That child appears to be playing in and eating a giant pile of dog poo because, because…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 15, 2009

Quick Vid: Insane Pregnancy Prevention Ad (Warning—It’s Graphic!)

Bristol Palin and OctoMom take note! The UK's National Health Service is using scare tactics to prevent teen pregnancy. This public service announcement doesn't make a ton of sense, but it's disturbing. Screaming children run across a playground, crowd around one girl, and suddenly a baby's head pops out from between her legs. The camera…

By: Nikki Dowling / May 20, 2009

VD Is For Everybody

Happy STD Awareness Month! "VD is for Everybody" is a public service announcement from way back in the day. In case you're not aware, VD is short for venereal diseases, which is what they called STDs before the 1990s. In the video, you learn that ballet dancers, equestrians, violinists, pregnant women who knit, and me…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 7, 2008