PSA

The disembodied voice shows up a lively party and manages to make everybody feel bad about drinking by having them play the “National Drinking Game” – a quiz to help determine if…




Hats off to Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation. This great PSA uses the zombie apocalypse to teach a useful lesson without backing away from the darkness (and humor) of the trope. Nice…





Created by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films in 1946, the still-thought-provoking short PSA Despotism & Democracy doesn’t exactly paint our current prospects in a positive light:

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?


What do we learn from the school-and-police-department-produced children’s PSA “Boys Beware”? Chiefly, gayness is contagious “like small pox”, homosexuals are lurking everywhere, are murderous, and wear sunglasses during the daytime:


Scary daytime viewing from Montana’s KRTV:

Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in several Montana counties. This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency. Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.







Rounding out the the post-Labor-Day work week, here is Target’s informational video educating new employees on the dangers of unionization. The confusing logic seems to be, unions are unnecessary both because they are ineffective (they are just after your dues money), and they accompished so much in the past (ending child labor, et cetera) that all of workers’ problems have already been fixed:

New Target employees are forced to watch this video so that they are indoctrinated into fearing unions. If you’re a Target employee, please don’t be deceived by your bosses. Target Corporation made over 2.9 billion dollars last year. You deserve better wages, benefits, and working conditions, and your employer can afford to give them to you.



Did you know that IEDs planted in urban areas is the greatest threat facing our country? The city of Houston and the Department of Homeland Security have once again teamed up to create a PSA video for the Run, Hide, Fight campaign to free Texas from the scourge of terrorism. Anyone who leaves a bag unattended, takes photos in public, wears an article of clothing that seems unseasonable, acts nervous, or does anything quirky should be reported. And if they haven’t engaged in any of these behaviors, but your “instincts” (i.e. your prejudices) tell you that they are suspicious, call the authorities:

Large, heavily populated urban centers all over the world have long been the favored targets of terrorists. If you see suspicious behavior, Make the Call.




“It’s the hula-hoop of the jet generation.”

Out of several decades worth of iconic anti-marijuana television scare-verts, my favorite is this vintage American Medical Association PSA, which appears to have definitely been made by animators who were high on something.