Hirviöt (“monster”), was a 2012 public service announcement from Finland in which the adults have been day drinking. It asks: how different are you drunk? The ad was quite effective, as you can see; there’s an article about it at CBS News.
A 2009 study found alcohol to be the number one killer of Finnish adults, responsible for 17 percent of all deaths among 15- to 64-year-old men – surpassing heart disease for the first time – and causing more than 10.5 percent of all deaths in adult women, similar to breast cancer rates.
This ad features Raphael, the teenage mutant ninja turtle, brandishing pickles. It’s not a perfectly on-model Raph — one commenter at YouTube describes it as “my sleep paralysis demon” — but he’s perfect for the mood of the scene. This is also a good entry in the history of advertisements described as “banned” that obviously […]
Update: an earlier version of this article had the relationship between the ads and the videos reversed. We regret the error Some of Youtube’s most expensive advertising is being run against climate denial conspiracy videos, with ads from major brands like “Samsung, Uber, Nintendo, Showtime, Harley Davidson, and Warner Bros” as well as Greenpeace and […]
South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi L. Noem spent $449,000 (more that $0.50 per resident of South Dakota!) on a campaign to educate state residents about the state’s program to address its methamphetamine epidemic. That campaign’s slogan? “Meth: I’m On It.”
At some point in the future, global communications networks will likely reach one standardized protocol that everyone uses. If you look back over the past few decades, there’s a decent chance that when the story of digital networking is finally settled once and for all, it’s Cisco and Cisco-based systems that the globe will be […]
We’ve all grown accustomed to the new world order. And until we can go out and experience the world again like we used to, we’ll settle for the next best thing: bringing the world to our door. And if ever there was a time for wine (and lots of it), it’s now. So even if […]
With so many cheap and accessible streaming options out there for your entertainment, there likely aren’t many final sticking points keeping the last few of you tethered to a cable subscription. But one of those final questions stopping many from cutting the cord for good is, “How do I watch my local stations?” The Monster […]