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    • CommentAuthorDr Funfrock
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009 edited
    • CommentAuthorDr Funfrock
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009 edited
    • CommentAuthorVermilious
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009 edited
    Reminds me of this
    Honestly, though, I wasn't surprised by the twist. It's a ok ad. Do you know what timeslot/where it's being used? Cause that'll indicate it's likely effectiveness.
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
    well, now I'm awake, nothing like screaming and burning to get the brain working.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
    That Canadian one is pretty traumatizing. Oh god. I've got a couple of good size scars on my arm from boiling hot butter, so I can just imagine how awful that must feel.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
    You just knew when she started talking about her fiance that something horrible was going to happen. *shudder*
  1.  (6615.7)
    The other four adverts in that series are equally nasty.

    Burns. *shudder*
    • CommentAuthorSarracenia
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
    We had a series of similar ads here, a bit more amusing and less traumatic

    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009 edited
    @Vermilious - haha, no one slips like that without a lil wire-fu!

    But yeah, this are serious. There's no safety codes or anything at my retail job, which is why I make sure I do as little as possible to keep myself from getting hurt!
  2.  (6615.10)
    Dear god, why can't these videos be funny and not terrifying, like that legendary German safety video >.< The scary thing is, having worked both retail and at a warehouse driving forklifts, I know just how many safety regulations people routinely violate or are asked to violate by their bosses. Hell, I was basically ordered to do just what happened in that ladder video on a daily basis, and I got damned lucky to not fall and break me neck.
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
    I can just imagine how the brainstorming session for that one went.

    "Audiences are getting desensitized to straight shock-value type gore."

    "So we have to think of a new way to fuck with their heads then?"

    "Yeah, what's the most brain-wrenching thing that you can think of?"

    "How about invoking sexual imagery and then turning it into a scene of tragedy? Get them to stare at a dead girl's boobs or something."

    "I'll get the script guys right on it!"
  3.  (6615.12)
    cant wait for kids just entering puberty now to see this ad and grow up into car accident death fetishists. Like I don't have enough to worry about driving as it is.
  4.  (6615.13)
    My friend's fiancee got hit by forklifts at work twice in one year.

    That...may not have been the company's fault.
  5.  (6615.14)
    "Hit By Forklift" added to list of things to avoid.
  6.  (6615.15)
    I was waiting for James Spader to come and have sex with the corpse.
  7.  (6615.16)
    Doesn't work. Especially on Youtube. You just sort of ignore the depressing bit and leave it it paused on a bit of extreme cleavage. Apparently.
    Nice try, but I think it detracts too much from its own message.
  8.  (6615.17)
    It worked for me. I took in the message and appreciated the cleavage. Then again, they're pushing on an open door, that scene in Wild at Heart where they come across the dying car crash victim freaked me out for years, I found it truly horrifying, guess this pushed the same buttons - plus a friend got killed in a similar way a few years ago and it devastated a hell of a lot of people.
    • CommentAuthorPhranky
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
    What does that Canadian women expect? If you carry a massive vat of boiling oil whilst filming an advert that's what you get... Silly people.
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
    I wonder what deep-fried long pig tastes like.
  9.  (6615.20)
    This is why you never talk about your hopes for the future on camera.