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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Celeste, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Celeste

    Celeste WiiChat Member

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    This is an advertisement for Prevent It, a Canadian workplace injury awareness/prevention thing. The intentions are good, it illustrates clearly and very effectively how easy accidents can happen.

    ...BUT. It's aired during times when little kids are home and watching TV.
    My 7 year old nephew is having a lot of trouble sleeping over it =(

    What do you guys think, is it a bit too much for the timeslot it airs durring?

    It's short, just watch...kthx.

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/v/9FcHU8vo_LA[/media]
     
  2. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Damn, yea that is a bit graphic. Though it does make it's point. I think they should reconsider when they show it and if they show the face after the dumping, that would make it more "friendly" to younger kids.
     
  3. Napalmbrain

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    It's graphic, but at least it's brief. I guess it wouldn't be as effective without it.
     
  4. Fire Flower

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    Jesus of suburbia!
    That was pretty creepy. I had a bit of a chill there.
     
  5. Frogger

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    Wow, don't you have watershed?
     
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    Well.. the advertisement is almost comical without it. But, it's creepy with it. Opinion: Don't go with the heels over head trip in a serious commercial.. ever.
     
  7. Gikoku Harakami

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    Mm, yeah I think it's time slot is pretty messed up. If they aired it at like 10pm - 6am, then that's fine. Or air it on a channel that children will most likely not turn to. That **** looks like it came right out of a Final Destination sequel.
     
  8. Frogger

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    Well it's obviously aimed at adults with jobs, so, I don't know what is wrong with airing it later. But in the middle of the day, damn, way to traumatise the poor kid.
     
  9. Fire Flower

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    Will kids who see this be afraid to get jobs that could be harmful in the future?
    (Almost every job?)
     
  10. Frogger

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    I don't think little five year olds will be thinking about their future that deeply.
     
  11. Gikoku Harakami

    Gikoku Harakami ミュージック

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    Obviously.

    Looks more like another way to make someone paranoid when they go to work everyday. Lots of people have enough problems going into work everyday without a commercial reminding them on how to have a freak accident.
     
  12. kiraownsurmom

    kiraownsurmom Man Points: Over 9000

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    what about the kabloom guy one
     
  13. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    My eyes watered after i saw that. then i lol'd

    it was rather creepy though.
     
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    I love these commercials, it'd make a great internet "Owned!" ad. I don't think they do much in the way of workplace safety because most will look at it as, something to laugh at or shrug off.

    On a side note, I lol'd at these.
     
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    ^ Now amagine you were 7 years old. It would scare you.
     
  16. owlsgo

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    it should be a little later, yes.
    but otherwise, it's a good ad.
     
  17. Gikoku Harakami

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    I'd probably bust my gut laughing, if I saw this when I was 7.
     
  18. CantGetAWii

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    It shouldn't be on during the day no, night is definitely a better slot for it.
    Sorry to hear about your nephew Celeste. I am surprised he understands that though or notices it, I never would have at that age..but thats me I guess.

    That is also the worst ones of them all, the other ones seem "tame" compared to this.
     
  19. X@vier

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    i think is a good ad and is to the point, is not just for adults is for everyone that works and that includes young kids that are starting their first job and they are the ones that need it the most..... u can't really put the ad too late because a lot of them are not up that late.

    ~X
     
  20. bubba-ga-nush

    bubba-ga-nush Im on more than you think

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    I remember seeing this for the first time.. i was expecting her fingers to get chopped off or something but not that. I jumped when i saw that. Don't mind it now.

    Also it's stupid that they air it at that time.

    And also i love the don't get high and drive commercials (it goes something like that). Their always great.
     

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