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Odd and gruesome workplace safety ads that aired on TV

Ontario, Canada's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board created these splatterpunk workplace safety ads in 2012.

"This is not a feel-good campaign," said WSIB Chair Steven Mahoney. "We’ll feel good when the number of injuries and fatalities go down.” Read the rest “Odd and gruesome workplace safety ads that aired on TV”

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This was the first US mainstream television commercial featuring a *** couple

In 1994, Ikea ran this television commercial in major East Coast US markets. (Interestingly, the commercial's art director was Patrick O'Neill who went on to be Chief Creative Officer at everyone's favorite Silicon Valley start-up disaster Theranos!)

From a 1994 article in the Los Angeles Times:

A few East Coast Ikea stores have been targeted by ...

Watch David Lynch’s weird TV commercial for Adidas

David Lynch has directed many television commercials but this one from 1993 for Adidas, titled "The Wall," gives any surreal perfume commercials (including Lynch's own) a run for their money. (Get it? Run?) You can find a directory and clips of Lynch's other commercial, ad, and promo work here.

(via r/ObscureMedia)

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***-wee Herman’s TV commercial for Japanese securities firm

In 1990, ***-wee Herman recorded this delightful TV commercial for Japanese company Wako Securities. As we know, the following year, ***-wee (aka Paul Reubens) was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater. From an Associated Press article at the time:

″I know this may sound rude coming from a sponsor of his commercials, but ...

Pete Rose, Pelé, and Don Knotts pitching the Atari game system (1978)

Here are soccer legend Pelé, comedy actor Don Knotts, and since-disgraced baseball hit king Pete Rose pitching the Atari Video Computer System in 1978. "Don't just watch television tonight - play it!" Read the rest

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Watch H.R. Giger’s fantastic home stereo commercial from 1985

In 1985, HR Giger created a Japanese ad campaign for Pioneer's Zone home audio system. Apparently the biomechanical masterpieces seen in these print and TV campaigns were originally created by Giger for Alejandro Jodorowsky's never-made adaptation o... ...

Music video made from David Bowie’s beautiful TV commercial for Japanese *****

In 1980, David Bowie did a series of Japanese TV commercials for Crystal Jun Rock, a Japanese liquor. See belowl. “The money is a useful thing,” Bowie later said about doing the ads. The soundtrack was the gorgeous track "Crystal Japan" that Bowie ... ...

Stunt Driving Tips – Stunt Driving Defined

09.23.2008 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Stunt driving is a challenging pursuit, combining a number of specialist driving skills and challenges that the driver must handle. More than just having the ability to drive with precision and skill, the stunt driver needs to be creative and capable of producing the stunt that the stunt manager or director have requested. ...