Justin Bieber once said, “As hard as I’ve tried, I don’t know how not to be adorable.” I, like Justin Bieber, have the same problem. I just don’t know how to turn it off.
It’s just like how some people can’t control their bitchy resting face a.k.a. chronic bitch face.
Contrary to popular belief, there is a difference between being a bitch and having a bitchy resting face. There’s really no way to control how your face looks—except for trying to smile all the time but that’s going to hurt after a while. Just don’t like your chronic bitch face be the excuse to being an actual bitch.
Thanks, Broken People,for bring attention to this serious problem. I hope we can all become better people for it.
This Pub Loo Shocker prank was brought to you by the U.K.’s Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign. The prank aims to scare people straight and keep them from driving drunk. While we hope it does stop people from driving under the influence, we hope it doesn’t stop them from washing their hands after using the washroom. Just watch the video to see what I mean.
Back in February, Matt Damon declared he would not use the bathroom until everyone in the world had access to clean drinking water. Below is the video of the “press conference” where he announced the strike:
While the strike started out as a joke, other celebs including Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Josh Gad joined the campaign, bringing more laughs along with some much needed attention to the issue. This is their PSA:
And now Olivia Wilde, Richard Branson and Bono have pledged their support! Although it appears they took a little more convincing, since neither Branson or Bono were pleased with Damon’s impromptu visit to the Illuminati clubhouse. Ya, I was a little confused about that part too.
I think this is a great and hilarious way to bring attention to a serious issue. Most people probably don’t know that 780 million people lack access to clean, safe water, and how huge an effect something we take for granted has on their day to day lives. The jokes are perfect, and it’s an awesome example of celebrities using their powers for good. Way to go, Matt!!
I don’t know what is it about Canada but I think we have the best PSAs.
First house hippos now social farters, there’s really no better way to get a point across than through humor. Not has Ontario’s Ministry of Health swiftly sidestepped it’s way from becoming one of those commercials Harold and Kumar would laugh out, they got our attention by using farts of all things.
By likening social smoking to good ol’ fashion farting matches, they hope to get people to quit the denial and maybe quit for good. Damn, how did they know we all still think like 13 year old boys?
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
Brace yourselves, folks. Because this video might just make you cry.
In what appears to be a mock Public Service Announcement geared to hit us right in the feels, this video features some adorable sloths in a bucket BEGGING to be rescued by us. Surely, it can’t help that Sarah Mclachlan is playing in the background. Because right now, I’m actually bawling my eyes out watching this video.
MAKE IT STOP!!! MAKE IT STOP!! I just have way too many feelings right now.
See the hipster above? She calls herself a nerd because she wears non-prescription, thick-framed grandpa glasses and reads the occasional comic book. She’s ‘pretty enough’ to be a model, but she claims that at her core, she’s just a nerd. Portlandia’s Nerd Council released an
important PSA against these supposedly geeky creatures, starring a real life nerd.
The whole thing is hilarious, except for two things:
1) The “real life nerd” seems to be ashamed of his nerdom, when in fact, he should own it! Be passionate about the things you like, people. Take it from YouTube’s teddybeast:
2) Why can’t this chick actually like comic books and video games? I thought we already established with that lovely, pink-haired Cosplayer albinwonderland that fake geek girl shaming is ridiculous! It reminds me of the whole punk “poser” thing that was going around in the noughties. Labels are ridiculous — like what you like without the persuasion or dissuasion of what people will think of you.
For all the self-proclaimed nerds out there: Do you think people pretend to like ‘nerdy’ things and does it make you angry?
Watch it here
Melbourne Metro Trains experienced an unexpected hit with Tangerine Kitty’s PSA “Dumb Ways To Die,” and now the song has a real life edition. The compilation combines a YouTube fail video for every dumb way to die — setting fire to your hair, eating expired medicine and teaching yourself to fly.
It’s unbelievable how many videos there are online for such specific fails as using your clothes dryer as a hiding place or your genitals as piranha bait.
The campaign was created to discourage Australian passengers from doing erratic things around trains, such as ignoring signals. It has received 19 million hits since Nov. 14. What’s the dumbest risk you’ve taken?
Watch it here
A safety PSA by the Melbourne Metro Trains warns us that the world is a deathtrap and just going outside might kill you. The campaign was actually created to discourage Australian passengers from doing dumb stuff around trains, like ignoring signals.
The song “Dumb Ways To Die” is performed by a local duo called Tangerine Kitty. Since being posted about a week ago the video has already received over 11 million hits.
Some of the dumb ways to die include getting eaten by piranhas, teaching yourself to fly and going near a psycho killer.
Watch it here
The world is just full of so many problems and it often feels like we can’t do anything about it. From having leftovers for dinner to the remote control being too far to reach, it’s almost as if no one can come and help us.
But not to worry. Ryan Higa is here to help. Providing an incredibly informative PSA to spread awareness of FWP (aka First World Problems), the world can now be a better place.
This Jehovah’s Witness video PSA against masturbation is much better when set to the soft, sexual sounds of R. Kelly’s “Ignition.” Though I can’t understand ASL, some of the signs fit perfectly with the song, which was remixed over the original video by TheFlyWalrus. Unfortunately for JW, their original message is now completely reversed.
Next time you’re in an intimate situation and either party decides it’s a good idea to go sans condom, remember the safe sex rap. In fact, memorize the lyrics so you can handily resort to rapping the message to your partner.
Actually, that would be the perfect way to DESTROY the mood, so whatever you do DON’T start spewing out 90s rap in bed, or wherever you are (there are more effective ways to get your message across). Even if this safe sex rap isn’t immediately helpful to your present day bedroom qualms it’s probably hilarious enough to satiate the bottomless pit where you store 90s nostalgia.
There are a few things we can deduce from this rap:
1. Even without the disclaimer, we can tell this PSA is from the 90s (1993 to be exact) because it reeks of washed-out denim, varsity jackets and round-framed glasses.
2. We’re pretty sure that wherever this guy is, he’s known as the male version of Robin Sparkles. And it’s likely that he still hasn’t gotten laid — that’s the natural albeit unfortunate consequence of referring to sex as the dilly dally.
3. All these students, who submitted this video project for their class “Acting for the Camera,” probably FAILED. But we respect their positive intentions — not everyone their age can reject the hyper-sexualized messages rampant on the original 90210. That show is like Sex Kryptonite.
Watch it here:
What we took away from this anti-drug PSA: Don’t do drugs or else your dad will go cray and bust your television with a baseball bat. Instead of listing out the serious dangers and consequences of doing drugs, Drugfree.org created a confusing PSA that seems to come across more as a commercial for Anger Management classes.
Another option: Dad, sit down (sans baseball bat) and TALK TO YOUR SON LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. The tagline is “Sometimes what you want to do isn’t what you should do.” In this case, we’re confused at whether it’s directed at the kid or the parent… In either case, it’s badvertising.
Well this is one way to get the attention of all the cavity-prone kids out there. OregonDental reworked Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie” into “Teach Me How To Brushy.” This swagged-out oral health PSA features kids dancing with their toothbrushes, showing off their bling and riding on
wheels tricycles with the license plate “Brushy.”
The ad features announcer Bill Schonely and is naturally directed to kids. So why are we obsessed?
Ladies, this PSA showcases the dangers of letting your boyfriend do your makeup. It might seem like a funny idea at the time but the result is usually scary. YouTube makeup artist bubzbeauty has been with her boyfriend Tim for nine years now. After some major convincing, Tim agreed to stop playing Diablo 3 and do her makeup.
While he has good technique, his execution is a little off. Unless he was going for the clown/fairy look. Then he’s right on.
It’s about time a relevant member of Young Hollywood like Nina Dobrev takes up a worthy cause like encouraging you to apply a liberal amount of SPF when you’re in the sun. You’ve got to avoid those UVA and UVB rays this long weekend or else you’ll end up with burnt toast skin like the Tan Mom.
Dobrev and Nick Braun head to the beach on a sweltering day, but not without their old school tape that has catchy, pre-recorded “lotion music” on it. They rap about the importance of Hawaiian Tropic SPF. They also sneak in some pop culture references to Will Smith in Wild Wild West as well as less on-topic movies like Hancock and Pursuit of Happyness. Just because it rocks.
The PSA parody was put together for Funny or Die.
Watch it here:
Uh…WTF did I just watch?
Everyone has probably been teased once or twice in their lives, but according to this video, karma is truly a bitch.
In this corny ’80s public service announcement about bullying, watch what happens when a bike gang stops in the middle of the road to heckle a group of kids playing catch.
BUT LO AND BEHOLD! KARMA STRIKES BACK.
While the repercussions of bullying can be bad, I don’t think the end result was the best way to portray the consequences of teasing someone.
P.S. I also don’t think the kid in the green shirt was too upset about the incident either.
Not talking and texting in the theater during a movie should be common sense. But for this woman, I guess she didn’t get the memo.
Kicked out of the theater for texting, she decides to send an ignorant and angry voice mail to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.
In the video she actually calls out the theater for being rude. She then states that she’d “rather go to a reglear theater, where people are ACTUALLY POLITE.”
Oh, the irony.
People don’t usually take comedians seriously but given the importance of the issue, Andy Samberg decided to speak up against cannibals. Samberg shared the important anti-zombie PSA with Jimmy Kimmel.
Here are Samberg’s top tips:
1) Don’t eat any people.
2) Do eat things that are not people.
3) Do make sure it’s really lobster (not a person in a lobster costume).
4) Don’t snort bath salts.
5) Denver (it’s a great city).
Watch it here:
There he goes again, Justin Bieber looking out for our safety. The Biebs delivers an important message in this PSA for PhoneGuard. Basically, if you text, don’t drive.
The ad features four young girls who are distracted by their cells on the road. Despite their reckless driving they manage to see the force that is Bieber standing perilously in the middle of the road and brake the car without killing him. Their screaming is deafening (though Justin is clearly unfazed) and I doubt they even hear his message to download this new safe driving app.
It’s a great message though people! You’re four times more likely to get into a car accident when you’re texting and driving, so it’s best to tuck the phone away on the road. Do you think teens are more likely to listen to a message delivered by Justin?
By now we’re accustomed to PETA’s “shock tactics” but they kind of ruin their message this time by comparing veganism to domestic abuse. This PSA-style ad stars a woman who suffers from a broken neck after her vegan boyfriend slams her head into the wall during sex. Apparently all the wheatgrass shots and salad turned him into a tantric porn star. He’s so good in bed that he injures his girlfriend.
We get that it’s supposed to be a funny take on how to go vegan safely but it comes off as counter-productive and offensive. What do you think?