Feb 05, 2014 10:14 AM GMT
TheQuest saidOMG - That's terrible.
I wonder what would happen if I posted that in my classes?
HottJoe saidAre they trying to say schools are safe now?
blkapollo saidTruancy equals death, lol.
Aristoshark saidWho thinks up this kind of stuff? And what are they on?
HottJoe saidAristoshark saidWho thinks up this kind of stuff? And what are they on?
i2ci2i saidI didn't know human beings were filled with jello
SlateThe end of the commercial claims that it’s “brought to you by” Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia, described on the website as “a non-profit organisation promoting the importance of education for people of all ages.” If that sounds a little vague, well, so is the rest of the Learn for Life Foundation: The website features stock images of smiling people, and no contacts, explanations, or further details beyond the single video and a link to its directorial team, Henry & Aaron.
Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann are a filmmaking duo from Perth with a history of producing unsettling advertisements. They also happen to be comedians, if you didn’t get that “Set Yourself Free” was meant to be funny. McCann characterized their style as “violent with a WTF factor” when we spoke yesterday: “Two comedians can’t really do ‘normal’ and ‘safe’,” he said. He was cagey as to whether or not "Set Yourself Free" is an elaborate prank. The commercial was always intended to be educational, he said, though “in terms of the Foundation, we’d like to leave it open to interpretation. [It’s] hard to keep intrigue in the internet age.” It’s probably a good bet to assume that Inglis and McCann invented the Foundation for the sake of the joke.
Broseph saidIt's hard to get kids to watch a video where the message is to stay in school. I'd bet a lot of kids are talking about this one and sharing it around. Isn't that how you measure success in advertising? :p
blkapollo saidThis is a scary safety ad from Canada