Even if those friends are half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herders. Maybe especially then.
Friendly reminder: if you're ordering gifts from Amazon and you want to get them with free shipping by Christmas, you have to order them by Friday, December 19. Make your list, check it twice, etc.
VW commissioned this very strange drunk-driving PSA from Costa Rican art director Fabio Obando, which shows even superheroes can get in accidents if they drive drunk. Obviously Superman is above, and there are a couple others after the jump. They're super creepy... if only because they make no sense at all.
Sometimes experience is the best way to learn, but when it comes to driver safety, it's not like you can have a deadly accident more than once. But you can come close, as Volkswagen demonstrated with this highly effective interactive PSA it revealed to unsuspecting moviegoers in Hong Kong.
You've probably heard that you'll find the cheapest airfare on a Tuesday. But according to a new study from travel startup Hopper, that's a myth. So when can you find the best fares?
Did you know there's a right and a wrong way to wrap your MacBook charger? Curl it up in a ball, and eventually it'll break. But wrap it like you see in the picture above, and it's going to last a whole lot longer.
Sometimes the best way to drive a point home is pure, abject terror. And that's the approach Leo Burnett London used in this ad that shows a rather extreme way to discourage drinking and driving.
Were you pondering purchasing contraband pyrotechnics this Fourth of July? Are you a child actor who can't act? If you answered "Yes!" and "Wurgh?" — don't even think about it, scum.
Here's some VHS ephemera that gives the post-apocalyptic library education series Tomes & Talismans a run for its money. In 1988, actor Richard Kiley starred in Fast Forward Future, a three-part U.S. Department of Education-funded video series about a fortune-telling computer that warns children about the dangers of…
Not all of David Lynch's commercials had the caffeinated zest of his Japanese Twin Peaks coffee ads. In 1991, he collaborated with Eraserhead's director of photography Frederick Elmes on this borderline apocalyptic anti-littering PSA for New York City. You can find much more of Lynch's curious commerical work at …
Around the time The Return of the Swamp Thing hit theaters in 1989, the mossy hero collaborated with Greenpeace on this bizarre anti-littering public service announcement. I'm pretty sure Swamp Thing used his eco-powers to transform those children into peat mummies once the cameras stopped rolling.
You may be familiar with the surreal anti-smoking PSA starring Artoo and Threepio and the drunk driving spot which takes place on Mos Eisley (Bea Arthur would take your keys away). But infinitely less lauded is this spot, where Artoo is afraid he suffers from whooping cough. Silly droid, he didn't ask Santa for an…
In this Hanna-Barbera-produced anti-drug spot from the 1970s, the protagonist goes on a jovial jaunt to an outer borough of Drugachussets and then is attacked by a bunch of ghouls in a cosmic medicine cabinet. I would have totally watched a full-length version of this ad, à la The Herculoids.
Britain's National Archives has created an amazing online collection of "public information films," or what we in the United States call "public service announcements" (PSAs). It's an incredible collection that goes back to the 1950s and continues up through 2006. Some of the movies are just silly, and others are…
Before he became renowned the world over for playing Barty Crouch Jr. (and some other role I can't remember off the top of my head), David Tennant starred in what was possibly the world's most stultifying anti-cigarette program. Together with some bemulleted child, a 16-year-old Tennant plays a teenage smoker with…
In this 1971 PSA reminding employers to obey the federal Equal Pay Act, Batgirl refuses to defuse a bomb when she gets into a wage dispute with Batman. And here I thought crimefighting was a pro bono gig.
In 1994, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean of Sandman created this HIV awareness PSA comic designed for a high school readership. The comic starred everyone's favorite goth anthropomorphic depiction of Death, an abashed John Constantine, and a banana.