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Old 12-17-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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OMG Canadian TV is C.R.A.Z.Y.

Someone posted a 'WSIB' commercial (youtube) on another forum I'm on and I couldnt believe what I saw! It was like a horror movie! Then I made the mistake of searching WSIB on youtube and watching a few others and I think I'm going to have nightmares tonite!! I cant believe these commercials are actually on every day TV?? WTF!
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Hahaha, I fucking hate those adverts. They start off completely normal, and then you see spleens and guts hanging out everywhere. (Well, not really, but you know if they could show them, they would.) I find most of them rather lame, actually. I guess I'm desensitised.
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Heh. Are you saying we're not subtle?

The one where the guy gets blown off the building, I can take that, but the one where the girl slips and scalds herself with hot oil? Freaks the bejesus out of me. I can't watch it, I have to turn away from the tv.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:38 AM   #4
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Ah, the workplace safety ones? Yeah, I'm pretty surprised we allow it actually...I agree with you VP - the one who gets hot oil on her is way too disturbing. Have yet to see the one about the guy getting blown off the building though.
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Someone posted a 'WSIB' commercial (youtube) on another forum I'm on and I couldnt believe what I saw! It was like a horror movie! Then I made the mistake of searching WSIB on youtube and watching a few others and I think I'm going to have nightmares tonite!! I cant believe these commercials are actually on every day TV?? WTF!
What channel is that on? I love that stuff.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
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You can search WSIB on youtube. I didnt want to post any links in case it is too disturbing for some. The chef/hot oil one was the first one I saw, that was highly disturbing. The guy falling out of the building was pretty bad too but the girl that fell off the ladder made my face go like this:

I just cant imagine seeing a commercial like that here in the U.S.
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have you seen the one with the poles and the forklift?
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The splashing oil one freaked me out the first time, but that woman hitting the glass display is still the worst, if you ask me.

I guess they're effective if we all remember them?
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have you seen the one with the poles and the forklift?
Oh god yes that one too. I watched about 5 or so last nite on youtube then I went to bed. Thank god I didnt have nightmares
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have you seen the one with the poles and the forklift?
YES YES YES YES YES! I saw that one on Global the other day and my jaw literally dropped. It's the only one that has really shocked me in recent times.
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I was talking to my co-worker about the ads and he was saying that since health care is (free?) in Canada they really want to get the message across to be careful and avoid injuries. Which I guess makes sense. But still I cant imagine sitting down to dinner with your family and seeing a commercial like that come on
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How would one go about getting a job that require writing those ads, cause that would be awesome. I'd like to make one about getting eaten by moose, or beaten to a pulp by the Mounties, or maybe something with Bullwinkle and Rocky, or drowning in the snow, or trying to escape across the border and having those lunatics on the ATV shoot you, or the dangers of messing with the Hart Foundation, or going to the Bell Center to root for the Leafs (or vice versa), or ordering poutine and it's so hot you burn your mouth and almost choke to death on the embers that were once your tongue, or wrestling a polar bear, or trying to swim across a lake and a pack of beavers just fuck your shit up, or telling VintagePunk that David Gilmour sucks, or telling locals how you really feel about Nickelback and the Bear Naked Ladies or.... you know. Stuff like that. I think I'd enjoy that.
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We've had quite a bit of shocking ads in recent years. There was one not too long ago about drunk driving. From what I recall, we see a car, hear the crash, and then see the aftermath, with the driver slumped over at the wheel. Quite graphic.

We're no strangers to graphic public service announcements (although I'm sure this is the case in other countries as well)

Check out the warnings we have on our cigarette packs. (Warning, may be graphic for some):
























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Wow.
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or going to the Bell Center to root for the Leafs (or vice versa)
teh horror
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