All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PSA’

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets in Heartbreaking PSA

A Canadian organization is taking a popular viral concept and turning it on its head. You’ve probably laughed along as musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, and other celebrities read mean tweets about themselves. The popular bit is the work of Jimmy Kimmel Live, but the concept has spread and other groups and organizations have made their own “mean tweets” videos. So …

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Please Stop Falling for Facebook Porn Scams

Over the weekend, more than 110,000 people managed to infect themselves with malware by clicking on a Facebook link. That number is still climbing. How? “The trojan tags the infected user’s friends in an enticing post. Upon opening the post, the user will get a preview of a porn video which eventually stops and asks for downloading a (fake) flash …

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Christina Applegate Appears In Breast Cancer PSA

Actress Christina Applegate, a breast cancer survivor, is now appearing in a new public service announcement for the charitable organization Stand Up to Cancer titled When You Don’t Know What to Say, Stand Up. “We are so honored to have a survivor as inspiring as Christina participating in this PSA campaign,” Rusty Robertson, the co-founder of the organization, said in …

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Christina Applegate Recalls Cancer Diagnosis

Actress Christina Applegate recently opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis back in 2008. “I think when you get diagnosed with cancer, there’s such a sense of loneliness, but we need to know as people going through this is that you’re not alone,” the actress said during a shoot for her new PSA for Stand Up to Cancer and Cancer …

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Open Mic Fun: Flirting With Strippers In GTA Online Is Awkward

Voice over IP is a common feature of most, if not all multiplayer games. Some games choose to limit who can hear in-game chatter, keeping team chat streams separate from one another. In an open-world online game like GTA Online, however, there aren’t any teams, so the in-game chat can be heard by anyone who’s logged into that particular session. …

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Powerful PSA Against Stand Your Ground Laws Re-Enacts Trayvon Martin Murder

The Trayvon Martin murder case and ensuing George Zimmerman trail rocked the United States to its core in a variety of ways; while many activists and social justice enthusiasts staked their claims on Zimmerman’s guilt and raged against the jury’s decision to acquit him of all charges, many others painted Trayvon as a hoodlum and Zimmerman as a victim. Amid …

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Real Nerd Talks About Being a Real Nerd, as Opposed to a Hot Girl with Glasses Who Calls Herself a Nerd [VIDEO]

I’m not really a nerd. I do nerdy things, but I’m not actually a nerd. I play Skyrim and wear thick glasses (because I actually need them), but I know that on the scale of nerddom, I probably don’t even register. Some people think it’s cool to call themselves nerds, when they aren’t really nerds. It’s not. Just ask a …

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Watch Celebrities Tell You to Vote, For Anything

It’s that time of the year again (ok, time of the every four years). It’s voting season, which means there will be plenty of people who come along and tell you that you have to vote, and how much it matters. Voting is cool, man. Right? Anyway, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of celebrity PSAs encouraging you to fulfill your …

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Ok, Finland, You’ve Scared Me into Never Drinking Around My Kids [VIDEO]

I don’t have children, but if I did I imagine I probably wouldn’t want to get hammered drunk in front of them. Apparently, that sentiment isn’t shared by everyone, and Finnish group Lasinen lapsuus (Fragile Childhood) is fighting to get the message out that children are truly affected by their parents’ alcohol abuse. “The campaign activities are also to highlight …

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Watch 5th-Graders Describe the Internet with Mind-Blowing Precision…in 1995

The internet is our telephone, our TV, shopping center, and workplace – this is all true. And a 1995 Public Service Announcement featuring a class of 5th-graders accurately predicted these things about the internet – back in 1995. The PSA comes courtesy of students at Ray Bjork elementary school in Helena, Montana. “All the Internet possibilities mentioned in the script …

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Brush Your Teeth And Dougie At The Same Time

I’ll be honest: I’m not a fan of brushing my teeth. I hate the way the toothbrush feels and the sound it makes is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Obviously, I do it anyway, because I hate going to the dentist even more, and because, you know, plaque. But if this public service announcement had been around when …

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Bryan Cranston Breaks Good, Supports Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

Bryan Cranston is best known nowadays for his award-winning portrayal of Walter White, a man torn between a benevolent nature he once had and the malevolent creature that his decision have forced him to become. But when it comes to marriage equality, he’s not really torn at all. As part of the Human Rights Campaign’s “American’s for Marriage Equality USA” …

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