UK Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcements-they're created to stop the general public from hurting themselves, but they have actually caused more injuries by people running in fear from the images being burned into their eyes straight into a door.

You must be out of your tiny minds!

Just The Facts

  1. If you're not from the UK, you may think you've seen scary PSA's, but the UK specialises in scaring the shit out of people and continues the disturbing trend from the all out scarefest that was the 70s to the present day
  2. Broken bottles, Rockabilly men with ringed, black gloved hand and the grim reaper himself all play a part.
  3. These are the ten most shocking:

10. Broken Glass

What's so disturbing?

Happy 70s kid (Jimmy) goes running back to mother, as they are now leaving the beach so he can go home and play with his evel knievel motorcycle with the super rev action ramp, when he comes across the detritus of some hippy pot party-yes a Lemonade bottle.

How does it end up?

Thankfully we are spared the next shot of Jimmy's foot being severed by the glass bottle; Poor Jimmy, there will be no roaring around the garden for him tonight as he will be in hospital having his skin sewn back together.

Not for you Jimmy!

Not for you Jimmy!

9. Man Trap

What's so disturbing?

Andy has only just come from the hospital, visiting a poor boy who has had his foot amputated, when his harridan of a wife deliberately sets a trap for the man, or a man trap if you will. Just watch the bitch deliberately set the trap to try and kill him so she can spend the rest of her days living with her lesbian lover and baby (courtesy of a gay friend). Poor fool doesn't see this one coming.

How does it end up?

Not well for Andy, he ends up in the bed next to poor Jimmy with a broken back.

8. Frozen Ponds

What's so disturbing?

Just look at the bleakness of it- Little Tommy will not be coming home tonight. His mother knew where he was going, she thought he'd be safe walking on an icy pond-still she's always stuck in a Gin Bottle, what does she know?

How does it end up?

Tommy in a body bag, mother not really caring, drinks Gin.

7. Splink

What's so disturbing?

The geniuses at the Public Safety Information Bureau create a road safety campaign so incomprehensible that children get run over whilst trying to work out what to do when in the middle of the road. Was it L for leap across the white lines or N for never look. Not only that, they got the gummy Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) to try to explain it.

How does it end up?

Lots of kids being scared or unable to cross any road ever again.

6. Think! keep to 30

What's do disturbing?

in case you thought the seventies had the monopoly on disturbing PSA adverts, here is one from 2007. Just look as the dead girl cracks her bones back into place and shuffles across the ground.

How does it end up?

The Zombie girl goes looking for the driver that killed her and some Braaiins, juicy brains.

5. Think Drink Driving

What's do disturbing?

Did you not see the advert, as the two drivers of the table kill the "bird whose been checking him out", the rest of the pub just carry on drinking as if nothing has happened.

How does it end up?

The three drunkards carry on drinking at tables in public ale houses, table related deaths continue.

Beware

Beware!

4. Crossing the Road

What's so disturbing?

Realising that lots of kids could no longer cross the road, the public safety experts tried again, by unleashing a weirdo clad in a ringed leather glove on the children "you must be out of your tiny minds".

How does it end up?

Children on the side of milk cartons and never to be seen again

3. Hanging bags on pushchairs

What's so disturbing?

It's hard to pinpoint exactly what is more disturbing, the fact that the baby was just abandoned in the street, the mother's scream or that it falls and cracks it's face on the pavement.

How does it end up?

Not well.

2. Don't throw frisbees into Electricity substations

Yes, this was such a problem in the Seventies, that a PSA had to be created for it.

What's so disturbing?

Poor little one footed Jimmy's friend, Jimmy, goes playing frisbee with his sister Janie, when the stupid cow throws the frisbee into an electricity substation and orders him to get it.

How does it end up?

"a 66,000 volt shock killed a boy...and now the Doobie Brothers"

But not for you Jimmy!

But not for you Jimmy!

1. Dark and lonely water

What's so disturbing?

Did you not see-the grim spectre of death (voiced by Donald Pleasance) taking the soul of any child stupid enough to go near water.

How does it end up?

"Oy look dez somun in the wa'er", Little Jimmy (pre accident) is told that is a stupid place to swim

Death is defeated, but he'll be back...back...bac

Sleep tight!