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Rachael Leigh Cook explains that the war on drugs is a racist war on people in a remake of her iconic spot. [Video for the Drug Policy Alliance.]

Here’s an extended cut version of the original PSA: [Mas…]


The Mexico City Metro has installed a “penis seat” in one of its subway cars, featuring a molded likeness of a man’s torso and penis.

Por que? They hope to get men thinking about the sexual harrassment Mexico City mujeres have to put up with every pinche day.

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supermanfriendlyhandHelp the refugees, kids, said Superman in this 1960 one-page PSA. Lend a friendly hand! is from DC’s World’s Finest #111, August 1960. It was World Refugee Year on a distant planet just like Earth where people just like Americans cared about others.


Deb and Maria are the same age, each has two kids, and they live just a few miles apart. Deb, however, will live, on average, 15 years longer than Maria. This public service video from The California Endowment — narrated by George Takei — explains the discrepancy:

What determines how long we live? The surprising thing to us was that adjacent communities can have a 15 year-difference in life expectancy. [Mas…]

psastillThree glorious black and white Public Service Announcements remind an “ordinary Joe” not to be “Joe Shmoe.” How? “Don’t be prejudiced.”

“Negroes and whites, Jews and Christians, [women are seen but not heard],” says the cheery announcer. “We are all in this together.” Also we’re all in the circus and on the baseball diamonds, high rise construction sites and neighborhood block parties.

Ground-breaking integrated pre-rock-n-roll boy band, the Benny Goodman Quartet, swing the PSAs to a brilliant climax as silhouetted jitterbugging hep-cats prefigure iPod commercials. We can make beautiful music together if we all play ball! Bake a cake for your colored neighbor. HOME TEAM USA! Tuned up for freedom! Solid!

Do you think Mustache Guy is Latino? [Mas…]

trejo3Then there was that time Danny Trejo played a stray dog in a public service announcement for Friends of Animals. [Mas…]

Looks legit: Help the wealthy with American Gold Cross (video)

by Comic Saenz June 4, 2015 Cultura
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It’s a tragedy that happens every day – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Please reach deep in your pockets to help the extremely wealthy, with American Gold Cross.

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POCHO PSA: How to NOT get raped (NSFW video)

by Verdana Bold April 9, 2015 Cultura
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Anna Akana explains how to NOT get raped. [Adult content, F-bomb, NSFW.]

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#TBT Throwback Thursday Frank Zappa ‘Cucaracha’ (1970s audio)

by Barney Asada January 22, 2015 Audio
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ESTRANGE BUT TRUE: It was the tail end of the 1960s and Frank Zappa of the Mothers of Invention was making Public Service Announcements for “underground radio.” Few examples survive, but this short audio segment warns impressionable young people about a popular Chicano-themed cartoon that had not even been invented yet — a subversive cartoon […]

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Hey, you kids in Australia: Don’t cut class or else! (video)

by JOAQUIN MATILDA October 10, 2014 Cultura
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The Land Down Under offers this public service announcement urging high school kids to stay in school and don’t be a slacker. We don’t care if it’s a perfect day to cut class and enjoy skimpy swimsuits and sexytime surfing. If you mates and sheilas go walkabout, you’ll have no one to blame for the […]

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DREAMers: Here’s how to apply for DACA [POCHO Video PSA]

by Sara Inés Calderón October 7, 2014 El Now
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This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and […]

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Excuse me, stewardess, the seating is unacceptable (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 25, 2014 Cultura
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The human rights marketeers are dead set against *&^%$#@ snakes on a plane. You’d think that with all the groping and X-rays, the TSA could easily detect assholes, but not so much.

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Hey you with the ‘public display of affection’ — don’t do that! (video)

by Verdana Bold June 3, 2013 Cultura
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Hey, you two! Get a room! (From España with love, but not too much.)

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Talk with your kids about cooties, before it’s too late (video)

by María Purísima March 19, 2013 Cultura
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They didn’t think it could happen to them! Speak to your kids about cooties…before cooties speak to them first.

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SNL’s Amy Poehler champions the rights of domestic workers (video)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 24, 2012 El Now
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Funny former Saturday Night Live comedian Amy Poehler is down for Domestic Workers, and comes clean on something not many in the U.S. will admit: She could not be the busy actress and mom that she is without her hard-working domestic help. Poehler’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) is a call to action to petition to […]

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