G.Nome, I work at a radio station doing a request show. That song gets heaps of requests, but never by name - it’s always just “that song in the car ad”.
cazzle, ‘shock’ advertising isn’t unique to Australia, but as far as I know, we were the first ones to apply it to things like smoking and, especially, road safety issues. South Africa was apparently hugely impressed with those ads, and the result, and, with the TAC’s advice, started airing their own campaign.
The thing is, those ads aren’t even close to the horror of a car crash. I’ve worked with State Emergency Service units; in rural areas, road accident rescue is the primary function.
If I’d my druthers, drivers who get caught driving drunk once too often (which is once, in my book) should get a look at what that idiocy causes, up close and personal. Make 'em pick up body parts from the roadside, then go with the police when they have to tell family members that someone’s not coming home.
:gets off soapbox, bitchslaps random Daddos just for fun:
Rilchiam, does it help if you know that echidnas have very long, very agile tongues? And that Rex the Echidna is following the ants that are…um…heading south along the model’s body?