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Safety ads from the 70's and 80's,which ones would you like to see again?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    This one's a chiller.
    A real chiller.



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭darkdubh


    Does anyone remember the one where there was a family or something in a car, and they were in the car when it was being crushed like they do for scrap yards?

    Think that might be the one here that starts at the 38.36 mark.

    "Nothing on the road is more crushable than you"



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    This is a tough one.
    Which one do ye think is the scariest?



    Or......



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    This is a tough one.
    Which one do ye think is the scariest?



    Or......


    Deffo second one


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    This was from the 90's but anyone remember the road safety advert where a guy is driving dangerously and there's a techno dance beat soundtrack then it changes to him in a wheelchair and the dance beat is him bouncing a basketball?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    This was from the 90's but anyone remember the road safety advert where a guy is driving dangerously and there's a techno dance beat soundtrack then it changes to him in a wheelchair and the dance beat is him bouncing a basketball?
    Yep, I remember that one well enough,but I can't remember what was said at the end.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    Does anyone remember one from the late 80's or early 90's about anti social behaviour that showed CCTV footage of a bunch of fellas kicking the tar out of each other on a bus?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    The first part of this has an old bus safety film from the 60's. For some reason tacked on is a clip from the LLS of Gardai motorcycle traffic unit.




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,026 ✭✭✭Amalgam


    'High voltage frisbee of death with strangely animated and ominous music safety ad.'

    That would be my choice.

    You know the one.. I don't even have to link it..


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,681 ✭✭✭Try_harder


    The dog that falls in with bad company


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,681 ✭✭✭Try_harder




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,681 ✭✭✭Try_harder




    Irish ad very heteronormative and not supporting condom use. Casual sex bad!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    Amalgam wrote: »
    'High voltage frisbee of death with strangely animated and ominous music safety ad.'

    That would be my choice.

    You know the one.. I don't even have to link it..

    "TIMMEEEEEEEeeee.......!!!!"


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    "TIMMEEEEEEEeeee.......!!!!"

    The Irish version which I remember





    It uses edited footage from this British PIF which is the "Timmee" one even though it sounds to me like "Jimmeee"



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    The Irish version which I remember





    It uses edited footage from this British PIF which is the "Timmee" one even though it sounds to me like "Jimmeee"


    Yep, tis "JIMMEEEeee" alright, I stand corrected!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    John did ya put the cat out?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    Try_harder wrote: »


    Irish ad very heteronormative and not supporting condom use. Casual sex bad!

    AIDS.
    The only thing that terrified me,gave me both nightmares and sleepless nights,and had me crying to my Mammy about it during my childhood.Ads like the two you have mentioned,and this one,made me educate myself.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    You've just reminded me of the when the ads about AIDS became a bit more mellow and less scary in the early 90s,which had celebrities like Pat O'Mahony,Hillary Fennell and Thom "The Diceman" McGintey giving advice on AIDS.The series of ads just had each of them sitting down in a darkened room speaking to the camera,with the exception of The Diceman who just held up a sign which read "It goes without saying.Protect yourself.Always use a condom."

    I distinctly remember that bitch Hillary Fennell basically blaming men alone for the spread of AIDS in her ad.
    darkdubh wrote: »
    They still had those ads running till about ten years ago with one of the Corrs (probably Sharon) and Sinead O Connor .
    Yep,I remember those ones well also.

    I think they were dealing more with the stigma of having AIDS and HIV more than anything else.
    Either way,I found those ads pretty tame and ineffective.

    Those ones are all up on YT. Theres several more of them under the same channel.





  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    This was actually a print safety advert but I think it might have been connected with the old Irish "Play Safe" ad. Late 70's/early 80's, It was warning about the dangers of electricity and showed a cartoon man or boy climbing over a fence into what was presumably a power station, he was looking up with a glum expression at what looked like a big lightening bolt flying down at him and the lightening bolt had a super villian type head , a bit like Batman. To jog folks memories I've done a rough sketch from memory of this electricity bolt villian character.

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Does it ring a bell with anyone of a certain age?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    Yellow man?


  • Registered Users Posts: 387 ✭✭Zirconia
    Boycott Israeli Goods & Services


    Hey I remember that guy! I don't remember any ads with him on it, but it was on a warning notice on the door of a local substation - as a little kid I was facinated by it, wondering if he was a man, and if so how could he be if he had no body. I've been searching the internet for years to see if I could find a photo of that sign!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,764 ✭✭✭Dakota Dan


    trad wrote: »
    Brendan Grace doing "The Safe Cross Code"

    or the time the roll bars came in for the tractors and poor Tom overturned his tractor on the Riordan's, Well Holy God.

    It was Pat Houlihan that turned his tractor on the road outside Tom's farmyard, remember Eamon ran out the yard after hearing the bang. Bloody fool shouldn't have been left near a tractor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,753 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    This was actually a print safety advert but I think it might have been connected with the old Irish "Play Safe" ad. Late 70's/early 80's, It was warning about the dangers of electricity and showed a cartoon man or boy climbing over a fence into what was presumably a power station, he was looking up with a glum expression at what looked like a big lightening bolt flying down at him and the lightening bolt had a super villian type head , a bit like Batman. To jog folks memories I've done a rough sketch from memory of this electricity bolt villian character.

    38847459_2193602607569522_7878258936254562304_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=004e12fc9ed793f08643571bb2016baa&oe=5C06571D

    He was called Safety Man and he was a hero not a villain! Would turn up and stop kids who were just about to do something stupid.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,764 ✭✭✭Dakota Dan



    @ 2:06 your man wasn't going to exert himself with the sledge, sure granddad would fall straight through that fence.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    He was called Safety Man and he was a hero not a villain! Would turn up and stop kids who were just about to do something stupid.

    Are you thinking of the Green Cross Code guy?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    Zirconia wrote: »
    Hey I remember that guy! I don't remember any ads with him on it, but it was on a warning notice on the door of a local substation - as a little kid I was facinated by it, wondering if he was a man, and if so how could he be if he had no body. I've been searching the internet for years to see if I could find a photo of that sign!

    Yes , that's where I remember him from. I was thinking it was an ad but you've reminded me now he was on an electricity substation sign.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,753 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Are you thinking of the Green Cross Code guy?

    Nope. I can remember a cartoon strip with some kids who found a fallen wire and Safety Man appeared in the nick of time.

    Don't think there were ever animations / videos with Safety Man.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    Nope. I can remember a cartoon strip with some kids who found a fallen wire and Safety Man appeared in the nick of time.

    Don't think there were ever animations / videos with Safety Man.

    Doesn't ring a bell. Anyway the advert I remembered wasn't an advert at all as it turns out. Zirconia's post was correct in that it was a warning sign on electricity substations.


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