Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anti-Soda Video

Uhmmm, I'm not a big fan of soda but this anti-soda commercial -produced by The New York City Department of Health- is a bit much. I wonder what impact it is going to have on overweight soda drinkers.


10 comments:

Tags said...

Short, sweet and effective, if you ask me.

I don't drink much soda anymore, though, so I'm not the best judge.

Scotty said...

The easiest cure, for many things, would be to eliminate corn subsidies. YMMV

Aunt Messy said...

Yup. That was pretty disgusting. But funny in a dark and strange way.

Wasn't there another ad where someone demonstrated what a pound of fat looks like, then showed models with the plastic version strapped to their behinds?

There was a shot of a bunch of skinny women walking away from the camera with these things strapped to them.

I don't think I've had a soda in....10? 15? years.

Carrie said...

LMAO!! Really disgusting video there. I can't say that I won't think about that guy sucking down a big glass of fat the next time I see a soda can. *shudder*

Jessika said...

I don't live in the US so maybe I am missing something. We just don't have similar public announcements (yet, the consumption of soda is on the increase). I am hard prone to, and I drink soda, to see it as fat. It is sugar and sugar IS in a way fat. This is probably more depictive (or depictive) though than pouring out the amount of sugar that a regular can of most of any soft drink contains.

Jessika said...

descriptive

Natalie Sztern said...

If the only way is to make disgustingly putrid commercials, someone should tell them it isn't going to work. You should see the disgusting pictures the Canadian government made cigarette companies put on their packages of Canadian cigarettes and it hasn't helped anyone quit smoking. At least to make a difference.

Jennie/Tikka said...

Oh I still buy Coke. But ever since I found out that it's what the CHP uses to clean blood off the highway after an accident and that hotels use it to clean stains out of toilets, I've started using it as a household cleaner and not a beverage.

Bob del Grosso said...

Jennie
You are serious?

Jennie/Tikka said...

Totally serious.

Found out about both in my EMT classes.

California Highway Patrol drives around with 2 cases of Coke in their trunks because its the most effective blood remover around.

And its really great on porcelain. I tried it the other day.