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Global Warming.

The video was made by McCann Erickson (ad agency) for the Portuguese Association, Quercus.
posted by iamkimiam (64 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I give up.
posted by longsleeves at 2:53 PM on September 19, 2008


Eu prever que este wendell
posted by Smedleyman at 2:55 PM on September 19, 2008


OH MY FUCKING GOD!
posted by shmegegge at 2:55 PM on September 19, 2008


Yakety Sax overdub in 3...2...1...
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:59 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was not light.
posted by Liquidwolf at 2:59 PM on September 19, 2008


Wow. That's, like, the opposite of Flash Friday. I need a drink.
posted by Skot at 3:02 PM on September 19, 2008


I give up....my complacency, I mean! (Is it too late to talk the bear down? It is, isn't it? Did the anthropomorphic chimp leave a note? I mean, he tied a noose he could scribble a few last words.)
posted by longsleeves at 3:03 PM on September 19, 2008




hey, they left out the part where the whales went over niagara falls
posted by pyramid termite at 3:11 PM on September 19, 2008


Damn Kangaroo made me late for dinner.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 3:11 PM on September 19, 2008


:(
posted by schyler523 at 3:12 PM on September 19, 2008


I'm running back to the Palin threads for some cheering up.
posted by like_neon at 3:17 PM on September 19, 2008


The polar bear needs to take a sip of Coke and give the camera a thumbs-up first.
posted by starman at 3:19 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


And to think I was gonna give 'em a ride in my Hummer when I got there. Too late.
posted by Chuffy at 3:19 PM on September 19, 2008


... yikes
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 3:21 PM on September 19, 2008


Also, is this when someone with no idea about climatology or someone with a clear understanding of only one party of non-systemic climatology tells us that global warming isn't real?

... cause... you know.. it is
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 3:24 PM on September 19, 2008


MORE!!!
posted by joelf at 3:28 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


In case this bummed you out, just remember that NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THE VIDEO.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:33 PM on September 19, 2008


But let's ask the more important question, do animals commit suicide?... sometimes.
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 3:34 PM on September 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


I need a third gin and tonic for sure.
posted by dawson at 3:40 PM on September 19, 2008


We do not, as a rule, hang ourselves.

We drink ourselves to death.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 3:47 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


holy crap sad. adding myself to the party who needs drinking :(
posted by Lizc at 3:52 PM on September 19, 2008


When lemmings kill themselves it's not news. A monkey, a polar bear and a kangaroo kill themselves and then it's a big deal.

Specists.
posted by qvantamon at 3:56 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yay! Friday evening after a week full of crap news! Open a beer, pull up Metafilter, see some cool shit, read some funny comments, read some insightful comments and

Oh. Oh dear.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 4:03 PM on September 19, 2008


I was just about to get a glass of water because I'm currently on antibiotics and it's time for the next pill... I think I'll flush this one down with a glass of whisky instead.

Those sad eyes will be haunting me for days...
posted by Hairy Lobster at 4:10 PM on September 19, 2008


Wow. It's like somebody decided to make a commercial from the perspective wingnut conservatives imagine is the default mode of thinking for liberals.

On the other hand, that animal suicide link is pretty interesting...
posted by namespan at 4:16 PM on September 19, 2008


Man, the days of partying like it's 1999 seem so long ago...
posted by any major dude at 4:21 PM on September 19, 2008


That was a bit too heavy....
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 4:40 PM on September 19, 2008


Ok, NOW everyone needs a hug.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:53 PM on September 19, 2008


GOOD JOB PUTTING A HARSH ON THE WEEKEND MAN
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:55 PM on September 19, 2008


That roo would probably starve to death before it was hit by a train- given the service cutbacks to regional rail in his country-

BAM- take that VLine
posted by mattoxic at 5:11 PM on September 19, 2008


Jesus, that was heavy handed.
posted by JaredSeth at 5:18 PM on September 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THE VIDEO
Except, you know, the ones we ate.
posted by joaquim at 5:36 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Holy-Fucking-Shit, that was brilliant.
posted by JeffK at 5:48 PM on September 19, 2008


Hokay. Now I'm convinced. Where do I get me a ribbon maganet?
posted by hal9k at 5:49 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Okay, here's what we do. We get a bunch of those monkeys and equip them with big paper fans. We get some saddles for the kangaroos. We put the monkeys on the kangaroos and send them all north to fan the polar bears. Problem solved!
posted by jamstigator at 6:00 PM on September 19, 2008


Am I a terrible person for laughing?
posted by bettafish at 6:06 PM on September 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


is this video available anywhere else? It plays for 2 seconds and quits.
posted by stbalbach at 6:13 PM on September 19, 2008


I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will fall frozen dead from a bough,
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

- D.H. Lawrence
posted by troubles at 6:17 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Why can't we get inflatable rafts for the polar bears???"

We get emails like that at my work (an environmental non-profit). Often enough that it's almost a meme at work.

That and "OMG TEH CHEMTRAILZ!!!!!+11!"
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:21 PM on September 19, 2008


and ummm ... don't vote for McCain, or Steven Harper if you're Canadian.
posted by philip-random at 6:31 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't LIKE crying on Friday night! Shoo!
posted by Stewriffic at 6:32 PM on September 19, 2008


Dammit. I can't even go to the old standby cheerer-upper Baby Animals cube book, because it makes me CRY EVEN MORE.

(I compost. I eat locally. I only flush when necessary. I don't take baths anymore. I recycle. I re-use. I sweat in the summer and freeze in the winter. I drive a Civic. I'm already doing a LOT! I don't deserve this!)

Seriously, does anyone have an antidote link?
posted by Stewriffic at 6:38 PM on September 19, 2008


Seriously, does anyone have an antidote link?
possible antidote (non-animal video).

Global warming refugee. Help a brother out?
Sadly, the Polar Bears' Plight Doesn't Play With Bomb Squad.
posted by Sailormom at 6:56 PM on September 19, 2008


It's just god huggin' us tighter.
posted by delmoi at 7:14 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's like somebody decided to make a commercial from the perspective wingnut conservatives imagine is the default mode of thinking for liberals.

Yup. Terrible, ass-backward messaging. That profound feeling of exhausted paralysis that washes over you just after the organization's logo appears (unless you found the thing so over-the-top maudlin it cracked you up)? But yeah, that overwhelming desire to do nothing at all - or really that there's nothing to be done? Does it not occur to anyone in the fucking pitch meeting to say, hey, if we're trying to make people not give up, shouldn't we predicate our message on a positive development? Or at least offer the thinnest shred of optimism to cling to?

So anyway that right there is a 30-second synopsis of how the environmental movement lost the public's attention on climate change.
posted by gompa at 7:14 PM on September 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Seriously, does anyone have an antidote link?

This might get your mind off it.
posted by philip-random at 7:21 PM on September 19, 2008


Seriously, does anyone have an antidote link?

Mais oui!
posted by homunculus at 7:33 PM on September 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


Come to think of it.....

THERE WAS NO FLASH TODAY!!!



i would quit, if it weren't for the animals.
posted by odasaku at 7:46 PM on September 19, 2008


Filmed in Depress-O-Vision
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 8:32 PM on September 19, 2008


The chimp would have curled right out of that half-assed noose. Pft.
posted by Pecinpah at 8:34 PM on September 19, 2008


'Softpedia' indeed.

And I'm totally going to make 3 girls I know cry with one email now.
posted by OrangeDrink at 8:44 PM on September 19, 2008


I use this as my general purpose calm-me-downer...
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:03 PM on September 19, 2008


It was even money on the polar bear and kangaroo, but I knew that monkey was going to top himself before the end of the commercial. Holy fuck that was one depressed chimp.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:48 PM on September 19, 2008


Jesus, homunculus, that just makes me think humas are even bigger dicks to animals.
posted by piratebowling at 10:38 PM on September 19, 2008


Holy fuck that was one depressed chimp

I was waiting for that one tear to trail down the chimp's cheek the whole time.

When lemmings kill themselves it's not news.

Lemmings. Don't. Commit. Suicide.
posted by IvoShandor at 12:35 AM on September 20, 2008 [5 favorites]


What a waste of pixels.
posted by thrakintosh at 4:40 AM on September 20, 2008


So the yankwads from Big Advertising got Climate Change in their filthy, manipulating paws now too?

Disgusting.

Nature does not give up. It copes. Face it crybabies.
posted by Laotic at 9:46 AM on September 20, 2008


Polar Bears Against Palin
posted by homunculus at 10:18 AM on September 20, 2008


But we're still around (as evidenced by the train)!
posted by iamck at 4:51 PM on September 20, 2008


But we're still around (as evidenced by the train)!

WE WIN!!!!!! BOO-YAH!!!!!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 5:10 PM on September 20, 2008


That chimp scared me. But at the end he died.
posted by storybored at 7:38 PM on September 21, 2008




About the Other Animals
posted by homunculus at 8:46 AM on September 26, 2008


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