DEEP IN YOUR HEART YOU ARE A PIGEON ON A JOURNEY
February 13, 2018 6:01 AM   Subscribe

 
These are juuuuuust on the right side of /r/fellowkids.

I still don't believe that anybody over the age of 2 is eating Tide Pods, though. But somebody should share the ATV posts with my in-laws' neighbors.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:24 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


Smart marketing method. Makes it much more likely for the images to be shared.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:40 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


As a Safety manager, I LOVE THIS SHIT. It gets people to actually pay attention! It's weird, funny, and still conveys the message. Even if they only pay attention for like 30 seconds, it is a much greater impact than normal "Space Heater Safety" infographics, or a picture showing proper 4:1 ladder ratio (4 feet of rise: base of ladder 1 foot away from the wall), or whatever.

I mean, compare this to this. (Obviously the latter has way more information, but still)

I am so stealing some of these for our weekly 5-min safety talks (proving PhoBWanKenobi's point). Thank you for the post!
posted by Fig at 6:53 AM on February 13 [15 favorites]


I guess absurdist Twitter style is something they teach in marketing classes now huh
posted by runt at 7:15 AM on February 13 [5 favorites]


Crispin Porter really should have thought before they unleashed subservient chicken on the world and apparently made that all marketing forever.
posted by malphigian at 7:19 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


But I don’t even own an ATV!
posted by TedW at 7:19 AM on February 13 [6 favorites]


Well, good luck outrunning a T-Rex without one.
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:53 AM on February 13 [9 favorites]


I could almost be tempted to follow Twitter!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:54 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


These are fantastic. If I could somehow get Sentient Popcorn Bag to follow me around all day making that happy face and flailing its arms Kermit-style, my life would be 100x happier.
posted by mudpuppie at 8:54 AM on February 13 [6 favorites]


I still don't believe that anybody over the age of 2 is eating Tide Pods, though

I looked this up for a conversation about Tide Pods the other day! The American Association of Poison Control Centers says it is happening. In 2016 and 2017, the average number of cases of teen "intentional exposures to single-load laundry packets" handled by poison control centers in a year was 46. In the first six weeks of 2018, the number of cases is 168. The link has a daily list of cases. There were three yesterday. (Out of a total of I think ~550 poisonings by cleaning supplies each day.)
posted by little onion at 9:03 AM on February 13 [8 favorites]


(update to my Tide Pod digression: PLEASE NOTE: The term "exposure" means someone has had contact with the substance in some way; for example, ingested, inhaled, absorbed by the skin or eyes, etc. Not all exposures are poisonings or overdoses.)
posted by little onion at 9:27 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


I really am a pigeon on a journey! This is magnificent.
posted by davidmsc at 9:33 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


Maybe this is one of those departments that Trump has defunded and de-staffed to the point where it has no director and nobody to say 'no' to the one full-time employee who is left. (And in this one case, that happens to be a good thing.)
posted by chimpsonfilm at 9:52 AM on February 13 [4 favorites]


Well, good luck outrunning a T-Rex without one.

As I’ve said in the past....
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:29 AM on February 13


Excuse me but these are clearly dishwasher pods.
posted by ckape at 10:45 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


I love this. Thank you!
posted by john_snow at 1:03 PM on February 13




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