The cast of Cats urge you not to smoke cigarettes (1986)

After all the hoopla surrounding the new and creepy Cats movie trailer, this delightful 1986 PSA from the American Lung Association may provide some relief. Read the rest

Lou Rawls sings about why you should take your blood pressure medication (1970s)

In the 1970s, the great R&B singer and actor Lou Rawls urged everyone to take their high blood pressure medication. With soul. "Do it for them." A public service announcement from the Ad Council.

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Odd and gruesome workplace safety ads that aired on TV

Ontario, Canada's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board created these splatterpunk workplace safety ads in 2012.

"This is not a feel-good campaign," said WSIB Chair Steven Mahoney. "We’ll feel good when the number of injuries and fatalities go down.” Read the rest

Grace Jones ominously asks: Do you know where your children are?

In many markets, 20th-century TV stations ran PSAs right before the local evening news reminding parents that they should probably know where their children are. This 1979 gem from Grace Jones may be the best one. Read the rest

Man turns his life around in 30 seconds

Poor -Stress -Drink -Poor -Stress -Stop drink -Work -Work -Collect money -Work -Collect money -Pay debt -Work -Collect money -Get educated -Stable life -Help others -Happy -Wife loves him -Happy family -Healthy -Teach others -Improve social -Smart -Improve his country -Just stop drinking! Read the rest