Saturday, November 25, 2006

Speedbandits - topless models in Danish flanners address speed limits

Update:Denmark's speed control bikini bandits. Why didn't they think of it sooner?

An excerpt from the BBC about the public safety campaign follows: Danish ad makes road safety sexy:

Julia Pauli of the Danish road safety council told the BBC that the reaction to the Speedbandits video had been mostly positive.

"If you want to reach the young people, you have to communicate on their conditions... So, topless women are working," she said.

She said the advertising campaign had been tested and in the target group it was really positive - more than 50% said they were thinking more about the dangers of speeding when driving.


It's a flash video, and an advertisement, so its kind of like a 'flanner'. Since its got harmless, appropriate nudity that you could call art or social critique, you won't find that adhosted on U.S. internet video services like Google Video or You Tube, which is a shame.

There is a place for the Page 3 girl style nudity that occasionally crops up on this blog - when you really want someone's attention flash your tits. Or at least have pics or video of someone else's.

Who wants to get naked for impeachment? To wrest control of the Iraq conflict and the Global War on Terror from the war profiteers? For peace? Or is all that all less important that Danish speed limits? If we want the peace movement to be less fictitious and/or arthritic, someone is going to have to sex it up.

If I don't find a good way to get back out in the real world before then, I'll be heading to Vegas in January to start some conversations about this idea, of beating U.S. youth culture (18+) over the head with Peace/Sustainability versions of the Danish speed limit flanners...

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