Dumb ways to die

My friend cheered me up with this delightful video today: Dumb Ways to Die — cute cartoon characters all seemed to die in bloody hilarious fashions.

This clever advert was created for Metro Trains Melbourne to promote rail safety. This catchy song with its cute characters may even overtake Gangnam Style very soon. When was the last time you were touched and entertained by a brilliant advert like this one?

This public safety advert with a serious topic of tragic death cleverly avoided shock tactics and pessimism. This song also reminded me of my train journeys in London many years ago. Occasionally, the train driver would announce the train was delayed, because “there has been an incident on the track” or “a person was under the train.” It wasn’t pleasant to hear an announcement like this (because we were upset by the tragic death, we felt sorry for the train driver who was left traumatised, and in a selfish way, we naturally felt annoyed because our train journeys were disrupted and we would be late for work/school/shopping) but somehow I seemed to have got used to tragic news as such over the years, as if the deaths were inconvenient, like delays resulting from falling leaves and the wrong type of snow.

Dump Ways to Die Lyrics:

Set fire to your hair
Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
Eat medicines that’s out of date
Use your private parts as piranha bait

dumb way to die (pink)

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Get your toast out with a fork
Do your own electrical work
Teach yourself how to fly
Eat a two week old unrefrigerated pie

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Invite a psycho-killer inside
Scratch your drug dealer’s brand new ride
Take your helmet off in outer space
Use your clothes dryer as a hiding place

dumb way to die gif 2 no helmet

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die
Keep a rattlesnake as pet
Sell both the kidneys on the internet
Eat a tube of superglue
“I wonder what’s this red button do?”

dumb ways to die gif

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Dress up like a moose during hunting season
Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason
Stand on the edge of a train station platform
Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing
Run across the tracks between the platforms
They may not rhyme but they’re quite possibly

Dumbest ways to die ie
Dumbest ways to die
Dumbest ways to die
So many dumb
So many dumb ways to die

Be safe around trains. A message from Metro.

Visit the brilliant website here.

This beautiful tumblr site shows charming animated gif images (all images above come from this site.)

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