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(WMJI Cleveland)   Dark German Hyundai commercial uses a man's failed suicide attempt to advertise their new clean emissions model   (wmji.com) divider line 31
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2013-04-22 11:46:21 AM  
Well, those DJ's sure have a face for radio.  The video?  meh.
 
2013-04-22 12:05:27 PM  
Can someone explain to me why both the YouTube link and subby are calling this a German commercial?  It's a right hand drive car (Germans, like the rest of the sane world, are left hand drive) and the tagline is in English.
 
2013-04-22 12:49:21 PM  
When I was in theater in high school, we had to do an impromptu group comedy show given a prompt. Our prompt was "1-800 number". I immediately suggested "suicide hotline" and didn't understand why everyone looked at me funny.

I have a dark sense of humor.
 
2013-04-22 12:55:09 PM  
Alright, seriously, what the hell is with all these videos embedded into some random-ass local radio station's web pages that have been so prevalent over the past few weeks. Is this some strange clear channel spam or something?
 
2013-04-22 01:04:49 PM  
Love it.
 
2013-04-22 01:05:03 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-22 01:05:26 PM  

YodaBlues: Alright, seriously, what the hell is with all these videos embedded into some random-ass local radio station's web pages that have been so prevalent over the past few weeks. Is this some strange clear channel spam or something?


They are the product of Fark's antiquated mod-approval process(as opposed to crowd voting).
 
2013-04-22 01:20:19 PM  

Altair: YodaBlues: Alright, seriously, what the hell is with all these videos embedded into some random-ass local radio station's web pages that have been so prevalent over the past few weeks. Is this some strange clear channel spam or something?

They are the product of Fark's antiquated mod-approval process(as opposed to crowd voting).


I get that, but WHO is submitting them? Who the hell even browses some of these dumbass random radio station web pages and submits a freaking link from it?
 
2013-04-22 01:50:35 PM  
DJ Farkle Barkle and the funky bunch morning zoo crew - your blog sucks and so does the submittard for indirectly linking the video.

Not that Fark's YouTube framer is any better.... you can't go full screen with embedded videos on Fark's page, for some reason, so I usually end up copying the video link and pasting that into the address bar.
 
2013-04-22 01:51:28 PM  
Still the best car ad about suicide*

Another good ad involving suicide (potentially NSFW due to dog sexy times)

*Yes, I know it's not actually a real VW ad.
 
2013-04-22 01:51:57 PM  
...oh, and the guy was probably trying to kill himself because he got stuck with car payments he couldn't afford.
 
2013-04-22 02:23:23 PM  
Are we living in Robocop times now? Cause I feel like that's a commercial that would be perfectly comfortable in the Robocop universe....
 
2013-04-22 03:17:32 PM  
If you get the Mengele model, it releases Zyklon B instead of water which is nice.
 
2013-04-22 03:47:42 PM  

thebpem: If you get the Mengele model, it releases Zyklon B instead of water which is nice.


That's my favorite kind of Zyklon!
 
2013-04-22 03:51:35 PM  
Teufelaffe:
Another good ad involving suicide (potentially NSFW due to dog sexy times)

Dark version:  the semitrailer that was tailgating the sedan that was rolling Bridgestones tries to slam on his brakes in turn.  But he's rolling cheapass Chinese Yuongdong Long March bald-as-fark tires, so he skids, jackknifes, and creates a fifty-car pileup (the first victim of which is, of course, our suicidal Labrador, as he rear-ends the sedan, shoving it forward into the face that still has a "I just found a new appreciation for life!" look on it.  The sedan's gas tank ruptures and explodes, sending a smoke plume high into the sky.  Cut to the middle of town, where our poodle looks up from her banging to consider the rising column of smoke and the disaster that it implies.  The bulldog?  Doesn't care.  Keeps humping.)
 
2013-04-22 04:24:20 PM  
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Wouldn't he still die of oxygen deprivation?
 
2013-04-22 05:13:45 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: [media.tumblr.com image 214x200]

Wouldn't he still die of oxygen deprivation?


Yes...just like people die of oxygen deprivation when they go into a sauna.

Suicide by car exhaust doesn't kill you by removing the oxygen from your environment, it kills you by replacing the oxygen in your blood.  Your hemoglobins attach more readily to the CO molecules in the exhaust than they do the O2 molecules in the air.  So, even if you're breathing in enough oxygen, your body grabs the carbon monoxide instead.
 
2013-04-22 05:47:10 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: albuquerquehalsey:
Suicide by car exhaust doesn't kill you by removing the oxygen from your environment, it kills you by replacing the oxygen in your blood.


A perfectly running engine would still make CO2 and water, consuming the oxygen.
 CXHY + O2 -> CO2 + H2O.  Insert your favorite hydrocarbon and balance.

As the oxygen is used I am sure it would start running rich and making CO.
 
2013-04-22 06:42:21 PM  
Let me make this call: it's fake!
And I didn't even have to look at the pixels.
 
2013-04-22 07:19:11 PM  
I tried that but I own a hybrid. :(

In all seriousness he would still die and turn a lovely shade of pink.
 
2013-04-22 07:19:19 PM  
So...he decided to live?  Or did he go upstairs to shoot his family then himself?

I'm not offended by the commercial, I'm confused as to its point.  "We make clean emissions cars which is why no one kills themselves anymore" is pretty stupid.  Besides, catalytic converters really put the kibosh on this type of suicide, and that was 40 years ago.

If anything, this is a political statement lamenting the lack of cheap, convenient suicide booths and/or parlors.

Seriously, we should have those.
 
2013-04-22 08:05:17 PM  

Precision Boobery: So...he decided to live?  Or did he go upstairs to shoot his family then himself?

I'm not offended by the commercial, I'm confused as to its point.  "We make clean emissions cars which is why no one kills themselves anymore" is pretty stupid.  Besides, catalytic converters really put the kibosh on this type of suicide, and that was 40 years ago.

If anything, this is a political statement lamenting the lack of cheap, convenient suicide booths and/or parlors.

Seriously, we should have those.


You're looking way too far into it.

It's just "We make cars that only release water vapour."
 
2013-04-22 08:17:18 PM  
This could have been less dark if we thought it was going to be him committing suicide but he was actually using it as a humidifier.
 
2013-04-23 12:35:34 AM  

Precision Boobery: So...he decided to live?  Or did he go upstairs to shoot his family then himself?

I'm not offended by the commercial, I'm confused as to its point.  "We make clean emissions cars which is why no one kills themselves anymore" is pretty stupid.  Besides, catalytic converters really put the kibosh on this type of suicide, and that was 40 years ago.

If anything, this is a political statement lamenting the lack of cheap, convenient suicide booths and/or parlors.

Seriously, we should have those.


Really?

Somebody should tell Storage Wars that Mark Balelo is OK.
 
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2013-04-23 02:53:03 AM  

Precision Boobery: So...he decided to live?  Or did he go upstairs to shoot his family then himself?

I'm not offended by the commercial, I'm confused as to its point.  "We make clean emissions cars which is why no one kills themselves anymore" is pretty stupid.  Besides, catalytic converters really put the kibosh on this type of suicide, and that was 40 years ago.

If anything, this is a political statement lamenting the lack of cheap, convenient suicide booths and/or parlors.

Seriously, we should have those.


Tell that to my dead neighbor.
 
2013-04-23 06:11:19 AM  
So wait, the Germans invented a way to not gas people?
 
2013-04-23 06:12:41 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So wait, the Germans invented a way to not gas people?


Oh, Hyundai. Nevermind then, carry on.
 
2013-04-23 07:10:06 AM  
As so many times, the comments under the article/video make it all worthwhile.
 
2013-04-23 07:22:33 AM  
Sick irony, considering Nazi SS Einsatzgruppe just didn't use Zyklon-B, they used the CO emmisions of special Jew killing mobile vans.
 
2013-04-23 07:53:26 AM  

timujin: Can someone explain to me why both the YouTube link and subby are calling this a German commercial?  It's a right hand drive car (Germans, like the rest of the sane world, are left hand drive) and the tagline is in English.


From the YouTube page: Ad agency: Innocean Worldwide Europe

Innocean is located in Frankfurt, Germany, but i'm sure the ad is not produced for Germany. As you said: right hand drive, english tagline. I've never seen it on german tv...
 
2013-04-23 09:13:26 AM  

ShawnD: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: albuquerquehalsey:
Suicide by car exhaust doesn't kill you by removing the oxygen from your environment, it kills you by replacing the oxygen in your blood.

A perfectly running engine would still make CO2 and water, consuming the oxygen.
 CXHY + O2 -> CO2 + H2O.  Insert your favorite hydrocarbon and balance.

As the oxygen is used I am sure it would start running rich and making CO.


To completely deplete the oxygen (or at least to a biologically significant amount) in the garage, that would take an extraordinarily long time. You'd probably run out of gas running the car first.
 
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