Bouncily macabre musical PSA reminds Australians not to die like idiots

November 16, 2012 | By Abraham | 10 comments

An ironically silly ditty called “Dumb Ways to Die” brought to you by the Australian Metro…

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  1. Trains, Planes, and Automobiles says:

    Also interesting: This song has at least four references to the Americas, two specifically North American. How did it end up as an Australian, three-minute-long PSA?

    1. Cosmo says:

      Which ones specifically do you think were a reference to North America?

      I don’t think any of the ways to die were uniquely American or even nation related. They are all just…dumb ways to die.

      1. Trains, Planes, and Automobiles says:

        Grizzly Bear, Moose. Rattlesnakes are of the Americas, as are Piranhas. Unless you’re at a zoo, that’s where you’d have to be to die as dumbly.

  2. Cosmo says:

    Just a pre-emptive comment to those that raise the insensitivity of this ad:

    I understand people who have had others affected by any of the ‘dumb ways to die’ might find it offensive. But going by that logic as to not ‘offend’ people, the entertainment industry might as well stop making movies and tv shows that have any kind of death, such as war themed movies.

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