Daily Archives: June 20, 2013


VIDEO – Hong Kong’s Weirdest Public Service Ads 13

GovHK are hosting 151 of their Public Service Announcements on YouTube. The nanny state ads range from sensible (The Harm of Abusing Ketamine), to bizarre (Common Tree Problems) to downright obscure (Window Maintenance). Below are a few favourites…

Radiation is Awesome: Quit panic buying salt – radiation is everywhere, safe and possibly delicious… (See also: Daya Bay Contingency Plan PSA)…

Don’t be a Dick: This ad about diversity fails to show any of HK’s minorities, which make up 6% of the population – instead, it helpfully reminds comrades not to be dicks to each other…


ART – Photos from ‘The Sum of All Evil’: Shock Value or Art? 4

A crucified Ronald McDonald surrounded by Nazi skeletons overseen by Hitler holding balloons… British duo Jake and Dinos Chapman’s controversial dioramas depict surreal and hellish scenes of torture and mutilation. ‘The Sum of all Evil’ is part of a series of models and reworked paintings entitled ‘Hell’, currently exhibiting in Hong Kong…

The scenes make up a highly detailed, meticulously crafted miniature landscape referencing historical events and touching on themes such as the holocaust, violence, and death…

Their controversial work fuses sensitive events, such as the discovery of mass WWII graves, with the branding and symbols of fast food chain, McDonald’s…