Funny anti-littering prank used to advertise computer cleaning software

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That’s a really easy way to get shot, maced, or beat up.

Edit: I like the anti-littering message. If he kept it to that I’d find it more amusing than if he didn’t slap advertising stickers on the receptacles when he was done.

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I don’t know, I generally don’t have a problem with people using their brand to deliver advertising along with a good message. Sure, I don’t want every public awareness campaign to be tied to corporate sponsorship - people can and should use their reach to do good without expectation of a direct personal benefit - but this doesn’t seem like a case of greenwashing or CSR by an ethically corrupt megacorp.

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It’s more to the point that now someone has to waste their time and come along and scrape the stickers off.

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In most of the shots, he seems to hide next to an already overflowing trash can. Many of the victims seem like they would have used the bin if it hadn’t been overflowing a relatively neat pile next it it wasn’t available.

I wonder if they stuffed the bins to encourage this behavior.

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That’s a beautiful costume. I’d like to see it become a fashion trend.

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Reminds me of the Bushman of San Fransisco

If we don’t collapse peak capitalism soon, it will.

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We must be careful what we pretend to be…

Who sees a pile of rubbish and thinks it is ok to add to it?

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Quite frankly, instead of moralizing to the global south, the developed countries should clean up their own act. Not that the developing world is not a problem, but it’s a bit hypocritical to have spent a good century and a half (at least) extolling the virtues of capitalism and forcing it to take root globally (with the Soviets doing precisely the same during the Cold War with regards to state socialism and development) and then turning around to tut-tut at the very same places we forcefully incorporated into the consumer, capitalist mode of production.

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