At some point in our lives, we've had a job that requires sitting through a barrage of awful, corporate-mandated training videos. Things like walking to your car with a co-worker at night, making sure not to put bleach in the sanitzer bucket and always wearing closed-toe shoes on the sales floor are cautionary measures that come to mind when we think about workplace safety. But have you ever thought about being eaten by a trash compactor, crushed between giant metal gears or sprayed with toxic acid sludge? After this watching this video, you just might.
According to the limited information provided by the YouTube user who uploaded it, this video -- which appears to be a city worker safety film -- was found in some public library system and thankfully placed in the proper care of the Internet. A strange lesson in workplace caution, each scene involves people being impaled, electrocuted, hung and choked out by hazardous fumes, all because they weren't thinking about...this?
Paired with a down-tempo theme song, the looming "this" seems to be referring to safety issues arising when employees don't think about being impaled, electrocuted, etc. Essentially the film drives home the point that safety glasses, a hard hat and rubber gloves don't mean shit if you're not paying attention. To this.
It's a tough call: Is this safety video totally terrifying because of the bloody nature of each rule-violating scenario? Or is it the Gothic dirge of a soundtrack that questions whether or not your job will let you live another day? We can't decide. Oh, and of course, don't forget the slow-motion screams of shear, indescribable pain that also highlight the film.
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Hopefully, "Think About This" can become the "Bed Intruder Song" jam 2011. Just think, what if we could somehow get Portishead to re-record it? Put some bass in the low-end of this Internet jammer and you've got yourself an instant Witch House classic.