Oxfam's holiday PSA asks you to give a sh*t
This bleep-happy PSA (done by 15 Ideas in Chicago) for Oxfam America's Unwrapped gift-giving program plays like a South Park gag before revealing that the "Give a sh*t" line is actually meant literally as well as figuratively. Yes, you can indeed buy manure ($12) in the Unwrapped gift shop. ("This green gift transforms waste into power—agricultural power.") It's one of scores of presents you can purchase this holiday to help people in need around the world. The actress's performance is right on, too—her squeaky delivery on "Why the hell wouldn't you?" at the end is priceless—and the ad's impossible not to like. It's bracing to reflect that for some, a stocking full of manure would be greatly appreciated. Probably not by the girl in the spot, though. She probably wants a bike, or a Droid phone. Brat.
—Posted by David Gianatasio
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