Don’t let the giant maggots eat your corpse

Los Angeles shop beans2beans created a handful of unsettlingly effective Spanish-language spots for Donate Life California. See all of the ads here. All of them feature outsized maggots, cousins perhaps of the slimy creatures in that recent British dog-worm medicine campaign. The maggots are cute and repugnant at the same time, displaying a distinctly South Park-ian sensibility as they thank us (in song, en español!) for allowing them to grow rotund by feasting on our innards after we’re dead. The spots close by reminding viewers who don’t agree to leave their organs to their fellow humans that other critters are willing to receive such “donations.” It’s so persuasive I’ve decided to donate my organs. Hey, what’s up with that? Ouch! After I’m dead, ghouls!

—Posted by David Gianatasio