Hot dogs will show your children no mercy

Keep your kids away from the terrifying hot dogs! That’s the message of this PSA from the Cancer Project, a group that wants all processed meats—which apparently increase one’s risk for cancer over the long term—removed from school lunches. Of course, hot dogs aren’t exactly Joker-caliber villains, so the ad tries to act tough in a different way: by having the kids straight-talk about the cancer they will suffer later in life. Which only serves to remind us yet again how annoying the kids-talking-like-adults advertising gimmick has become. These PSAs are airing in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

—Posted by Tim Nudd