Drunken squirrel to scare alcoholics

Katherine - posted on 02/19/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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What?? A scare tactic gone bad?



Part of a tough campaign against alcoholism, the inebriated squirrel in the clip above is meant to warn Russians about the dangers of drinking, the Huffington Post reports.



In the ad the “demon squirrel” suffers from the shakes and offers to kill his neighbor’s wife because she is “the devil,” according to the Telegraph.



The viral video, with over a million views, comes as a response to President Dmitry Medvedev’s description of alcoholism within Russia as “a national disaster.”



The Telegraph also reports that the selection of a squirrel to head the new campaign is no coincidence. A belochka (little squirrel) is slang in Russian for the level of inebriation that comes with the shakes and hallucination.



The squirrel, after a rambling, confused monologue, asks its audience: “Are you a boozer?”



“Then I am coming around to your place.”



No word yet on if the creepy squirrel has managed to scare the love of vodka out of any Russians.



Video



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/03...

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