CAF Needs Help With ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ Ad Contest
February 3, 2011 — For the past 25 years the Texas Department of Transportation has been creating television ads to address the issue of littering. Willie Nelson, George Strait, and local blues guitarist Ian Moore, who is shown zapping litter along the roadway with his guitar, have all lent their names to the campaign. In 1991, the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force) also filmed a television ad featuring its B-17, which is seen stalking one careless pickup truck driver who dared to toss the remains of his lunch on the road.
The Texas DOT has been running a “Celebrity Face-Off,” pitting some of their most popular anti-littering ads from the past 25 years against each other. In the CAF ad the narrator warns, “Something to think about if you throw trash on Texas highways: Somebody up there’s gonna be watchin’.” The ad is a classic, but could be on its way to immortality with your help. The CAF is now in the semifinals, but is losing to George Strait. You can help put it in the finals by voting here. There is no limit to the number of times you can vote.
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