There are a few things in life I don’t look forward to. One of them is April 15. Another is the day I have to get a colonscopy. And another is seeing what Air New Zealand’s new safety video will be like.

Air New Zealand is one of my favorite airlines in the world (you can read about one of my experiences with them from London to Los Angeles in BusinessPremier here), though their safety videos are (intentionally) attention catching and unbearable.

Their previous video featured Richard Simmons, and can be found here:

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So hey, I guess it can only get better from there. Their newest safety video features Ed O’Neill and Melanie Lynskey, and it’s actually a lot more bearable than their previous one, in my opinion. You can find it here:

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I still don’t find it especially edge or enjoyable to watch, but I’d say it’s a lot less unbearable than Richard Simmons! If only they would’ve cast this critter

(Tip of the hat to Vincent)

  1. June 21st, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Mike McManus said,

    Isn’t that Rico on Ed O’Neill’s lap?

  2. June 21st, 2012 at 5:06 am

    lucky said,

    @ Mike — Looks more like a dog, no?

  3. June 21st, 2012 at 5:09 am

    JohnBom said,

    If anyone is interested, the song playing in the background is – “Punching In A Dream” by The Naked And Famous.

  4. June 21st, 2012 at 6:18 am

    KY said,


    What’s wrong wtih 15/4?

  5. June 21st, 2012 at 6:49 am

    dhammer53 said,


    Speaking of colonscopy, I’ve had two. This has become more of an old wives take when people discuss it. It’s lots of talk, but no action if you know what I mean. #overrated.

  6. June 21st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    lucky said,

    @ KY — Tax day in the US!

  7. June 29th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    InsaneTravel said,

    In Canada out Tax Freedom Day is June 11, that’s a lot of $$$ for the Government but Colonoscopys and Heart Bypass are free in Canada.

    Did you guys notice Phil Keoghan (The host from the Amazing Race) in the Richard Simmons Video?
    He’s at about 1 min 20, and he’s hilarious.


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