Someone is (probably) benefiting from Swine Flu fears: the makers of workplace educational videos meant to reduce employee sickness, featuring 8 different “coughing strategies” demonstrated by a hulking actor. The answer to all of this seems to just be “Purell”:

Employers can buy a VHS of this video for just $30! Because that’s how the internet works. Thanks to Jessica for the tip!

Comments (19)
  1. I was a patriotic, business attire, weight room sleeve cougher before it was fashionable.

  2. eve  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +1

    best part starts at 1:10

  3. paige   |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 0

    oh boy. couldn’t help but get a little emotional when the playdoh germs died. their high-pitched little voices are gone forever.

  4. Simon Cowell continues to be the harshest judge. I love this video.

    I have my own method. I lift up the side of my labcoat and sneeze into the interior. Its graceful, yet functional.

  5. Is it OK to cough into someone else’s sleeve? I don’t want to get my shirts all snotty.

  6. Jessica  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 0

    I work at a university and our department totally shows this to our students. Out of control. My favorite are the claymation, play-dough “germs.” gross.

  7. Ben  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 0

    Someone get the video over to the fine

  8. johan  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +2

    That guy in the gym is all, “Yeah I coughed into my sleeve, the fuck you gonna do about it?”

  9. “Cough into your sleeve” is the new “shut the fuck up.” Patriotic!

  10. They should’ve got Grill Vogel to do the narration / cough-rating.

  11. I love it when that guy demonstrates all the proper ways to cough into your sleeve. He looks like a hypoallergenic Dracula, slowly creeping closer.

  12. judge hagar is an arrogant asshole. you’ll never be good enough for that 10.

  13. Nick  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 0

    Cough into your sleeve for America.

  14. Was that guy in the gym trying to seduce me? Coughing like that into his big ripped muscles all the while never taking his eyes off me?

  15. i had to watch this at school a bunch of times.
    i love this video. it’s like it was made by my dad and his friends from work.

  16. I loved the Kung-fu cough moves. It was if his arms were fleshy nunchucks

  17. I love the guy on the screen at 1:57 clearly realising how ridiculous what he’s doing is.
    And that “What planet did he come from?” and “He doesn’t need the time of day” sounded like Bill from Freaks and Geeks.

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