WATCH: The Vinnie Jones Hands-On School of CPR

Vinnie Jones

There are two ways to teach people CPR. One is to wait until they are interested in learning, and then offer them the facts in a kindly, friendly and hopeful fashion.

The other is to scare the holy heck out of them, until you’re sure you’ve got their attention, and then hammer the point home in as brutal and unforgettable a manner as possible.

Enter Vinnie Jones, and this commercial for hands-only CPR.

And, oddly enough, I don’t think I’m ever going to forget how to do this.


Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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