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(TheAge)   New ads target pot-smoking teens. "Pot. It might not kill you, but it could turn you into a dickhead"   (theage.com.au) divider line 535
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2007-04-10 07:59:49 AM  
tothekor: I've seen the effects of pot first hand. It's not at all pretty. Those who smoke or consume any substance to get high are true losers. They lack the self esteem to maintain their very existence.

Not a troll, just stating facts.




I would like you to take a look at my bank statements and my stashbox. I smoke pot, almost all of my friends do too. We are all very well educated, very well employed people. Calling a pot smoker a "loser" is only an attempt to hide your own shortcomings in life. Everybody has a crutch, man. Be it coffee, cigs, sex, prono, or yes even pot. Not everything in life is gonna be good for your health, but if it helps you get through another day in this crazy world, what the fark is the big deal?
 
2007-04-10 08:00:04 AM  
These campaigns waste millions of dollars a year fighting the most pointless war. So kids smoke pot, big farking deal.
How about we spend that money campaigning against more serious problems such as meth, or non-drug related problems in this country such as racism.

Pot isnt a big deal, its not even that illegal. Infact, the only reason its even frowned upon is because its illegal. The point is that the money could go towards a better campaign with bigger and more important goals. Meth is a much bigger problem. Heroin. Domestic Violence. Racism. Homophobes. Hillary Clinton. These are things that should concern you. Not some 16 year old kid smokin a little pot.

/i dont even smoke pot
//not anymore
///just sick of this
 
2007-04-10 08:00:17 AM  
I'd estimate about 25% of students smoke pot semi-regularly.

They're usually the intelligent ones.
 
2007-04-10 08:00:55 AM  
Ah how we underestimate todays youth. You can be a dickhead without it, but why when getting baked is much more fun!

/was an asshole long before hitting the bowl.
//don't blame the green
 
2007-04-10 08:03:30 AM  
Oh yeah, I forgot to add religion to that list of crutches. Now that will make you a dickhead and quickly.
 
2007-04-10 08:03:58 AM  
Weed makes people into losers.
 
2007-04-10 08:04:33 AM  
sojourner

I'd estimate about 25% of students smoke pot semi-regularly.

They're usually the intelligent liberal ones.


There, fixed. Don't get me wrong, I smoked my fair share in college (more than that, in fact), but some of the stupidest people I met in college smoked pot on an every day, 3 times a day basis.
 
2007-04-10 08:05:11 AM  
fireclown: Sagan was a fraking genius despite smoking teh pots, not because of it.

and a lot of people are lazy, do-nothing losers despite smoking pot, not because of it.
 
2007-04-10 08:05:22 AM  
Seems to me that calling people "losers" kinda makes you a dickhead.
 
2007-04-10 08:05:25 AM  
I've seen the effects of pot first hand. It's not at all pretty. Those who smoke or consume any substance to get high are true losers. They lack the self esteem to maintain their very existence.

Not a troll, just stating facts.


Yeah right. Business management degree. Computer analyst with windows engineer certificate. Living in france speaking and writing fluent french. Et je suis un vrai perdant? Et j'arrive pas d'existé parce que mon manque de estéem? Quel idiot.
 
2007-04-10 08:06:30 AM  
Gothnet

Let's see...

What's funny about smoking weed and playing games?...

The fact that you think it makes you like Carl Sagan. If you don't think this, then don't use Carl Sagan to justify your use. And if YOU don't use Carl Sagan to justify your use, don't argue with me about it.


Idiot.

Loser.
 
2007-04-10 08:06:34 AM  
Calvin Coolidge: I like the new ones they play before movies in theaters... crudely animated drawings of some kid trying to get his dog to smoke pot with him.

/WTF?


I see them on [Adult Swim] all the time. It's kinda funny how those anti-pot ads are most amusing while stoned. :)
 
2007-04-10 08:09:12 AM  
samiam00: i still remember that song:

Get these hairs out of my face...Get these bugs all out of my place!
 
2007-04-10 08:09:21 AM  
I still remember the anti LSD posters by the lunchroom in highschool. The ones with the malformed thalidimide babies claiming they were caused by acid. Now there's some good work.
 
2007-04-10 08:09:50 AM  
The only good anti-drug ad I've ever seen is the one where the dog says, "you disappoint me," because the kid doesn't want to walk him.

home.comcast.net

I think it accurately sums up the only thing that happens when you smoke pot, that your dog will be a little disappointed at how relaxed you are and you might be inclined to think it can speak.
 
2007-04-10 08:10:11 AM  
Seriously, I don't like cocaine. I just like the smell of it.
 
2007-04-10 08:11:08 AM  
Toke on occasion, but really I find beer to be my drug of choice. Cheap. No legal entanglements. Slight chance of monsterism.
 
2007-04-10 08:11:26 AM  
I think if an alien came here to steal my girlfriend, I'd need some weed too.
 
2007-04-10 08:11:48 AM  
I smoke to do maths. It helps me concentrate. I wrote several (peer-reviewed) papers like that.

/seriously
 
2007-04-10 08:11:53 AM  
Viagra and 'roids turn one into a dickhead.
 
2007-04-10 08:11:56 AM  
Look what it did to Imus...
 
2007-04-10 08:12:49 AM  
Personally, I quite enjoy the new anti-drug commercials they're running the U.S. these days... the trippy cartoon ones with the dog are pretty cool. Especially if you're high.

/Not that I'd know.
 
2007-04-10 08:15:33 AM  
Being a cop. It might not kill you, but it could turn you into a dickhead.

/message brought to you by your friendly neighborhood stoners
//not a threadjack
 
2007-04-10 08:16:37 AM  
Won't someone think of the rehab industry?
 
2007-04-10 08:16:50 AM  
scottywotty
There's no safe level of cheeseburger use
 
2007-04-10 08:17:03 AM  
I like pot. I like dick. I like head. Where's the problem?
 
2007-04-10 08:17:14 AM  
Go Fast Turn Left: John Lennon for the most part wrote nice litle pop songs, not that there's anything wrong with that. Yoko wrote challenging avant garde stuff that influenced people like Zappa, Velvet Underground,and Sonic Youth. DIAF Yoko haters.
/Just sayin'
//Smokin' some pot right now
///No just kidding
////or am I
 
2007-04-10 08:17:34 AM  
log_jammin

Ive never met a pot smoking dickhead

I have. Unfortunately, he was my roomate for a couple years...
 
2007-04-10 08:21:03 AM  
I have met dickheads who drive BMWs.

Therefore all people who drive BMWs are dickheads.

Sheit...wait maybe that's not a good argument.
 
2007-04-10 08:22:54 AM  
I guess educating people isn't the goal.
 
2007-04-10 08:24:52 AM  
For the most part, smoking or not smoking pot is not a good indicator of dickheadedness.

Trading insults on the 'tubes is.

Since I doubt that anyone here is doing or has done any serious research on the dickheadedness of stoners vs occasional users vs abstainers vs orangutans, the argument is pretty pointless.

/lighten up
// or should that be light up??
 
2007-04-10 08:25:53 AM  
samiam00

where are the anti-alcohol ads? alcohol's much worse than pot. just ask your liver.

my favorite commercials were always the ones for meth. i still remember that song:

"i don't eat, and i don't sleep, but i've got the cleanest house on the street! oh, meth, o-o-oh, meth!"


I didn't know other people remembered that! I still sing it sometimes, and always get the weirdest looks from people...
 
2007-04-10 08:27:33 AM  
"There's no safe level of cannabis use."

Hrmm, the Pete's Couch ad told me that it was the safest thing in the world :(
 
2007-04-10 08:28:25 AM  
Chester Fields
I'd rather be a loser in the eyes of one jackass than a jackass in the eyes of most people. I do happen to know a lot of poor and/or lazy pot heads. I also know a few that do quite well for themselves. But, every single one of them is a decent human being.

The only losers in life are the ones who die unhappy. If smoking pot makes some people happier, they aren't losers. And hey, if being an arrogant jackass makes you happier, you're not a loser either.
 
2007-04-10 08:30:09 AM  
The funniest part is that most of the teens know the ads are complete bullshiat, because they know from personal experience what the effects of pot are, and know that what is being depicted ain't it.
 
2007-04-10 08:35:07 AM  
"online displays were an excellent way of spreading the anti-drug message as the websites' registration requirements meant the correct age group could be targeted."


i'll admit i have a myspace but this is why i dont put any specific interests or anything else that could be demographed and marketed to. kinda sick.
 
2007-04-10 08:36:27 AM  
I think Robin Williams had a handle on this.


Jamaica would never make an atomic bomb. They may make an atomic bong. When the atomic bomb goes off,there's devastation and radiation. When the atomic bong goes off, there's celebration! Smoke a split for the communion. If you don't see Jesus than, you never will. I know only one thing. I never met me an angry pot smoker. I never met a man who said: "Hey, you farking prick!" (hits bong) "Oh, fark! What was I gonna do?! Hold me, you piece of shiat. Get over here!" Because you see, marihuana... I know this one. Wait a minute. If you smoke a lot of pot, you may never become a rocket scientist. Or maybe... If you seen some of the things that happen lately to NASA, maybe you can. The Mars Lander... I did the calculations in feet, but I programmed the Lander in meters. So, instead of landing, farker buried! 10 million dollars... oopsy! Two years... splat! I know one thing though. Pot is not like alcohol. Alcohol changes your moods. Go to a bar at happy hour and see some happy mother farkers there. Guys going: "Hey, fark you, my man!" "Hey, listen to me. Listen to me, you piece of shiat. You do not know shiat about fark, my man. You want a piece of yourself? Step outside, I'll kick my ass. I've already shiat myself. I'm half way there".
 
2007-04-10 08:37:29 AM  
SonOfSpam:Maybe not a dickhead, but certainly stupid.
Hey, I smoke weed and... forgot what I was going to say.

/maybe he is right?
 
2007-04-10 08:38:45 AM  
Cop_Thrilla: "Ive never met a pot smoking dickhead but I have met some pot smokers who were really really big losers.

Most of them actually"

Like Carl Sagan, Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, John Lennon.
Bunch of losers.


That's because those guys were really brilliant. Just think what they could have done with all of their brain cells.
 
2007-04-10 08:39:29 AM  
Smoking pot was cool in high school, less so in college, then most of us grew out of it. Anyone who smokes pot regularly past 21 years old is trying too hard.
 
2007-04-10 08:40:02 AM  
FTFA:Mr McGrath said teenagers needed to be made aware of the consequences of smoking pot, including mental illness such as depression, as well as damage to physical health and social interactions.
Mr. McGrath should realize that all teenagers go through that, regardless of drug use. It wasn't until I started smoking pot did I actually stop putting myself in dangerous situations and being a jackass.

/double post, but fark it, I'm stoned
 
2007-04-10 08:40:17 AM  
I learned it from watching you!!
 
2007-04-10 08:40:26 AM  
If anything can turn someone into a dickhead, it's alchohol. I'd say the best criticsm against pot would be that it saps your energy and makes you hungry and tired - sort of like getting old.

Now, that's powerful.
 
2007-04-10 08:40:44 AM  
I don't smoke, but have a couple friends who do. I love them dearly, and they are just as nice when they are smoking as when they aren't.

I tried weed in college. Hated it. BUT, I would be first in line to vote to legalize it. My dad was an alcoholic bastard. I always wished we would have got hooked on weed instead of booze. Booze is the real personality changer in my opinion (and yes, I DO drink)
 
2007-04-10 08:40:57 AM  
and what's more: "There's no safe level of cannabis use."

yeah and alcohol is very very bad. for children. but once you turn 21 it becomes very very good.

psh..
 
2007-04-10 08:41:41 AM  
That being said, I wish someone would burn down MTV. I'm sick of all of their whiny anti-drug, anti-smoking, anti-[insert talking point of the day] marketing. MTV used to be cool.
 
2007-04-10 08:41:43 AM  
I just love how the anti-drug crusade can't even keep their lies straight anymore.

Is pot the gateway to crack and killing babies, or do you just fall asleep on the couch?
Who knows... it depends on who's writing the propaganda this week...
 
2007-04-10 08:42:18 AM  
Salvia Divinorum...

Pot is so 1970's...
 
2007-04-10 08:46:42 AM  
FTA: "There is still a significant cohort of people who think, particularly with the young person's age group, that cannabis is normal," Mr McGrath said.

Yea, it's like they think this stuff just grows out of the ground! Morons.
 
2007-04-10 08:48:49 AM  
It seems Chester Fields went a-trolling and caught a big juicy Gothnet.

/My precious.
 
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