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(Death and Taxes Magazine)   The ten most ridiculous, blatantly false anti-drug PSAs from the 80s and 90s. Yes, the Saved by the Bell freakout is on here   (deathandtaxesmag.com) divider line 133
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2013-04-23 11:55:38 PM  
7. "Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue"

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2013-04-23 11:55:54 PM  
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2013-04-24 12:00:30 AM  
I HAVE TO SING
 
2013-04-24 12:01:03 AM  
I learned it from watching you Dad!
 
2013-04-24 12:01:35 AM  
oh wow, I had totally forgotten about that ninja turtles one, but when it started I was reciting lines along with it.  It all came back.  "You know, marijuana?"
 
2013-04-24 12:09:16 AM  
I don't think Helen Hunt would have survived that fall.
 
2013-04-24 12:17:25 AM  

Pawn takes the King: I HAVE TO SING


JESSIE, LISTEN TO ME!
 
2013-04-24 12:35:27 AM  
Are you trying to tell me that kid didn't really learn it from watching his dad?

My childhood is now ruined.
 
2013-04-24 12:37:31 AM  
The biggest druggies in my home town were 2 years behind me - the first to get DARE "education."

When you tell kids pot will kill them eventually, coke will kill them instantly, they tend to over-correct when they find out that's a lie.

Also, they will do meth because they know it's pretty safe, unlike cocaine. They know this because they know a lot of people that's done meth, and they all haven't died like cocaine. True fuking story.

My hometown is a post-industrial small town where all the jobs where sent to Mexico (l'm being literal, they were sent to Mexico, not China). If you don't work at the state pen, the car dealership, teach, or come from a family with money, you're likely on some welfare.

New jobs are coming back building wind-turbines though.
 
2013-04-24 12:42:24 AM  
Yeah, I used "post industrial" wrong there.

The town's economy was industry, and it left. Post industrial... or something.
 
2013-04-24 12:43:45 AM  

impaler: Also, they will do meth because they know it's pretty safe, unlike cocaine. They know this because they know a lot of people that's done meth, and they all haven't died like cocaine. True fuking story.


And I want to repeat this because it is true.

Lying to kids, to protect them, will bite you in the ares.
 
2013-04-24 01:39:03 AM  
Grrrreat list. Lots of stony high school memories.

Needs "Stoned" starring Scott Baio to be complete.
 
2013-04-24 01:59:10 AM  
Caffeine pills will make you do stupid things.....like signing up for "Showgirls".
 
2013-04-24 02:00:51 AM  
Brought to you by the cult of "just say no".  Fails equally well with sex education.
 
2013-04-24 02:08:35 AM  
My 4th grade teacher mentioned using "bong rocks to get the most out of a joint" to us as one of the crazy things people do for love of drugs.  We had D.A.R.E. coloring books.  It seemed legit at the time.  She was a nun.
 
2013-04-24 02:35:06 AM  
I love YouTube.  Everything is on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flIwCej5M4E
 
2013-04-24 02:42:29 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I love YouTube.  Everything is on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flIwCej5M4E


Wow, those were some serious short shorts.
 
2013-04-24 02:43:09 AM  

The_Sponge: Caffeine pills will make you do stupid things.....like signing up for "Showgirls".


If that's not a cautionary tale, I don't know what is.
 
2013-04-24 02:54:23 AM  

Frederick: Brought to you by the cult of "just say no".  Fails equally well with sex education.


And yet people buy their crap with tobacco.
 
2013-04-24 03:06:53 AM  
this one time(at band camp)...

I grew up in a very very small town that had only two things to keep kids occupied. a defunct grain elevator, and the rail road track. On the rail road track trains would stop quite often, usually with the caboose end in town. a very crafty and bored kid could wait for the guys in the caboose to leave to get lunch or check the tracks or whatever, and sneak in and pilfer it. once I aquired those little capsules that you break open and put under an unconscious persons nose to wake them up.

so I took them to school and a group of us decided to try them out. we sniffed them and we all made funny faces at the smell and giggled. teacher caught us and then proceeded to inform us we were DOING DRUGS!!!! we never got into trouble. I don't even think they called our parents. and I can't remember for sure....but...I think the phrase "just say no!" was used a few times.

/csb
 
2013-04-24 03:25:54 AM  
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The turtles changed their stance on drugs to pro-legalization once they realized just how much of the pizza industry's business came from people who were high.
 
2013-04-24 03:26:44 AM  

miss diminutive: Bill_Wick's_Friend: I love YouTube.  Everything is on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flIwCej5M4E

Wow, those were some serious short shorts.


*Clicks link*

Dude in short shorts.

Damn it!
 
2013-04-24 03:27:15 AM  
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2013-04-24 03:30:59 AM  

illannoyin: miss diminutive: Bill_Wick's_Friend: I love YouTube.  Everything is on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flIwCej5M4E

Wow, those were some serious short shorts.

*Clicks link*

Dude in short shorts.

Damn it!


It was an eyesore for me as well. Those things were simply not attractive.
 
2013-04-24 03:35:19 AM  
All that good work yet it was all undermined by Scooby Doo.

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2013-04-24 03:37:35 AM  

log_jammin: this one time(at band camp)...

I grew up in a very very small town that had only two things to keep kids occupied. a defunct grain elevator, and the rail road track. On the rail road track trains would stop quite often, usually with the caboose end in town. a very crafty and bored kid could wait for the guys in the caboose to leave to get lunch or check the tracks or whatever, and sneak in and pilfer it. once I acquired those little capsules that you break open and put under an unconscious persons nose to wake them up.

so I took them to school and a group of us decided to try them out. we sniffed them and we all made funny faces at the smell and giggled. teacher caught us and then proceeded to inform us we were DOING DRUGS!!!! we never got into trouble. I don't even think they called our parents. and I can't remember for sure....but...I think the phrase "just say no!" was used a few times.

/csb


I hate to tell you, but you've confused smelling salts (usually ammonia-based) with amyl nitrate, or "poppers".
 
2013-04-24 03:40:53 AM  
I can't believe they didn't mention the Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode.  That was the first one I thought of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrhHqTv_kvA
 
2013-04-24 03:42:18 AM  

highwayrun: I hate to tell you, but you've confused smelling salts (usually ammonia-based) with amyl nitrate, or "poppers".


I was 8 to 10 years old, I also confused aspirin with Tylenol.
 
2013-04-24 03:42:48 AM  
so very hi so im getting a kick
 
2013-04-24 03:45:24 AM  
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just makes me hungry
 
2013-04-24 03:45:46 AM  
I remember the PSAs in arcade machines that would say WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS! Right before I slaughtered goblins with my sword. Now I want to play Golden Axe.
 
2013-04-24 03:49:36 AM  
Ive never wanted a needle in my arm as badly as I do right now.

All drug education ever did for me was inform me what drugs would be fun to take and what drugs would turn me into a hobo.

you wanna scare kids straight the real way all ya gotta do is this.
go to vancouver. Hang out at the corner of main and hastings st. Go for a walk down an alley if you feel bold.

why with all the good information about different drugs thats out there parents and the establishment feel the need to lie is beyond me.

sex ed and drug ed. I would prefer to teach my boy about personally. I dont trust educators not to fark it up as much as humanly possible
 
2013-04-24 03:54:04 AM  
Say what you will, but this one, I found effective (1999 I think).  Mostly because it took several times of it playing in the background before I realized what it was.
 
2013-04-24 03:55:40 AM  
You want to teach your kids about the negative effects of drugs?


Take him to Walmart at 3am
 
2013-04-24 03:55:45 AM  
Did they even watch that Captain Planet one? That was a parody.
 
2013-04-24 03:56:20 AM  
I grew up with a fear of McGruff. As in, like, cover-ears-run-sprinting-out-of-the-room fear of McGruff.

I didn't get over it before he faded away. I think that means I won.
 
2013-04-24 03:59:56 AM  

Snapper Carr: You want to teach your kids about the negative effects of drugs?


Take him to Walmart at 3am


every time I see someone on meth I can't help but think about how UN fun it looks.
 
2013-04-24 04:00:11 AM  
Impaler you apparently aren't aware of amphetamine psychosis.

I used to use meth and everything was fine until I started farking hallucinating and having paranoid delusions.

Everything would have been fine if I had just used coke instead.
 
2013-04-24 04:01:56 AM  
What? Not this?

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2013-04-24 04:03:40 AM  

log_jammin: Snapper Carr: You want to teach your kids about the negative effects of drugs?


Take him to Walmart at 3am

every time I see someone on meth I can't help but think about how UN fun it looks.


It's fun up until about the 3rd day you're awake. That's when the lack of REM sleep and the dopamine exhaustion kicks in and you start hallucinating and getting paranoid.
 
2013-04-24 04:04:40 AM  
The one I thought was funny was where these two guys in their late 20's-early 30's are smoking weed in the basement. One of them says something like, "Man, these anti-drug commercials are such B.S. I mean, look at me. I've been smoking pot for 15 years, and I never went to jail, I never hurt anyone, etc...damm my mom's home quick open a window, Then a woman's voice comes from upstairs. "did you even look for a job today?" And the guy replies, "Um...no Maw um, I'll look for one tomorrow..."
 
2013-04-24 04:05:17 AM  

Snapper Carr: You want to teach your kids about the negative effects of drugs?


Take him to Walmart at 3am


Holy fark. I mean shiat most people who are that wrecked. Wether its meth booze smack uppers downers in betweeners all arounders or pain killers.

usually people stay the fark home when they get hummingbird high.

shes the white girl version of apu
 
2013-04-24 04:09:43 AM  

borg: The one I thought was funny was where these two guys in their late 20's-early 30's are smoking weed in the basement. One of them says something like, "Man, these anti-drug commercials are such B.S. I mean, look at me. I've been smoking pot for 15 years, and I never went to jail, I never hurt anyone, etc...damm my mom's home quick open a window, Then a woman's voice comes from upstairs. "did you even look for a job today?" And the guy replies, "Um...no Maw um, I'll look for one tomorrow..."


I remember being amused at that one too.
 
2013-04-24 04:12:15 AM  
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2013-04-24 04:14:37 AM  
My parents were boring, upper-middle-class professionals who grew up in the 60s/70s watching their classmates and siblings "drop out" due to drug habits and, in some memorable cases, actually end up dead.  They consider anything in excess of a glass of wine with dinner to be overdoing it.

So... yeah.  I'm pretty sure that my parents' anti-drug bit was pretty honest and non-hypocritical.

I say this to provide context for the fact that my parents, the squarest squares on the planet with personal aversions to recreational drugs, think most anti-drug PSAs are the purest bullshiat in existence.  That's how bad the PSAs are.

//I learned it by watching one of said uncles who eventually also ended up dying of overdose.  I'm good at the life choices that way.
 
2013-04-24 04:17:43 AM  
Anyone here old enough to remember the 60's and this man and his little boy are walking along and the coversation goes like this.....

Why do you think they call it dope, dope
 
2013-04-24 04:18:44 AM  
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2013-04-24 04:19:48 AM  
Aww, no love for the "Dinosaurs" anti-drug episode?  They all got hooked on the "happy plant."  If I remember correctly, they didn't quit because they thought quitting was a good idea, but because they ate the plant into extinction.

/"Say it!"
//"We're gonna need another Timmy!"
///"Yaaaaaayyy!"
 
2013-04-24 04:32:53 AM  
Anybody remember this ad?  I must have seen it a thousand times when I was a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons in the late 1980s.  The song from it has remained stuck in my memory for over two decades.

serial_crusher: oh wow, I had totally forgotten about that ninja turtles one, but when it started I was reciting lines along with it.  It all came back.  "You know, marijuana?"


Came here to say drugs.  The line "It's pot.  You know:  marijuana." immediately brought it back to me.
 
2013-04-24 04:38:02 AM  
50 posts in and no mention of "Requiem for a dream"?
I know, technically, it wasn't PSA.
It didn't have any excuses.
 
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