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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  
images.huffingtonpost.com
 
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  
www.mariowiki.com
 
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.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
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  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

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?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
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  
www.goodeatsfanpage.com
 
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  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
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.
 
2013-04-24 04:39:18 AM  
A story I heard from an unreliable friend:

In DARE, the cop passed around a little baggie with two joints to show what they looked like. He told the class that he better get them back or he's going to search everyone.

When the cop got the bag back, it had three joints.
 
2013-04-24 04:39:28 AM  

highwayrun: 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".


I think the point was the TEACHER confused smelling salts with random "omfgdrugzors!"...
 
2013-04-24 04:41:23 AM  
This quote from the article was hilarious:

"If there is one thing we all know about people who are really into saving the environment, it is that they really hate smoking pot."
 
2013-04-24 04:46:01 AM  

On-Off: 50 posts in and no mention of "Requiem for a dream"?
I know, technically, it wasn't PSA.
It didn't have any excuses.


Ass to ass!

/all I've got
 
2013-04-24 04:47:22 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..."


What's his fark handle?
 
2013-04-24 04:47:44 AM  
Clicked for the Cartoon All-Stars, wasn't disappointed. We owned this VHS and it was part of my regular viewing as a kid. Michael sure looked like he was dabbling with more than pot by the look of his complexion toward the end, and the fact that my mom was growing copious amounts of ganja in our basement at the time is neither here nor there.
 
2013-04-24 04:54:31 AM  

Myria: A story I heard from an unreliable friend:

In DARE, the cop passed around a little baggie with two joints to show what they looked like. He told the class that he better get them back or he's going to search everyone.

When the cop got the bag back, it had three joints.


Gods *dammit* why didn't I think of that?
//would have been *profoundly* worth it if I used a dime of the most shiat skunk I could locate.
 
2013-04-24 04:54:40 AM  

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


Take him to Walmart at 3am


Jesus, she's wired for sound.
 
2013-04-24 04:57:26 AM  

On-Off: 50 posts in and no mention of "Requiem for a dream"?
I know, technically, it wasn't PSA.
It didn't have any excuses.


I think "don't do needle drugs, don't suck cock for drugs" and "Rx abuse is drug abuse" are two fine points to make.
 
2013-04-24 04:57:55 AM  

flamingboar: 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.


Same here. Also wish I still had my genesis, complete with Golden Axe.
 
2013-04-24 05:00:26 AM  

Gosling: 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.


Were you afraid he'd take a bite out of your ass?

/only users lose drugs
 
2013-04-24 05:04:11 AM  

Confabulat: I learned it from watching you Dad!


Link
 
2013-04-24 05:04:47 AM  

Snapper Carr: Walmart


C'mon, it was late, no one was there, and besides, all I could find to wear were those leather shorts and swim fins.  The top hat was purely a fashion statement.
 
2013-04-24 05:05:52 AM  
My favorite was: "Nobody ever said 'I wanna be a junkie when I grow up!'", and the ballerina falls to the ground in slow motion.
 
2013-04-24 05:19:00 AM  
 
2013-04-24 05:28:49 AM  
Yeah, list fails without 'Straight Up'. All other anti-drug PSA's are weaksauce compared to this thing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIm1PKk7Y3w

Should have links to the other parts in the sidebars. Enjoy the nadir of Louis Gosset Jr.'s acting career.

/an Anti-Drug PSA the feels like it was written by people on drugs? Brilliant!
 
2013-04-24 05:31:00 AM  

On-Off: 50 posts in and no mention of "Requiem for a dream"?
I know, technically, it wasn't PSA.
It didn't have any excuses.


All the characters were also pretty self-destructive before they got themselves in too deep with the drugs, too, so not really "don't do drugs" so much as "don't be a useless moron".
 
2013-04-24 05:44:33 AM  

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

[...] once I acquired those little capsules that you break open and put under an unconscious persons nose to wake them up. [...]

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


No he hasn't. "Those little capsules that you break open and put under an unconscious persons nose to wake them up" are smelling salts.

Now, if he had said "Those little vials that you open under your nose and inhale just as you reach orgasm while you're banging the ass of this gorgeous twink you picked up at the Mineshaft," then he would've been confusing smelling salts with poppers.

Not that I know about that, or anything that might be wrong with it if I did.

Or something.
 
2013-04-24 05:46:54 AM  
That Punky Brewster one was just weird. It got surreal at the end.

Does anyone remember that commercial from the late 70s or early 80s with the kid who brings his broken car to his drunk father and asks him to fix it, the father says "suuure, buddy!" and slams the parts together a couple of times, gets pissed off, and says "go to bed. NOW!!!"?
 
2013-04-24 05:49:22 AM  
Working in Fort Mcmurray cured any possible curiosity I might have about drugs.

/shudder
 
2013-04-24 06:08:56 AM  

Dragonflew: That Punky Brewster one was just weird. It got surreal at the end.

Does anyone remember that commercial from the late 70s or early 80s with the kid who brings his broken car to his drunk father and asks him to fix it, the father says "suuure, buddy!" and slams the parts together a couple of times, gets pissed off, and says "go to bed. NOW!!!"?


That wasnt a commercial...that actually happened to you.
 
2013-04-24 06:27:33 AM  
And then there's this one. Hot chick dives into empty swimming pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC4KJ9Nd3EQ
SPLAT!!!!
 
2013-04-24 06:34:56 AM  

You are Borg: flamingboar: 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.

Same here. Also wish I still had my genesis, complete with Golden Axe.


http://www.mameui.info/
http://doperoms.com/

There we go.
 
2013-04-24 06:36:43 AM  
Excess caffeine will make you too wired to sleep and you'll watch all of these.

/Has only done "the pot" twice and both times it put me to sleep immediately.
 
2013-04-24 06:45:36 AM  
You don't need PSA's anymore.  Just show them a few episodes of Intervention.  Good lord that show is depressing.

/also, Hoarders
 
2013-04-24 06:49:40 AM  

Burr: /also, Hoarders


My Wife: "What do you want to do with this? throw it out or keep it?"

Me: "Keep it for now"

My son: "dad don't be a hoarder!!!"
 
2013-04-24 07:15:02 AM  

Dragonflew: That Punky Brewster one was just weird. It got surreal at the end.

Does anyone remember that commercial from the late 70s or early 80s with the kid who brings his broken car to his drunk father and asks him to fix it, the father says "suuure, buddy!" and slams the parts together a couple of times, gets pissed off, and says "go to bed. NOW!!!"?


What's weirder is that the parade is in Atlanta and Punky lives in Chicago. Maybe she did try some of the drugs after all.

teenage mutant ninja rapist: 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.


Last time I was in DTES, a woman came up to me and said I could do whatever I wanted to her body for $10. She could have best been described as poo smelling beef jerky with a couple of teeth tossed in the pile. It would have been enough to scare a girl or a boy away from drugs forever.

/She didn't get the $10 but I was sure to put the money to good use getting drunk later
 
2013-04-24 07:24:58 AM  

On-Off: 50 posts in and no mention of "Requiem for a dream"?
I know, technically, it wasn't PSA.
It didn't have any excuses.


The message I took away from that, as I have many other anti-drug productions, was just be satisfied with smoking weed.
 
2013-04-24 07:36:48 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: And then there's this one. Hot chick dives into empty swimming pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC4KJ9Nd3EQ
SPLAT!!!!


Am I wrong by saying that these were mostly on MTV?  You said the title and I knew exactly which one you were talking about.  Where are the RAD commercials?
 
2013-04-24 07:43:01 AM  

darkjezter: 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.


OMG! Good find.
 
2013-04-24 07:47:16 AM  
 
2013-04-24 07:48:02 AM  

Snapper Carr: 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.


Never saw the point in taking anything like that to stay awake for days on end. I can do that with a pot of coffee and a new video game that I have been looking forward to. I once went 120 hours straight with no sleep while stone sober. I got the hallucinations and it was time for bed.
 
2013-04-24 07:55:07 AM  
The more things change....http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028346/
 
2013-04-24 07:56:46 AM  
The hot teen girl (Rachel Leigh Cook) demonstrating the effects of snorting heroin by wrecking her parents stylish kitchen inspired the 1990s. Convinced.
 
2013-04-24 08:13:40 AM  
Everyone knows the best horribly wrong drug PSA is from the 30s.
 
2013-04-24 08:27:10 AM  
The best PSA is to meet an actual drug addict.
 
2013-04-24 08:31:55 AM  
blogimages.thescore.com
 
2013-04-24 08:46:51 AM  
Man, I would have liked to do some really perverse things with Natasha Gregson Wagner.
 
2013-04-24 08:51:38 AM  

flamingboar: 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.


Heh, I used to see it on the TMNT in Time game AND the X-men 6 player game just after the bad guys handed me my azz and I lost the game.  Even as a young-un I saw the humor there.
Me: Crap.  I just lost.  Such a loser.
Game: Winner's don't use Drugs.
Me: Skeptical smirk "What do you know about me, video game?"
 
2013-04-24 08:56:18 AM  
Gee, "I'm like 30" and these children's shows seem silly to me and I cannot figure out why.....
 
2013-04-24 09:04:27 AM  
The best anti-drug commercial ever was the one with the obvious parody of the guy on the zig-zag papers telling the young man, "Don't go out my friend you are too high!" Tell him not to drive while stoned. It was hilarious.
 
2013-04-24 09:20:59 AM  
Who cares if they were stupid, if they kept a few kids from trying drugs then they were worth it.
 
2013-04-24 09:30:18 AM  
" Weeeeeeeeeeeeee "
 
2013-04-24 09:36:00 AM  
8.A PSA from the weird fugazi "Ghostbusters" cartoon!

I have some bad news for you, Robyn Pennacchia... "fugazi" means fake, and in trying to be cute with that word, you have admitted that you are ignorant.  I bet you think that Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd created the Ghostbusters and that the "stupid monkey cartoon" wasn't an accurate depiction of the original Spook Busters (gorilla and all) from the 1940s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT90y1tzZjk
 
2013-04-24 09:39:27 AM  
During elementary school, we got a healthy dose of DARE during the Reagan years.  McGuff, comic books filled with trenchcoat-wearing dealers making kids take needle drugs, and all that good stuff.  I remember on the footnote of all the drug worksheets they printed "America:  Drug free by 2000!".  What a farking joke.
 
2013-04-24 09:45:26 AM  
 
2013-04-24 09:49:55 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Who cares if they were stupid, if they kept a few kids from trying drugs then they were worth it.


They got a lot more kids to overdose on heroin because they oversold the evils of lesser drugs so badly.  Once the kid smokes a little pot and it doesn't have the effect that the commercials warn about, they think the harder stuff might not be so bad either.
 
2013-04-24 09:59:26 AM  
I learned everything I needed to know about drugs from cartoons:  "The secret compartment of my ring I fill / With an Underdog super energy pill."
 
2013-04-24 10:01:23 AM  
i3.ytimg.com

"I smoke fools like you on the basketball court."
 
2013-04-24 10:06:42 AM  
Always enjoyed this one: Link
 
2013-04-24 10:18:46 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: What? Not this?


They may take our lives, but they'll never take our FREEDOM!
 
2013-04-24 10:31:01 AM  
Really?  no one mentioned this yet?  Maybe I missed it and someone did?
Here goes.
Michelangelo had the right idea.
What do you do when a drug dealer is giving you free pot?
GET A PIZZA!!!
 
2013-04-24 10:50:36 AM  
My two personal favourites are the original Dragnet where the pothead parents forget the kid in the bathtub and the episode of Facts of Life where Mrs. Garrett freaks out on the record store guy for selling her girls bongs to hold their jelly beans.

/mmm jelly beans
 
2013-04-24 10:52:06 AM  

scottydoesntknow: 7. "Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue"

[thisisthestoryof.files.wordpress.com image 470x738]



That poster is just like the PSAs...created by people who have never done drugs.


...shrooms don't make you paranoid (typically), Tigger and rabbit should have their drugs switched and eating is incredibly low on your prioirity list when on LSD.  And hallucinogens?  WTF do they think LSD and Shrooms are?

D.A.R.E. just made me more curious about drugs.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:51 AM  

Dragonflew: Does anyone remember that commercial from the late 70s or early 80s with the kid who brings his broken car to his drunk father and asks him to fix it, the father says "suuure, buddy!" and slams the parts together a couple of times, gets pissed off, and says "go to bed. NOW!!!"?


Had to remember it, but it was from Canada
 
2013-04-24 10:57:47 AM  
It seems that Kraft Mac n Cheese is now a drug. I saw their new "I learned it from you" ad yesterday.

Per the YouTube it is an older commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbGNE_OYAW8&feature=youtube_gdata_pla y er


What does the ad-man know that we don't?
 
2013-04-24 11:00:56 AM  

dr.zaeus: 8.A PSA from the weird fugazi "Ghostbusters" cartoon!

I have some bad news for you, Robyn Pennacchia... "fugazi" means fake, and in trying to be cute with that word, you have admitted that you are ignorant.  I bet you think that Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd created the Ghostbusters and that the "stupid monkey cartoon" wasn't an accurate depiction of the original Spook Busters (gorilla and all) from the 1940s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT90y1tzZjk


THIS IS NOT
A FUGAZI
CARTOON


YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU BUST
 
2013-04-24 11:13:42 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Always enjoyed this one: Link


Oh, that's the one I was think of. I always get those two girls confused.
 
2013-04-24 11:41:42 AM  

impaler: Lying to kids, to protect them, will bite you in the ares.


upload.wikimedia.org

Bite my what?
 
2013-04-24 11:47:52 AM  
This thread also reminded me about the Drew Carey episodes where Craig Ferguson's goes to rehab.   The show that was all about drinking beer got thrown a bunch of money from the ONDCP for that.

Of course that was around the time we threw a couple hundred million to the Taliban for eradicating opium.... /facepalm.
 
2013-04-24 11:49:48 AM  
Original PSA line:
"This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs"

Every joke t-shirt and bumpersticker printed in the last 30 years:
"This is your brain. This is your brain on _______"

Does that make anyone else want to punch someone in the mouth? Am I alone on this?

i1.ytimg.com

/I will admit the Rachael Leigh Cook version made me uncomfortably aroused
 
2013-04-24 11:52:35 AM  
I've never seen a War On Drugs(TM) PSA that WASN'T mind-numbingly stupid.
 
2013-04-24 12:42:27 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Original PSA line:
"This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs"

Every joke t-shirt and bumpersticker printed in the last 30 years:
"This is your brain. This is your brain on _______"

Does that make anyone else want to punch someone in the mouth? Am I alone on this?

[i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]

/I will admit the Rachael Leigh Cook version made me uncomfortably aroused


LULZ.

Remember the "Robot Chicken" parody where she starts assaulting random folks on the street?
 
2013-04-24 12:52:04 PM  

darwinwench: the original Dragnet where the pothead parents forget the kid in the bathtub


Almost as good as the "blue boy" LSD episode.

"You're pretty high and far out aren't you? What kind of kick are you on, son?"
 
2013-04-24 12:52:04 PM  
Cant blame Jesse Spano."Hot Sunday" could've been huge if she didnt have the demands of her school work too.....damn you caffeine pills.
 
2013-04-24 01:33:22 PM  
Dragnet Jack Webb "Alcohol VS. Marijuana & LSD" Joe Friday calls marijuana "The Bomb..
 
2013-04-24 01:38:49 PM  

borg: Dragnet Jack Webb "Alcohol VS. Marijuana & LSD" Joe Friday calls marijuana "The Bomb..


I thought it was "Marijuana is the flame, heroin is the fuse, and LSD is the bomb..."
 
2013-04-24 01:39:18 PM  
 
2013-04-24 01:46:47 PM  

Losac: borg: Dragnet Jack Webb "Alcohol VS. Marijuana & LSD" Joe Friday calls marijuana "The Bomb..

I thought it was "Marijuana is the flame, heroin is the fuse, and LSD is the bomb..."


Oop's yeah, I meant to type LSD is the bomb.. too much pot in my system.
 
2013-04-24 01:51:39 PM  
I started fact-checking everything the government told me after I saw a PSA  in the early '80s, stating that smoking marijuana would cause me to grow boobs because of all the female hormones in pot. I'm still waiting for mine.

"If I was a woman, I'd just lay around in bed all day and play with my tits."

-Steve Martin
 
2013-04-24 02:09:29 PM  
How is this not a Rachael Leigh Cook thread? For shame farkers... for shame.

www.hdwallpapersarena.com

img.mypopulars.com
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24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-24 02:50:51 PM  

log_jammin: 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.


This is about the only anti-drug PSA I can support.  Not that it happens to everyone by a very very long shot.  But that it does happen.  Most everyone over 25 knows someone like this I think.
 
2013-04-24 03:16:00 PM  

borg: Dragnet Jack Webb "Alcohol VS. Marijuana & LSD" Joe Friday calls marijuana "The Bomb..


Counter Point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IpyTMNqnRg
 
2013-04-24 03:28:39 PM  

aagrajag: You are Borg: flamingboar: 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.

Same here. Also wish I still had my genesis, complete with Golden Axe.

http://www.mameui.info/
http://doperoms.com/

There we go.


You're my old school gaming angel, *swoon*.
 
2013-04-24 04:54:27 PM  

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

[...] once I acquired those little capsules that you break open and put under an unconscious persons nose to wake them up. [...]

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

No he hasn't. "Those little capsules that you break open and put under an unconscious persons nose to wake them up" are smelling salts.

Now, if he had said "Those little vials that you open under your nose and inhale just as you reach orgasm while you're banging the ass of this gorgeous twink you picked up at the Mineshaft," then he would've been confusing smelling salts with poppers.

Not that I know about that, or anything that might be wrong with it if I did.

Or something.


I figured that what he found by the side of the road was poppers, mistakenly identified the glass vial as smelling salts, and so when the teacher found him he and his buddies had, instead of awakening each other from a fainting spell, been doing head rush hits.
 
2013-04-24 05:01:55 PM  

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


"Just say no" cures drug addiction the way that "Have a nice day" cures chronic depression.

/don't remember where I heard that
//always liked it
 
2013-04-24 05:20:25 PM  
I had to watch Kirk Cameron in "Drugs are for Jellybrains" way too many times.
 
2013-04-24 06:15:27 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I don't think Helen Hunt would have survived that fall.


that was helen hunt on crank.  helen hunt on crank can survive everything but crank.  helen hunt on crank should only be used in an emergency.
 
2013-04-24 06:42:58 PM  
I had a bit of a caffeine freakout in college once, it went pretty much like the SBTB episode.

Slammed down some caffeine loaded-drinks to stay up and study. I was in the library and noticed my hand was shaking. I thought I'd go sit out front for a few minutes and get some fresh air. Someone I knew came along and stopped to say hi. I mentioned that I thought I had too much caffeine and felt a little weird. The person I was talking too suggested I get something to eat. I thought it was a good idea, got something to eat, felt okay and returned to the library.

Okay, maybe not the same as the SBTB episode, but let my experience be a warning to all. If you have too much caffeine, you may feel a little shaky and weird.
 
2013-04-24 09:08:03 PM  
highwayrun:

I figured that what he found by the side of the road was poppers, mistakenly identified the glass vial as smelling salts, and so when the teacher found him he and his buddies had, instead of awakening each other from a fainting spell, been doing head rush hits.

I was just seizing the opportunity to make an overly specific '80s gay culture joke of some kind. I mean, how often does that chance come around, really?

But! Yeah...still not entirely clear on what the original poster meant, but there's pretty much no way to sniff a smelling salt and mistake it for anything else, ever. If you're conscious, the ammonia is so acrid it causes an involuntary jerk-of-the-head reflex. Unlike poppers, which cause...well. The first time I did a popper, actually, was when a noted bad boy (not the gay kind, the metal head dope smoking kind) handed me a little amber vial in class one day and said, "Here, sniff this!" Which, being young and dumb, I did. Got the rush. And he laughed at me because my face got beet red from the vasodilation, so I'm stumbling down the hall to get to my next class going "What the fark did you do to me?" and he's laughing but assuring me that it's temporary. Which it was, until the clubs and the disco and the hey hey hey he banged me happened, much later.

/CSB...? Eh.
 
2013-04-25 12:06:49 AM  

highwayrun: I figured that what he found by the side of the road was poppers


I got them from the first aid kit in the trains caboose. That's why I mentioned sneaking on to the trains.
 
2013-04-25 02:47:17 AM  

dr.zaeus: 8.A PSA from the weird fugazi "Ghostbusters" cartoon!

I have some bad news for you, Robyn Pennacchia... "fugazi" means fake, and in trying to be cute with that word, you have admitted that you are ignorant.  I bet you think that Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd created the Ghostbusters and that the "stupid monkey cartoon" wasn't an accurate depiction of the original Spook Busters (gorilla and all) from the 1940s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT90y1tzZjk


Actually, no. It means farked up, which is a pretty accurate description of that show.
 
2013-04-25 10:15:39 AM  

Abacus9: dr.zaeus: 8.A PSA from the weird fugazi "Ghostbusters" cartoon!

I have some bad news for you, Robyn Pennacchia... "fugazi" means fake, and in trying to be cute with that word, you have admitted that you are ignorant.  I bet you think that Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd created the Ghostbusters and that the "stupid monkey cartoon" wasn't an accurate depiction of the original Spook Busters (gorilla and all) from the 1940s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT90y1tzZjk

Actually, no. It means farked up, which is a pretty accurate description of that show.


That's what I get for using DWI blogs to define words for me..

http://njdwidefense.com/fugazi-fake-nj-dwi-lawyer-websites/
 
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