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./csbI hate to tell you, but you've confused smelling salts (usually ammonia-based) with amyl nitrate, or "poppers".
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.
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..."
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.
Snapper Carr: You want to teach your kids about the negative effects of drugs?Take him to Walmart at 3am
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.
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.
Confabulat: I learned it from watching you Dad!
Snapper Carr: Walmart
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".
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!!!"?
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.
Burr: /also, Hoarders
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.
Day_Old_Dutchie: And then there's this one. Hot chick dives into empty swimming poolhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC4KJ9Nd3EQSPLAT!!!!
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.
Snapper Carr: log_jammin: Snapper Carr: You want to teach your kids about the negative effects of drugs?Take him to Walmart at 3amevery 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.
ReapTheChaos: Who cares if they were stupid, if they kept a few kids from trying drugs then they were worth it.
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