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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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2013-04-24 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"

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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.

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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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