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2013-09-26 02:51:58 PM
+1 on proper tag
 
2013-09-26 02:52:20 PM
Was the Spliffy tag busy?
 
2013-09-26 02:53:35 PM
They've already said it ain't gonna happen.
 
2013-09-26 02:53:44 PM

sulco: Was the Spliffy tag busy?


dang it!!!
 
2013-09-26 02:54:26 PM
Right, a league who fines its players for wearing the wrong-colored socks will allow a marijuana ad be aired during the Super Bowl.
 
2013-09-26 02:55:20 PM
That ad they want to show is pretty painful to watch.
 
2013-09-26 02:57:35 PM

bikerbob59: sulco: Was the Spliffy tag busy?

dang it!!!


Be faster next time, cheesehead!
 
2013-09-26 02:58:59 PM

Jubeebee: That ad they want to show is pretty painful to watch.


Given it's Fox's turn this year, the whole game is going to be painful to watch.
 
2013-09-26 02:59:57 PM
Ladies and gentleman - that kind of thing could actually be the tipping point..
 
2013-09-26 03:00:14 PM

MFAWG: They've already said it ain't gonna happen.


That's right, AS IT SHOULDN'T

Football is a family affair and pot has no place being advertised!!!

/Now beer for angry drunks that yell at their children? That's another story entirely... (please drink responsibly)
 
2013-09-26 03:00:49 PM
Is this the same group that was going to run an ad during a NASCAR race then pulled it after all the free publicity they got?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-09-26 03:01:02 PM
cdn.csgazette.biz

Outside the Fram on opening night in Denver.
 
2013-09-26 03:01:56 PM

LessO2: Right, a league who fines its players for wearing the wrong-colored socks will allow a marijuana ad be aired during the Super Bowl.


When someone shows marijuana can give athletes an unfair advantage, this will be no longer be more beside the point than players being able to consistently tell which side is which by the uniforms.
 
2013-09-26 03:02:38 PM

LessO2: Jubeebee: That ad they want to show is pretty painful to watch.

Given it's Fox's turn this year, the whole game is going to be painful to watch.


I do enjoy seeing Troy Aikman try to choke back his disbelief at the sheer stupidity that is Joe Buck.
 
2013-09-26 03:03:10 PM

Somaticasual: Ladies and gentleman - that kind of thing could actually be the tipping point..


Sad, but true.
 
2013-09-26 03:03:13 PM
I hope it coincides with the release of the Funyuns Taco.
 
2013-09-26 03:03:14 PM

Jubeebee: That ad they want to show is pretty painful to watch.


I thought it was pretty good.  I pulls on the heartstrings a bit and makes a good argument.
 
2013-09-26 03:04:13 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: Somaticasual: Ladies and gentleman - that kind of thing could actually be the tipping point..

Sad, but true.


Sad that it's taken so long?
 
2013-09-26 03:04:22 PM
I believe it when I see it, plenty of people submit ads to be shown during the superbowl but not everyone is accepted.
 
2013-09-26 03:07:28 PM
They already have ads for stoners. Every time they show an ad for Doritos or Taco Bell.
 
2013-09-26 03:07:56 PM

SwiftFox: LessO2: Right, a league who fines its players for wearing the wrong-colored socks will allow a marijuana ad be aired during the Super Bowl.

When someone shows marijuana can give athletes an unfair advantage, this will be no longer be more beside the point than players being able to consistently tell which side is which by the uniforms.


You don't see how a drug that reduces inflammation, reduces pain, increases appetite, and makes it easier to sleep might give an athlete an advantage over someone who doesn't partake?
 
2013-09-26 03:07:56 PM
Do they really need to advertise pot to people who have a TV remote in one hand and a bowl of Cheetos in the other?
 
2013-09-26 03:07:59 PM
If you don't smoke, or know anyone who smokes, then you probably have really strong feelings about this.
 
2013-09-26 03:08:32 PM
The pro-pot crowd has a shiatton of public relations works to do in and around Seattle before they're taken seriously nationwide.  I took the family there this past summer, and relative to what we expected, it was a freaking cesspool.

We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area.  The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks.  The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

Seeing so many people, maybe 5-10% of the population in the area, ambling round with glassy eyes and aimlessness struck us as very Walking Dead-y.

And I'm someone who doesn't think pot is that much different than beer.  Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.

/Downtown Vancouver was worse, but that's Canada.  It's their problem.
 
2013-09-26 03:09:22 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: [cdn.csgazette.biz image 620x406]

Outside the Fram on opening night in Denver.


What a lovely bird that is.

I mean, 420 SMOKE WEED ERRY DAY

(it really is easier on the body than alcohol, for a lot of people)
 
2013-09-26 03:09:46 PM
Found their spokesman:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-26 03:11:14 PM
How mainstream has recreational marijuana become?  (Featured Partner)
 
2013-09-26 03:11:48 PM
Wasn't there some tasteless abortion ad or something a couple years back? Leave your politics out of the Super Bowl.
 
2013-09-26 03:11:54 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: [cdn.csgazette.biz image 620x406]

Outside the Fram on opening night in Denver.


just shared that pic.
 
2013-09-26 03:12:47 PM
And if it's the Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl that many are predicting, it will really be an effective ad.
 
2013-09-26 03:12:59 PM

fickenchucker: We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area. The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks. The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.


I hate to tell you - that's just seattle's hipsters. They were there in the summer of 1998 too - it's not a pot-specific problem.
 
2013-09-26 03:14:48 PM

fickenchucker: Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.


The best way to deal with some asshole holding up the worst degenerate he can find to show why pot should be illegal is to just blow them off, you aren't going to satisfy someone with that kind of bias.
 
2013-09-26 03:15:14 PM

fickenchucker: The pro-pot crowd has a shiatton of public relations works to do in and around Seattle before they're taken seriously nationwide.  I took the family there this past summer, and relative to what we expected, it was a freaking cesspool.

We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area.  The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks.  The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

Seeing so many people, maybe 5-10% of the population in the area, ambling round with glassy eyes and aimlessness struck us as very Walking Dead-y.

And I'm someone who doesn't think pot is that much different than beer.  Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.

/Downtown Vancouver was worse, but that's Canada.  It's their problem.


If your sample is only gangbangers you could be convinced that all black people are bad.  If your sample is only violent drunks you could be convinced that anyone who drinks alcohol is bad.  If your sample is only terrorists you could be convinced that everyone who follows Islam is bad.

You likely interact with numerous responsible pot smokers every day, you just never realize they're pot smokers because they look and act like everyone else.
 
2013-09-26 03:15:20 PM

Somaticasual: fickenchucker: We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area. The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks. The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

I hate to tell you - that's just seattle's hipsters. They were there in the summer of 1998 too - it's not a pot-specific problem.



Educate me (seriously), because the impression I left with wasn't all that positive.  Pretty much all the business owners and non-stoned locals we talked to were deeply embarrassed.
 
2013-09-26 03:15:51 PM
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2013-09-26 03:17:02 PM
I'd like to see an ad like this:

http://youtu.be/jEQIEE3E2wI
 
2013-09-26 03:17:27 PM

fickenchucker: We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area. The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks. The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.


Welp.

Your anecdotal experience of a bunch of bums allegedly hopped up on the demon reefer clearly trumps all evidence-based arguments to the contrary.

Put out your joints and chuck out your bongs and brownies, folks - show's over.
 
2013-09-26 03:17:52 PM

Witty_Retort: Is this the same group that was going to run an ad during a NASCAR race then pulled it after all the free publicity they got?

/dnrtfa


They didn't pull it (it was the Marijuana Policy Project, a different group), but the company running the billboard pulled it.

/nice try?
 
2013-09-26 03:18:10 PM

fickenchucker: The pro-pot crowd has a shiatton of public relations works to do in and around Seattle before they're taken seriously nationwide.  I took the family there this past summer, and relative to what we expected, it was a freaking cesspool.

We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area.  The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks.  The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

Seeing so many people, maybe 5-10% of the population in the area, ambling round with glassy eyes and aimlessness struck us as very Walking Dead-y.

And I'm someone who doesn't think pot is that much different than beer.  Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.

/Downtown Vancouver was worse, but that's Canada.  It's their problem.


Did you see them smoking? Seems kinda odd that you'd assume every degenerate you see is a pothead. I usually assume they're all drunk. It would also explain the fighting you mention.
 
2013-09-26 03:18:30 PM
Yeahhhh.....that's not going to happen. You think the No Fun League is going to let a NORML ad run on their corporate control-fest? Ah, nope.
 
2013-09-26 03:19:35 PM
It was only a few years ago that the NFL and/or broadcasters lacked the courage to allow an ad for the United Church of Christ to run because it portrayed itself as compassionate and gay-tolerant. These folks won't allow any ad even tangentially promoting any non-alcohol drug.
 
2013-09-26 03:19:44 PM

mbillips: Yeahhhh.....that's not going to happen. You think the No Fun League is going to let a NORML ad run on their corporate control-fest? Ah, nope.


Yea, I can't wait for GoDaddy's shiatty cocktease commercials.

"Come to our website to see the "uncensored" version!"

Farking douchebag company. And not just for that reason
 
2013-09-26 03:20:45 PM

fickenchucker: The pro-pot crowd has a shiatton of public relations works to do in and around Seattle before they're taken seriously nationwide.  I took the family there this past summer, and relative to what we expected, it was a freaking cesspool.

We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area.  The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks.  The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

Seeing so many people, maybe 5-10% of the population in the area, ambling round with glassy eyes and aimlessness struck us as very Walking Dead-y.

And I'm someone who doesn't think pot is that much different than beer.  Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.

/Downtown Vancouver was worse, but that's Canada.  It's their problem.


YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THIS CRAP

I took MY FAMILY for a wholesome trip to a city, and when we were downtown we saw UNSAVORY types all over the place. IT WAS DISGUSTING

If people didn't have the common sense to realize that pot is the disease that drives men and women mad and turns them into monstrous disgusting shells of their former selves, someone might jump to the conclusion that there are communities of dirty slumming people in every inner city.

And these people were NOT drunk, or high on meth, crack or any other intoxicant they could get their hands on. It was THE POT, I'm sure of it!!

And I'm one of the people that support marijuana laws. Uh-huh. I really am. This nation just isn't ready for it.
 
2013-09-26 03:22:49 PM

scottydoesntknow: fickenchucker: The pro-pot crowd has a shiatton of public relations works to do in and around Seattle before they're taken seriously nationwide.  I took the family there this past summer, and relative to what we expected, it was a freaking cesspool.

We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area.  The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks.  The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

Seeing so many people, maybe 5-10% of the population in the area, ambling round with glassy eyes and aimlessness struck us as very Walking Dead-y.

And I'm someone who doesn't think pot is that much different than beer.  Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.

/Downtown Vancouver was worse, but that's Canada.  It's their problem.

Did you see them smoking? Seems kinda odd that you'd assume every degenerate you see is a pothead. I usually assume they're all drunk. It would also explain the fighting you mention.



They were openly smoking.
Again for the sake of some of the other posters--I'm saying it's a PR thing, not a blanket commentary on all pot heads.  The cops there were doing nothing to roust the detrius from under the freeways or clamp down on antisocial behavior.
 
2013-09-26 03:23:04 PM

LessO2: Right, a league who fines its players for wearing the wrong-colored socks will allow a marijuana ad be aired during the Super Bowl.


The TV network decides what ads are run, not the NFL
 
2013-09-26 03:24:17 PM
I don't see why this society does not want to take full advantage of marijuana (in terms of taxing and regulating)

Oh wait I forgot about how many people it puts in jail each year

/america, land of the stupid, home of the stupid
 
2013-09-26 03:24:33 PM

jjwars1: I'd like to see an ad like this:

http://youtu.be/jEQIEE3E2wI


Dude.  This is a pot thread.  You have to provide links, not URLs - stoners are too lazy to copy/paste.
 
2013-09-26 03:24:43 PM

fickenchucker: The pro-pot crowd has a shiatton of public relations works to do in and around Seattle before they're taken seriously nationwide.  I took the family there this past summer, and relative to what we expected, it was a freaking cesspool.

We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area.  The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks.  The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

Seeing so many people, maybe 5-10% of the population in the area, ambling round with glassy eyes and aimlessness struck us as very Walking Dead-y.

And I'm someone who doesn't think pot is that much different than beer.  Much of the country will never accept the early-phase growing pains of legalization, so you guys had better fix it, or be held up as an example of why it should be kept illegal.

/Downtown Vancouver was worse, but that's Canada.  It's their problem.


Well when you stop to think about how many drugs besides pot cause glassy eyes, and how homelessness and mental problems/hardcore alcoholism and drug use go hand in hand, you may start to realize how ridiculous it is to use the bums around Seattle as the representatives for pot users.
 
2013-09-26 03:27:09 PM

fickenchucker: Somaticasual: fickenchucker: We went to Pike Place, Ivar's, the park at the end with the totem pole, and many other places in the general area. The pot heads were everywhere, literally sleeping under the multi-deck freeways and fighting in the parks. The regular-style bums we see in Milwaukee had the added facet out there of being so sleepy they farted all the time.

I hate to tell you - that's just seattle's hipsters. They were there in the summer of 1998 too - it's not a pot-specific problem.


Educate me (seriously), because the impression I left with wasn't all that positive.  Pretty much all the business owners and non-stoned locals we talked to were deeply embarrassed.


Honestly, I didn't quite get it either. But my working theory is that it's a natural extension of the lazy grunge thing in the 90s, coupled with the hipster bum trends of seattle and portland and mixed with vancouver refugees. There's definitely been a weed scene since long before it was legalized, and i'm sure it doesn't help with the bum situation, but it may be more to make the lazy thing more entertaining. The average rainfall in the area probably doesn't help too much, either..
 
2013-09-26 03:28:38 PM

TuteTibiImperes: You likely interact with numerous responsible pot smokers every day, you just never realize they're pot smokers because they look and act like everyone else.


A-yup. I work for an expensive private school, and about a third of the faculty/staff (that I know of) light up at least a couple times a week.
 
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