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(NPR)   New research shows that the anti-drug PSAs from the 80s and 90s actually encouraged children to try drugs   ( npr.org) divider line
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2013-04-28 09:15:02 PM  
5 votes:
and that crying indian gave me an overwhelming urge to pollute
2013-04-28 07:32:04 PM  
5 votes:
"Where did you learn to do this stuff?"


"Oh well that's cool. I thought you got it from that colored boy from down the block, he slings swag. So are you holding or what?"

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2013-04-28 08:47:09 PM  
4 votes:
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I always like eggs.
2013-04-28 09:13:01 PM  
3 votes:
I very clearly remember an anti-drug talk I sat through in elementary school describe hallucinogens as drugs that make you hear colors and see sound.

I was in kindergarten.

How farking cool does it sound to a 5 year old to be able to hear colors and see sounds? That sounds absolutely amazing. A couple friends and I spent the rest of the day pretending to do exactly that.
2013-04-28 08:16:41 PM  
3 votes:
Just say, "Thank you!"
2013-04-28 09:50:28 PM  
2 votes:
This was seriously a blast to play:

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Arrest the trench-coat wearing crack pushers, avoid mullet-haired heroin dealers throwing syringes at you, fire rocket launchers at PCP-overdosing monsters tossing dumpsters (the drug makes them impervious to bullets), rescue prostitutes from killer rapist clowns, and gun down pot-smoking PTSD-addled Vietnam vets carrying M-16s. This game could not be made today.

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Only the 80s could produce something this ludicrous, this sleazy, this ridiculous over-the-top portrayal of drug culture so unrealistic that it can only be considered satire. It's like everything Republicans actually believe in a concentrated capsule of Reaganism, the only drug that matters.
2013-04-28 09:42:16 PM  
2 votes:
But have you ever watched anti-drug PSA's...on weed?
2013-04-28 09:17:05 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, that "this is your brain on drugs" thing never made much sense to me.  I'm more a fan of scrambled eggs than fried, but I'd certainly prefer fried eggs over raw.

/ That is, until I saw Rocky and realized that drinking raw eggs after running up and down stairs will make you win at boxing.
2013-04-28 09:11:31 PM  
2 votes:

...to that weak ass shiat your dealer is trying to rip you off with. Get a better connection, dude.
2013-04-28 08:24:23 PM  
2 votes:
Drug commercials from the eighties caused my high cholesterol.  My brain goes good with sausage and home fries.
2013-04-28 07:56:37 PM  
2 votes:
"You have people laughing at the person who's doing drugs, and calling that person names that are like so two years ago," Wagner says.

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2013-04-28 11:07:19 PM  
1 vote:

Marshal805: Ya know what would work?

A group of convicts saying that if you get caught with so much as one joint, you be visiting them and start bleeding from places you never thought possible.

Ha, that doesn't work. If anything, that just makes you want to smoke it more.
2013-04-28 11:03:18 PM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: FTA, "The U.S. has spent millions of dollars since the 1980s on anti-drug ads. "

I wonder how many starving children could have been fed or given medical treatment, with that money.

None because they would have all died from drugs.
2013-04-28 10:55:46 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: There is no way anyone would do all those different drugs. At least not at the same time.

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2013-04-28 10:40:05 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-04-28 10:24:19 PM  
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2013-04-28 10:13:46 PM  
1 vote:

ultraholland: and that crying indian gave me an overwhelming urge to pollute

Seeing episodes of Captain Planet did that for me.

/ What kind of a retarded power is "heart", anyway?
2013-04-28 10:13:24 PM  
1 vote:

TV's Vinnie: From my childhood, "Just Say No To Drugs" PSAs were usually followed with commercials for Miller Genuine Draft and NyQuil.

I don't remember the TV PSAs, but I do remember "Winners don't do drugs" on all the arcade games. Winners kill everyone, duh.
2013-04-28 09:51:36 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-28 09:41:11 PM  
1 vote:

phrawgh: Never trust a junkie.

never junk a trustee
2013-04-28 09:34:12 PM  
1 vote:
One of my favorite drug-war memories was at a hotel where some kids had gone to some DARE lunch and group hug, and were sitting in the lobby waiting on their ride home, passing round some helium balloons, breathing it in and talking like chipmunks. Yes, they learned well.
2013-04-28 09:21:39 PM  
1 vote:
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As a teen in the 80s smoking weed this slogan cracked me up.
2013-04-28 09:20:58 PM  
1 vote:
nobody ever says i want to be a junkie when i grow up
2013-04-28 09:15:12 PM  
1 vote:
well, you must admit the basic psychology of the state making a big deal makes a martyr out of counter-culture. Oh, and also the dirty lies they told.

Drug education is absolutely a class every school needs -- and it's too bad they're afraid to really do any.

/Everyone needs to know if you dont make a foil bowl thick enough you can inhale aluminum vapor.
2013-04-28 09:10:12 PM  
1 vote:
Just say "no!"

/but we really mean yes
2013-04-28 09:10:02 PM  
1 vote:
Living proof
2013-04-28 09:04:31 PM  
1 vote:
*Angel Dust

2013-04-28 08:15:36 PM  
1 vote:
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