December 03, 2002


WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO "THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS"?: I thought the Partnership For a Drug-Free America was being heavy-handed when they made those Super Bowl ads that essentially accused small-time pot purchasers of being in league with Osama Bin Laden. But now they've topped even that, with a new 30-second spot featuring a couple of teenagers getting high in their basement, and mumbling to one another, until one of them pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head! Uh oh... don't smoke pot, kiddies, or else you just might end up stumbling upon Daddy's gun- and dying!
I don't have to tell you how ridiculous this is- for no reason other than there's never been a single recorded case of marijuana causing a shooting death the way it does in the commercial. If that had ever really happened, you know that no such commercial could ever be possible because it would be insensitive to the victim's family. Yet the ad exists, in hypothetical form, and serves to make unsubstantiated, laughably off-the-mark generalizations about both pot and guns. Did Michael Moore direct it?
I liked The Partnership more when all they did was fry the eggs. That, and "I learned it from watching you!"

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 3, 2002 11:21 PM
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