David Pescovitz at 11:56 am Mon, Apr 30, 2012
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Transmitted from the "Just Say No" 1980s, this delightfully psychedelic anti-pot public service message.
I’m inside you.
I hope you used lube.
You ain’t inside me!
If only there were some plant we could ingest to assist in finding our inner tech-wizard.
The problem with so many of these public service announcements (from the 1940s until today) is not the intentions, but the execution. Children and teenagers should definitely be warned or “educated” about the ill-effects of various drugs. But on the other hand, there are few PSAs that explain the positive benefits of some drugs and substances. This PSA seems to be more of an advertisement for repetitive and frightening mind control than an even-tempered view of pot use. Very colorful and well-filmed, though!
Remember that EverythingIsTerrible edits these clips to make them hillarious-er.
I didn’t know that. That’s a little disappointing to hear.
I’d really like to see an unedited version. I grew up in the 80′s, but somehow missed this PSA. And I’m sure I would have remembered it because I bet the original is at least as trippy as the EverythingIsTerrible version.
The MST3K have also ruined quite a few films and videos in their time
God, I remember this propaganda all too well. Some of these things were so creepy they really did a number on my preteen psyche. I especially remember the “Just Say No” episode of Bravestarr. Gave me nightmares for weeks.
I was half expecting a list of retailers to scroll past at the end.
I’m there. Getting lost!
I can appreciate using your mind to make smarter choices, but his final recommendation to also use your crotch doesn’t seem like such a good idea.
I think I caught a buzz just watching that!
“I mean you can’t even drive a car…”
Like bitch, you’re 10, you don’t know a god damn thing about driving a car. Don’t talk about shit like it’s easy if you’ve never done it.
Nice potty mouth mister.
It’s clearly aimed at people who are actually stoned.
I want some of whatever they were smoking.
Bad breath… Count me out!
Well, I’m convinced: marijuana cures ennui.
There is no way this was a PSA, it’s way to long. This looks like PBS to me.
This explains my halitosis.
Giant floating LSD head sez “Don’t do teh marriage-you-wanna.”
I. Must. Sample. This
The hypcrisy here is mind-blowing; whoever made this was clearly wacked out of their gourd.
It is not often I watch a BB link while wondering over and over again WTF….WTF….WTF….WTF?
What does he point down to at the end?
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