Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Parking Lot


Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Parking Lot


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
Playmaker
 
djnemo65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MA
Age: 33
Posts: 2,836
Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

War On Drugs: US Drug Czar Targets Gaming Skills In Anti-Pot Ads

OK, I haven't really smoked pot in a few years, mostly because I don't want to have anything in common with hippies, but I had to comment on this. The government, in a continued attempt to get the attention of today's coach potato youth, is advertising that smoking pot can impede your video game skills. Um, let me just say that this has NOT been my experience.

If you want to effectively deter pot smoking, tell the truth. Say that it causes you to eat unhealthy foods like poptarts, or watch cartoons well into your twenties, or hang out with an awkward posse of hippies and fake suburban gangstas, or drive around for hours listening to trance music, or, you know, spend all your time playing video games when you could be like reading or studying.

But pot is like video game steroids. It seriously makes you way better. I call ridiculous on this.
djnemo65 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 03-09-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
Playmaker
 
70Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manassas
Age: 43
Posts: 3,048
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by djnemo65 View Post
War On Drugs: US Drug Czar Targets Gaming Skills In Anti-Pot Ads

OK, I haven't really smoked pot in a few years, mostly because I don't want to have anything in common with hippies, but I had to comment on this. The government, in a continued attempt to get the attention of today's coach potato youth, is advertising that smoking pot can impede your video game skills. Um, let me just say that this has NOT been my experience.

If you want to effectively deter pot smoking, tell the truth. Say that it causes you to eat unhealthy foods like poptarts, or watch cartoons well into your twenties, or hang out with an awkward posse of hippies and fake suburban gangstas, or drive around for hours listening to trance music, or, you know, spend all your time playing video games when you could be like reading or studying.

But pot is like video game steroids. It seriously makes you way better. I call ridiculous on this.
Yeah. I had a roommate at college and he use to get like, you know, the big ziplock bags of weed. The ones your mother puts a spiral sliced ham into or something and no one could beat this guy at any video game. In the very early Madden game on Sega Genesis, he would sack your QB before you even knew the ball had been snapped. On Nintendo, I never saw him lose in RBI baseball and he played half the school. And, he could finish Contra without the 30 men cheat code.
__________________
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven
70Chip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 09:59 PM   #3
Franchise Player
 
ArtMonkDrillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Age: 31
Posts: 7,980
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Obviously they've never seen the movie Grandma's Boy.
__________________
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
@Scott_Did_It is bored. Bother him.
ArtMonkDrillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 10:07 PM   #4
Naega jeil jal naga
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Age: 29
Posts: 14,518
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Stopping people from smoking pot is the biggest waste of money for our government. I mean lets look at the facts

- The gangs police go after profit highly from pot sales
- It cost way to much money to incarcerate someone for smoking pot.
- It's technically less harmful then alcohol and on a user basis cigarettes (meaning the fact that you smoke less in comparison to cigarettes makes it better).

Still I'm with you DJNemo. Despite smoking it in the past I definitely think that it's among the stupidest drugs you can use.

Of course with every other moron playing with an online handle including the words like reefer, 420, smokes, stoner, etc in their screen name it's no wonder they choose to go after video game players. Ironically though ads targeted at getting people to quit a particular substance just makes them more likely to go out and use after seeing an ad even when they're trying to quit. At least thats what market research tells us, so bravo more government money down the drain.
__________________
6.6710−11 m3 kg−1 s−2

"I feel like Dirtbag has been slowly and methodically trolling the board for a month or so now."
- FRPLG
Dirtbag59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 10:28 PM   #5
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 34
Posts: 9,876
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

I'm currently making love to Marry Jane and playing Madden 09. I'm going to watch Family guy later on while I munch on Honey Bunch cereal...good times...American Dream shit. :cool-smil
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 10:48 PM   #6
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,240
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Legalize it and let's wipe out the debt!
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 11:01 PM   #7
Playmaker
 
djnemo65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MA
Age: 33
Posts: 2,836
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Well, since the rudiments of a legalize drugs debate are taking form - unintentionally on my part I swear - let me direct everyone to an economist editorial from this week, which I think lays out the case for legalization pretty convincingly. How to stop the drug wars | The Economist
djnemo65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,240
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by djnemo65 View Post
Well, since the rudiments of a legalize drugs debate are taking form - unintentionally on my part I swear - let me direct everyone to an economist editorial from this week, which I think lays out the case for legalization pretty convincingly. How to stop the drug wars | The Economist
The war on drugs is clearly a colossal failure, the only thing it has succeeded at is wasting money and lives.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 11:09 PM   #9
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 16,264
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

didn't they need a breathe test or some way for cops to get proof of DUI before they can legalize it? I think that was one of the hurdles.
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 11:14 PM   #10
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 16,264
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyk72 View Post
The war on drugs is clearly a colossal failure, the only thing it has succeeded at is wasting money and lives.
kinda hard to fight a war when you're not allowed to go after the manufacturers or wholesalers...

i mean, bust the kid on the street is great, but the guys pumping out the major narco product already got paid 6 links ago, so it doesn't dis-incentivize the production chain, only the local guy.
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 11:45 PM   #11
MVP
 
dmek25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: lancaster,pa
Age: 52
Posts: 10,515
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArtMonkDrillz View Post
Obviously they've never seen the movie Grandma's Boy.
for anyone that hasn't seen it, its a must
__________________
"It's better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
courtesy of 53fan
dmek25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 11:56 PM   #12
Playmaker
 
Trample the Elderly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Three Chopt Virginia
Age: 36
Posts: 2,906
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Marijuana will neve be legalized. The alcohol and cigarette industries don't want any competition from a substance you can grow in your back yard and the government can't tax it.
Trample the Elderly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 12:01 AM   #13
Playmaker
 
djnemo65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MA
Age: 33
Posts: 2,836
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

I think it's more about no one wanting to stand up and be the guy to say I'm gonna push for drug legalization. Bill O'Reilly would hit the roof.
djnemo65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 08:42 AM   #14
Franchise Player
 
mredskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,656
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Watch this doc then come back and we can talk about how much of a waste and fraud the war on drugs is.

American Drug War: The Last White Hope - War on Drugs

Locking up non-voilent drug users is this biggest joke and waste of US tax dollars, why not help these people instead of amplifying their problem? Best line from that doc is this:

Betty Ford had a drug problem (alcohol) they built a clinic for her, Robert Downey JR had a drug problem also (cocaine) they threw him in jail. Does that make sense to you?

Also catch the the Cocaine Cowboys, that is a awesome doc as well.
Cocaine Cowboys (2006)
__________________
When life gives you paper jams, turn them into paper footballs!
mredskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 08:48 AM   #15
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,240
Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
didn't they need a breathe test or some way for cops to get proof of DUI before they can legalize it? I think that was one of the hurdles.
Maybe, but there's no breath test for stuff like cocaine and other hard drugs though. A field sobriety test is all a cop needs.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.29357 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25