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djnemo65 03-09-2009 08:50 PM

Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players
 
[url=http://kotaku.com/5166985/us-drug-czar-targets-gaming-skills-in-anti+pot-ads]War On Drugs: US Drug Czar Targets Gaming Skills In Anti-Pot Ads[/url]

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.

70Chip 03-09-2009 09:07 PM

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[quote=djnemo65;535445][URL="http://kotaku.com/5166985/us-drug-czar-targets-gaming-skills-in-anti+pot-ads"]War On Drugs: US Drug Czar Targets Gaming Skills In Anti-Pot Ads[/URL]

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.[/quote]

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.

ArtMonkDrillz 03-09-2009 09:59 PM

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Obviously they've never seen the movie Grandma's Boy.

Dirtbag59 03-09-2009 10:07 PM

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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.

saden1 03-09-2009 10:28 PM

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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

Mattyk 03-09-2009 10:48 PM

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Legalize it and let's wipe out the debt!

djnemo65 03-09-2009 11:01 PM

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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. [url=http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=13237193&source=most_commented]How to stop the drug wars | The Economist[/url]

Mattyk 03-09-2009 11:04 PM

Re: Anti-Marijuana Ad Targets Video Game Players
 
[quote=djnemo65;535460]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. [URL="http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=13237193&source=most_commented"]How to stop the drug wars | The Economist[/URL][/quote]

The war on drugs is clearly a colossal failure, the only thing it has succeeded at is wasting money and lives.

That Guy 03-09-2009 11:09 PM

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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.

That Guy 03-09-2009 11:14 PM

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[quote=Mattyk72;535461]The war on drugs is clearly a colossal failure, the only thing it has succeeded at is wasting money and lives.[/quote]

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.

dmek25 03-09-2009 11:45 PM

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[quote=ArtMonkDrillz;535450]Obviously they've never seen the movie Grandma's Boy.[/quote]
for anyone that hasn't seen it, its a must:)

Trample the Elderly 03-09-2009 11:56 PM

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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.

djnemo65 03-10-2009 12:01 AM

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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.

mredskins 03-10-2009 08:42 AM

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

[url=http://americandrugwar.com/]American Drug War: The Last White Hope - War on Drugs[/url]

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.
[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380268/]Cocaine Cowboys (2006)[/url]

Mattyk 03-10-2009 08:48 AM

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[quote=That Guy;535464]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.[/quote]

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.


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