January 26, 2003

Reefer Madness

I don't follow sports, so I missed the new anti-drug commercial that aired during the Superbowl this evening. Sounds familiar....

Posted by Andrea Harris at January 26, 2003 10:28 PM

It's funny, when I saw the commercial, at first I thought the guy was a UN official, not a drug user.

(Basically people on the subway went up to him and said, "You murdered me". I haven't been able to get the video of that Iraqi guy being dragged off out of my mind)

Posted by: Jeremy at January 27, 2003 at 12:15 AM

Did you catch the episode of Southpark that came on after the superbowl? (I don't watch it often enough to know if it was a rerun or not.) It was about drugs and alcohol. There was this company (MotivCorp, I think) that convinced the parents to hire crappy actors to pretend to be from the future. They were supposed to be the kids when they were adults. It was a pretty funny episode. Not that I can explain it. Guh. Too early.

Posted by: amy at January 27, 2003 at 10:56 AM

Funny. An awful lot of pot smokers I've met grow their own, or get it from people who do.

Hydroponics is an amazing science.

By the way, if we treated the drug problem as a public health and education issue rather than a "war," do you suppose those people would be being killed by cocaine and heroin dealers?

Posted by: Dean Esmay at January 27, 2003 at 11:15 PM

I don't have cable tv so I don't get to watch South Park. Boo. I have a friend who tapes it though... he may have that episode.

Dean: yeah, most pot-smokers I know also grow their own or get it from friends. I'm surprised they used marijuana as the demon weed. What, has cocaine use gone down that much? Come to think of it, I haven't heard a great deal about the big upsurge in heroin use that was supposed to be occurring a couple years back either. Wouldn't it be funny if people just quit using hard drugs on their own and the government was left fighting college freshmen who liked to get stoned on weekends? "The United States vs. Spicoli." (Snicker. That has more than one meaning now!)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at January 28, 2003 at 09:30 AM