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Monday, October 30, 2006

The War on Drugs (and Indie Rock)

It has recently come to my attention that a Certain anti drug group has bad mouthed indie rock in their new ad. This ad is one the most insensitive bigoted ad I have herd of all year (it's a close second to the ads that the Republican's were running in Tennessee). This ad is a disgrace and it makes me want to vomit with rage. Here is the offensive ad's script:

JENNY:

(Computer Voice) Being popular was all I could think about last year. I wanted to, like, be cool with everybody. I listened to music that I didn't like and laughed at stuff that wasn't funny. I programmed myself to be a totally different person to everyone.

SFX:

Computer voice starts to change into a real human voice.

JENNY:

But I wasn't myself. Now I'm not pretending to like indie rock or anything like that. And people think that's cool.

TEEN VO:

Live above the influence. Above weed. Check out ***************.com. Sponsored by the ********* and the Partnership For A Drug-Free America.


(I have wiped out the name for I do not wish to promote this hate group)

Now this ad brings up numerous questions but most importantly it brings up the question of what is this mystical influence? Is this ad not an influence trying to keep kids from smoking weed? And what makes this ad any better than peer pressure telling kids to smoke weed? Is it because the government puts out the ad? Whoa I meant to pose just one question but instead I posed many more, but how about just one last question well no its a theory really. Isn't it possible the government is only putting this ad out so kids will drink lots of Pepsi instead of smoking weed?

3 Comments:

At 7:33 PM, Blogger sfab14 said...

i knew this would have to do with pepsi and cigarettes/weed...

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Eebsta said...

The ad is saying the person pretended to like it to be cool. You misplaced the emphasis. It's not "Now I'm not pretending to LIKE indie rock..." (sarcastically implying that it's unlikable), it's "NOW I'm not pretending to like indie rock." (Implying that they were before, but now have stopped).

Of course I'm probably wrong, but since you didn't put up the name of the site I can't verify.

Anyway, that's one hell of a hate crime. I do like your theory on Government peer-pressure. The whole "To smoke or not to smoke" question is a tough one. You've got your moron stoned friends leaning on you from one side and the law kidney punching you with crappy ads from the other. Just substitute drugs with oil and you've got the war in Iraq! Well...no. Shut up.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger margalit said...

It's the damn indie rock that makes all you teenagers potheads. Why in my day, we listened to Hendrix and Joplin...we didn't need no stinkin' Indie Rock!

 

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