Thursday, September 30th, 2010
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PSA: Thing As Bad As Other Thing


I don't want to spoil this one for you, so I'll simply go with the description provided: "A commercial made to raise awareness in a current social epidemic and to draw attention to those whom the artists believe are most responsible in a bid to drive discussion and action to reverse the downward trend." It's… uh… really something. [Via]

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Morgan Little (#7,565)

What, you guys never had Junkie Meals as kids?

deepomega (#1,720)

That kid can't color for shit.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I NEED it. NOW. With onions.

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Wouldn't it be more effective if the actors were fat? Lord knows we're all afraid of fat people.

Travis Nicholson (#7,527)

The mom sliding the heroin tourniquet on the kid's tiny little arm is actually kinda cute.

doubled277 (#2,783)

I think this actually makes it's point very well.

mathnet (#27)

I agree. I think a lot of parents are telling themselves, 'Hey, he's a kid. This is his childhood. This is the time for burgers and milkshakes and candy!' instead of 'This is my chance to help him avoid a lifelong struggle with trying to break bad habits. He'll thank me later for not having taught his body to want that shit all the time.' It's a lot harder with older kids, but that boy is under six! That's when!

Last night I passed this guy in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts telling his tiny little daughter to make sure she finished her whole donut. Like it is some sort of virtue to always finish all your giant portions of junk food.

mathnet (#27)

People don't even know they're crazy.

djfreshie (#875)

Totally on board with the concept of not feeding kids garbage, but also think that providing terrifyingly addictive drug is not the same as habit forming.

That is to say, when the kids grows up, in one instance he may be overweight and heart attackey, but he almost certainly won't be giving depressing handjobs in an alleyway in exchange for a little bit o smack.

Should have been smoking her son some pots. Or feeding him Magic Mushrooms. Or teaching him to say Irregardless.

doubled277 (#2,783)

Yes, but I think the purpose of art is to present something in a hyperbolic way to really drive the point home. No, obviously giving a kid heroine and a cheeseburger are not the same thing, but maybe we should think of them as a little more akin to one another than we do now.

I still have a really hard time throwing any food at all away. "Clean your plate" rings insidiously in the back of my head.

ejcsanfran (#489)

@doubled277: No heroine? The kid's not supposed to read "Wuthering Heights"?

Slava (#216)

Eh, cholesterol does kill maaaaaaaaany more peeps then heroin

roboloki (#1,724)

until they offer to blow me for a happy meal i'm not convinced.

Multiphasic (#411)

Well, this here Shackburger is basically china white, beautiful medical-grade shit, totally uncut, something like floating in warm milk and it'd make Burroughs feel like he was slowfucking an angel, plus wait where's the shack sauce SONOFABITCH I'LL STAB YOU MEYER.

HAHA. I feel like my lifestyle to accomodate the Shack-cago Dog is basically straight out of "The Corner."

BadUncle (#153)

FWIW, I usually buy my 8-balls Animal Style.

Feed your little fat ass junk! Less competition for my kid who eats home food.

jeff44mangum (#7,690)

this is really going to save Republicans money on campaign ads this fall

Next week, on House!

coryballs (#4,647)

That is so upsetting, to think you're about to get a major heroin high and end up with a goddamn hamburger instead.

KenWheaton (#401)

Boy, seems like the Australians have a thing for child abuse in their PSAs. They're the originators of that anti-smoking spot in which the kid is abandoned in the train station.

I haven't eaten anything from the McBurger world for about 30 years (except for that time I was lost in Paris, but hell at least there you can get 3 beers with your McHockeyPuck). I don't miss it. Love big bloody burgers made with meat from the local butcher on crunchy bread made at home.

But then I read a lot of Upton Sinclair when I was a teenager.

mishaps (#5,779)

Hamburger is a hell of a drug.

ejcsanfran (#489)

@doubled277: No heroine? The kids not supposed to read "Wuthering Heights"?

ejcsanfran (#489)

Am I the only one who thought she was tucking that napkin into his shirt 'cause the heroin would make him vomit?

mrschem (#1,757)

Nope.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Heroin is more popular in my town than the local Arby's. Which is sad and true on so many levels.

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