Anti anti drug ads?

 
 
 

Anti anti drug ads?

These Anti Drug ads linking drug money (QT commercial) through murder, violence, corruption to terrorism (QT commercial) have sparked a discussion over at Kuro5hin.org :: Got parody? .

It was only a matter of time.

"I helped blow up a Bali nightclub -- by driving my SUV to work every day!" appears in Salon, and a day later it seems Salon will raise money for, and air the best parody.

" Salon and I have been flooded with hundreds of e-mails from readers in response to yesterday's column, "I helped blow up a Bali nightclub -- by driving my SUV to work every day!" The column called for a citizens' ad campaign aimed at getting people to stop driving gas-guzzling cars and SUVs -- and readers loved the idea.

To make it happen, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on Tuesday opened a special account for these donations.

... Let's do our best to get these ads on the air."

Over at Cannabis News they already disected the illogic in February, when the ads were aired on the Superbowl. We know, for instance, that bin Laden and al-Qaida used tens of millions of dollars in profits from the diamond industry to fund their operations. So how come we didn't see a commercial with a woman, say, a senator's wife, fingering the diamonds on her sparkling tennis bracelet and admitting: "I helped kids learn how to kill?"

one of the comments there is quite sharp: Dark Star:
At his next press conference, Dubya should be asked, "Is your niece a terrorist, and does she belong in jail?"

Patrick Stephens pointed out :The problem with these ads is not that they’re anti-drug, the problem is that they’re absurd.

Scott Burns, envisions a good twist on the anti-anti drug ad as told in Arianna's Salon column.

"Open on a man at a gas station, featuring a cute kid's voice-over throughout: "This is George." Then we see a close-up of a gas pump. "This is the gas George buys for his car." Next we see a guy in a suit. "This is the oil company executive who makes money on the gas George buys." Close-up on al-Qaida training film footage: "This is the terrorist organization supported by money from the country where the oil company does business." It's followed by footage of 9/11: "We all know what this is." And it closes on a wide shot of bumper-to-bumper traffic: "The biggest weapon of mass destruction is parked in your driveway."

Pretty effective.

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