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I do me

So we spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign — a campaign that has been shown to have almost no positive effect and, in fact, has even been shown to have a reverse effect.

The advertising agencies they hire know this, so they keep trying to come up with a new and different approach that is going to appeal to kids today.

They even pay lip service to the idea that trying to use advertising by the government to change youth behavior is absurd..

We know that you’re very smart when it comes to the messages you see and hear. That’s great and you should question us, too.

Sometimes you just gotta wonder what they think they’re actually accomplishing. I just saw this on TV…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T82Z40t8Y8k

We’re really spending money on this?

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15 comments to I do me

  • ezrydn

    Everyplace she passed “influenced” her to change clothes. I think this one has a lost message attached to it.

  • claygooding

    When we see Willie doing one for community service it ought to be entertaining.

  • Cannabis

    Did the check from ONDCP or PDFA bounce? No? Good, that’s all the ad agency cares. Does the budget for ONDCP and PDFA stay the same or go up? Yes! Good, that’s all they care. Everything else is just fodder for the masses. They’re all happy and can go out for a drink together afterwords at some cocktail and passed hor d’oeuvres Congressional fundraiser.

  • Bruce

    Not much point expecting anything constructive to come from counterfieters. All bogus. All the time. DU joy to the world.

  • Duncan20903

    Those egg and frying pan ‘your brain on druggz’ were certainly beneficial in adding to Denny’s sales of grand slam breakfast plates. For a while there my friends and I were almost Pavlovian. Get high, that commercial comes on, next thing we knew we were feeding our faces at Denny’s.
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    Clay, I am certainly hoping that Willie will tell them to kiss his Texan ass. I’ll lose all respect for the man if he actually participates in the fraud.

  • nacl

    “I do me,” what a setup for double entendres! Those Drug Free morons are so clueless.

    Nothing like trying to get people to focus on clothing styles, that’s SO ABOVE the influence of others. Not.

    I think what they mean when she says she went “old school” when “hip-hop went futuristic,” was she went back to smoking marijuana instead of snorting coke.

    Then they close with the classic “ignore this ad” line about how the protagonist is above being influenced by dumb advertisements.

    “This advertisement’s message will self destruct in 30 seconds…”

  • And the message is....

    WT !! This is all they got? LOL This just shows how …oh never mind.

  • strayan

    Justice will be forcing the prohibitionists to pay back the money they wasted on this shit.

  • Duncan20903

    For the longest time I’ve wished that I could do myself. Dogs definitely have the advantage there.

  • kaptinemo

    More evidence of the success of the ‘dumbing down’ of American education.

    And that double entendre? Heh-heh. Left themselves wiiiiiide open. The kids have even more government-sired silliness to laugh at now.

    ONDCP is truly, hopelessly clueless when it comes to today’s incredibly savvy kids. It’s like the State that withdrew the license plates that started with ‘WTF’ only after some kid told his grandparents what it meant.

    I feel embarrassed for the poor, benighted dweebs at ONDCP, I really do.

  • John

    I don’t get it…the video, I feel would probably be the most-counter productive one yet…?

  • angryJoe

    Listen to my influential commercial about, uh…, not being influenced by anything.

    This type of commercial only satisfies politicians and tag-alongs. Another example of spending money because it’s there. Who ever wrote this commercial does not understand the drug problem, kids, or advertising. Morphing? How early 90’s. I’m surprised it’s not old-school red-blue 3D for the cool factor!

  • I keep saying over and over, take 10% of what the government now spends on policing drugs, and put it towards treatment of people having problems with drug and alcohol addiction and you will see the majority of the problems go away. 40 or 50 billion a year can make a difference.

    Alcohol Rehab

  • DdC

    We’re really spending money on this?

    No, We’re really spending money on this…

    Police Execute Puppies While Serving Warrant
    Jeremiah Vandermeer
    This story is so sickening I (JV) was hesitant to post it.
    WARNING: this blog contains graphic content.
    Video has surfaced on YouTube of the aftermath of a police raid on a Huntington, West Virginia home – and it isn’t pretty.

  • Tim

    Cannabinoids exist in the human body. So yes, I do me!