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Spliff Pinball

There are all kinds of anti-drug governmental programs around the world and the UK has its own propaganda mascot called Frank.

Frank is there to help you, and has even opened his head to help you play Spliff Pinball.

Spliff Pinball shows how when you smoke cannabis it releases (space bar) a little ball of weed that bounces around in your head, and if you toke at the wrong time (right/left arrows) it will launch that ball back into your brain and cause brain damage.

Of course, the way the game is constructed (with all hits being negative points), the object of the game can only be “who can damage the brain the most,” which is apparently the challenge Frank wants to give to teens.

[Thanks to UKCIA News Blog]

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28 comments to Spliff Pinball

  • […] Spliff Pinball USA: Spliff Pinball DrugWarRant / Pete Guither / 1,10,2012 There are all kinds of anti-drug governmental programs around the […]

  • claygooding

    We,the people,can remove 60% of the cartels cash flow without spending tax dollars,killing people or throwing people in prison. We don’t need guns,helicopters or SWAT Teams,we can do it with a watercan and a hoe!

    Legalize and regulate cannabis.

    • Duncan20903

      …and we just might have fun doing it!

      • ezrydn

        Duncan,

        Haven’t you noticed? Having fun in the US is a no-no today. God forbid, you enjoy anything of your own liking or doing. That grates against some “moral” somewhere.

      • Leonard Junior

        Have you seen the rise above it commercial where the kid’s jumping across building roofs? That’s so dangerous! He could injure his brain much more swiftly than the little bit of drinking going on below his feet. And he rises above it? What a tool.

  • Francis

    “Ever since I was a young boy I’ve smoked the silver haze … er … *mumbling* something something … I must have smoked them all … er… *humming* … (big finish) sure plays a mean spliff ball.” (Just know that if I’d actually had the time or the motivation, it would have been at least a mediocre song parody.)

  • Duncan20903

    Did they get that thing from an antique store?

    In a December 2009 Duncan20903 poll 420 youths ranging in age from 14 to 20 were asked their opinion of pinball as a pastime. 98.33% said they had no clue what “pinball” was, while 1.67% responded that they really enjoyed fossil music from time to time, and further stated that they found it very amusing that their grandparents listened to bands like The Who in their younger days.

    This poll had a 1.67% margin of error.

  • darkcycle

    *sigh* One drawback to living on the Left Coast is by the time I get up, all the easy jokes are taken.
    This has got to be the worst anti drug campaign ever. In all of history. I’m not even a teenager, but I WANT TO GET STONED AND PLAY THAT GAME. I want to get as stoned as I possibly CAN and play that game. In fact, if there is somebody out there who knows WHERE I can find one I would pay BIG MONEY to be able to get VERY, VERY stoned and play that game in my den.
    Seriously, if you can find THAT, I’ll make it worth your while.

    • darkcycle

      I just clicked on the link!!! I’m SOOO HAPPY! I’ll be back…in a coupla hours…

      • Francis

        Whatever you do, man, avoid the brain! I repeat, AVOID THE BRAIN! Godspeed, sir. And good luck, you’re gonna need it.

        • Duncan20903

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          What have you got against brain damage? Some days it seems it would be a blessing.

          Take some synthetic urine DC, a whiz quiz is required to play that machine.

        • drain bamage… Duncan Duncan Duncan… it’s what happens when one pokes smot.

          There is also Brain Salad Surgery… Maggot Brain… lots of bands with the word brain in their name… drugs are baaaaad. Nature good.

          And does Snoop Dogg know we maladapted his moniker for his polar opposite, Droop Dogg?

      • claygooding

        Wait a week and it will be on ebay.

  • claygooding

    USA: Prosecutor to seek death penalty for death of Utah police officer

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/feds-say-they-detonated-explosive-material-found-inside-home-of-suspect-in-shooting-of-police/2012/01/09/gIQAgYbImP_story.html

    “”OGDEN, Utah — A prosecutor said Monday he will pursue the death penalty against a man suspected of opening fire on police during a drug raid, killing one officer and wounding five others.

    Federal officials said the explosive materials were found and detonated inside Stewart’s home.””

    I predict the explosive was a flash bomb that failed to detonate.

  • claygooding

    You can still be arrested in Texas for having a pair of fence cutters in your pocket.

  • You know, the only thing that REALLY matters about this game, is whether or not it is good.

    Well, I played it. Even being stoned can’t help, this game sucks. It’s like the lamest pinball ever produced. Honest opinion: a drug crusader with poor flash skills and too much coffee was forced into such a silly thing by their boss. No way to pad the resume like “Flash game that doesn’t help anybody”.

    Anyone play QWOP? Oh, and he doesn’t have to drug test before he runs, it just seems like… we’ll, you have to play it really…

    http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html

    • darkcycle

      No!! You don’t GET it. You have to be really, really, REALLY stoned before it’s brilliance becomes clear….

    • Justin Auldphart

      Weak flipper action methinks

      • Sucks!

        I agree; I really tried my best to achieve permanent disability or even coma. But all I managed was severe mono-thematic disappointment vis-à-vis those handicapped flippers.

        • darkcycle

          …it’s stupid. I played for four hours and the ball just keeps going right through the flipper. This game sucks (but this pot is REALLY good).

  • darkcycle

    I know I’m harping, but I don’t “avatar” well. No matter what I tell them Gravitar will not believe that I am me and this is what I’m stuck with.
    It’s embarrassing to look like this. I can’t find a hat that fits. People point. I hate my body.
    I’m gonna smoke some more.

    • BarbaraCornwell

      “My own obscurity is quite an unfashionable one, based, as it is, on a preconceived symbolism derived from the cosmic significance of the humble pinball machine.”

    • Francis

      “In fact, the study found that the lung function of most marijuana smokers actually improved slightly over time.”

      Looks like another example of what’s commonly referred to as “Francis’ Law”: any time the drug warriors make a claim about cannabis, it will eventually be discovered to be not only false, but the complete opposite of the truth. Seriously, it’s starting to get a little surreal.

      • Duncan20903

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        Francis, there are times when I think that I’m in a persistent vegetative state and this entire reality is simply one of my own making. The phenomenon you describe as “Francis’ law” is front and center in that perception. The fact that you’ve got my grand dad’s name doesn’t help either. I think it was before you arrived so you need to be informed, but there’s a very high likelihood that you’re just a figment of my imagination. I do apologize for letting this slip my mind until now.

  • Fatwa Arbuckle

    Maaaan…even by the already-low standards for drug war propaganda, that game is a bucket fifty-five gallon drum of FAIL.

    As is the FAQ.

    But then drug propagandists’ efforts tend to be filled with FAIL; at least they’re consistent.