Bil Browning

What in the hell?

Filed By Bil Browning | April 19, 2007 1:26 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, The Movement
Tags: anti-drug, incest, marijuana, MTV, pot, videos

What in bloody hell is this MTV marijuana public service announcement trying to say?

Let's start with the tagline: "If you're high, just make sure you don't drive." So are they saying it's okay to smoke weed as long as you don't get behind the wheel? There's none of the usual "Pot will make you kill your mother" message, or is there?

I mean, after all, apparently smoking pot leads to gay incest. It was bad enough to watch the look of disgust and horror on the friend's face when they kiss (Gay kissing = disgusting), but the "Aren't you two brothers?" sends it over the edge. Did gays become the scapegoat of the drug commercial? It's okay to get high - just don't drive and, oh, don't make out with your siblings...

I'm so confused.

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I didn't read that much into it. I just looked at it as two hot actors making out. :)

Bruce Parker II | April 19, 2007 4:42 PM

I honestly didn't get it at all. Weird!

Damm if this dork's funny bone didn't snap ...

Jen Jorczak | April 19, 2007 5:02 PM

just when I thought my day couldn't get any weirder...

Do you think the MTV PSA team was high when they wrote it?

Exactly, Bruce! I didn't get it either. I'm not sure whether they're going for that whole "Anything goes" angle of "Since you're gonna smoke pot anyhow..." or if they're up to the whole "You'll do stuff sooooo bad..." that apparently you'll have a same-sex kiss! *gasps* With your brother! *moans*

*laughs* Good one, Jen. Your comment wasn't there yet when I left mine. :)

You know, it makes me long for the days of the frying egg. It was all so much simpler back then... *grins*

I'm thinking, they wrote the commericial, thought it was funny, passed it on, someone brought up the possibility of it being seen as homophobic,... and then they added in the brother comment to cover their asses...

Egads, try looking at it again with this in mind:

Smoking isn?t bad, driving high is bad.
Guys kissing isn?t bad, confusing your brother with your guy is bad.
The lmaoooooooooofunny part, the totally confused straight dude in the bad seat.

don't overthink it's ... it's funnier that way!

So is it pro or anti marijuana? B/c they aren't driving in it, so I guess that they're cool, and if I can make out with hot guys with pot, all the more reason (my brother ain't hot, so no risk there!).

I'm with Kelly. They prolly wrote it, thought it was funny, but then someone brought up the whole Snickers thing, and now it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

Mike/Columbus | April 19, 2007 8:58 PM

It affected me differently... I suddenly got a craving for an entire package of oreos and chased that with some fritos and bean dip.

Zach Adamson | April 19, 2007 10:17 PM

Hmm.. that was kinda odd. Im not sure what I think of that. I was kinda turned on for a minute. Then the brother thing kinda ruined it. I remember my high school fantasies went something like that..minus the brother of course. Although some of the fantasies did have some of my brothers friends involved...Ah yes.. the good ol days.. Hey wait.. did I just say all that out loud?...

More than a few people need to stop reading into this psa as homophobic. It's not. The disgust comes from two BROTHERS kissing, not the fact that they're both male. I'm gay and find this psa amazing. Just because they don't say you're going to kill someone when you're high doesn't mean they're condoning drugs. Maybe they went in a different direction because they old ones were silly and not working. Have a sense of humor and stop trying to find bad things where they don't exist.