Xero's other waste of space

February 5, 2003

Tobacco Whacko? Only if you’re a teen.

Filed under: General — Xero @ 6:28 pm

So I’m watching TV and I see some more propaganda. “Tobacco is Whacko if you’re a teen.” Wait a minute, so tobacco isn’t whacko if you’re not a teen? What’s the point of this commercial? There is 2 of them that I see. One a bunch of people eating rotten food then a guy pulls out a cigarette and out comes the slogan, another is some guy getting his tongue pierced and after it’s done the guy asks the kid if he wants a cigarette and he’s like “No way what do you think I’m crazy” as if piercing is less crazy.

Now I’m no fan of cigarettes but I find these commercials stupid. I don’t even get the “if you’re a teen part” I mean what about all the preteens or people older then being a teen, it’s not as whacko then? It’s ok then? They even make the “if you’re a teen” thing stand out. As for comparing cigarettes to piercing, they’re both equally as stupid in my opinion but people do them both, so what’s that say? People do stupid shit and don’t always care about the consequences even though most know them.

Then you get a bunch of people who think they can stop it all with silly campaigns and slogans. I’m tired of these anti-drug commercials. They annoy the fuck out of me and I don’t even do drugs, but every time I see them it makes me want to do drugs just out of spite. These commercials have no effect, in fact your average teenage “rebel” would love to smoke, just to rebel against what everyone tells them. They say action speaks louder then words well I guess going all out and smoking would be the action huh.

Anyway I blame the networks who allow this shit to be ran more then anything. Then again, they are getting paid most likely so more money for them. Advertisements piss me off. I just noticed something…anti-drug commercials essentially ARE advertisements. They’re moral advertisements. “Tobacco is Whacko! (If you’re a teen)” What great moral. Sure smoking sucks but this sucks even more. I don’t care if people smoke let them get cancer and die it’s not my problem.

I’m not one with much sympathy but these bullshit commercials have no effect, let the action of dying speak for itself, maybe then people will shut the fuck up. Which brings me to something else, the shuttle columbia blowing up. I hear people acting all sad as if it’s so tragic. Wow, a few people died. They get special treatment because they’re astronauts and then the media comes along and explodes the situation up in an explosion much larger then the one which took the shuttle out. So we can all forget about the hundreds of starving africans dying daily and instead worry about 7 people dying on a billion dollar craft.

Now heres the point – the media goes where the money is. It’s not about sympathy or compassion. Expensive shuttle blows up – instant media. Poor starving africans? No news here, move along now.


  1. [joke] What does NASA stand for? [comment on this and i will comment back]

    Comment by lavlovbunny — February 5, 2003 @ 7:53 pm

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Comment by lx_xero — February 6, 2003 @ 4:09 pm

  3. Or you could just go along with the joke, mind you.

    Needs About Seven Astronauts

    Har har, dammit.

    Comment by lavlovbunny — February 7, 2003 @ 5:43 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress