No thanks, I use video games to escape my reality
October 21, 2013 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Are your "friends" pushing illegal marijuana cigarettes? Don't let drugs get in the way of your dream car! Keep sober with these snappy comebacks to narcotics. [SLYT Australian PSA]
posted by porn in the woods (39 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh. Wow. As an Australian, I'm rather embarrassed by that.
posted by Nibiru at 7:17 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Did you miss the bit where it says the commercials were made by "Year 8a in Swan Hill"? I.e., fourteen year-olds at a country school. Good for them.
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:19 PM on October 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


I like you. I don't do drugs. Let's go ride bikes instead.

Best said with bong in hand, immediately before inhaling.
posted by GrumpyDan at 7:23 PM on October 21, 2013 [14 favorites]


Reminiscent of the Sober Students Improv Players.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:26 PM on October 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


But clearly these children are all on quaaludes
posted by snuffleupagus at 7:26 PM on October 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


No, I didn't miss it, Joe in Australia; I'm completely unrepentant. Additionally, I was going to suggest half of the cast was probably around a corner having a toke in between takes, but GrumpyDan essentially beat me to it.
posted by Nibiru at 7:28 PM on October 21, 2013


Oh my god. STOP.
posted by New England Cultist at 7:35 PM on October 21, 2013


Only users lose drugs.
posted by NedKoppel at 7:36 PM on October 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ummmm, sure! I'll smoke some reefer! Then I'll listen to some rock and roll!

Then, if I am lucky, I'll meet up with some fast girls before I have a psychotic episode!
posted by Samizdata at 7:37 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


aw man somebody should tell that kid that video games are better when you're high
posted by klangklangston at 7:37 PM on October 21, 2013 [9 favorites]


Am I high or did that girl ask "How you goin?"
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:39 PM on October 21, 2013


Remember to register your party with the police.
posted by snuffleupagus at 7:40 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


> Best said with bong in hand, immediately before inhaling.

Pocket vaporizers have revolutionized biking.
posted by planetesimal at 7:41 PM on October 21, 2013 [6 favorites]


Clapper board timer not actually synched to the scene is setting off my OCDfilter. This never would have happened if the editor had some adderall handy.
posted by Valued Customer at 7:46 PM on October 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


I can't get enough of that crunchy guitar.
posted by porn in the woods at 7:47 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


5SecondFilm's take on the subject.
posted by lovetragedy at 7:48 PM on October 21, 2013


The Australian Skins remake is looking pretty sick.
posted by codacorolla at 7:50 PM on October 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


i don't need that stuff i play video games to escape from my reality
posted by codacorolla at 7:55 PM on October 21, 2013


I can't be the only one reminded of the bit in Harold and Kumar, can i?
posted by usagizero at 8:46 PM on October 21, 2013


aw man somebody should tell that kid that video games are better when you're high

klang is channeling jon stewart's character in half baked. "have you ever tried playing video games ... ON WEED?"
posted by brina at 8:50 PM on October 21, 2013


I remembered "I'm not a chicken; you're a turkey" all these years, but I completely forgot about the turtles.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:40 PM on October 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I guess this is a different Swan Hill than the one that was on MetaFilter yesterday?

"You're not a Villano," he bellows, "not a Villano until you've fed your blood to a swan, right?"
posted by mbrubeck at 9:43 PM on October 21, 2013


I think their teachers should be punished for undoing all the efforts that others have put in to trying to get teenagers not to post stuff on the internet that will be used embarrass and humiliate them.
posted by pulposus at 10:06 PM on October 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


Context being that these days pretty much the only activities available to kids in Country Victoria are meth, weed, alcohol, burnouts, vandalism and suicide.
posted by mattoxic at 10:49 PM on October 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Holy fuck, I speaka da English as good as any but I couldn't understand half of whatever they were mumbling during that entire program. Do I need to take a hearing test?
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 11:19 PM on October 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


No, you just need drugs.
posted by dabitch at 1:49 AM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Holden Shirt Guy supplies the entire territory, and he has one motherfucker of a work ethic.

HEY MAN NICE COWS

hi

WANT SOME WEED

nah

YOUR COWS CAN HAVE SOME

nah mate im good

IF THEY WANT SOME WEED

nah
posted by Sebmojo at 3:21 AM on October 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Jesus, I'm glad my year 8 drama projects didn't end up on YouTube.

Am I high or did that girl ask "How you goin?"

That's pretty common in Australia. If I get a phone call from an Aussie, they'll usually ask me this instead of 'how are you'.
posted by mippy at 3:58 AM on October 22, 2013


Introducing the 2020 cast members of "Neighbours" and "Home and Away", everyone!
posted by h00py at 4:06 AM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


"HEY BOYS HOW ARE YA"

"i...get nervous...talking to girls?"
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 5:00 AM on October 22, 2013


Am I high or did that girl ask "How you goin?"

That's pretty common in Australia.


It's bog standard, yes. In the vernacular, "Owyagoin'?"
posted by Wolof at 6:31 AM on October 22, 2013


As a non drug user (who didn't drink untl well into adulthood) who does use video games to escape reality, should I be offended?

You people are mocking my lifestyle!
posted by Lesser Shrew at 6:32 AM on October 22, 2013


How ya gahn? No wuckas! Nah mate, I'm good etc. It's a valid lifestyle.
posted by h00py at 6:46 AM on October 22, 2013


Just Say Crikey.
posted by Dirjy at 7:39 AM on October 22, 2013


"I'll put him in the recovery position!"
posted by freshwater at 8:08 AM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not every teenager is Malala Yousafsai, nor should they be. I think it's quite cute that this got posted to Youtube, their teacher is clearly an optimist.
posted by asok at 9:12 AM on October 22, 2013


Yeah, this should not have been made public on Youtube.

I feel oddly bad for the girl at 1:45. She seems to be the only one who is proud to be there reciting her line.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:24 AM on October 22, 2013


Apparently the initial posting of it was removed, and the current link is a repost.
posted by larrybob at 10:33 AM on October 22, 2013


"i wish my drug dealer was as persistent and well stocked as the guy in the holden shirt" - YT comments
posted by porn in the woods at 9:19 PM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


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