The Jenny McCarthy/Rob Schneider-led anti-vaccine movement is a beacon for the hopelessly stupid everywhere. You don’t need an advanced degree in germ theory to understand how the eradication of once deadly horrible diseases is a good thing, or even the basic tenets of how vaccines work. But when a few jack-ass celebrities get into the heads of the horrifically gullible and criminally ignorant, you get this shit. Way to go dickheads!
Some of the tastiest morsels of goodness that were ever presented to us via the television in the 1980s did not come in the form of full-length films or prime time shows. They were commercials, after-school specials, post-show messages, or even cartoons. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) were assaulting us with a constant barrage of safety messages.
“Wear Your Seat Belt!” “Smoking is Bad!” “Don’t Copy That Floppy!” and of course the ubiquitous “Just Say No!”
For some reason, the Reagan administration thought the best way to fight the war on drugs was with bizarrely scripted, in-your-face messages that show 10-year-olds who somehow have easy access to pounds of marijuana, bottles of booze and crack, who are insistent on giving it away so others can do it with them.
In this episode, we recount some of our favorite PSAs, introduce our “Fantasy Reboot” segment and close with a brief philosophical debate on…
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Oh yeah, you definitely remember that… at one point Garbage Pail Kids were collected and traded on the black market like cigarettes in a prison yard. Except it was in the elementary school parking lot instead. In case you forgot (or tried to), they actually made a live action movie starring the Garbage Pail Kids. It was just as bad as you might expect, if not worse. We reflect on misguided intentions of the film makers and as usual offer some suggestions for revisions. This is undoubtedly one of our best podcasts so far. Enjoy!
or laugh or puke or scratch yourself until you bleed.. whatever it takes.