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Friday, April 20, 2007

The Dangers of Pot

posted by on April 20 at 9:32 AM

The stronger the pot, the likelier you’ll wind up making out with someone you really shouldn’t be making out with.

Pot: The gateway drug to some deeply freaky shit.

Originally posted on 4/19, moved up to 4/20 for all the obvious reasons.

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So, as long as you're not driving, making out with your brother is okay? Was that pot laced with ecstasy? I've never seen pot affect anyone's sexual preference, or turn off their gross-that's-my-brother-ometer.

Posted by Aislinn | April 19, 2007 3:40 PM

I actually don't think the spot is homophobic...

The message: Go ahead and smoke pot, just don't drive -- everything else goes. Even, uh, making out with your brother.

And while at first you think the guy in the back seat is freaked out about them kissing 'cuz their boys, he's actually freaked out because they're brothers. That makes it freaky, not that they're both boys.

I think it's a riot.

Posted by Dan Savage | April 19, 2007 3:43 PM

Isn't this the same problem with alcohol?

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 19, 2007 3:47 PM

Not the last three hundred times my brother and I got drunk together...

Posted by Dan Savage | April 19, 2007 3:49 PM

If I had a brother and he looked like that and we were stoned I'd totally make out with him.

Posted by monkey | April 19, 2007 3:56 PM

who smokes a bong in a car? commercial makers: people smoke joints or one hitters in cars, bongs are strictly home use only...

Posted by Mike in MO | April 19, 2007 3:57 PM

If pot lowers the inhibition for your incest taboo, uh, your problem isn't pot.

Also, it's hot because I know they're actors. I watched it without sound; so I didn't even know they were supposed to be brothers until reading the comments. That was a very tender kiss.

Posted by exelizabeth | April 19, 2007 3:59 PM

Mike in MO- you made my point before I could get to it. Thank you.

Posted by Ari Spool | April 19, 2007 4:01 PM

Guess they must grow some mighty bodacious bud in Appalachia...

Posted by I'M MY OWN GRANDPA | April 19, 2007 4:03 PM

That was my reaction too "Oooh, hot guys making out!" never mind the reality of the ad.

If your brother is that hot, would it be that bad to make out with him? Or hell, even full on butt fucking, It's not like your offspring are going to be deformed by it. With all the daddy/son porno and personal ad's out there, is it really that much of a stretch of the imagination? I personally find it a little distasteful and would wonder about the psychology and what kind of fucked up family relationships people would have, but who am I to say what consenting adults should do right?

Lucky for me I'm an only child, but i'm just sayin'.

Posted by Brandon H | April 19, 2007 4:16 PM

And you can only say that because you're an only child.

Posted by Dan Savage | April 19, 2007 4:20 PM

The funniest thing about this ad is that the scene has absolutely nothing to do with the message.

Clearly made by and for stoners.

Posted by Sean | April 19, 2007 4:30 PM

The most unnatural thing weed ever made me do was eat an entire Kraft Mac & Cheese dinner in under two minutes.

Posted by thehim | April 19, 2007 4:50 PM

That was a nice kiss.

Posted by David Schmader | April 19, 2007 4:50 PM

I'm going to imagine the guy in the back seat meant "brothers" as in frat brothers. Then it's just hot.

Posted by Andy | April 19, 2007 5:33 PM

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I don't really think gay incest is freaky.

I mean, the whole reason to freak out over hetero incest is the possibility of mutant children, right? But lesbian or gay siblings could do the bump and grind all they want without any possibility of children. So what, precicely, is the problem?

I've never made out with my brother because (A) he's straight, and (B) he's not my type even if he was gay. But the general concept doesn't bother me at all. If I had a gay brother that turned me on, I'd do it.

And come on. Isn't twins every gay man's fantasy?

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 19, 2007 5:43 PM

I thought it was hot. I'm not for incest, but then again its not like it was MY brother.

Posted by Wes | April 19, 2007 5:58 PM

Watching this spot made me feel like I was high for at least a couple seconds. And yeah, bong in a car? Not where I'm from.

Posted by le | April 19, 2007 6:41 PM

@#16!?!? Really? I think you've missed the culturally cultivated instinctive repulsiveness boat on this one.

Posted by megan w | April 19, 2007 7:01 PM

I have to say that I thought it was a fucking laugh riot.

I sent it around th office and to my friends and there as been nothing but sniggers and chuckles.

I love the fact that the guy in the back isn't freaked out by the guy-on-guy kiss. His concern seems to be solely about the fact that the guys are related. Maybe he was wishing they kissed him.

Posted by Malcolm in Sydney | April 19, 2007 7:09 PM

Sorry folks the second prargraph should have read:

I sent it around the office and to my friends and there has been nothing but sniggers and chuckles.

Posted by Malcolm in Sydney | April 19, 2007 7:10 PM

Sorry folks the second pragraph should have read:

I sent it around the office and to my friends and there has been nothing but sniggers and chuckles.

Posted by Malcolm in Sydney | April 19, 2007 7:10 PM

speaking of weed, it is the eve of 4/20, and I am (not) high and (totally) dry. If I don't score tomorrow, I think I will just crawl into a hole and die...

Posted by Mike in MO | April 19, 2007 7:27 PM

i've never had a bong in a car, but this one time, we rented an rv and we brought our hookah and mixed the flavoured tobacco with weed, but that was different cause our vehicle had a kitchen table. and in canada we have weed so good that i commonly mistake fire hydrants for little men. i don't make out with them though.

Posted by busty_bookworm | April 19, 2007 7:34 PM

man, I seriously can't believe none of you have ever done bong hits in a car. what's this world coming to?

Posted by shiny girl hair | April 19, 2007 8:17 PM

Doing bong hits in the back of a VW camper isn't exactly like doing them in, oh, a Pontiac Grand Prix or a Toyota Tercel or whatever, but technically, it probably counts.

Posted by COMTE | April 19, 2007 9:01 PM

Thanks Dan, that clip made my day. Very funny. The kiss itself was sweet! Go, MTV Canada!

Posted by lawrence clark | April 19, 2007 9:45 PM

If your brother is that hot, would it be that bad to make out with him?

I was trying to form an intelligent response to this, but I just started shuddering uncontrollably, so I guess the short answer is just "Yes, it would."

Posted by Darcy | April 20, 2007 7:21 AM

As anyone who watched Euro Trip should know, only poorly made Czech "absinth" will make you hot for your sibling.

Posted by Kay Jay Why | April 20, 2007 8:00 AM

and in canada we have weed so good that i commonly mistake fire hydrants for little men

I'm moving to Canada. I'll take my chances with the fire hydrants...

Posted by Mike in MO | April 20, 2007 9:05 AM

I'm dry as well. Anyone know where a guy in Seattle can hook up with a couple of nuggets on the fly?

Posted by Sean | April 20, 2007 9:43 AM

If you haven't done bong hits in a car, specifically a 1974 Chevy Vega, you don't know anything about anything. C'mon, people! What's happening to this country?

Thehim: I'll do a mac'n'cheese in under a minute, no pot required. Just name the time and place.

Posted by fnarf | April 20, 2007 9:45 AM

fnarf, well, if you are stuck inside of a 1974 Chevy Vega, then I agree that the only proper response is a bong hit.

On the other hand, I don't think I've actually seen a 1974 Vega in the better part of a decade.

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 20, 2007 9:54 AM

man if they were frat brothers.. that WOULD be really hot! I thought the commercial was hilarious and all-too-short. It's also really stupid for a weed propaganda sketch, I mean really..

Posted by Luis | April 20, 2007 10:11 AM

Happy 4:20, Slog.

Posted by jackie treehorn | April 20, 2007 10:14 AM

SDA, I see one every day. My neighbor's restoring a nice orange one, just like the one I used to do bong hits in back when they were almost new. I don't understand the attraction, personally; it's a terrible car. But the pull of the past is strong sometimes. He plays Boston on the eight-track while he's working on it. I haven't done a bong hit in a quarter of a century.

Posted by fnarf | April 20, 2007 10:31 AM


Posted by josh | April 20, 2007 10:47 AM

Back in 1974, my parents drove us around in a Vega, and it was a constant source of shame. Even people driving Pintos looked down on us.

Thank you, Fnarf, for helping me heal.

Posted by Sean | April 20, 2007 11:25 AM

Well, Sean, at least you were higher on the car hierarchy than AMC Pacers. Probably Hornets too.

Posted by Fnarf | April 20, 2007 11:35 AM

But, in the end the Pacer has been vindicated - by the Subaru Outback.

Posted by COMTE | April 20, 2007 12:05 PM

OK, so here's a question. Let's say the guys in the front seat hop in the back seat and use the guy back there as the meat in their manwich. If he's between them is there still an incest thing going on? C'mon, there's got to be a Catholic or someone here who could answer this for me.

Posted by wile_e_quixote | April 20, 2007 7:27 PM

Thank god we are stoned while watching this. Because DUDE!!! *decends into laughter*

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