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High on Drugs Campaign

Targeted at Elementary Schools
 
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I had this great plan, & I'm not quite sure if I was joking or not, but: to plunge as deep into the depths of a drug binge as I could survive, & then begin a musical tour of elementary schools under the band name "High On Drugs" (paradoying "High On Life". (you should of gotten that one, really.)) The rationale I'd sell to the principals for why they should put a school day on hiatus (& pay me) would be that "this gives kids a raw look at what a drug fiend is, how he acts, etc. This is what drugs do to you. They warp you." I understand, realistically, that no sane school administrator would bite this bait. But I could coerce... no no; If I really wanted to execute this; I wouldn't bust out the fact that I'd actually be on drugs until during the show. The faculty would think they were marching their wee ones down to hear an anti-drug speech; & it would be... indirectly.

Someone should carry this torch, & arson the youthful ignorance of a freaq on drugs.

redundantly_redundant, Nov 16 2002

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       Having seen another of your ideas, the finger/thimble drums - I *know* you can do better than this. Schools won't go for this - the guy would be arrested. I don't even think the ACLU would back him up. Best to call this idea a memory by deleting it. I've deleted scads of my rotten ideas.
thumbwax, Nov 16 2002
  

       Various children's health group *already* send (former) drug users and alcoholics around to schools to show the awful effects. Most effective presentation I saw was by some kid, a former jock who'd wrapped his car around a tree while drunk, killing his friends and crippling and brain-damaging himself. Had a huge impact on the kids, too.   

       As it is, if the kids want to see performances by drug-addled musicians, they merely have to turn on MTV.   

       [And if you're now so redundant, what did you used to call yourself?]
Nick@Nite, Nov 16 2002
  

       this is a horrible idea. the only value it has for me is the humor of imagining an entire elementary school anticipating a standard anti-drug campaign sermon, maybe with some feel-good, everyone's a winner music... but it just turns out to be some berserker(s) making noise with intervals of 'inappropriate' & disillusioned bantering into the microphone, & visibly (maybe a camera + projected image) drinking, snorting, consuming, injecting drugs. Not unlike Hunter Thompson & Dr. Gonzo. When a staff member finally stood up & prepared to halt the show, a "representative" would cut them off & walk up in front & say "You don't want to be like This kids! Say no to drugs! Say No!!" Those would be the lines you'd quote as defense at your trial. The humor, if it isn't apparent, is that x kids would be filled with that extreme glee of being in school & witnessing a planned event gone haneously wrong.
redundantly_redundant, Nov 16 2002
  

       I will BE in your band. Oh, yes.
AfroAssault, Nov 16 2002
  

       im not sure "stupidly_stupid" retains the recursive shimmer of "redundantly_redundant"; but y'know, that's a good point: it's 7 keystrokes shorter, & that's what counts.   

       my next name will be "", minus the quotes.
redundantly_redundant, Nov 16 2002
  

       i dunno about that. "Nobody" is 6 keystrokes, whereas "" is 0. So i'd have to say that "Nobody" isn't faster than "".
redundantly_redundant, Nov 16 2002
  

       redundantly_redundant: well, congratulations for Baking this one yourself, only contributing to the Halfbakery when you're stoned out of your gourd. A salutory lesson to us all.
DrCurry, Nov 16 2002
  

       Yikes, some bitter folks wanderin' these parts.   

       If you didn't get it out of my annote starting with "this is a horrible idea...", i think this is a horrible idea /in actuality/; but it makes me smile. If you don't find it funny, i guess the best consolation prize i can give you is that i do.   

       Otherwise: yowza! Back you beast! Back i say!
redundantly_redundant, Nov 16 2002
  

       In other news: i count 2 members so far in "High On Drugs", myself included. I need to let all possible applicants know that this job has a finite & small quota for employees; if there's an overpopulated jamboree of drug-fiends, the children may become too distracted & not receive maximal subjection to the derangements of any one given fiend. On the other hand, more members = more resistence when The Man inevitably tries to pull the plug & disarm us.
redundantly_redundant, Nov 16 2002
  

       Yup, just saying "Drugs are bad" is only likely to convice those people who aren't likely to take drugs in the first place. A neutral vote from me - it's a halfbaked idea with good intentions, but fatally flawed. And welcome to the Halfbakery.
hippo, Nov 17 2002
  

       Give out samples to the audience and it's perfect, perfect.
Gwenanda, Nov 17 2002
  

       in a moderately interesting follow-up; or at least it's something for me to type into this box...: i mentioned this idear to a dear; & it planted the seed for an extremist health/nutrition/hygenic hip-hop musical excursion we're actually executing. (i'm Detective Infective). She sounds game for at least attempting a mini rural-MN elementary school tour. i think she mentioned cutting her hair short & getting a frizzy perm. there also seems to be a member whose sole purpose is yelling "Holla!"... we'll have to negotiate that one.
redundantly_redundant, Nov 22 2002
  
      
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