Thanks to YouTuber I am a Robot Slave! (and How!) for hosting the video.
Not sure if this is who originally was behind running this ad but I saw it plenty in Arizona and it was at the head of two or three DVDs that I own.
The line that haunts me is at the :10 to :13 second mark. With the DJ Player that says “hip and cool” and then does the classic DJ vinyl scratching.
I’m not sure what it is about it that has stuck with me for so long but every so often, I want to say “hip and cool” and then follow it up with some sweet DJ pantomiming.
The YouTube info box states that it was published on August 22, 2011 – which may be how long it has stuck with me but I feel like it has been more than three years so I’m not sure.
I’ve never smoked as I was a Nancy Reagan kid with the whole “Just Say No” campaign. Though I was never offered it either so I never got to say those words but that’s good for me. Also a graduate of the DARE program and I want to say my junior high school (shout outs to Gila Vista Junior High) started the GANG program in eighth grade but I don’t recall if we completed it. I just know we had three visits from police officers (maybe two?) and we learn what the different street names for drugs were and what they looked like.
There was also this one statistic that I read when I was ten, perhaps, that said that if you never smoke by the age of nineteen – you will probably never will. So that was my main goal growing up. Well, a background goal. An ongoing goal. One of those.
My policies with drugs have always been that as long as the person can handle their high, then that’s fine by me. Just don’t endanger me and mine.