Tag Archives: public service announcements

  Doob The Right Thing

Colorado PSA: Don’t Eat All The Pot Candy Like That Idiot MoDo

The bad trip scene in that movie was kind of epic
Thank god, a Maureen Dowd column has finally resulted in something good for the world. After she chowed down on a pot candy bar and got super-hiiiiiiigh — very unpleasantly so — the legal marijuana industry in Colorado has referenced her “bad trip” column as part of an advertising campaign promoting Safe ‘n’ Responsible doobage. Read more on Colorado PSA: Don’t Eat All The Pot Candy Like That Idiot MoDo…
  stop feeling good about healthcare!

We Are In Dirty Hippie Love With This Oregon Health Exchange Ad

Butthurt Alert/Drudge Sirens! A number of rightwing sites are outraged, Outraged! at this “acid trip Obamacare ad” that “costs taxpayers $3.2 million” — a figure that appears to include not only the production costs, but also the cost of buying ad time and other PSA’s, not that the angerbears at Americans for Tax Reform bother with that distinction. We especially like the complaint at Hot Air, which says the ad features a “retro hipstery busker flying over the Orwellian rainbows of Portland.” Rainbows are Orwellian now? Read more on We Are In Dirty Hippie Love With This Oregon Health Exchange Ad…
  Masters Of Our Public Domain

Wonkette’s Holiday Movie Night: ThunderCows Are Go!

We remember those happy Thanksgiving evenings when, after the f’ball was over, the networks would show a fine old classic movie: The Sound of Music, or maybe Mary Poppins. Well, at Your Wonkette, we have some classic family viewing from 1965, although it pains us to report that Julie Andrews does not seem to be in these: A reel of delightful Rural Civil Defense TV Spots from 1965, courtesy of the Internet Archive! Watch as a charmingly relatable papier-mache marionette farmer prepares to survive the fallout from a nuclear holocaust — we like how one of his pipe-cleaner eybrows is arched just so. Read more on Wonkette’s Holiday Movie Night: ThunderCows Are Go!…
  alternates to duct tape and plastic sheeting

Liquor Delivery to Snatch DC From Jaws of Depression

In this brave new era of impotent smokeballs and puke fountains, it’s never been more appealing to retreat into your basement, with fertile plants and sawed-off weapons, never to emerge until bond prices fall or something. But what to do when the liquor runs out? DC Snacks, a company created in god’s own image, is here to help. Read more on Liquor Delivery to Snatch DC From Jaws of Depression…
 

KNOCK IT OFF CRETINS: A number of commenters have recently gotten the ax for writing a bunch of foul unfunny garbage in the comments. Before you hit “Submit” on your latest masterpiece involving female genitals, minors, or anal rape, please think about whether this makes you look like a cretinous woman-hating loser. Read more on …
 

Wonkette PSA: Please Check Your Computer for Stolen VA Data

Have you purchased a used computer recently? If so, you could be in possession of stolen personal information for millions of U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel. The Post reports: Montgomery County police released a description yesterday of the stolen laptop and its external hard drive because they said it may have been purchased by someone who does not realize the value of its content. “It could have shown up at a yard sale or a secondhand store,” police spokeswoman Lucille Baur said. “This is a time of the year when parents may be buying computers for kids going to college in the fall.” Montgomery County police are offering a $50,000 reward for information that allows authorities to recover the laptop. The computer is a Hewlett-Packard model zv5360us and the external hard drive is an HP External Personal Media Drive. After the jump, an open letter to the VA, from a Wonkette reader and veteran whose personal information was stolen. Read more on Wonkette PSA: Please Check Your Computer for Stolen VA Data…
 

Wonkette PSA: Get Your Free Donuts

O Happy Day! Via Slashfood: Friday, June 2nd, is National Doughnut Day. It has been celebrated since 1938, when the day was originally devised to raise funds during the Great Depression. As you might imagine, it was a popular idea. Read more on Wonkette PSA: Get Your Free Donuts…
 

Wonkette PSA: Cruising May Be Hazardous To Your Health

No, this isn’t a “safe sex” public service announcement. And it doesn’t have much to do with politics either. But because we care about you, our readers, we have to warn you: do not get on a big boat that offers unlimited Baked Alaska and productions of “Cats.” Read more on Wonkette PSA: Cruising May Be Hazardous To Your Health…