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"Meth: We're On It," proclaims South Dakota!

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posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 10:09 AM
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Seems the government of South Dakota has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on an antidrug campaign that backfired, using the tag-line quoted in the thread title.

From The People's Ledger.

Actually, I get it and it works for me as an attention getting play on words, but the unimaginative masses are throwing a fit.

But what I do think is hilarious is that this isn't their first time at this rodeo. Somebody commented:


“This is a great sequel to 2014’s Don’t Jerk and Drive,” he added, referencing a previous South Dakota erratic driving campaign that was unceremoniously pulled."


Mmm-hmm...
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edit on 2019 11 19 by incoserv because: typo.




posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

LOL

Who gave these advertising people a government contract?




Critics pointed out on social media that the tagline implies the entire state is taking the illicit substance.


LOL



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 10:30 AM
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I am pretty sure that campaign was meant for Canadians.



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 10:36 AM
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That's a great campaign, but totally wasted on the barely-sentient zombie citizenry.
Its cool that they've put a bit of humor into a dark subject.
edit on 19-11-2019 by ColeYounger because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: incoserv
Alternate headlines.

"South Dakota's productivity rates are going up and down simultaneously, stumping experts"

"South Dakota dentistrys are thriving"



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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Well, people are talking about it so maybe the campaign worked....

If I ever went back to get a Ph.D, I'd study how seemingly obvious bad decisions manage to get made in a corporate environment.... I cannot believe that no one saw this ad campaign and raised their hand that it might not be a good idea.



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:27 AM
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This is glorious.

Makes me want to retire in South Dakota.



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:30 AM
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Some states will do anything to promote tourism.



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
This is glorious.

Makes me want to retire in South Dakota.


"South Dakota, where retirement is more exhilarating than your whole life".



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

Well, really, there are thousands there on meth, millions across the country get meth from there doctor. The prescribe it to our kids so they can handle them. They call it medicine for add and adhd behavior problems. I know that's not what the add was about but there is truth to it.



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

You can't die in your sleep if you don't sleep.



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 12:14 PM
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Oh my God, that is hysterical. I almost think that can't be unintentional.

did they drug test the guy who came up with the slogan?



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 01:04 PM
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And nobody commented on the erratic driving campaign. That was why I actually shared this story in the first place:




DON'T JERK AND DRIVE!



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: incoserv
And nobody commented on the erratic driving campaign. That was why I actually shared this story in the first place:




DON'T JERK AND DRIVE!


Clearly tesla's and other self-serving vehicles wint be welcome there...



posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 04:20 PM
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Reminds me of that classic Friends episode where Joey becomes the face of VD




Poorly done unless that was why they did it in the first place to create buzz



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