PSA – Marijuana and a Saw Blade do not Mix

I remember this ad and the first time I saw it I thought the start of it comes off as silly. Are those kids lighting up in the wood shop? What kind of school allows that but can afford what looks like an expensive saw (I should mention my school could not afford any sort of wood shop equipment – we used scrap wood, glue and coping saws).

But when he turns on the machine and off screen cuts off a limb and does not scream I am left speechless. My imagination is alive with images of off-screen gore, but I am also alarmed by the potency of a drug that seems to leave most people unable to shut up.

Mr. T Anti-Drug PSA Commercial (1980’s)

While I truly do believe that the Swamp Thing Public Service Announcement posted yesterday by Saturday World is quite possibly the most awesome PSA of all time…I will have to put this commercial in the most disturbing category when you start to think about it.

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1) Mr. T is so angry that he shatters that glass of milk in his hand. Look at how that poor waitress rushes to clean it up…then thinks twice about doing so.
2) Mr. T is so caught up in his rage that he picks up the cameraman and shakes him like a ragdoll.
3) Mr. T might have actually choked the cameraman until he passed out…and then smiles and asks if he is okay.

I always listened to Nancy Reagan when she said Just Say No! but even if I hadn’t I would have been too scared that Mr. T was going to come busting in through my door to strangle me or something.