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The 8 Most Terrifying Anti-Meth Ads: From the Blog

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For future reference, if someone at a party ever offers you meth, the ONLY proper response is to scream "NO," hit them in the face with a lamp, start running and never, ever stop.

Why? Because meth is the scariest fucking thing that's ever been unleashed on mankind. And, quite honestly, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS. All I know about it is that the state of Montana put together one of the most effective ad campaigns I ve ever seen to convince me to fear it.

In order of the level of horror they impart, I proudly present the eight most Requiem for a Dream-like and a subtextual analysis of each.

8. "Friends"


Subtext: Taking meth destroys all sense of responsibility and will dissolve all meaningful friendships you currently enjoy.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: Taking meth makes you an extremely cautious, alert driver.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If at the end, the shot widened to reveal that the girl's friends left her at a Shakey's Pizza.

7. "Boyfriend"


Subtext: If you take meth, you will sleep with faceless middle-aged men at the behest of your enterprising boyfriend.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: If you take meth, you'll get laid.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If instead of consoling his girlfriend with a stroke on the arm, the young man offered her the rest of a diet root beer he'd been drinking.

6. "Mother"


Subtext: If you take meth, you will hit your mother and then lie about it in a voice over.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: If you take meth, you'll dress in keen stonewashed jeans, a swell vest and have a trendy haircut.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If the framed photographs at the beginning were pictures of greyhounds dressed in deerstalker caps and smoking pipes.

5. "Junkie Den"


Subtext: Smoking meth makes everyone around you turn into cruel pseudo-zombies.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: Smoking meth makes you popular.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If there were a dog in the background humping everything.

4. "Jumped"


Subtext: Smoking meth is worse than getting killed with a cinder block.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: Taking meth will give you a retrospective clarity on par with the wisest sages of our time.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If the bullies were played by the bully from Teen Wolf.

3. "Laundromat"


Subtext: Taking meth will make you a violent madman, able to knock a large man out with a single punch and frighten small children by simply screaming at them.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: Taking meth will make you TRAVEL THROUGH TIME.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If instead of crying, the baby giggled uncontrollably when screamed at.

2. "Everything Else"


Subtext: DON'T SMOKE METH! DON'T FUCKING DO IT! AAAAAAGHHHH!
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: Today's meth dealers are refreshingly honest.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If the dealer went on to introduce the girl to her meth apartment, meth swimming pool, meth toaster, meth part-time job at a Starbuck's, and meth night classes at a City College.

1. "Bathtub"


Subtext: If you take meth, MONSTERS WILL ATTACK YOU IN YOUR BATHROOM.
Less Obvious, Positive Subtext: Taking meth means you never have to shower again.
Simple Addition That Would Make the Video Hilarious: If the person on the other end of the phone conversation were revealed to be a Southern Civil War General.

In case your pants are still dry, here's a link to a Youtube gallery that has the rest of the ads. The first person who can explain to me why this YouTube user has collected all of the Montana Anti-Drug ads wins a free hit of meth.
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