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26th Sep '17 11:35:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' features a subversion of this principle (though this may depend on your opinion of the characters): Drugs are GOOD. The 3 people who don't smoke pot are a battered wife, a cheating wife and a closeted homosexual wife beater. All the characters that are even marginally sympathetic smoke marijuana. Then again, the main character that takes pot is trying to seduce a young girl and escape responsibility, along with the drug dealer, being a well-meaning, but [[BuffySpeak off-kilterish and stalkerish]] guy. On the third hand, [[spoiler: the main character does NOT sleep with the (not really) wannabe {{Lolita}} at the end.]]

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* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' features a subversion of this principle (though this may depend on your opinion of the characters): Drugs are GOOD. The 3 people who don't smoke pot are a battered wife, a cheating wife and a closeted homosexual wife beater. All the characters that are even marginally sympathetic smoke marijuana. Then again, the main character that takes pot is trying to seduce a young girl and escape responsibility, along with the drug dealer, being a well-meaning, but [[BuffySpeak off-kilterish and stalkerish]] guy. On the third hand, [[spoiler: the main character does NOT sleep with the (not really) wannabe {{Lolita}} Literature/{{Lolita}} at the end.]]
26th Sep '17 11:00:30 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like a pretty cheerful and upbeat]] OdeToIntoxication, but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like like]] a pretty cheerful and upbeat]] upbeat OdeToIntoxication, but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.
18th Sep '17 4:10:46 AM shokoshu
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* German comedian Frank Zander has the "Nick Nack Man", a rather black song for him. Selfsame man [[{{Satan}} (Old Nick?)]] applauds when you take drugs. (Or start a nuclear war.)
* "Heroin (It's All Over)" by the Lurkers. ([[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein Probably.]])
16th Sep '17 3:36:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like a pretty cheerful and upbeat song]] about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting high]], but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls4qXjZtZXI Because I Got High]]" [[LyricalDissonance sounds like a pretty cheerful and upbeat song]] about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting high]], upbeat]] OdeToIntoxication, but as the song goes on, increasingly bad things happen to him, because he got high.



** However, this is completely averted with his new remake of "Because I Got High" in which he extolls the benefits of marijuana and is now personally pushing for full legalization.

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** However, this is completely averted with his new remake of "Because I Got High" in which he extolls is an OdeToIntoxication played straight, extolling the benefits of marijuana and is now personally pushing for full advocating legalization.



* Music/BillyJoel's "Captain Jack" is about a RealLife heroin dealer in a Long Island housing project and a young man whose life is falling apart and turns to drugs as a result. The chorus at the beginning includes the line "Captain Jack will get you high tonight". By the end, it is "Captain Jack will make you die tonight".

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* Music/BillyJoel's "Captain Jack" is about a RealLife heroin dealer in a Long Island housing project and a young man whose life is falling apart and turns to drugs as a result. The chorus at the beginning includes the line "Captain Jack will get you high tonight". tonight." By the end, it is changes to "Captain Jack will make you die tonight".tonight."



* The Music/DavidBowie-led HardRock group Tin Machine had a song on this subject with "Crack City" in 1989. (Bowie himself had some personal experience with this during his cocaine-induced CreatorBreakdown.)

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* The Music/DavidBowie-led HardRock group Tin Machine had a song on this subject with "Crack City" in 1989. (Bowie himself had some personal experience with this during his cocaine-induced CreatorBreakdown.CreatorBreakdown, an experience he reflected on in the RealitySubtext of "Ashes to Ashes" from his album ''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps''.)
17th Aug '17 11:57:05 PM Chabal2
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** Other sources (novels, backstories...) mention characters with stimpack addictions.
** ''VideoGame/NovaCovertOps'' finally gives stimpacks that actually ''heal'' damage when the unit uses them in addition to the combat boosts. Drugs are awesome, kids!
15th Jul '17 11:47:13 PM Tehrannotaur
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', there's the drug "Refrain", which helps the user not worry about the bad things. Anyone not using it are against it and willing to go to extremes to get rid of it (such as sinking a freighter carrying trace amounts of it). Of course, that's because it's addictive, and seemingly causes neural degeneration. The one user with a name starts off dropping breakable things all the time, then, after taking a dose, spends the next season and a half in a bed, incapable of moving under her own power, and doesn't speak. It's fairly reminiscent of a stroke victim. And that's not even getting into the fact that its heavily implied to be specifically engineered as a weapon against the Elevens (before all the side effects, it lets the users relieve happier memories, so its very popular with the conquered citizens).

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', there's the drug "Refrain", which helps the user not worry about the bad things. Anyone not using it are against it and [[WellIntentionedExtremist willing to go to extremes to get rid of it (such as sinking a freighter carrying trace amounts of it). Of course, that's because it's addictive, and seemingly causes neural degeneration.degeneration]]. The one user with a name starts off dropping breakable things all the time, then, after taking a dose, spends the next season and a half in a bed, incapable of moving under her own power, and doesn't speak. It's fairly reminiscent of a stroke victim. And that's not even getting into the fact that its heavily implied to be [[FinalSolution specifically engineered as a weapon against the Elevens Numbers]] (before all the side effects, it lets the users relieve happier memories, so its very popular with the conquered citizens).
4th Jun '17 10:37:56 AM rjd1922
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* This was actually the core aesop of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', funnily enough. The gangbanger protagonists hate drugs with a passion, mostly because a drug dealer killed their mother, and drugs turned many allies into enemies and rendered the rest apathetic. Fortunately, it never comes off as {{Anvilicious}}. However, it doesn't stop MoralGuardians and ShallowParodies (based on SA) from believing that one of the main objectives of the game [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer is to sell crack and the such]].

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* This was actually the core aesop of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', funnily enough. The gangbanger protagonists hate drugs with a passion, mostly because a drug dealer killed their mother, and drugs turned many allies into enemies and rendered the rest apathetic. Fortunately, it never comes off as {{Anvilicious}}. However, it doesn't stop MoralGuardians and ShallowParodies [[ShallowParody Shallow Parodies]] (based on SA) from believing that one of the main objectives of the game [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer [[CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer is to sell crack and the such]].
1st Jun '17 7:23:48 PM Segal991
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1st Jun '17 7:22:44 PM Segal991
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->''"Drugs are bad, m'kay. You shouldn't do drugs. If you do them, you're bad, because drugs are bad, m'kay. It's a bad thing to do drugs, so don't be bad by doing drugs, m'kay, that'd be bad."''

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->''"Drugs ->''"[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Drugs are bad, m'kay. You shouldn't do drugs. If you do them, you're bad, because drugs are bad, m'kay. It's a bad thing to do drugs, so don't be bad by doing drugs, m'kay, that'd be bad."'']]"''
25th May '17 11:19:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* At the end of "Once You Understand" by Bobby Susser's studio group Think, a father named Mr. Kirk learns from the police that his son Robert died of an overdose. This dialogue was SampledUp in 4hero's "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare" and a few other '90s techno songs.

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* At the end of "Once You Understand" by Bobby Susser's studio group Think, a father named Mr. Kirk learns from the police that his seventeen year old son Robert died of an overdose. This dialogue was SampledUp in 4hero's "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare" and a few other '90s techno songs.
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