WATCH: Jack in the Box’s new stoner ad campaign

Screen shot 2013-10-01 at 2.24.18 PMOK, we’ve all seen commercials with skaterbois and hippies and too-cool-for-school characters seeming a bit on the high side. But as I was watching TV last night, I saw what I think may be the first ad directed specifically to the stoner market.

Here’s the set up: The fast-food chain Jack in the Box has a new late-night meal deal called the “Munchie menu.” Now, we all know “the munchies” is a condition caused by cannabis use. Of course, you don’t have to be high to get the munchies, but it’s out there.

Now, the weird Jack character is typically portrayed by a life-sized actor in a ping-pong-ball head. In this commercial (and others) he’s more like a puppet. Suggestive of a hallucination?

The clincher is the (actually kinda cute) actor in this segment: His vacant eyes, his pointless smile, his slow, befuddled banter. (It might as well be James Franco.) And the dialogue with puppet Jack sounds like it was written for Harold and Kumar.

So I ask you: Can there be any doubt this campaign — this entire product line! — is targeted tokers? Watch it after the jump.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Marijuana Should be Legalized

Robertson

You heard that right.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

(via daily dish)


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—  admin

George Michael came out today — of prison

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The Associated Press reported that George Michael has been released today after serving close to a month in jail for possession and DUI. How time flies. This is what AP said.

The wayward singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs.

Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said outside his north London home: “I just want to start again.”

The former Wham! singer received an eight-week sentence on Sept. 14 for crashing his car into a London photo shop in July while high on prescription drugs and marijuana.

The judge ordered Michael to serve four weeks of the sentence in prison and the rest on parole.

The musician, whose hits include “Faith” and “Freedom 90,” also received a 1,250 pound (about $2,000) fine and lost his driver’s license for five years.

I speculate a “Freedom 2010″ single.

—  Rich Lopez

California Decriminalizes Marijuana

The Governator just signed a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana down to the level of a parking ticket.

Those caught with less than an ounce of marijuana will still receive a maximum penalty of 0. However, Senate Bill 1449 reduces the legal categorization of marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. This means that those caught will not have to appear in court, pay court fees or receive a criminal record. Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 19, a pending referendum that will provide a legal framework for the sale, cultivation and taxation of marijuana. However, despite this opposition, Schwarzenegger signed the bill into law.

Schwarzenegger says the state simply cannot afford the expense of prosecuting those found with less than an ounce of weed.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Chief Halstead: 'I will find you and I will fire you' (unless, apparently, you raid a gay bar)

Wesley Lamb
Wesley Lamb

“To those very, very select few who think that you can stand against policy, that you can violate the public’s trust, I will find you and I will fire you,” Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead told a news conference yesterday, according to The Star-Telegram.

No,  he wasn’t talking about the officers who raided the Rainbow Lounge. He was talking about the latest string of scandals to hit the department including this week’s arrest of officer Wesley Lamb.

Lamb was arrested for smoking a doobie — in uniform — in his patrol car.

Not kewl, dude.

—  David Taffet

Porn star dies during arrest

Andrew Grande — better known to his fans as porn star Dustin Michaels — died during the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 12, when police in Panama City, Fla., tasered him while attempting to arrest him.

TheAdvocate.com reports that Grande had apparently gotten into an argument with a female friend with whom he was riding. He made her let him get out of the car at a hotel parking lot and then pushed her when she followed him. Someone called the police, and when they arrived, Grande reportedly tried to swallow a plastic bag of marijuana.

What happened next was caught on video by a camera crew with TruTV. The graphic video shows Grande fighting back as officers wrestled him to the ground and tried to handcuff him. It shows one of the officers shooting Grande with a taser gun, and it shows Grande immediately beginning to choke, reaching down his own throat to try and dislodge the bag and frantically trying to signal his predicament to the officers.

The video also shows the officers trying desperately to help, administering the Heimlich manuever and doing anything else they could. But to no avail. Grande was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Here’s the video. But be warned, it is pretty disturbing stuff.

—  admin