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The Text-Your-Parents-Your-Drug-Deal Experiment

Soulskill posted about a year ago | from the gets-interesting-when-they-say-you're-charging-too-much dept.

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theodp writes "Having fooled major news outlets with a heartwarming-but-entirely-faked video of a pig rescuing a drowning goat, Nathan Fielder turned his attention to texting. CNET reports on the great Twitter 'text-your-parents-you're-a-drug-dealer' experiment, in which the Fielder called on his Twitter followers to text their moms and dads and (accidentally) reveal a drug deal. Fielder's tweet read: 'Experiment: text your parents "got 2 grams for $40" then right after "Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you." Then tweet pic of their response.' The reactions are various and, sometimes, hilarious."

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Seems like a risky proposition (5, Insightful)

bytesex (112972) | about a year ago | (#43568431)

In the United Paranoid States.

Not to mention not nice (5, Insightful)

stevegee58 (1179505) | about a year ago | (#43568633)

to the ones who gave you life.

Re:Not to mention not nice (5, Insightful)

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) | about a year ago | (#43568779)

Ah come on, what sort of a relationship do you have with your family if you can't play a little prank on them from time to time.

Re:Not to mention not nice (4, Funny)

Rob the Bold (788862) | about a year ago | (#43568843)

Ah come on, what sort of a relationship do you have with your family if you can't play a little prank on them from time to time.

Perhaps the kind of relationship where one or more of the parties is under the care of a cardiologist.

Re:Not to mention not nice (4, Insightful)

erice (13380) | about a year ago | (#43568933)

Ah come on, what sort of a relationship do you have with your family if you can't play a little prank on them from time to time.

Probably the kind where the parents can not entirely dismiss the notion that their child may be doing something quite serious that they don't know about. In other words: virtually every parent of a teenager who is honest with themselves.

Re:Not to mention not nice (4, Informative)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#43568897)

"Not to mention not nice to the ones who gave you life."

Seriously? I just emailed the link to my son, telling him that I wanted to watch from the sidelines when he texted his mother. Are you suggesting that I am not nice?

Re:Not to mention not nice (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569081)

Er... yes? In what world does this count as "nice"?

Re:Not to mention not nice (1)

Hatta (162192) | about a year ago | (#43569093)

I know. What if they want some and you can't come through for them?

Re: Not to mention not nice (1)

cerberusss (660701) | about a year ago | (#43569099)

Like I owe something to my parents. Weird thinking you got there, buddy.

I'm more someone who loves them.

Re:Seems like a risky proposition (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569167)

Today I learned - Only Apple users do drugs. (Or only Apple users fool their parents into thinking they do drugs.)

This is a good idea. (4, Insightful)

hedwards (940851) | about a year ago | (#43568435)

Now these people know that their children are morons.

Re:This is a good idea. (2)

VeryBest52 (2897689) | about a year ago | (#43568455)

Or just acting childish...oh wait a second... In all seriousness, i wonder if this got started due to someone accidentally texting their parents about a drug deal. ;)

Re:This is a good idea. (5, Insightful)

marcello_dl (667940) | about a year ago | (#43568461)

Yes.

And while the standard moron often shows initiative, these ones are "obeying morons", the duller subset.

Come on, make your parents regret having had you.

Again.

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Zapotek (1032314) | about a year ago | (#43568505)

Sure sure, just one question, why are they morons?

Re:This is a good idea. (4, Insightful)

hedwards (940851) | about a year ago | (#43568527)

Because nothing good can come from texting that to your parents.

At best, they just ignore it. At worst, well, there's all sorts of possibilities for that.

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

Zapotek (1032314) | about a year ago | (#43568603)

No, at best they get you back in a funny way; at worst you freak them out for a bit and after a short laugh you set them straight.

If your parent are nutjobs and take some insane extreme measure in response then you've got serious problems and it's better you know that your parents are morons sooner rather than later.

Re:This is a good idea. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568645)

No, at worst they now think you're a drug dealer.

Jesus fucking Christ, you're the moron.

Why would you think it's FUNNY to potentially sabotage the trust in a parent-child relationship that way?

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Opportunist (166417) | about a year ago | (#43568847)

If they freak out and go apeshit over it, the parent-child relationship doesn't hold a lot of trust anyway.

Re:This is a good idea. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568973)

If they freak out and go apeshit over it, the parent-child relationship doesn't hold a lot of trust anyway.

Don't have kids, do you?

Re:This is a good idea. (4, Insightful)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year ago | (#43569033)

No True Parent...

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569139)

I don't think you understand that doing this, erodes that trust. And every relationship has a breaking point. I'm not sure what kinds of relationships you have in your life, but there are typically opportunities to do things things that build or erode the trust. If you only do things that erode, things will not end well.

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568793)

They learned that their child won't hesitate lying to them for no more reason than a cheap laugh. They won't trust their child anymore ever again.

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year ago | (#43568969)

Because I'm sure they've never told a joke before or goofed around. It's so abnormal and terrible!

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about a year ago | (#43568657)

At worst, well, there's all sorts of possibilities for that.

I'm not sure exactly what my parents would have done, it would have ranged anywhere from calling the cops ("No mom, I just deal, I don't use this shit, are you serious?") to throwing me in rehab ("So what? Everyone's doing it!"), to throwing me in some touchy feely program designed to get kids back from the brink ("No, it was just a joke OK? Some guy on the internet said we should text our parents and I did!").

Honestly the police option seems the least disgusting, I'd rather risk prison rape than people talking to me in soft voices about how I feel. I might be tempted to kill them, and I might lack the impulse control to stop myself after a few days in the program. Certainly if I didn't have the impulse control to stop myself texting them in the first place, this is a real risk.

Anyway, this seems like an incredibly unfunny sort of joke that could go horribly wrong.

Re:This is a good idea. (3, Funny)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#43568961)

ROFLMAO!!

"I'd rather risk prison rape than people talking to me in soft voices about how I feel."

I've heard those soft voices twice in my life. It took about ten minutes each to make them understand that they were wasting their time.

"Do you love your mother?"

"Do you?"

"Do I what?"

"Do you love my mother?"

"Ahem - maybe we should start over. Do you like your father?"

"No, I can't say that I do - why?"

"Please just answer the questions."

"No - I'm tired of this game."

"But - this isn't a game!"

"Cool, because I'm not playing."

The shrink realizes that he is upset with me, and that I'm playing HIM, rather than the game. So he informs me that the "interview" is over.

The Commander just told me that I had to show up for the appointment. He can't tell me how to answer any questions!

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569045)

Anyway, this seems like an incredibly unfunny sort of joke that could go horribly wrong.

It sounds like your childhood was an incredibly unfunny joke that went horribly wrong.

Re: This is a good idea. (1)

cerberusss (660701) | about a year ago | (#43569085)

Nothing good? You must be a blast at parties. It's funny, which is a great purpose in and of itself.

Re:This is a good idea. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568601)

Because while teenagers may not realize it, parents are people too. Causing them the stress and worry of thinking that their child has become a criminal is pointlessly cruel.

Re:This is a good idea. (4, Insightful)

VortexCortex (1117377) | about a year ago | (#43568623)

Sure sure, just one question, why are they morons?

I will answer you, but first you must complete my next "experiment": Text your parents, "n car wrek hlp", then turn your phone off for at least 12 hours.

Re:This is a good idea. (-1)

Zapotek (1032314) | about a year ago | (#43568667)

That's cruel and sadistic, not moronic. Also, not even close to the same thing. Now, answer me please.

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

throup (325558) | about a year ago | (#43568711)

Replying to revoke accidental moderation thanks to the very unhelpful auto-submitting dropdown!

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568899)

They just lied to their parents for absolutely no reason. Then they mocked their parents on the internet. They got nothing out of it.

Result 1: this lessens the trust their parent had for them, good luck asking their parents for help when they really need it as their parents will probably think it's just another joke.

Result 2: Others won't trust them because someone that does that to his parents won't hesitate betraying others.

They are morons because they spent less than 2 seconds thinking about the consequences of their own actions. If you weren't one yourself, you would have figured out why they are morons on your own.

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#43568985)

That is NOT in the same league with the texts being discussed. Having been a dad for 25 years now, a LOT of inane discussions have centered around drugs. In those same 25 years, a false plea for help has been rare, and only when all parties were close to each other and in direct contact, making it obvious that help was unneeded and/or unwanted.

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year ago | (#43568675)

I suppose you've never retold a funny joke you heard or taken part in a prank someone else came up with.

Some had advanced warning (2)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | about a year ago | (#43568617)

'I think I just ruined my mom's night,' a man from New York tweeted him back while showing a profanity-laced message from his mother who asked if he 'wanted' to go back to jail.

Seems some "kids" just got no sense.

Re:This is a good idea. (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year ago | (#43568651)

If our parents didn't know we were morons already, then I'm not sure why they'd catch on NOW. Also, don't call me a child, I'm 30.

My dad's reaction was a bit muted. I think had it not been for concern for his grandson's welfare, he wouldn't have bothered responding.

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568947)

You're 30 and you're still a pushover that answers "how high" whenever someone tweets "jump".

Re:This is a good idea. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568655)

This is why they should allow abortions until they turn 18... maybe even 25.

Meh (0, Offtopic)

Brad Goodman (2906427) | about a year ago | (#43568441)

Neither very funy not interesting.

Slashdork (4, Informative)

VortexCortex (1117377) | about a year ago | (#43568459)

News for tards. Ass that blathers.

Pretending this shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568471)

Faking a drug deal?

In today's day and age?!?

I'll be waiting for the Fark headlines because of this.

'Guy participates in The great Twitter 'text-your-parents-you're-a-drug-dealer' experiment. Parents call cops. Texter in jail.

What next? The great Twitter 'text-your-parents-you're-a-terrorist' experiment?

Or The great Twitter 'text-your-parents-you're-a-child-pornographer' experiment?

How about - The great Twitter 'text-your-parents-you're-gay' experiment.

Idiotic (0)

mephox (1462813) | about a year ago | (#43568507)

This is so stupid... Why would anyone do this? Do they just want to be dicks to their parents? I seriously don't get the motivation behind doing this except to be an asshat.

A troy ounce is 31.1 g (2)

tepples (727027) | about a year ago | (#43568607)

Why would anyone do this?

To test whether the parent assumes street drugs or precious metals. Right now, 2 grams of 18 karat scrap gold would go for about $70 according to the first calculator that I found with Google [goldcalc.com] .

Re:A troy ounce is 31.1 g (0)

canadian_right (410687) | about a year ago | (#43568839)

I would never do that.

One, it's lying. You shouldn't lie to people. Two, it's mean. It simply isn't right to cause stress for a lame joke. If I have to explain being mean is wrong you need serious help. Three, it makes you look like an idiot, as only an idiot would do a such a thing to anyone they care about.Four, it isn't funny. It is never funny to lie or make people worried.

Re:A troy ounce is 31.1 g (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569075)

One, it's lying. You shouldn't lie to people.

I'm sure you've never lied or pulled a prank in your life. Stop thinking in black and white, princess.

Two, it's mean. It simply isn't right to cause stress for a lame joke.

Your opinion.

Three, it makes you look like an idiot, as only an idiot would do a such a thing to anyone they care about.

Saying that makes you look like an idiot, as only an idiot would say such a thing. I can state my opinions as facts too!

Four, it isn't funny. It is never funny to lie or make people worried.

If it's not funny, then why do certain people find it funny? Or is your idea of "funny" simply different than that of others?

Re:A troy ounce is 31.1 g (2)

bipbop (1144919) | about a year ago | (#43569171)

I'm sure everyone's lied before, but not everyone "pulls pranks". I never have. Why would I? They seem asinine to me.

just an observation... (4, Informative)

roc97007 (608802) | about a year ago | (#43568513)

Geeks need t' lighten up.

Re:just an observation... (3, Insightful)

Macthorpe (960048) | about a year ago | (#43568549)

I'll lighten up, if you can explain to me what's funny about telling your parents that you're a drug addict and a criminal.

Re:just an observation... (0)

JustOK (667959) | about a year ago | (#43568635)

getting 2 grams doesn't mean ur an addict, and depending on where u are, not a criminal.

Re:just an observation... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568709)

getting 2 grams doesn't mean ur an addict, and depending on where u are, not a criminal.

If you're texting about it like that, you're not buying it on the legal market. Admit it, you know it's a asshole thing to do to a parent.

Re:just an observation... (2, Insightful)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#43569011)

FFS lighten up. My dad was an asshole. I'm an asshole. My kid is an asshole. Unless the kid finds a saint with whom to have a child, I suspect my grandson will be yet another asshole, in a long, long, long line of assholes. What's your problem with assholes, anyway? You're another bigot?

Re:just an observation... (1)

JustOK (667959) | about a year ago | (#43569205)

depends on the parent. Some might ask the kid to get some more.

Re:just an observation... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569177)

No, but your spelling and grammar is a crime.

Re:just an observation... (1)

JustOK (667959) | about a year ago | (#43569215)

english is a living language. Verily, we'll try stay off ur lawn, 'tho

Re: just an observation... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568885)

Let me explain it to you, a joke is when you say something outlandish to illicit a reactive response, the intensity of the reaction is the funny part, and it is lightened by the fact that, no these kids are not actually drug dealers.

Re:just an observation... (0)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year ago | (#43568989)

and a criminal.

What is illegal is not always wrong, so being a criminal doesn't necessarily equate to being a bad person (or at least I certainly don't think so).

Re:just an observation... (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | about a year ago | (#43568557)

Geeks need t' lighten up.

You're correct. Not that way though. It was just an observation. I mean, if there's no conclusion or hypothesis that doesn't mean you can't call it an experiment, but you're a fucking moron if you do.

Re:just an observation... (2)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about a year ago | (#43568769)

Geeks need t' lighten up.

Geeks need t' light one up.

I know some parents who would text back something like:

"The police chief's son has better stuff and prices."

"Did I forget to tell you that you were adopted?"

"Well, then you must have time to come visit this weekend!"

I also know some parents who would not understand such a prank at all. I think most kids would know their parents well enough to decide to whether to go along with this prank or not.

All iPhone screenshots? (4, Interesting)

nd (20186) | about a year ago | (#43568519)

Why are all the screenshots from iPhones?

Android phones account for 51.2% of smartphone sales, with iPhones trailing at 43.5% [1].

So how likely is it that out of a sample of 10 screenshots, all 10 of them would be from iPhones? Seems suspicious.

[1] http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/global/News/Android-Sprint-and-Samsung-Increased-Share-In-Early-2013 [kantarworldpanel.com]

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568561)

Simple. iOS lusers are far more sheeplike and willing to follow stupid suggestions like this one.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568567)

Remember that there is an implicit observational bias here. Only a moron who can't think for himself would participate in this experiment.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (1)

mkiwi (585287) | about a year ago | (#43568587)

Kids are getting their LuLz from a very serious problem with their parents, and "OMG APPLE EVIL SAMSUNG GOOD... ARTICLE BIASED" is all you can come up with?

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568593)

ifaketext.com

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568611)

Are you implying they are all staged? Yeah I was thinking that too

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (1)

Richard_at_work (517087) | about a year ago | (#43568625)

Great, Android has a greater market share of the smartphone market than iPhone - but one thing you ignore is that, rightly or wrongly, Apple kit seems to have a hipster following and is probably (can't be arsed to find stats to back this up, so its opinion) more likely to be bought by the age range this sort of prank is aimed at.

Android on the other hand also comes available as the cheap I-dont-care-what-phone-it-is-so-long-as-it-makes-calls-and-its-included-free end of the market, which tends to not have so much hipster appeal.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568683)

Because they know how to take, and post, a screenshot?

Until recently it was decidedly non-obvious on Android.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (1)

cianduffy (742890) | about a year ago | (#43568715)

Because its the Daily Mail, a paper that is generally read by particularly stupid people, to whom Smartphone = Apple.

Or they're fake. Not sure which is more likely.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568729)

Why are all the screenshots from iPhones? Android phones account for 51.2% of smartphone sales, with iPhones trailing at 43.5%

There are a couple possibilities.

- Android's market share includes a lot of third world cheapie phones, and those phone owners don't have the free time (or at least the inclination) to be pretending to their parents they're doing drug deals.

- Given that mobile web usage is still dominated by iOS, perhaps people simply use iPhones for smartphone-ish tasks more than Android users do.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568731)

It's because Rick ross says he is selling dope from his Iphone in 9-piece

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568739)

So how likely is it that out of a sample of 10 screenshots, all 10 of them would be from iPhones?

If iPhone users are 6.8x more likely to do something this dumb, then going 10-for-10 is not unlikely.

Re:All iPhone screenshots? (2)

houghi (78078) | about a year ago | (#43568825)

Before this was posted, we had a conversation over the phone:
http://ifaketext.com/img/7qdwtaen.jpg [ifaketext.com] (The name of the sight might hint to the authentic nature of the phone conversation)

Graphics not screens shots... (1)

Martin S. (98249) | about a year ago | (#43568887)

The fact that could even think they are screen shots reveals you are an idiot.

Keyword: screenshots (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569181)

Why are all the screenshots from iPhones?

Android phones account for 51.2% of smartphone sales, with iPhones trailing at 43.5% [1].

So how likely is it that out of a sample of 10 screenshots, all 10 of them would be from iPhones? Seems suspicious.

[1] http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/global/News/Android-Sprint-and-Samsung-Increased-Share-In-Early-2013 [kantarworldpanel.com]

Ordinary, non-Slashdot people don't know how to take a screenshot on Android.

Seriously, it's a pain in the ass.

More importantly, Android phones are given away free or at low cost, so every Grandma has one and their market share is thus much higher. Look at any non-anecdotal measure of usage (data, app sales, web hits) and iOS dwarfs Android.

Because (4, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | about a year ago | (#43568531)

Because encouraging kids to lie to their parents is a good thing. Causing family stress is a good thing. What a stupid idea. Kids lie enough and cause enough stress as it is.

Re:Because (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568693)

Shit (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568533)

What the fuck is with this shit submission? Post this fucking shit on redditand keep it the fuck off slashdot

Re:Shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568737)

Tell us again about how you're obligated to visit this website.

In related news... (5, Funny)

loufoque (1400831) | about a year ago | (#43568545)

... The FBI has dismantled a large network of drug dealers apparently led by a man named Nathan Fielder. Having failed to secure the drugs, the FBI has seized their computers instead to examine possible connections with other drug dealing groups.

really? (5, Insightful)

SpeZek (970136) | about a year ago | (#43568563)

I've never actually done a comment like this, where I go "Oh come on Slashdot, what is this and why is it here?"

But come on Slashdot, why is this here?

News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters.

Re:really? (1)

RubberChainsaw (669667) | about a year ago | (#43569073)

This is a bit of performance art and comedy using the internet and its social networking capabilities. Since it demonstrates a novel use of the internet, this type of thing would have been relevant content in the earlier days of slashdot. Now, however, it is just another type of bog standard performance art and probably doesn't belong here.

OK, it's time... (1)

cold fjord (826450) | about a year ago | (#43568565)

It's time for readers to start making more good story submissions, or this is what you get. Don't complain - find a story.

Re:OK, it's time... (1)

iggymanz (596061) | about a year ago | (#43568671)

The editors rarely take good story submissions anymore, site is circling the drain

On the validity of screenshots (5, Insightful)

dontbemad (2683011) | about a year ago | (#43568571)

I personally have made it a point to NEVER believe any sort of screenshots I see on the internet, ESPECIALLY ones from an iPhone or really any Mobile platform. These "hilarious auto-correct mistakes", "crazy responses to accidental messages", or "super funny drunk texts" are almost always faked. There are several sites where one can create these messages in very believable looking screenshots (http://www.iphonetextgenerator.com/ for one). Why this is posted to /. as news is troubling to me.

Re:On the validity of screenshots (1)

Zapotek (1032314) | about a year ago | (#43568685)

I've made it a point not to believe stories told by stand-up comedians, do you know that some of that stuff is made up? Seriously.

Re:On the validity of screenshots (1)

vswee (2040690) | about a year ago | (#43568689)

stop ruining it!

Hillarious (1)

VAElynx (2001046) | about a year ago | (#43568605)

That said, if I did that, I wouldn't EVER shake off the suspicion that I'm involved in drugs off my batshit family. I remember I had the envelope a cheapola chromatic harmonica was mailed to me in lying around, a family member misread the stuff as hormones, and suspected me of taking drugs or illicit supplements or shit. Needless to say, they couldn't understand why I felt utterly insulted by the assertion. Mind you, I was a legal adult at the time.

No, the reactions are not hilarious (1)

SensitiveMale (155605) | about a year ago | (#43568631)

Stupid "experiment"

these conversations (1)

ffffff (1784276) | about a year ago | (#43568669)

look extremely fake

on, I needed that! (1)

vswee (2040690) | about a year ago | (#43568681)

such a good laugh. we need more funny on the internet

JUST got 5-10 in state! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568687)

JUST got 5-10 in state!

2grams for $40? Did I raise an idiot? you overpaid (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568751)

Or it better be the best damn weed ever at $20 a gram. In that case you are expected to share, or I'll have to ... confiscate it.

2 Grams for $40?!? (1)

Rascally (89279) | about a year ago | (#43568805)

I've been getting ripped off!

I don't get it (0)

Nidi62 (1525137) | about a year ago | (#43568821)

Comedy Central cancels a great show like Futurama, but airs crap like this idiot's show.

Funnier experiment (1)

Ryan101 (1698614) | about a year ago | (#43568949)

When I first saw this I thought the premise would be to 'accidentally' text your parents from an unknown number or web service suggesting the drug deal, then seeing which parents try to take advantage of the opportunity to buy drugs.

Rehab (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568993)

The idea of forced rehab baffles me.

Multiple studies have shown that there's a very small chance someone will be cured of their addiction by going into rehab by force. Like ~3% or some shit. Not to mention rehab in the US is generally ineffective and expensive anyway. It's just unethical to send someone to rehab. I understand that junkies may not make the best decisions, but if they don't wanna get clean, sending them to rehab is just like sending them on vacation that they don't have to pay for.

Oh yeah, and we're talking about weed. I have no idea what weed rehab would look like...maybe hardcore 24/7 stoners could use it to ease the big life change of getting sober, but someone that smokes once in a while? It's like sentencing someone to a six weeks of 'driving school' because they forgot what side of the car their gas tank was on and had to circle around the pump.

Humorless Squares (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43568995)

Not really a submission for Slashdot, but I have to say, I'm surprised at the humorlessness feedback in some of these comments. Then again given the twin anti-drug and save-children hysterias prevalent in America maybe I shouldn't be.

values (1)

eyenot (102141) | about a year ago | (#43569025)

At the worst, this is another faked-up story by the person who faked some other story, having no merits, making it completely un-funny, and effectively lowering /.'s common denominator.

At the best, it's an unfunny idea that, if it was met with participation after all, is a testament to how stupid the originator is as well as all of the people who went along with it.

I don't see how this kind of bullshit ever converges with the function of Slashdot, anywhere. Especially since its endpoints on the line of quality don't converge, either.

news for nerds (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569027)

stuff that matters

Too many bad effects (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569115)

This can be considered funny in isolation in an ideal parent-child relationship with intelligent and rational participates on both sides.

But it can't be isolated. Now your phone company 'knows' you deal drugs, various spy and police agencies also. And then, even without another hint of criminal conduct from you, it affects your career, credit risk, ... and ultimately your entire life because you end up on lists that you have no idea even exist.

You could pretend to be having a phone call which your mother overhears, that might be isolated enough.

Still a bad joke, who needs a heart attack?

Drugs drugs drugs drugs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43569147)

Let's have more stories about drugs. Let's all do drugs. Let's let drug propagandists get their message out to everyone.

Hey Slashdot, I want more Bitcoin and Silk Road stories. We should include publications from NORML too.

Let's just make this "News for Drug Users" instead. Who cares about tech, when we can talk about drugs.

Please, editors, we need MORE drug stories about drug use.

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