Tuesday, November 20, 2007


(click ads to views lines of coke/aging)
"Ethyl, help me find a vein, goddammit!"
A rehab centre in England claims "there's no such thing as an old junkie." That's true, of course, but only because The Olds just can't afford their weekly scores on Social Security (if only they had met with that Genworth Financial rep). It was hard enough keeping their habits a secret from their geezer jock husbands. If I was a middle-aged addict, I'd take these ads as a challenge, not as a deterrent. In fact, this campaign was mostly created not to reduce drug use, but so that the ad agency, London's Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, could enter it in scores of ad awards shows after which, if it wins, some of the agency personnel involved with the campaign will do celebratory drugs. Pathetic.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the lady on the left has to find some way to stay up for "Matlock" reruns, doesn't she?

And, there may be no such thing as an old junkie, but there apparently such a thing as an really fucking old, like older-than-dirt junkie. Because they're old. Really old.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhere in The Western Lands William S. Burroughs is having a laugh.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't the assumption here that regular uses could actually live to be that old?

i mean, there's Keith Richards... and then who else?

(am i an ass for thinking that?)

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Béla Lugosi is also having a laugh. Perhaps he and Burroughs are doing a bump together right now.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I know several "old junkies" so this ad is bullshit.

12:47 PM  
Blogger ricpic said...

Old broads gettin' high. None of that sweet old lady pap. I like it.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully intend to be a geezer junkie

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my day we shot up between the toes–and liked it.

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keith fucking richards

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are unnerving to say the least. Interesting that they're they both women...

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work in a homeless shelter for seniors. Their was an 80 year old junkie there, looked to be about 55. Smack is actually a preservative. In Iran anyone over the age of 65 is offered a prescription for opium. Entertaining ad none the less.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous reuben turner said...

Hello. William Burroughs?

6:53 AM  

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