Walkers Baked - Drug reference?

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Just seen the Walkers Baked advert, the one where all the boats pull the UK towards Jamaica into the hot sun etc.

The 'tagline' of the advert is 'better for being Baked', which got me thinking ... Jamaica, Baked, lounging about in a hammock, is it a subliminal reference drugs?

I'm not saying Walkers are trying to get people to start taking drugs but ...

I'm not the only person that thinks it, either...

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVSu7sswdOI&feature=relate
 

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Just seen the Walkers Baked advert, the one where all the boats pull the UK towards Jamaica into the hot sun etc.

The 'tagline' of the advert is 'better for being Baked', which got me thinking ... Jamaica, Baked, lounging about in a hammock, is it a subliminal reference drugs?

I'm not saying Walkers are trying to get people to start taking drugs but ...

I'm not the only person that thinks it, either...

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVSu7sswdOI&feature=relate
ROFL that's quite funny. I now feel the urge to get 'baked'. Sue Walkers.
 

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oddly me and the mrs had a chat about this the other day. we came to same conclusion
 

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There are so many drug references flying all over the place.

Songs for example,
'Totally addicted to bass' (Speed)
'E's are good, E's are good' (Ecstasy)
'Golden brown, texture like sun' (Heroin)
'I'm loving Angels instead' (Cocaine)

And don't get me started on the magic fukin roundabout!
 

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And I got the feeling that there were subtle references to drugs in 'Trainspotting' as well.
 

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Gernerally, companies are using this kind of reference to get you addicted to their products.

However, drugs as in banned substances are a big no no, in the military and especially in the Corps. After all, ask your self, would you want somebody watching your back, whose high on drugs.... I think not.

There was an oppo of mine back in the late 80's who was by no means a smack head and just had a puff of a spliff at a party. The next day he was part of a random drugs test and proved positive. Sadly, after 22 years in the Corps and a few months away from his pension he was drummed out within a matter of days.

The morel is. Laugh about drugs, talk about them, but for ferk sake don't ever take them.

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Steve
 

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*text deleted*, me and my mate were discussing this the other week as well. Came to the same conclusion.

I can see how advertisers would use drug references to subliminaly get you addicted to their product, if you are already addicted to a drug, and this sort of subliminal messaging is actually extremly powerful. On a side note I think its absolutly dispicable that they prey on peoples weaknesses like that.
 

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How come its always people who "just had a spliff at a party" that always end up being involved in a random drugs test the next day!?

You always hear about it, they never took drugs, it was his first time, blah blah blah, and then BANG, next day its a random drugs test....Hmmmm.
 

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And I got the feeling that there were subtle references to drugs in 'Trainspotting' as well.
i think you're reading too much into that one mate, there has to be a limit you know, not all films are about drugs. Now 'Toy Story'.... clearly about an acid trip... the bad guy's even called 'cid (septic slang for acid)
 

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Do you rekon snow white really did live with dwarfs or was she just constantly on a trip from some of the dodgy woodland mushrooms?
 

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to be honest i thought snow white was about a dominatrix with a dwarfism fetish, i might be wrong but it seems a bit suspect to me. the 'wicked witch' was a human rights activist and the whole story is just what snow white told the local bobby. just goes to show, never get on the wrong side of your local dominatrix
 

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to be honest i thought snow white was about a dominatrix with a dwarfism fetish, i might be wrong but it seems a bit suspect to me. the 'wicked witch' was a human rights activist and the whole story is just what snow white told the local bobby. just goes to show, never get on the wrong side of your local dominatrix
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Yea I'd go with that.

There is definitely something suss with Humpty Dumpty as well that I can't quite put my finger on.
 

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Matt, I'm not aware of it always being this way with people.
Also: Drugs weren't so common in the 80's mate, infact very very rare.

This guy was, one of my biggest oppos. We worked, trained and socialised together for years.

The way it happened was the way I stated, contrary to whatever statements have been made about others, who may have been in a similar situation. This is why, I said, its just not worth it, and it isn't.

The thing to get hooked on is FIZZ, as in Physical Fitness. Now for bootnecks, that is addictive.



Cheers

Steve
 

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Just read how you tapped the back of that thai's head and the consequences that ensued! they're a bit full on, I prob would have asked you if you "wouldn't mind terribly not doing that again"!

Review on first book in 26 words is;

Very disappointed when it ended, was a good read, could have swapped a few fights for some stories of what you did during your working day.
 

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The thing to get hooked on is FIZZ, as in Physical Fitness. Now for bootnecks, that is addictive.
i actually heard somewhere that it is addictive something to do with endorphins that are released post exercise.
 

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there's always one.... alice in wonderland is clearly just a dream and in no way does it resemble an acid trip, nor do any of the characters in it allude to drugs (cheshire cat, opium smoking caterpliller, magic mushrooms, etc etc). honestly...! *text deleted*
 

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Just read how you tapped the back of that thai's head and the consequences that ensued! they're a bit full on, I prob would have asked you if you "wouldn't mind terribly not doing that again"!

Review on first book in 26 words is;

Very disappointed when it ended, was a good read, could have swapped a few fights for some stories of what you did during your working day.
Matt, that was, at the time in Thailand, a worrying experience mate. I am contemplating a 3rd book to follow my second one, but need to finish the novel I'm currently working on. Glad you're enjoying the read though.


Cheers

Steve
 
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