A Puff Before Dying

Filmmakers Michael Reich and Mike Pinkney use marionettes to illustrate the dangers of driving while high. A Puff Before Dying is a spoof of road-safety PSAs, in which three teenage girls head to a party and smoke marijuana. They hallucinate some really cool stuff, but before long we find out how easy it is to portray graphic carnage with puppets.  

While it is satire, this film is listed as a PSA at the National Road Safety Foundation website. It made the rounds of summer film festivals before landing in classrooms. Read more about A Puff Before Dying at Short of the Week.

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Thas weird. On one hand, I get the joke. On another hand - and I know from experience - it's not the absolute best idea to be high while driving or be in a car with someone whos high and driving. No, you don't hallucinate on weed. But the logic of "weed doesn't make you hallucinate like stronger drugs, therefore let's exaggerate weed to make anti-weed people seem foolish" isn't very sound. It's a very Joe Rogan mindset. It's All or Nothing Fallacy. Either weed is pure benevolence, or it causes you to wreck your entire life immediately. Anyway..
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