Friday, January 11, 2013

FAMW: Bath Salts?

Another video has gone viral lately, but here's the twist. It was produced by the United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and it's about the dangers of sniffing bath salts. Only when you go to the website do you find out that they're not kidding, and only when you click on the press release do you learn that the term is a euphemism for a synthetic amphetamine, one of a host of designer drugs hitting the streets in recent years.

But if you ignore all of that, and certain simulated portrayals of domestic violence, there's a quality of dark humor to the whole thing, which is why it's featured for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

Or maybe it's a sign that yours truly is getting on in years.

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