Posted Friday, January 16, 2004 8:40 AM | Contributed by supermandl
After learning that Six Flags Great Adventure was selling lighted pacifiers as souvenirs, more than 200 seventh- and eighth-grade students began a letter-writing campaign that eventually convinced Six Flags Great Adventure officials to discontinue the sale of the souvenier pacifiers there. They say it's known drug paraphernalia used by ecstasy users.
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Italic text shouldn't be used because of the sexual nature of it. ;)
Reading the article taught me more about drug paraphanalia (sp?) than just seeing a strobe light pacifier. Call me old fashioned (wow, I'm 18 and I'm saying that) but when I see a pacifier, I usually associate it with a baby.
Now I wonder if those kids were forced (assigned) to write this paper...
*** This post was edited by MiLLeNNiUMRiDeR 1/16/2004 9:08:09 AM ***
The ONLY reason kids/adults starting using them was because of new drugs.
For those who don't know people use the pacifiers to keep themselves from choking on their own tongue while using the drugs. Stupidty at it's best.
Kids starting using the pacifiers because adults starting using them because they saw them at clubs and though they wanted to use them, etc. etc.
I personally think this is a smart move. I know most Ohio schools have banned kids from using pacifiers. But hey if you wanna look like a "Big Drug Baby" go right ahead.
On top of that, at least SF is responding to guests suggestions ;)
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
Maybe it's some kind of weird regional cultural thing.
Does this mean they are going to stop selling lighters and straws as well? I mean, everytime I see a straw it reminds me of cocaine, especially at a park since I have no life and have nothing else to complain about. LOL! You know what? Dragster looks too much like a penis. Let's start a letter-writing campaign cause it offends me darnit!!! :-D
As far as attracting the "wrong" crowd to Great Adventure the hoodlums have been going there for years anyway. So what's new?
ANYTHING that is even remotely suggestive to ANYTHING nowadays is not safe. Do you guys remember the story about the little boy who was sued for sexual harrassment after *kissing* a girl? The kid had no idea what "sexual harrassment" was, but some slimeball lawyer and the girl's so-called parents thought it would be easy money.
As a radio personality once said, we live in The United States of the Easily Offended.
*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 1/16/2004 10:18:13 AM ***
As for Great Adventure well, that's a pretty idiotic move by them. If they decided to ban every drug inspired fad, shouldn't they stop selling all tie-dyed products? Or how about they stop playing techno since it's a genre of music that started at raves and was often designed to intensify the MDMA high? And a pacifier is just a fad like a tie-dye, it's not actual paraphenalia like say, a Superman: Ultimate Escape beer bong...
I imagine for P.R reasons a park would respond to almost anything 200 12 year olds requested in a letter campaign.
Wood - anything else is an imitation
Kick The Sky, I just thought they were buying these pacifiers to make an ass out of themselves.
I will never look at a pacifier in the same way ever again. The innocense is lost. ;-)*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 1/16/2004 11:38:02 AM ***
I think you forget what it's like to be a teenager. I wore fat flourescent shoe laces and had a neck stopwatch (like Flavor Flav :)) in 8th grade. You know how stupid those look? It didn't matter because they were cool at the time.
If you think these kids are getting the lighted pacifiers to look cool you are all deluding yourself.
No trend is too stupid for kids not to follow it for the purpose of acceptance.
Here's another shocker for those that still think it's not real...glowsticks are also used in the upcoming and ongoing teen drug ring. The top three things of choice for the new age drugs are: Pacifiers, Glow sticks, and bags of "Skittles." No joke. I have quite a few friends in the task force here and they take it quite seriously.
I don't think anyone should ban everything in the world, but I feel this falls under some questionable content here.
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
The Michael Jackson jacket *was* cool though. ;-) Heh.
I was going to suggest glowsticks, as I am trying to act like I am *in tune* with the current popular drugs. Skittles???? What? How? I am almost afraid to ask. Anything can be *questionable* nowadays. All it takes is someone to look at something the wrong way and make a fuss about it then BAM it's now politically incorrect.
Whatever happened to rolling joints and getting somebody's older sibling to buy beer? ;-) Things were less complicated then. I remember when Kiss T-shirts were nearly banned from school cause rumor got around that it meant "Knights In Satan's Service". I guess backmasking records isn't considered a bad thing nowadays. We have to watch out for pacifiers and Renuzit bottles with subliminal messages.
*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 1/16/2004 11:55:49 AM ***
Glowsticks, lighted baubles, pacifiers, etc....all make VERY good money at CityWalk....you don't suppose that they're making money off these drug using teens, do ya? ;)
Now I'm beginning to *wonder* about those lollipop things where you dip the lollipop into the powdered candy....kids these days, LOL. Of course, down here those bracelets are supposed to be about sexual activity among the schoolkids....or so the media claims.
This happens a lot. If anyone has any memory, there was a time when a guy wearing a baseball cap backwards meant you were gay. Then straights caught on, and it doesn't exculsively mean that anymore. Same with guys and earrings.
I personally don't care for the pacifiers, but if this logic continues, there's a lot of stuff that could get banned, as some other posts have already pointed out... the door to censorship can start small...
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