June 28, 2014 8:12 pm -

A fireworks company in Jefferson County, MO, is using the word “molly to lure customers via a billboard. Citizens are outraged because “molly” also refers to a party drug.

…giant red letters [say] Molly Ahead.” Between the two lines it says “Black Market.”

The sign is an advertisement for Molly Brown’s Fireworks, which features a large inflatable woman outside.

“Molly is really just a different name for a drug that’s been around for quite a while. It’s another name for ecstasy or MDMA,” Jared Opsal, a spokesman for the St. Louis branch of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, told KDSK.

“It’s mostly targeted at younger people and it can get to a point where they can become dehydrated, they can have a heat stroke, they can even have a heart attack,” he said.

Residents told the news channel that the sign is appalling, tasteless and misplaced.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Missouri Citizens Outraged By ‘Molly’ Billboard

  1. Hirightnow June 28th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    “Appalling, tasteless and misplaced” was when Madonna said “Anyone seen Molly” at that concert a while back.
    This is just people exercising their God-Given Right to complain about other people exercising their God-Given Right to advertise..

    • Chinese Democracy June 28th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      The Madonna world tour was named MDNA lol

      dehydrated? I guess they are worried people will dance themselves into a stupor
      Ive done ecstasy before .. anyone got any glow sticks? heh

      • Hirightnow June 28th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

        I never have, although I have “tried” my share of “entertainment” these past 50 years (Sorry…I have to put it that way for legal porpoises…)
        But hey, if someone want to take a pill that makes them think licking someone’s earlobe is the greatest thing on Earth since sharp cheddar, I gots no problem!
        Funny how the forces of “Freedom” and “Smaller Guvmint” seem to want to clamp down on such a personal freedom with government regulation…

        • M D Reese June 29th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

          Freedumb keeps the population down too–god’s will…

    • Gary Gambino June 29th, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Really…..”God given rights”? So let me get this straight; some guy from the middle east who is now the imaginary man in the sky gave us rights to complain and advertise? Then again maybe you could be more specific on the exact god you’re speaking of that gave us these rights.

      • BanditBasheert June 29th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

        snark … yoooo hooooo – you’ll figure out “Hirightnow” fairly fast.

        • M D Reese June 29th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

          I got up early today.

    • M D Reese June 29th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      I’m guessing the “god” thing is snark. Personally I wish that we didn’t live in a theocracy. Oh wait…

  2. Sunka June 28th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    As a Missourian, I am certain absolutely nothing will be done about it. I say this as I sit here listening to my obnoxious neighbors shooting off as many illegal fireworks as they please. It’s a tradition here It goes on for a month. It brings in lots of sales tax revenue & that’s what matters…

    • BanditBasheert June 29th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      We have that here in Arizona as well. They legalized fireworks (for the money of course) completely ignoring the fact that we are a desert that explodes in fire pretty regularly. Everything is tinder dry and my idiot neighbors (who back onto a hilltop preserve) have been shooting stuff off for a week.
      On the other hand, they finally made it legal to shoot fireworks that you could legally buy.
      The 4th and New Years are an awesome time to burst Burn Center populations higher.

  3. fantagor June 29th, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I thought it was denoting the location of Molly Ringwald’s home.

  4. Bob Waas June 29th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Next they will complaining about the T/A truck stops for a connotation understood only by a few.
    Please stop all the political correctness! Some folks go out of their way to feign being offended.

    • BanditBasheert June 29th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      I think (speaking for all of us FoN’s) that political correctness is something (none) all aspire to on this blog. PC makes people all dull and boring.

      Where IS Billy?

  5. craig7120 June 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    lighten up Francis

  6. BanditBasheert June 29th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    WHERE is our Edit thingy please?