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'By Any Other Name'
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Published: August 12, 2013
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'By Any Other Name'


Faber-Castell India Ink Pens


This political cartoon was to protest the devastating effect
"Crank" (or METH) had on America at the time (& still does!)
Methamphetamine: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methamph…

I thought it fitting to show this cartoon on my DA page,
in light of tonight's Season 5 (& series) final episodes of
"Breaking Bad" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking… .
The sad tale of the rise and fall of Walter White aka "Heisenberg".








Artwork © 1996 & 2013 Tadashi Osborne


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EPSON
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Perfection 4490
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Glaivester's avatar
Glaivester|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, except that if you are going to use the terms crack and crank, wouldn't it make more sense to refer to heroin as smack rather than use its "official" name?
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TADASHI-STATION|Professional General Artist
I see your point, thanks for our input!  To be honest, I drew this cartoon based on a newspaper article that came out back in 1996 heralding the "Crank" epidemic (said article didn't make very clear that the "then" street name Crank was really talking about methamphetamine).  As for my referring to the other 2 drugs as I did, (I will show my naiveté of drugs here) I thought "crack" was the official name for "crack cocaine" as opposed to regular cocaine.   Thinking logically (as you did!) I guess it would have made more sense to refer to heroin as "H", "Horse" or "smack", but hindsight is 20/20! Again, thanks for sharing, G!  
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This is seriously good work!
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TADASHI-STATION|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, DarkRiderDLMC, I appreciate the compliment!
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MetalShadowOverlord's avatar
I like how the two other drugs look like street thugs, and I found what the con-artist said about jobs hilarious. I mean, if you got fired from a job, how is being able to do the work of 7 jobs going to be of any benefit when you don't even have 1? XD
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TADASHI-STATION|Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliment, Richard!  

*With 'crack' & 'heroin', I was going for punk 'kids',
just a nuisance compared to METH, as for the jobs comment,
I was pertaining to the fact that you could stay up 3 days straight
high on Meth and work like a dog, believe me, I've met some employers
who aren't picky who they hire as long as "______" (fill in the blank) gets done*
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GryphonZr-7|Hobbyist General Artist
This is sad but true
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TADASHI-STATION|Professional General Artist
It is, isn't it?  Thanks for commenting, GZr-7! :)
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GryphonZr-7|Hobbyist General Artist
yes:(, and no problem:)
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