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‘The Feed’ Remembers The Good Old Days When People Didn’t Do Drugs

"Back in my day if we had a sense of foreboding a nice doctor would plug us into a machine, get 10,000 volts to the brain and that would do a lot of good."

The Feed -- Nans

Young people are doing drugs. You might have heard about that. Or you might even (heaven forbid) be one of these juvenile drug-takers yourself.

20-something-year old Australians are turning en masse to the hazy embrace of Mary Jane and her narcotic friends — perhaps not as en masse as The Sydney Morning Herald would have you believe, but still, enough to make the famously calm, collected and rational baby boomer generation worried.

Yep, for literally the first time in history, young people are experimenting with mind-altering substances, something that prior generations simply cannot relate to.

But don’t worry: if the idea that anyone would want to escape the shackles of such a joyful, exciting reality full of so much possibility and hope confuses you, then you’re not alone — the resident grannies at The Feed are on your side too.

In a short video, the pair of old biddies (who are definitely not Victoria Zerbst and Jenna Owen of Freudian Nip) try and fail to understand why any young person might want to escape the daily barrage of toxic news pumped out of their phone.

“I didn’t have time for drugs,” one says. “I just got a job at my local milk shop, bought a house four months later for $20,000 and entering the market was my drug.”

“Why are these kids using all these drugs anyway?” the other agrees. “I mean, what are they so worried about? What big, ominous event is lurking just on the horizon for their generation specifically?

Ultimately, the two nannies decide that the youth are simply out of control; unreasonably obsessed with release.

“Back in my day if we had a sense of foreboding a nice doctor would plug us into a machine, get 10,000 volts to the brain and that would do a lot of good,” they decide.

Watch the whole sketch from The Feed below.

Nans go off over drug culture

Your Nan has some advice for you about those pills you love to munch.

Posted by The Feed SBS VICELAND on Wednesday, 10 July 2019