This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on Drugs.

This movie…it’s funny.

If you’ve ever had any sort of surgery {or if you’ve ever been completely stoned}, you might be able to relate to this poor, pathetic little drugg-ed up kid:

David After Dentist {or alternatively, This Is Your Brain on Drugs}:

But just in case you’re at work and can’t watch the video, I’ll do a play-by-play for you:

David has just undergone oral surgery.  He feels understandably woozy and disoriented, so he asks a trusted adult, in all seriousness, “Is this real life?”

Is This Real Life?Whoa.  I feel funny.

Yes, says the father figure, it is, in fact, real life. But David is not convinced.  “Okay, now—” he begins, but before he can re-pose the thoughtful query, he is immediately distracted by his fingers {of which there are two—no, wait—four—no, wait—yeah, four}.

And then another immediate distraction: “Do I have stitches?”

And then, at 1:00:00, poor, drugged-up little David is unable to cope with his father’s iron fist (for all he really wants to do is touch his mouth to verify if he really does have stitches, but his father won’t allow it).  And there is no more appropriate reaction to stagnant rules than this:

AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hear ya, kid.  I hear ya.

Then, three seconds later, at 1:03, David sinks pathetically back into his seat, utterly hopeless:

Life is So Hard.{But “he doesn’t feel tired…}  He’s exhausted with the sorrows in life, I assume.  Life is so hard, little buddy.  I get it.

Unfathomable WoesOral surgery makes everybody feel an infinite despair, I think.

Suddenly, he’s encouraged by a thought: maybe he has stitches!  {Wait, didn’t we already cover this?}

You Have FOUR EYES.“Do I have stitches?” he inquires {for the third time} to the voice behind the camera.

“Uh huh…” replies the older man.

But “uh huh” is an incomprehensible response for our completely wasted little friend, who asks again, “Do I have stitches?”

Before hearing the response to his {exact same} question, David becomes overwhelmed with the injustice of it all…

Why is this happening to me?He throws his hands up in despair, and asks, to no one in particular {because who could possibly know the answer to such an abstract question}, “Why is this happening to me???”

Why is This HAPPENING?Honestly, I wondered the same thing when I had my wisdom teeth out: How could such a thing happen to me?  What did I ever do to deserve such hardships?

Is This Gonna Be For Ever?Have you ever seen such a profound look of angst on a face so young?  He is literally mourning the loss of his youth—he thinks he’s going to live in this perpetual state of befuddlement for the rest of his days.

Finally, in an astute moment of metaphysical philosophy far beyond his years, he ponders, “Is this gonna be for ever?”

It’s hard to say, little fella.  It’s really hard to say. Drugs have that effect on people, so let this be a lesson to you…

About Camille

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15 Responses to This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on Drugs.

  1. jethro says:

    Very funny movie. I want a “is this real life” tee.

    Related vids i like; Chad after Dentist, and Flippy after David after Dentist. David after the Divorce is good too.

    Is it just me, and/or do i have too much time on my hands?

  2. Geneva says:

    One word: awesome

  3. Love the expressions– he does look out of it. Hope he’s recovered and not going through withdrawals.

  4. ann marie says:

    LOL! This is too funny! I have to show my husband. Lortab does this to me.. It makes me feel really weird…
    Are you feeling better? No dry sockets?

  5. Jami says:

    I am sitting here laughing so hard. Thanks you…

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love this video more and more every time I watch it. I feel so bad for the kid… Hopefully he came out alright and is not scarred for life because of this. I seriously think his parents should hold onto this until he’s a teenager, and then show him what drugs do to him. In fact, I myself might do that, even though he’s not my kid…

  7. love this video
    love you!

  8. Brian says:

    I enjoy a nice fried egg.
    More scrambled than sunny side up.

  9. Lauren says:

    My BFF, Shawnie showed me this video a week ago, and I died. “Is this real life?” “Is this forever?” Sounds like me about everything. So dramatic.

  10. Hannah says:

    You have 4 eyes! ha This was funny!

  11. anonymous says:

    haha this is one of my favorite youtube vids

  12. kate lines says:

    never have been… can’t say i want to.

  13. steenky bee says:

    I’d honestly rather have major surgery or get rid of a minor organ than go into the dentist for a check up. Ask anyone. Get feeling better. You made a wise move not letting anyone film you on the way home. You’d wind up on youtube.

  14. Cyndi says:

    How did I miss 23 posts? Obviously, there was some sort of dental trauma, and I’m hoping you’re ok now! I’m with Jethro on the shirt…you know, Steenky is a great shirt-maker ;-)

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