Gotta Watch: Instant drive-thru; victim run down, indie love; 'Just say no' kids
A mini-van accidentally drives through a coffee shop store front.
February 28th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Instant drive-thru; victim run down, indie love; 'Just say no' kids

Minivan leaves Venti-sized hole in coffee shop – The owners of a Massachusetts coffee shop have never been happier for a slow morning. Late last week, a woman accidentally turned Mary Lou’s coffee shop into a drive-thru business, sending the smell of fresh brewed coffee wafting into the parking lot.

Objects in the rearview mirror may be vengeful – A Florida woman had a bad feeling about leaving her purse on her car seat while she paid for gas. Sure enough, when she came out her window had been broken and the thieves were driving away. Surveillance camera shows the woman’s desperate attempt to stop the thieves using her own body as a barrier.

So you think you love movies? – This guy proves his passion for film by opening an independent theater in Washington. Independent movie theaters have become a rare breed as giant megaplex cinemas have taken over, forcing out some of the more obscure films.

Remember when crack was new? – Well, it’s 25 years later and just saying no to drugs hasn’t exactly kicked America’s drug habit. Here’s your video flashback from 1986 where first lady Nancy Reagan tells us how to confront a situation in which we are offered drugs.

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  1. Bob in Pa

    Just say No !
    Best approach besides hanging all drug dealers in the public square?

    February 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Matt

    Hey man, coming from a drug dealer myself. Watch your mouth. haha just kiding.

    February 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Centrist

    I agree Bob. We could also eliminate the plantations growing the stuff. Unfortunately if the govt got rid of drugs then they wouldn't have as many bogeymen or victims to point to every election. They have no intentions of taking an approach that works.

    February 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    smoke weed all day

    February 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. billy-bob-joe

    you suck balls joe

    February 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      thank you

      February 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Centrist

    @Joe: I would agree with legalization efforts for marijuana. I would also say that smoking weed all day is not really productive. Can't you just be happy burning one after a hard day at work? No? You like welfare and cartoons? Well then maybe that's why weed isn't legal yet. Lemme guess.. Double wide?

    February 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mcaswell82

      I am 28 have been smoking weed since I was 18 (after I moved out of my parents house respect!) I have also held a full time job and have been with my current employer for over four years. Just wanted to make a point that not all weed smokers are degenerate welfare cases. That being said I do think we should legalize every drug currently on the black market. We should follow the model that San Franscisco has. They have these clinical facilities where users of drugs such as heroin, crack and meth can go. These clinics have MD's and RN's to provide clean needles and they can make sure that users drugs are not laced. These medical professionals can also monitor these users to make sure they don't OD. They also have psychologists and addiction specialists on hand. So that these users can be evaluated and determine why they are using and more importantly how they can stop. Bottom line is that the war on drugs was lost the minute it started it's the most wasteful war both in lives and money. The only way we can take down the cartels is to take the money out of their hands and we do that by legalizing everything.

      February 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Like that

    While Nancy was telling kids to just say no, her hubby Ronald and Oliver North were importing cocaine to every major city in this country. Funny how the only thing mentioned about him is he was a great orator.

    February 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RobotBob

    couldn't see colors? really?

    February 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |

    speed bump ahead!!!

    February 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

    btw... i never even knew what drugs were or thought of doing them till the 'narc cop' came to school and showed them to us.. and showed us a video of kids high on drugs.... two weeks later a couple of the kids brought some weed to school so we could all try it out..

    February 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SmartGuy

    @Mcasswell: Look I've done just about every illegal substance I could have during my party days. You are absolutely incorrect that we should just open the flood gates on drugs. Maybe it's because all your buddies sit around baked and blame the man (yes you do I've had many of the same conversations with my old pals). We had legal drugs here before and they were outlawed for a reason. I will grant you pot is relatively harmless, but your opposition to destroying the plantations where heroin and cocaine are grown clearly shows you'd like access to those drugs instead of preventing another person from becoming a junkie. In Amsterdam the rate of drug addiction (for coke, meth, heroin) is fairly low because people who go to buy pot in a hash bar aren't being sold other stuff which is a contrast to here in the states. Once a kid does pot and sees how harmless it can be then all the "just say no" stuff seems like a big lie. Once a kid thinks his/her parents are old fossils that don't know what they are talking about they move on to shrooms, lsd, ecstasy, coke, meth, heroin. That's how it works. Making pot legal here would eliminate/reduce the exposure pot smokers have to harder drugs.

    February 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |

      weed is all we need.. the rest suck...

      February 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SmartGuy

    @Mcasswell: also I was responding to joe's comment of smoke weed all day. Maybe a rapper can smoke weed all day and be productive but I've also been down that road in construction. Most the people I worked with who were blew out all day were unsafe. As usual the pot smoker gets all defensive about people taking their dope away from them. Lol people shouldn't smoke it everyday all day just like alcohol.

    February 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Miss Anthrope

    Give me a blunt over a blunt instrument any day, thanks.

    February 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |

    people are always going to smoke the stuff...always..

    February 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Miss Anthrope

    You're right. Make the stuff legal, tax the heck out of it like they do any other pleasure, like alcohol, and be done with it!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
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