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July 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Taiwanese animation firm’s take on our legalized pot: Really fat, stoned Seattleites

Really fat Seattleites getting the munchies after smoking pot, and then barging into a McDonald’s to get a wagon full of burgers.

That is how that Taiwanese digital animation firm is portraying the first days of Washington State’s legalization of marijuana.

You might remember Next Media Animation from its viral 2009 cartoon of Tiger Woods getting into a fight with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

Hunger games.

The marijuana cartoon depicts pot shops with names like “Starblunts Chronic,” “Amazonkush,” “Seattle Superchronics” and “Microblaze,” all using logos quite similar to the real companies being parodied.

It also features such marijuana-induced problems as a stoned driver going something like 2 miles an hour in downtown traffic, a fat cop shaking his head as he watches the slowed-down traffic

The parody animation of legalized pot here creates some shop names.

A buzzing pot customer.

But, the cartoon concludes, “at least tourism should pick up,” as it shows two Secret Service agents barging into a pot shop and pulling their guns.

Behind them is a President Obama, smoking a giant blunt, laughing, rubbing his hands, pot leaves twinkling in his eyes.

Says the company, “With animation, we are able to fill in the blanks that other news outlets are missing. We always present the news as it is, straight facts without any sugarcoating and nothing is off limits.”

Erik Lacitis: 206-464-2237 or elacitis@seattletimes.com.

On Twitter @ErikLacitis

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