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Video: Petrolify®, The Drug That Will 'Satisfy Your Every Want'

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Spoofing those ads for miracle drugs that promise to make you instantly powerful, popularity and happy ("Ask your doctor if it's right for you!"), the California-based nonprofit Post Carbon Institute has debuted a video for a fictional drug called "Petrolify®," a "concentrated oil solution."

Petrolify® can satisfy your every want—but side effects are severe! Photo credit: Post Carbon Institute

Petrolify®, the ad says, will "Satisfy your every want." "Don't just seize the day, seize life," it promises.

It warns, however, "Side effects can be severe." Among the ones the ad rattles off are oil spills, deforestation, habitat loss, ice-cap melting, fracking, automobile dependency, consumerism, military adventurism, loss of democracy, thermonuclear warfare, and "in extreme cases, total and complete human extinction."

On a more serious note, its real disclaimer says, "Petrolify® is a fictional creation of Post Carbon Institute. Please help prevent the very non-fictional impacts of our fossil-fueled addiction."

Watch the video and find out if Petrolify is right for you:

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