Hard News by Russell Brown

Read Post

Hard News: High Times

136 Responses

First ←Older Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Newer→ Last

  • BenWilson,

    Black ice kills a lot of people....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    From that link: "Shimabukuro ... is infamous for his hard-hitting, fast-paced, and slightly humorous slide-show presentations". Do they mean intentionally humorous?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Bell,

    Tom wrote:

    The theory goes that that the bowl will absorb more of the MDMA

    Hmm, let's see: So all I need is a bowl, some shelving (MDF should do it...or was that MDMA?) and a tampon, and I'm good to go.

    I think I'll stick to single malt: who needs all that DIY.

    (Um, I have led a cloistered, ascetic life. What the f*ck is a Tootsie Roll...?)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    "Ecstasy goes into the spinal column and cracking the back releases it back into the bloodstream," [Shimabukuro] said.
    Source: West Hawaii Today, Published in 2001

    I knew there was a reason why I loved stretching. And there I was thinking it was just because it made me lightheaded and the sound of cracking my back backwards over something was so satisfying...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    You're all on crack!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Hmm, let's see: So all I need is a bowl, some shelving (MDF should do it...or was that MDMA?) and a tampon, and I'm good to go.

    Ha! Once, a friend of mine took some coke and finally had the motivation/energy to erect some flatpack shelves that had been sitting around for months.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    A Tootsie Roll is this sort of chocolate chew candy thing. Unreasonably popular in the USA (like cinnamon-flavoured lollies, which are so incredibly foul. What kind of civilisation invents 'red hots' and then rejects liquorice, for crying out loud?)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    Ha! Once, a friend of mine took some coke and finally had the motivation/energy to erect some flatpack shelves that had been sitting around for months.

    So, coke is a gateway drug to shelving?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Ha! Once, a friend of mine took some coke and finally had the motivation/energy to erect some flatpack shelves that had been sitting around for months.

    I am willing to bet that approximately half of the IKEA furniture bought at the Houston superstore in any one year is assembled under precisely those conditions, Robyn!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Ha! Once, a friend of mine took some coke and finally had the motivation/energy to erect some flatpack shelves that had been sitting around for months.

    That reminds me of the 'Positive P Stories' phone-in the Back of the Y guys ran on bFM Drive once (they just took down the details and read them out, rather than putting people to air, which was probably wise).

    Some guy reckoned he'd done his best work of house painting ever.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Ha! Once, a friend of mine took some coke and finally had the motivation/energy to erect some flatpack shelves that had been sitting around for months.

    So, coke is a gateway drug to shelving?

    Oooh! This is possibly the best reason to take drugs of that I have ever heard. Why, just last Monday, some companions and I had one or two quiet glasses of wine in the sun, and then decided it would be a good time to build a flatpack two-door cabinet that I'd purchased the day before - but all that resulted was polysterene balls all over the floor. We obviously should have been doing lines instead.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    So, coke is a gateway drug to shelving?

    Just as E is a gateway to back-cracking. And we all know what that leads to, a back-cracking addiction. Then you start pushing back-cracking. Next thing you know you're an acupuncturist, sticking your needles into small children. Then you wake up in prison with a Tootsie Roll to stem the bleeding....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Some guy reckoned he'd done his best work of house painting ever.

    Curious. I'd think dope would be a better drug for such dull work. But if you had a whole house to paint and only 2 days to do it, including nights, P would get it done. I'd rather just hire 2 painters, though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Chaos Buddha,

    Curious. I'd think dope would be a better drug for such dull work

    . . . except you'd never get around to actually doing the painting. And then the munchies would set in. Unless you're anorexic.

    Reminds me of Anderton's big fizzle when he was on the Nitrous Oxide crusade, about how youths were 'inhaling the stuff and then driving around in their cars while high on it' . . . kinda helps to actually research the effects of the drug before making up statistics about it, Mr. Progressive New Zealand, Sir . . .

    Nirvana • Since May 2007 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • MikeE,

    Umm NOS lasts for the best part of like 30 seconds.

    Washington DC • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    . . . except you'd never get around to actually doing the painting. And then the munchies would set in. Unless you're anorexic.

    Or on a mission. It's one of those mission it's best to think of before you get high.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Umm NOS lasts for the best part of like 30 seconds.

    It would be the longest 30 seconds of my life if some kid actually was driving me whilst taking it.

    I always wondered if he was just confusing another way of 'using NOS while driving' that is actually very popular - you get your car really high.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    I often thought it would be kinda neat to equip your car with a NOS system that has two buttons - one for the inlet manifold and one for the car interior. Until you get them mixed up when overtaking.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    One job that amphetamines have been conclusively proven to be a poor idea for is warfare.

    Either as a pilot

    or as the leader of hordes of fascist troops

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    Nelson College has zero tolerance for this kind of carry on.

    Mr O'Shea said the group had been "tight" and he was satisfied that the drugs had not been distributed widely through the school community.

    However, other students had been exposed to the drug by knowing it was being grown and smoked by the group, he said.

    Oh the humanity! Imagine knowing that some kids at your school had grown and smoked "the leaf".

    Next thing you know high school kids will be experimenting with drinking alcohol when the teachers aren't looking, or smoking cigarettes on the tennis courts.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Next thing you know high school kids will be experimenting with drinking alcohol when the teachers aren't looking, or smoking cigarettes on the tennis courts.

    And selling the sex to the myspace predators to buy the alcohol to bake their cakes with! Won't someone please think of the children?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Chamberlain,

    One job that amphetamines have been conclusively proven to be a poor idea for is warfare.

    Bback when I studied industrial psychology, I read an article about some research during WW2 where they gave amphetamines to radar operators. Probably unsurprisingly, it enhanced their concentration and alertness.

    On the shelving (also called plugging in the US) topic: there's a perception among those who've tried it that it enhances the effects (because more of the MDMA is absorbed). I'm not sure I've ever seen actual scientific evidence for this, though (I'm pretty sure there's nothing on Erowid, for one thing). Can anyone point me to anything definitive?

    London • Since Aug 2007 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I often thought it would be kinda neat to equip your car with a NOS system that has two buttons - one for the inlet manifold and one for the car interior. Until you get them mixed up when overtaking.

    People who can afford to use NOS in their car probably can afford better highs!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • MikeE,

    Obligatory public health warning:

    Please note that the NOS in cars is not suitable for human consumption, it contains additives that make it very dangerous. It is also explosive in the wrong circumstances.

    Washington DC • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook,

    Wish I'd known about the back cracking thing before I went to the chiropractor this morning...though it might have meant shelving my plans for the rest of the day.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 265 posts Report Reply

First ←Older Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Newer→ Last

Post your response…

Please sign in using your Public Address credentials…

Login

You may also create an account or retrieve your password.