Isn't hash-bash on April 1st? It was when I went to school there. OP must be thinking of Hitler's birthday?
well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Isn't hash-bash on April 1st? It was when I went to school there. OP must be thinking of Hitler's birthday?
Just an international celebration of the culture on 4/20. Unfortunately it is also hitlers birthday. Thanks for pointing that out
My first ever class in undergrad was History of Western Philosophy. My teacher was introducing himself and he says "Let me tell you something, I smoked allllllottttt of pot when I was your age. I smoked pot when I woke up, I smoked pot for lunch, dinner, and before I went to sleep. I smoked so much pot I ended up with a PhD in philosophy!" Such a dumb joke but at the time i thought it was hilarious and I just thought, "yep, this is the program for me"
Is the key in becoming a trailer park supervisor.
Or the key in scoring higher on the GRE (on average) than any other major.
Or number two on the GMAT. Or three on the LSAT.
True that. Philosophy: I'm only in it for the money.
I'm not studying philosophy any more, but a high end course on ethics or metaphysics, not to mention symbolic logic, are as hard as anything else I've taken. I'm not a math major, but I have done econometrics and a few other courses that are generally thought of as not exactly easy.
Good points. Many people take intro classes in philosophy and think its just "history of dumb ideas". No. Upper level philosophy courses especially in linguistics, argumentation, logic (symbolic or even informal), epistemology and many more are FUCKING HARD. Like, as hard as advanced mathematics because alot of it involves advanced mathematics. But, I appear to have hijacked this thread, we can continue our discussion on pot if we want.
BTW I can't go to class or study high, not because of ethical reasons, I just can't. I joke about philosophy and pot but the truth is that I would never get anywhere if I did my studies high.
It was a religious philosophy course and the instructor seemed to think it was possible for him to be "right".
I wasn't having any of that crap.
Symbolic logic is probably one of the most useful courses I have ever taken. Wish my university offered more courses on logic. This is a course that I feel should be taught to everyone in high school alongside rhetoric.
Honestly, and it's not even a hard course (like, at all), Intro to Microeconomics was the one that did the most for me. Maybe I'm just crediting it for my later econ courses, and learning to think that way, but I think of the entire world in an economic way. Not as in dollars and sense, but as in methodology.
Logic and symbolic logic were very interesting too.
As far as logic goes, IMO the one course that everyone should have to take, even non-philosophy people, is Fallacy. It is basically just a class that teaches you all the various fallacies in depth. If you take that class seriously, you will see the world differently after taking it. Understanding fallacy is integral to associating with others and making intelligent decisions in the real world.
I don't just mean the basic ones they teach you in English class. There are dozens and dozens of fallacies which can be analyzed ad nauseum. Very helpful stuff.
I'm not stoned enough to even know what y'all are even talking about
Not yet at least
Is it sad that I recognized that coaster as Mean Streak at Cedar Point before I noticed the little kid?
Unfortunately this year I have a paper due that night. Luckily I don't have to present it so I will be able to partake in the celebrations pre and of course post class. On the bright side it's my last paper ever as I will be graduating in a couple weeks. Woo hoo! An extra fatty for that is a must
I smoke marijuana. It helps me do philosophy and stuff.
It's spelled "playstation"
Hahahaha oh man I'm having a great laugh.
but you probably would have laughed even if he said 'platypus'
This is one of the best responses I've ever seen. I will plus 1 you when I regain my points. Nice job.
JL, would you like a little ointment for your BURN!?
I will probably consume my weight in flaming hot cheetos and watch a ton of movies.
mmm Flamin' Hot Cheetos. I haven't been able to find those since I moved to Toronto. I don't know if its just this area or if they don't have them in Canada, but I use it as an excuse to pig out on them any time I'm in the states.
it's a travesty that the new season of South Park debuts a week after 4/20.
I'll be stoned even if it wasn't 420.
I celebrate by setting up shop near a promiment smoking spot and selling chips at a 300% markup.
Financial genius up in this piece. Just make sure you don't smoke too much yourself or you'll end up "high on your own supply".
No worries. I crave sushi when I'm high. I'll blow my profits on some good weed and a giant sushi plater come Friday. Then my wife and I watch "The Fifth Element", smoke and eat squid. The Chronicles of Riddick is also amazing on a big TV with the lights out, trippy as hell.
I perfected my business model from living next to a drug dealer. I have an extra shelf of snacks in my kitchen and when he and his buddies run out of Doritos they come to me. I either sell for cash or just do a straight trade. You get guys high as a kite that thinks trading 10 ounces of weed for 12 ounces of corn chips is a fair deal (I'm giving two free ounces of chips man....).
My best seller is by far thin mints if you're thinking of getting into this field. A box of thin mints and a two liter of Faygo is a losbter tail and a bottle of wine to a stoned out 20 something.
I'm buying 10,000 shares of Doritos.
Just dont sell Veggie Burritos. I hate those things
Grilled cheeses could be a windfall, though
have a final tonight, then am done for a week...Needless to say, when the clock strikes midnight, my mind will be relieved.
I'm FREAKIN OUT MAN!
This show's been going downhill since Season 3.
"As you all may know tomorrow is 4/20."
I do, in fact, know tomorrow is April 20th. What I DON'T know is what the heck it has to do with weed. You see, I am mid-40s and don't smoke pot. I have 2 teenage kids and I hope they don't smoke pot either. I realize it's accpeted more and more, but as I mentioned, I'm mid-40s and to me, smoking pot is still taboo. (As a side note, I no longer drink or keep alcohol in the house as a means to set a good example for my two high school-aged children).
"A day to celebrate the greatest plant/medicine God has planted on this green earth."
Indeed. I will be using cocoa tomorrow in a special Holy Week meal I like to prepare every year.
I know this makes me out of touch and a fuddy duddy (if that word is still used), but que sera, sera.
It isn't like pot was just invented. Plenty of guys older than you were running through the streets of Ann Arbor naked with a burning J in their mouths once upon a time.
Not wanting the kids to drink/drug/smoke is fine and it is admirable that you are willing to set the example for them. Still, acting like pot is "taboo" is just kind of silly. If anything it is far safer than alcohol/tobacco and our last three presidents have done it (at least I'm guessing Bush tried pot before moving on to doing blow off the asses of Houston strippers). The stigma has way more to do with historical marketing than anything inherent in a naturally occurring green leafy substance that makes you kind of mellow while increasing your appetite for chili fries and improving your opinion (and that of those around you) of your own incoherent quasi-philosophical ramblings. And if makes Pink Floyd albums more enjoyable.
Be the best posting I have ever read on this blog site purple stuff.
More green & purple stuff please!
If the OP is 45 it means he graduated high school in the mid-eighties (think Fast Times at Ridgemont High and The Breakfast Club). Thinking pot is "taboo" was just as out of touch and fuddy duddyish then as it is today. We're not talking about some 1950's businessman walking into Woodstock and freaking out at the craziness of it all.
I graduated in 1981. Back in those days possession of less than 2 ounces of pot was little more than a parking fine and seldom (if ever) enforced. I used to work as a bouncer at the Village Bell and when a patron lit up a joint all we did was ask them to take it outside. The funny thing is that if cops were around when they went out they would simply ask them to take it back inside. Nobody told anybody to put it out.
Sparking one for you.
The only people that still find it taboo seem to be those that don't understand it. Nothing more relaxing than putting on a good show or album and lighting up.
The worst consequence I've ever had is forgetting what I was doing mid-task. Perception is the issue and that's changing rapidly.
Honestly, to each his own, but the holier-than-thou posts only make you look like a pompous ass. Not everyone likes weed, we all know this. But making a post about how you're above those pot smokers on the board and how you have kids so you don't drink or smoke is nothing more than your prerogative. If you don't like weed, don't post on the weed thread, simple.
My dad kept alcohol in the house. Him and my mom sometimes drank it around me. I don't think I started drinking any sooner than anyone else I knew.
I am also a dad. I don't intend to smoke weed around my son, but I also don't feel the need to use that as a reason to poo-poo the weed thread.
That's exactly what my parents did with alcohol. If they wanted to drink they'd drink, they didn't make it out to be some big deal, and that made me less tempted to drink because it wasn't some special thing that was being kept away from me. While there are always those who will want to get absolutely wasted, it seems like some underage drinkers just try to consume as much as possible because it's not accessible to them otherwise. IIRC, many countries with lower drinking ages have much fewer issues with DUI's, public intoxication, etc. However, that could be chalked up to a lot of other reasons though. I just picture binge drinking being more common in areas where alcohol consumption is more controlled.
My friend wrote a paper about the differences between us and Europe when it comes to the drinking age, would like to see it changed myself.
Good post Wolv. I agree completely, and I just can't stand the soap-box attitude of some people. Nothing wrong with smoking a little weed as long as it doesn't dictate the way you live. Alcohol is much, much worse.
Holy shit. Some of you should smoke up quick and relax. I didn't say there was anything wrong with you smoking and I'm not trying to be holier than thou. The fact is, I don't smoke. The company I work for drug tests. My kids are trying to go to college and play sports which involves drug testing. They drive around on the weekends and I don't want them driving stoned and I want them to have their wits about them to avoid people who ARE high.
Change my avatar? Why, will my kids get a contact buzz from seeing it?
It's the whole "I'm in my 40's, so it's taboo to me" spiel. And driving while "high" doesn't impare you nearly as much as drinking and driving. This has been tested, and proven.
In contrast, my mother is 51 and was absolutely SHOCKED to find out that I had never tried pot. She doesn't smoke now, but did in her youth, and apparently she "just assumed [I'd] tried it". It also has been demonstrated to have several valuable medicinal properties (aside from the analgesic properties that justify its use as "medical marijuana") and is being explored more and more (med student). It is also most definitely safer than alcohol, considering you can actually DIE from alcohol withdrawal if you're enough of an addict. There's actually no physiological withdrawal (therefore, addiction) associated with marijuana in normally consumed quantities. The only potential for addiction is psychological, which is basically not the case for any other recreational drug/nicotine/alcohol. The medicinal uses of cocoa, however, are unknown to me.
I applaud you for attempting to set a good example for your kids. I don't do pot, and I wouldn't want my kids to do it either. Frankly, I don't really get the appeal. But if it was between pot and cigarettes, I'd rather they choose pot.
You advertise for Guinness via your avatar?
Hilarious. I'm a part-time blower of tree's these days...don't know if I'll partake tomorrow but if I'm around any I most certainly will take a puff or two...here's to hoping someday they will legalize that shit for real.
I'm looking for a job right now. But if i wasn't i would love to smoke a big fatty.
That's what she said
Best holiday of the whole damn year!!! Besides Fat Tuesday because you can get high and then eat as many Paczkis as you want.
brother used to keep the tradition going. AFAIK the 4:20 came from some high schoolers in San Fransisco area that all met up after school at 4:20.
In the late 60s and early 70s, I remember a lot of long haired hippies coming to our house at 4:20pm because we had a detatched garage and my brother installed an exhaust fan. As soon as someone heard the back door open, there was enough time to pull the smoke out. They would start their mini-bikes (2 cycle) to help.
It wasnt until later that my brother told me he was one of the biggest pot dealers in school. Quite a businessman.
Not anti-weed, but I am anti 420. Seems counterintuitive to me for stoners to have an organized, structured day to smoke. Why take a daily routine and make a day to celebrate out of it? How about a day where I do nothing but play basketball? Or maybe I could set aside a day every year to shower excessively? Neg away because you smoke, not like I'm going to lose any points.
Minus 1 for saying:
Pot smoking = anarchy?
Telling us to neg you because it doesn't count anyways. It still counts mentally.
How productive are you when you're high? I'm just saying that the 420 community isn't really a "by-the-book" group. That and I get really sick of hearing about it. I hate other stuff like this too, Talk Like a Pirate Day is up there, so is Valentine's Day, there's no true significance to it.
That is a valid point. Some people are more productive than others, it depends. I can't do anything of value when I'm high. I'm not really a "let's get high and go do something" kind of guy. I'm more of a "I have nothing to do tonight, let's get high, sit in my living room and listen to Nas-Illmatic on repeat while we eat Junior mints by the box" kind of guy.
That's the way my friends are, they smoke then we order a pizza and chill all night and I get a good laugh out of the ridiculous things they think of.
I'm like your friends - totally useless but having a good time when I'm high. But everybody is different. My roommate freshman year was probably more productive when high than me when sober.
Illmatic came out 17 years ago today..
Your displeasure is adequately expressed and duly noted. Now leave our happy weed thread alone. Gracias.
I'll remember you said this the next time you hate on somebody for having an opinion.
You're complaining about a day dedicated to weed to people who went to a school that invented a (different) day dedicated to weed. Had to expect a little backlash from some.
I did expect backlash, doesn't mean I can't still disagree. To tell me not to go on a pro-weed thread with negativity would be like telling somebody who doesn't like an OT thread about the NBA to stay off. This site is decidedly anti-NBA, but that doesn't stop anybody from expressing their opinion.
I'm surprised you're getting so many argumentative responses. I'm not even in an argumentative mood. Maybe you should join me...I have cookies if you're more into a body high.
You're totally killing my buzz dude
You're totally killing my buzz dude
Please, do explain your lack of satisfaction with my comment. I have a lot of friends that smoke, but they aren't the people that get a boner because of 420. Like I said, I'm not anti-weed, just anti-420 douchers.
Pot is good for the goose, and it's good for the gander. That, my friends, is a fact. One I came up with while stoned.
Just bought a new vaporizer. I plan on breaking it in in proper style tomorrow
I bought one of these for the occasion.
(Nate Dogg voice) Smoke Weed Everyday!
This reminds me of a conversation I had in college during a UM-OSU game. Someone we were with said, "That buckeye leaf looks so dumb, it almost looks like a pot leaf. Why would you want a pot leaf sticker on your helmet?"
The rest of us stopped for a second to think about it, and we all came to the conclusion that it was actually really cool to have pot leaf stickers on your helmet.
Wow...I feel dumb I've never thought of this. Now I'm completely conflicted about your statement.
I really want to agree that it's cool, but I've hated Ohio State and pretty much everything about it, especially those ugly bass boat paintjob helmets. DAMN YOU WOLV!
I lived in a house with 8 other guys (was not a frat house) and they all smoked the smelly green leaf and grew it! But, I was the only one that didnt smoke, because I simply didn't like it. Their were many times we would all sit in the front room doing whatever and they would all be smoking and I would help pass it around and not once was I ever pressured into smoking the bowl, bong, joint, blunt. They were all pretty good roommates.
Smoke on and enjoy your 420!
is a rational response from a non-smoker. Thank you for your well-wishes! Hopefully you can enjoy a cold berrrr or two for your own celebration.
God dammit. Welcome to the RCMB.
You can't find pot in St Louis? Really lol?
Where is Butthead? Doesn't he have any hookups?
In all seriousness, as someone who has relocated by myself to a new city, I'd recommend just hitting a few local hole-in-the-wall bars and asking the bartender or waitress. Yes, you may have to do a little profiling, but it shouldn't take more than a couple hours and a few beers to get yourself started.
And not one of those people that smoke and fuck all day?
lmao. "Hurry! Protect John Stewart! He's our most important Jew!" - Mort Goldman
How do you think I've been able to get through the UFRs in recent seasons. Or the games for that matter.
Not sure how our Fearless Leader actually writes it on a sober mind
Who says he's sober? I think Brian tokes.
I''ll be on Norlin Quad in Boulder tokin with 10,000 people
Let The Good Times Roll
Some people might not like the Dead. Not sure why, but they do. And, this thread does need more tunes, so I will throw this one in here.
and that's why we need 4/20
And, of course, this one.........I'll let others play DJ now
This weekend I went to the spring game and my buddy looks at me and says does ever one smoke weed here? I said it's kinda are thing
To the folks who make it all possible.
Brownie in the morning, cruise through my day high. Smoke some more at night.
I haven't read every post on this thread, actually far from it. But what I did read was extremely off base to what this topic pertains to. 4.20 is almost upon us. I am going to hike up a sand dune on lake michigan at approximtely midnight in a thunderstorm with my friends and enjoy what nature has to offer. What are other people to doing to celebrate?
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Count me in, I'm a current student and if I wasn't already a senior in Biochem I would be studying philosophy because it fits my lifestyle.
Go to T-Bell, order 2 Beefy 5-Layer Burritos and 2 Beefy Crunch Burrito's
Total with tax, an even $4.20.
That drive thru is gonna be packed tomorrow afternoon.
Yeah, but as we've recently learned in the news, Taco Bell's beef ain't really beef! EEEEE!
God, all the dirty stinking hippies. This is why I left Ann Arbor.
"I decided to shave my head and obstain from water! No hair and no pee. Oh, and I totally have a doctor's note about severe terror reactions to needles."