I'm pretty sure you're on the wrong blog... I think if you're wanting fun stories you should go to www.reddit.com/rtrees. Good luck with that.
Pot Smoke Haze Beats Tear Gas Haze Every Time
looks like you're wrong friend.
You forgot a / it's reddit.com/r/trees
With Hash Bash and the game tonight it should be an interesting day in Ann Arbor.
is a hash bash in my house
And I wouldn't brag about the lack of tear gas either. South U was tear gassed in 92 the last time we went to the Final Four.
92. I was a freshman when the Fab Five were freshmen. I was there and I'm positive I was still in the dorms. Sitting with a couple Bursley guys who were there as well.
I have been to 3 different Hash Bash's but '06 was a good time for us. On our way into town, we watched a guy wearing a clown suit walking down the street. He walked right up to a fraternity and right in the front door. We were both staring in bewilderment, not realizing the car in front of us had stopped. We rear-ended their Beamer and when we stopped, two very beautiful young ladies stepped out of the vehicle, looked at minimal damage, shrugged their shoulders and left. Needless to say we were both relieved. We got to the parking garage and his car dumped nearly all of his coolant. I think the car was more freaked out than we were. We proceeded to smoke way too much (actually probably just the right amount) and stopped at Hardee's on the way home. I was 19 and still living with my parents and when I got home my dad asked where I had been all day, I proudly proclaimed, "Hash Bash" and went to bed at 8:00.
Your "yep" tag makes this story a million times funnier.
I was living on fourth street with some buddies (sophmore year).
I woke up with a bong being handed to me and a smell of bacon/eggs coming from the kitchen.
Friends began to arrive from downriver.
We walked down to hang out for a bit.
Came back and had a huge bar-b-que/smoke down.
Then Michigan Hockey won the national championship. we watched the game at my place and then went to the union afterward to celebrate with people.
That night we went to a part at Evans Scholars where I met up with my dream girl at the time (and one of the few who I still miss: real cool girl). We danced all night, partied, and then I walked back to fourth street with four of my best friends around five in the morning.
We got home, made some breakfast, watched the sunrise and went to bed.
I knew then that the day was one of my best, it was like drinking liquid luck (for the harry potter nerds like myself). I hung with friends, michigan won a national championship, I kissed the girl of my dreams, and I ate all day (and probably consumed a half O all to my self)...
It all sounds fairly accurate except for the part about you kissing a girl.
I'll buy your drinks tonight if you can name the girl...
and it was me, you, drew, and rob walking home at 5am...
You remember way too many details for me to believe you consumed a half an oz. regardless, sounds like a helluva good day
Just sad. Obviously dream girl got away...
I want to thank the hash bash for inspiring me to study while a student at UM. I would look at all those burnt losers in the diag triple-fisting cool ranch Doritos and I knew exactly what I did not want to grow up to be.
Hash Bash has lost its edge so to say. My parents told me stories of it from its glory days and I was expecting something amazing. Instead there was this guy dressed in all black talking about how the government wants to kill him so they're always cutting his brake lines. The followup speaker was some fat dude yelling about how his rights were violated when Home Depot gave him a urine test. His activist solution was everyone should go smoke pot, apply to Home Depot, and fail the test, meaning that Home Depot would be out the cost of all the tests. I recall thinking that when your social activism is based on anger over the inability to hold a job at Home Depot, you're not really connecting with Michigan students.
The best story I have was one year some kids who were drunk/baked/something had their frisbee fall down the skylights at the law library. So they climbed down to get it and of couse got stuck since they couldn't climb back up. They decided rather than ask for help and risk getting in trouble over the weed, they opted to "hide" down there and wait it out. Which lead to them cowering by some vent (which of course did nothing to conceal them) and pretending not to hear the cops who were telling them to remain calm because the fire department was going to come over with a ladder and get them out. The fireman actually had to drag them out.
On the plus side, it's normally a great weekend for the porch at Dominicks. I'd say that's something we can all support.
If you go, just remember that on campus is state property and thus state laws on weed apply, not the AA decriminilzation measure. DPS normally has the dogs out today, so its not a good day to casually carry. AAPD can also be a bit tougher as well. Like any other large event in AA, Hash Bash tends to attract out of town visitors, including those who exploit the fact that students tend not to lock doors/windows when partying hard. So if you look shady, AAPD is very likely to hassle you a bit. Just don't take it personally, they're just trying to figure out who is here to have a good time and who is here to be sneaking out of living room windows while carrying someone else's laptop.
I don't know about pot smoke, but there's a lovely cloud of normal smoke descending upon the Northwood area right now. Anybody know if North Campus is on fire?
I'm betting they're doing a controlled burn at one of the city parks/nature areas. They've been doing them all week, we had one done on Tuesday by where I live. A shitload of fire sirens did go off at about 10 am though.
If it is greyish smoke with the smell of woodsmoke or burning leaves though it likely means they're doing a controlled burn along the river or in one of the nature areas north of Plymouth.
What CREX said is right. The burn is north of northwood, and there are signs along Plymouth Rd. that say prescribed burn in progress.
I hope for marijuana legalization at some point, but I personally never attended Hash Bash. Something about walking through campus and seeing a bunch of 60-70 year old hippies dressed in their disgusting ponchos looking grimey as hell, looking like they hadn't walked into a barber shop in decades showed me exactly what I didn't want to look like when I grew up.
and it hasn't changed in all that time. Every stoned loser in the tri-county area descends on Ann Arbor looking for free weed and easy pussy.
what exactly is your point ? I'm sure its a great day for all the donut shops in town too !
at being a 58 year old virgin
I've actually met Don's daughter. I'm sure he's thrilled about it.
to find out she's the product of an immaculate conception.
And I'm 60. Don't cheat me now.
Free weed + pussy = winner.
I can't stop laughing. Great post. Nothing to add, just wanted to point it out.
Sound logic if I ever heard it.
Free weed + pussy = crabs
Last time I had carbs I paid $19 a pound.
...not those crabs? Oh...
You're getting ripped off! Seems that I paid something less than $4 at Meijer for a 5-lb bag of sugar last time I ran out.
The number of bums and rude a-holes on the street always seemed to increase during hashbash. I don't have an issue with people who use the drug, but I did not like the riff-raff that hashbash brings in.
Hash Bash really isn't a student thing or even an Ann Arbor-resident thing anymore. It brings in a bunch of stoners from outside town who come in, leave garbage all over the place, and then leave.
...is the one day of the year the student body swings in favor of draconian laws regarding pot. Once the grounds crew has cleaned up the Diag, everyone returns to a more moderate stance.
that there have not been any Fab Five threads taken down or locked since beating Florida (and I've never taken down anything Fab Five related, not even a double post).
3/5ths of the diary section currently has stories relating to that era, and Brian has written about it on the front page in addition to at least four or five big threads on the board over the past week.
No, it's because whatever your position on the matter, in the midst of an amazing tourney run most people are sick of it. But it's really too bad it got deleted; I'm sure it deserved its own post.
Apparently Hash Bash isn't political, but Happy Easter is...
Did you read the comments in the Easter thread, or the explanation in the sticky?
Also, in regards to the Fab Five thing, it is in the sticky but I missed it, so my bad on that. I do disagree that removing a thread on someone's privately owned website (with an explanation included as to why) makes them a Nazi in any form.
But I was more commenting on the ability of people to civilly discuss breaking the law and the politics of the justice of such laws with no problems, but a happy holiday thread turns into a shitstorm because people can't control themselves.
Apparently atheists need to smoke more pot. Or something.
I hesitate to give my Steeler fan friends the satisfaction of using anything Mike Tomlin, but his one rule for his players is, "don't be that guy". Much like Dwight when Michael Scott tells him, "don't be an idiot", that's a good line to remember.
You're right, though, we're at the intersection of federalism, War on Drugs, drug abuse in higher education and class conflict (do old hippies constitute a class?) and haven't had any problems, compared to the reaction for a thread where the median reaction probably would have been something like "not doing anything", "my kids hunted eggs" or "went to church".
A year or more ago someone made a generic almost non-sequitur "dirty hippie" joke and some former or current hippie thought it was hate speech. (Don't know how clean or dirty he was). Made a big deal on why the board was allowing it.
And yes, you would think that if Merry Christmas threads could survive without a peep, Easter as the flip side could. The Easter Bunny was pissed.
(Of course Easter can't survive without peeps)
Wait till I start the Orthadox Easter thread.....
Never tried the pot. Curious to see what the big deal is. I will sat, If I want to kill braincells I'll go over to rcmb.
marijuana didn't kill brain cells
You're making a great case for your point....
If you ever find yourself in Northern Michigan let me know and I'll smoke you down. Everyone should try it at least once.
And would like for you to "smoke me down" as you say...
having large spaces between paragraphs!
That was just him gathering his thoughts. "Wait...what was I talking about?"
I stopped smoking it over 30 years ago, largely out of boredom with the whole thing, but I have no problem with people smoking it now either for recreation or for medicinal purposes. I just have a problem with out-of-town idiots clogging the streets of downtown Ann Arbor while I'm trying to get things done. And that's aside from the mountain of trash that's typically left behind in their wake.
I was looking for the button labeled "NORML". Couldn't find it, had to settle for "normal"...
I smoke marijuana every day and I have an excellent job, car, house...
Yeah, your comic book store, Hot Wheel collection and Lego Siege Tower are awesome.
Is that supposed to be a good thing that for every 4 addicts there is 1 person like yourself (not take hold of their life, be successful, etc)? That sounds like a terrible thing if there is you and then 4 addicts out there who aren't like you and maybe the addiction effects them or people close to them. If the numbers were the other way around I think that would make a point that it isn't a big deal (in terms of other drugs, alcohol, etc). Maybe I am reading this post wrong...
...in 1984, at the height of the "young republican" movement on campus, my evil doppelganger and about 8 others stormed the Diag. They all roped themselves together, as a sign of solidarity. Stoney Burke preached. Shakey Jake shook. They proceeded to get stoneyed and then trip over each other due to shakiness and aforementioned "solidarity rope."
A good time was had by all.
on State St. to snag a couple of Final 4 T-shirts. Then, we ran into a huge wall of traffic and cars clogging up the campus area. Suddenly we remembered that it was Hash Bash day (despite living here for the last 22 years, we usually forget about it) and got the hell away from the campus. We also found out the Pow Wow was scheduled today and tomorrow. I don't know why they scheduled both events on the same day. Dumb.
Had planned to show my buddy and his niece around campus(w/my kids). Caught a whiff approaching the diag...Right back to the car. I'm sure my wife will forgive me...some day. For some reason I thought this usually occurred later in the year?
April Fool's Day.
Good party that day...and good bball result. Some of you perhaps need to study less
Smoke weed everyday.