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(News.com.au)   Top items on agenda at the Rastafarian conference: Marijuana and how to make it legal everywhere   (news.com.au) divider line 39
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2003-07-13 09:54:29 PM  
I'm assuming the next item is a workshop on dreadlock care?
 
2003-07-13 10:34:54 PM  
Wildncrazy14

I'm assuming the next item is a workshop on dreadlock care?

Having had them for 11 years or so, the terms "dreadlock" and "care" are incompatible. Those crazy things look after themselves!

And having travelled a bit, marijuana seems to be available everywhere I go. What are these guys worried about?
 
2003-07-13 10:42:02 PM  
hrm, i somehow don't see a lot of progress coming from a room full of potheads
 
2003-07-13 10:42:22 PM  
Heh, point taken.
 
2003-07-13 11:15:03 PM  
Probably get more progress than a bunch of politicians mind you. Its just that they'll forget about it unless someone stays straight enough to type it up.

I hope that they decide to mass market those dreadbags. I need one, and Glasgow doesn't exactly have a huge rastafarian community.
 
2003-07-13 11:43:12 PM  
I and I say aye.
 
2003-07-14 01:04:50 AM  
While I support the legalisation of marijuana, I remain indifferent towards Rastafarianism.

And chicks with dreadlocks are amazing.
 
2003-07-14 01:25:44 AM  
dandamanfl

Mondo Kudos: That one had me laughing so much, I woke the flat up.
 
2003-07-14 01:45:37 AM  
"hrm, i somehow don't see a lot of progress coming from a room full of potheads"

Take off your blinders. The legalization movement is strongly, (and appropriately) grassroots in nature. There is a reason that "potheads" are ready,willing and able to be activists: cannabis does not in fact make you a lazy POS. But I'm sure you knew that. Calling rastafarians "potheads" may indicate an abject ignorance, on your part, of the sect
 
2003-07-14 01:47:37 AM  
In other news: bun da kutchie, I bredren. Dis a real pure collie fa' real.
 
2003-07-14 01:49:16 AM  
"Having had them for 11 years or so, the terms "dreadlock" and "care" are incompatible. Those crazy things look after themselves"

Let's not sell short the hordes of Linkin Park fans with hand waxed-and-rolled locks.
 
2003-07-14 01:49:38 AM  
Will someone please pass the dutchie on the left hand side.
 
2003-07-14 02:00:42 AM  
culebra, if they all smoke pot, they're all potheads. Then again, that's "if."
 
2003-07-14 02:27:24 AM  
I imagine one of the popular seminar topics is "Not Getting Cavity Searched By Cop Wannabees and still keeping a pouch of weed clenched by your prostate."
 
lbn
2003-07-14 02:39:56 AM  
If you're white they're not called dreadlocks. It's called dirty hair.

TAKE A BATH, HIPPY!
 
2003-07-14 02:54:05 AM  
Take off your blinders. The legalization movement is strongly, (and appropriately) grassroots in nature

You didn't intend to make a pun there, did you?
 
2003-07-14 02:54:23 AM  
Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it
Singer smoke it
And players of instruments too
Legalize it, yeah, yeah
That's the best thing you can do
Doctors smoke it
Nurses smoke it
Judges smoke it
Even the lawyers too
Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it
 
2003-07-14 02:55:47 AM  
unfetchable image... grrrr

 
2003-07-14 03:01:02 AM  
It actually depends on whether or not your hair is naturally afro, not what colour you are.

If I take a bath, and wash these things, they dont go away.

TAKE A COURSE, DIPPY!
 
2003-07-14 03:01:54 AM  
Lets look at other religions and the substances they worship:

rastafarians - pot
catholics - holy water + pope poop
born againers - cocaine and alcohol
scientologists - clams + distraught tomatoes
hindu - cows
 
2003-07-14 03:49:54 AM  
Glasgowsfinest (a.k.a. that white dude with dreadlocks)

Wuuuuuhahahahahahaaaaa...... Wuuuuuuuuuhahahahahaha......
Hehehehehehe... hahahahahaha... hohohohohohoho.... weeeeeeeeee....

You white guys with dreadlocks crack me up like a mutha farka!!!!!! hahahaha!!!!!!

Honestly... I really am not trying to be insulting in any way... but you guys are fukin funny!
 
2003-07-14 05:32:24 AM  
I will repeat this one more time: My hair is afro. My moms was and her moms too. But I'm white, with blue eyes to boot.

When I was younger I had a big Afro because my ma insisted on brushing my hair before school. I was a skinny little farker and got called "microphone heid" by all those wonderful kids at school. So I shaved it all off.
Then, started not getting into pubs and clubs and stuff because I looked like "a thug".

So I thought, wonder what happens if I leave my hair, dont brush it, dont get it cut.

Voila! Dreadlocks.

This is for the benefit of retards like the above.

And I am being insulting, because I'm sick of the farking abuse. Asshat.
 
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2003-07-14 08:10:25 AM  
Irie.
 
2003-07-14 09:13:49 AM  
I would wonder about the comfort and hygene issues with dreads. If it is formed due to unwashing then there must be 'odor' issues there (no judgment mind you, I just know how my hair gets even after a couple days...) Then you have the comfort.... They don't look like they'd be easy to sleep with/on, plus they look heavy and difficult to deal with (add in the 'dreads = pot smoker' equation, and I don't know if there are enough benefits.)

Your thoughts Glasgowsfinest? (set me straight here.)
 
2003-07-14 10:01:35 AM  
Ya Mon!

I-N-I Irie Now Bomba-Clot Original Don Dadda.

From the day we born jah ignite me flame, Gal a call me name and it is me fame.
 
2003-07-14 10:32:31 AM  
culebra, if they're black, they're all xxxxxxx. Then again, that's "if."

I find that statement very racist
 
2003-07-14 10:56:44 AM  
bump you don't have to not wash your hair or not bathe to have dreads. ever have long hair and wash it and not use conditioner? that's what will make it REALLY tangle up. not that you'd know- they seem to go hand in hand with not bathing much anyway...
 
2003-07-14 10:58:36 AM  
Rastafarianism is against oral sex.
 
2003-07-14 11:01:02 AM  
Headline writer is obviously unacquainted with punctuation. Colon, comma, semicolon are sad.
Also doesn't even make coherent short sentences. Sentence structure and how to use it. Verb/subject is need.
 
2003-07-14 12:09:24 PM  
"conservative Caribbean societies which have blamed them for crime and shunned them"

Primary crime committed: producing bad poetry that somehow becomes good music.
 
2003-07-14 12:32:22 PM  
What, no marijuana pictures to be posted? You guys disappoint me!
 
2003-07-14 12:44:24 PM  
Oh, boy. Pot, guns, and Star Wars. All we need is Iraq and Strong Bad and we can have complete flame-topic mania.
 
2003-07-14 01:47:53 PM  
"the right to use marijuana for religious purposes."

now I have heard it all!! Why do people use religion as a loophole to get what they want? Becasue you say it deals with God suddenly it should be accepted?? Not that I am against pot just be more creative in why you want to smoke it!!
 
2003-07-14 03:31:36 PM  
From what I've heard, Rastafarians do not approve of using marijuana for recreational purposes. I guess it would be like boozing up on the Blood of Christ or something.
 
2003-07-14 03:43:18 PM  
Rastafarian ideas are so interesting. I'm big into Peter Tosh and think he was totally amazing (and still is, b/c I still listen to his music) and all the equality ideals that Rastas put forth are really cool.
But i'm an 18 y/o white college kid, so anything i say is translated into - POTHEAD
 
2003-07-14 07:00:07 PM  
Glasgowsfinest, man, don't waste your time. Half the people on here are trolls or morons. You'll just end up pissed off.

Fark, if you don't expect much, you won't be dissappointed.

To begin a discussion on anything remotely sacred or cool in this forum is a big mistake.

In other news, farkers have come up with fun and exciting new ways to use the terms "asshat" and "I'd hit it". Will the thrills never cease?!
 
2003-07-14 07:27:13 PM  
you know i was gonna say something about this thread, but im not, i just want to say: I Love Smoking Dope.
 
2003-07-15 12:31:18 AM  
The TRUE rastas I've meet have been kind, honest, generous and (usually) pretty intelligent people who care about things that matter (justice, equality, dignity, respect, etc. etc. etc.)

A lot of them (in Kingston anyway) know a lot more about American 'politricks' and world events than the average American. It's embarrassing.

OTOH, they are basically bible preachers who smoke dope. Yes, locks, I will share your chalice, but can we bypass the bible talk?

BTW, "bumba clot" is a crass curse (literally "menstrual pad"). In conversation, roughly equivalent to "motherfarking"

/knows that you don't care...and doesn't care
 
2003-07-15 08:45:18 AM  
My problem with Rastafarianism isn't the pot smoking; I'm not a smoker myself but believe they should be allowed to smoke it religiously, just as I believe everyone else should be allowed to smoke it non-religously.

The problem is, Rastafarianism is one one of the most homophobic religions around. Being openly gay in Jamaica is pretty much a death sentance.
 
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