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(CNN)   "My office was set up like a huge living room...the centerpiece of which was a large crystal bowl, filled at all times with a generous supply of cocaine." Damn. I'm still pissed I missed the '70s   (cnn.com) divider line 24
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2012-02-23 05:21:55 PM  
When I was around 15 I got into rock and roll. Styx, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Zeppelin, Boston, Rush... all those bands. Unfortunately I was a child of the 80's, so I was 15 in 1998.

By the time I was 18 or 19 I was snorting coke on a daily basis, almost every hour.

Eventually my "rock and roll lifestyle" lead to a trip to the hospital and me quitting that.

now I just drink, and sometimes smoke a J... or ten.
 
2012-02-23 05:26:02 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com

/oblig
 
2012-02-23 05:31:35 PM  
Good mescaline in the 70's. It was better than taking coke, that's for sure.
 
2012-02-23 05:37:53 PM  
Yeah, I can hear the contrition rolling off the page. Why do these guys always brag about what they used to do before they 'saw the light'? Narcissism is a helluva drug.
 
2012-02-23 05:40:42 PM  
FTFA: It's a pity that now, Whitney will not have the option I had.

Yeah she did have that option. She opted out instead.
 
2012-02-23 05:55:00 PM  
"We were regularly visited by our clients, including The Rolling Stones..."

Indeed.
 
2012-02-23 06:10:15 PM  
The onion of my soul?
 
2012-02-23 06:11:24 PM  
You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers
 
2012-02-23 08:14:10 PM  

mainsail: Yeah, I can hear the contrition rolling off the page. Why do these guys always brag about what they used to do before they 'saw the light'? Narcissism is a helluva drug.


After reading his article, I would far prefer that he had OD'd.
 
2012-02-23 08:23:24 PM  

whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers


I believe you are confusing the war on drugs with rock and roll.
 
2012-02-23 08:41:14 PM  

whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers


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2012-02-23 09:00:29 PM  

miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers

I believe you are confusing the war on drugs with rock and roll.


They were the demand, supply side economics doesn't work in the drug trade.

/them and all the yuppies in the 80's
 
2012-02-23 09:21:12 PM  

whither_apophis: miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers

I believe you are confusing the war on drugs with rock and roll.

They were the demand, supply side economics doesn't work in the drug trade.

/them and all the yuppies in the 80's


Ah. Troll. Got it. I'm slow tonight.
 
2012-02-23 10:36:29 PM  

miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers

I believe you are confusing the war on drugs with rock and roll.

They were the demand, supply side economics doesn't work in the drug trade.

/them and all the yuppies in the 80's

Ah. Troll. Got it. I'm slow tonight.


geez when I actually troll no one bites, when I'm serious I get called a troll...

The war on drugs is just a giant make work project for law enforcement. Stopping drug trafficking and drug use is the p'r. campaign.

No demand, no drugs. When was the last time some one bought reds because the price was good?
 
2012-02-23 10:42:51 PM  

whither_apophis: miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers

I believe you are confusing the war on drugs with rock and roll.

They were the demand, supply side economics doesn't work in the drug trade.

/them and all the yuppies in the 80's

Ah. Troll. Got it. I'm slow tonight.

geez when I actually troll no one bites, when I'm serious I get called a troll...

The war on drugs is just a giant make work project for law enforcement. Stopping drug trafficking and drug use is the p'r. campaign.

No demand, no drugs. When was the last time some one bought reds because the price was good?


Got it. Misunderstood ya.
 
2012-02-23 10:52:48 PM  

jso2897: mainsail: Yeah, I can hear the contrition rolling off the page. Why do these guys always brag about what they used to do before they 'saw the light'? Narcissism is a helluva drug.

After reading his article, I would far prefer that he had OD'd.


There is a big difference between defining his baseline and bragging. For many folks in my generation that baseline was lots of things but certainly nothing to brag about. Just explaining how it was and why the change was necessary.

Put another way, if he did not give you the background many folks would question his bonafides for his expertise on the subject.
 
2012-02-23 11:36:36 PM  

whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers


I find that I would have agreed unreservedly with these statements years ago. Today, I agree that there is some truth to what "Whither Apophis" says, but I...don't necessarily agree with the vitriol. I sort of want to, though.

That's probably some lingering distaste for what I used to consider the "useless" decades of the 1970's and 1980's. I wish I could say my distaste came solely from a hatred of the drug-fueled music-industry excess. But it was equally a hatred of other things, mostly harmless things, like the music itself, the clothes, and other things/attitudes I felt were weak or fake.

I just don't feel that way anymore. I don't realistically think we should blame entire segments of mass culture, or entire generations (necessarily) for the results of their actions forty years down the line. Those poor, sad jackasses couldn't reasonably see a realistic future ten years down the line.

Let's all remember that our actions (and our leisure activities) as North Americans are probably going to be the focus of some serious vitriol some years hence, by our own children and grandchildren. Some of that vitriol will be essentially justifiable. Does that mean we should be condemned, even though most of us couldn't possibly imagine the scope of the problems we'll cause?
 
2012-02-24 12:01:31 AM  

jso2897: mainsail: Yeah, I can hear the contrition rolling off the page. Why do these guys always brag about what they used to do before they 'saw the light'? Narcissism is a helluva drug.

After reading his article, I would far prefer that he had OD'd.


This. Nice self aggrandizing asshole.

/Has family who went through worse and found their own redemption too.
//They are no where near any level of douchiness like this guy.
 
2012-02-24 03:29:21 AM  

jeanwearinfool: jso2897: mainsail: Yeah, I can hear the contrition rolling off the page. Why do these guys always brag about what they used to do before they 'saw the light'? Narcissism is a helluva drug.

After reading his article, I would far prefer that he had OD'd.

This. Nice self aggrandizing asshole.

/Has family who went through worse and found their own redemption too.
//They are no where near any level of douchiness like this guy.


A certain amount of this is to be expected, though. Narcissism is one of the things that allows people to develop really debilitating addictions. The mealy-mouthed, unquestioning spewing of "12-step" nonsense was what most rankled me. The program has no basis in neurology or behavioral science, and has never been convincingly shown to actually work any better than just pouring your bourbon down the sink and not going back to the liquor store.
 
2012-02-24 11:11:28 AM  

Tax Boy: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 466x462]

/oblig


that pic is so freaking funny. i had to come back and look again for another laugh
 
2012-02-24 11:22:25 AM  

whither_apophis: miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: miltonbabbitt: whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers

I believe you are confusing the war on drugs with rock and roll.

They were the demand, supply side economics doesn't work in the drug trade.

/them and all the yuppies in the 80's

Ah. Troll. Got it. I'm slow tonight.

geez when I actually troll no one bites, when I'm serious I get called a troll...

The war on drugs is just a giant make work project for law enforcement. Stopping drug trafficking and drug use is the p'r. campaign.

No demand, no drugs. When was the last time some one bought reds because the price was good?


No, son. The "War on Drugs" is actually the response by your government to the many boomers who openly and sometimes violently objected to the massive American Military-Industrial-Congressional complex to try and preserve an openly corrupt puppet regime that had almost zero popular support in Viet Nam all in the name of preserving democracy. It was a huge lie and the hippies of the day knew it. And their message of Tune in, Turn on, Drop out had very real traction with a growing majority of main street Americans and represented a very REAL threat to the same powers that dominate America to this day.

Drugs have been around since day 1 of this republic. Including refined powder cocaine. And there's not a god damned thing this or any other government will ever do to completely remove that demand.

Your understanding of history, it may have some gaps and holes in it.
 
2012-02-24 11:42:13 AM  
Cocaine is a pleasant sensation if used in the proper doses for not too long a time period.

I am one of those people who can go to sleep without finishing it all, and who can have it around the house for a few weeks before the mood strikes.

And as others have said, fark this guy. "I partied with the Rolling Stones! Look at me! The drugs almost killed me! But I am SO STRONG! I BEAT MY DEMONS!!!".

Spineless dickhead.
 
2012-02-24 12:16:39 PM  

whither_apophis: You sir, and all of your celebrity clients, have yet to truly pay for your part in establishing the drug corridors to the US, which are now the front lines of the Mexican civil war.

/EABOD baby boomers


Those were around LONG before the drug boom...LONG before. Remember Prohibition?
 
2012-02-24 04:34:48 PM  
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