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2012-05-12 01:43:06 PM
Right, but what passes for Stevie Nick's asshole?
 
2012-05-12 01:43:55 PM
www.poopprank.com

Do not buy pot on a movie set..
 
2012-05-12 01:44:46 PM
That rock candy will sure fark you up.

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2012-05-12 01:50:43 PM
They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.
 
2012-05-12 01:50:46 PM
for 4 movies.
 
2012-05-12 01:53:30 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


Sounds legit
 
2012-05-12 02:03:41 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


Probably oregano.

These days, in LA, they can't even use real cigarettes on set, as the anti-smoking laws are so strict.
 
2012-05-12 02:04:18 PM
Everyone knows they're snorting granola.
/I said: goddamn!
 
2012-05-12 02:06:06 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


In college all the suburban white rastafarians in our dorm had copious amounts of very real-smelling stage pot. Amazing that they never seemed to run out.
 
2012-05-12 02:08:56 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


She was lying. And high.
 
2012-05-12 02:09:47 PM
In the anti-drug PSAs I remember watching, they never showed anyone imbibing. I remember watching several on cocaine which would show the kid cutting out his lines but being interrupted before he could inhale.

I had NO IDEA what he was doing. Don't do drugs; they'll make you.... push talcum powder around on mirrors?
 
2012-05-12 02:16:25 PM
I remember a quote from Michael J. Fox when he made "Bright Lights, Big City" that he tried using milk powder instead of coke, but after a while milk bubbles would come out his nose.
 
2012-05-12 02:16:31 PM

Chariset: In the anti-drug PSAs I remember watching, they never showed anyone imbibing. I remember watching several on cocaine which would show the kid cutting out his lines but being interrupted before he could inhale.

I had NO IDEA what he was doing. Don't do drugs; they'll make you.... push talcum powder around on mirrors?


There was (is?) a rule on network TV that said you couldn't show someone actually using drugs, which is why they'd always take it up to a point and then stop before you saw the person actually snorting/smoking. (there was even a period in the 1980s when they weren't showing people drinking alcohol on TV, which meant the characters on Cheers never actually touched their beer).
 
2012-05-12 02:21:14 PM

Peaceboy: I remember a quote from Michael J. Fox when he made "Bright Lights, Big City" that he tried using milk powder instead of coke, but after a while milk bubbles would come out his nose.


Lucky for him he didn't have to fake being jittery.
 
2012-05-12 02:22:59 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


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2012-05-12 02:24:25 PM
 
2012-05-12 02:26:54 PM
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/disco santa claus
 
2012-05-12 02:26:59 PM
Do people still say "toke"??
 
2012-05-12 02:27:16 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


10/10....at least I really hope it is
 
2012-05-12 02:38:00 PM
I'm reminded of "Justified" and the oxycotin, um, " gun bong"? That show never ceases to amaze me on the new and different ways the characters do drugs
 
2012-05-12 02:51:40 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Chariset: In the anti-drug PSAs I remember watching, they never showed anyone imbibing. I remember watching several on cocaine which would show the kid cutting out his lines but being interrupted before he could inhale.

I had NO IDEA what he was doing. Don't do drugs; they'll make you.... push talcum powder around on mirrors?

There was (is?) a rule on network TV that said you couldn't show someone actually using drugs, which is why they'd always take it up to a point and then stop before you saw the person actually snorting/smoking. (there was even a period in the 1980s when they weren't showing people drinking alcohol on TV, which meant the characters on Cheers never actually touched their beer).


No, they always drank on cheers. Pull up any episode on youtube. They never used real alcohol except for the final show which is quite evident when you watch it.

There was an episode in which the guest star was Kevin McHale of the Celtics. He was not allowed to be seen drinking as he was always wearing Celtics garb and the NBA wouldn't permit that. If you watch that episode the Cheers cast are wearing Celtic colored clothes but no Celtic's emblems.

Link

Link goes to first few minutes of a season 2 episode where you can see Cliff and Norm quaffing beer.
 
2012-05-12 02:56:40 PM

Red Shirt Blues: No, they always drank on cheers


I didn't say they never drank; I said there was a period when they didn't. You forget what an abstemiousness time the 1980s were, at least in popular culture.
 
2012-05-12 02:57:00 PM

Dwight_Yeast: jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.

Probably oregano.

These days, in LA, they can't even use real cigarettes on set, as the anti-smoking laws are so strict.


not oregano, you try to smoke that shiat and you'll choke to death.
 
2012-05-12 03:00:41 PM
I don't tend to worry about much of anything. This is one of those things about which I never worried. So there's that.
 
2012-05-12 03:00:50 PM
I'm not all that familiar with Mad Men but I do know it involves quite a bit of tobacco smoking.
May we presume those are not real tobacco cigs, but rather imitations from which some company earns a handsome profit selling to TV production companies??
 
2012-05-12 03:02:31 PM
Wait, the meth they were cooking on Breaking Bad wasn't real? WTF! I'm so disillusioned. You're not going to tell me next that they didn't really blow off half that guy's face.
 
2012-05-12 03:07:12 PM
Funny, the article didn't mention Cheech and Chong.
 
2012-05-12 03:10:22 PM

Mugato: Wait, the meth they were cooking on Breaking Bad wasn't real? WTF! I'm so disillusioned. You're not going to tell me next that they didn't really blow off half that guy's face.


No, that was real. But don't worry; he had ass cancer.

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm not all that familiar with Mad Men but I do know it involves quite a bit of tobacco smoking.
May we presume those are not real tobacco cigs, but rather imitations from which some company earns a handsome profit selling to TV production companies??


Yes, as I pointed out earlier, they can't use real cigarettes on-set in LA anymore. They use some sort of herbal cigarette which everyone complains smells awful.

Weirdly, in LA, you can't use real cigarettes even when you're shooting outside.
 
2012-05-12 03:11:13 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Red Shirt Blues: No, they always drank on cheers

I didn't say they never drank; I said there was a period when they didn't. You forget what an abstemiousness time the 1980s were, at least in popular culture.


And you are still incorrect. Not on Cheers. I went to college in Boston in the 1980's. It was sort of a religious moment when cheers was on.

But then again you called for True Grit to win Oscars so..............................
 
2012-05-12 03:11:17 PM
No, because anyone with half a brain would know these lookalikes:

Sniffing: Nodos or Ritalin
Smoking: Tomacco
Ingesting: Dyed water
 
2012-05-12 03:13:27 PM

Red Shirt Blues: And you are still incorrect. Not on Cheers. I went to college in Boston in the 1980's. It was sort of a religious moment when cheers was on.


You went to college for 11 years?

Red Shirt Blues: But then again you called for True Grit to win Oscars so


I said it should win, not that it would win. And that's really reaching for something to use against me. ;)
 
2012-05-12 03:19:30 PM

Dwight_Yeast: They use some sort of herbal cigarette which everyone complains smells awful.


Man as much as those guys smoke on that show, that must be utterly miserable!
 
2012-05-12 03:26:49 PM

fiddlesissy: Man as much as those guys smoke on that show, that must be utterly miserable!


And interesting point here from the show's creator he points out that if they all smoked real cigarettes on set, they'd make themselves sick. i guess it's like eating on set: when you have to do multiple takes and multiple camera set-ups, you have really can't eat plate after plate of whatever it is you're supposed to be eating.
 
2012-05-12 03:46:15 PM
 
2012-05-12 03:59:19 PM

propasaurus: jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.

She was lying. And high.


No - she doesn't smoke - I do. And it wasn't a situation where it would have been cool to use real dope - this wasn't the People's Theater Collective, it was a real theater.
It didn't really smell like good weed - more like Mexican ditch from the sixties.
Stage booze and drugs are a fascinating subject, actually.
 
2012-05-12 04:04:21 PM

Dwight_Yeast: fiddlesissy: Man as much as those guys smoke on that show, that must be utterly miserable!

And interesting point here from the show's creator he points out that if they all smoked real cigarettes on set, they'd make themselves sick. i guess it's like eating on set: when you have to do multiple takes and multiple camera set-ups, you have really can't eat plate after plate of whatever it is you're supposed to be eating.


Maybe you can't eat plate after plate of food and smoke cigarette after cigarette day after day, but some of us have life skills buddy.
 
2012-05-12 04:08:52 PM
I didn't vote for Bloomberg.
 
2012-05-12 04:09:47 PM
Oh, sometimes it's the real thing

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/hot like Vietnamese soup
 
2012-05-12 04:21:01 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm not all that familiar with Mad Men but I do know it involves quite a bit of tobacco smoking.
May we presume those are not real tobacco cigs, but rather imitations from which some company earns a handsome profit selling to TV production companies??


I vaguely recall and interview with January Jones during season 1 where she said that they were clove cigarettes or some non-tobacco product very similar to them.
 
2012-05-12 04:29:21 PM

jso2897: They also have "stage pot" that smells like the real thing. I went to see my daughter in a play she was acting in, and in the course of it an actor was smoking something that smelled EXACTLY like the real thing - which she assured me it was not.


Honest officer, I ASSURE you this pot is not real. It's perfectly legal.

If you watch the commentary on the Easy Rider DVD someone claims that all the pot they smoked in that movie was real. I have no difficulty believing it. I suspect they may have actually dropped acid in New Orleans as well.
 
2012-05-12 04:36:00 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Chariset: In the anti-drug PSAs I remember watching, they never showed anyone imbibing. I remember watching several on cocaine which would show the kid cutting out his lines but being interrupted before he could inhale.

I had NO IDEA what he was doing. Don't do drugs; they'll make you.... push talcum powder around on mirrors?

There was (is?) a rule on network TV that said you couldn't show someone actually using drugs, which is why they'd always take it up to a point and then stop before you saw the person actually snorting/smoking. (there was even a period in the 1980s when they weren't showing people drinking alcohol on TV, which meant the characters on Cheers never actually touched their beer).


That may be the rules for certain networks, but I don't believe it was ever an FCC rule - see any movie involving drug use on BET. They actually blur out joints.
 
2012-05-12 04:40:07 PM

swankywanky: Oh, sometimes it's the real thing

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/hot like Vietnamese soup



i like that scene in "Hearts Of Darkness" where they show a disheveled, jungled-out, vaguely Charles Mansonish Dennis Hopper comically arguing with Coppola about having to know his lines (Hopper is basically laughing his ass off, saying 'can't i just improvise?' and Coppola is like, 'well, you have to know what the scene requires to know what to improvise') and then smash cut to 1991-era Hopper, perfectly coiffed, composed, tailored suit, and he's like, "I......was not in a........great.......state of mind, during filming."
 
2012-05-12 04:46:15 PM

Rozotorical: Maybe you can't eat plate after plate of food and smoke cigarette after cigarette day after day, but some of us have life skills buddy.


I suspect that's true. When Johnny Depp smokes in a film, he actually smokes on-set. I used to smoke and if I went though more than a pack and a half in a day, I was in rough shape the next day.

rickythepenguin: i like that scene in "Hearts Of Darkness" where they show a disheveled, jungled-out, vaguely Charles Mansonish Dennis Hopper comically arguing with Coppola about having to know his lines (Hopper is basically laughing his ass off, saying 'can't i just improvise?' and Coppola is like, 'well, you have to know what the scene requires to know what to improvise') and then smash cut to 1991-era Hopper, perfectly coiffed, composed, tailored suit, and he's like, "I......was not in a........great.......state of mind, during filming."


It's one of the best scenes in the doc: Hopper is arguing that he shouldn't have to learn the lines if he's just going to improvise anyway, and the conversation ends wit Coppola saying, "You have to learn the lines before you forget them!"
 
2012-05-12 05:16:20 PM
www.stomptokyo.com
Wait, what?
 
2012-05-12 05:34:01 PM
That's an interesting subject.

The hardest thing to simulate (impossible) is pouring Guinness. So in most cases the real thing is used.

The herbal cigarettes smell awful and indeed everyone does complain about them. But they smell nothing like pot. (oddly enough Al Pacino actually smokes the herbals in real life)

I have used everything from Windex to antifreeze to create unique looking beverages. (There was one incident with the antifreeze and it actually made the OSHA newsletter)
 
2012-05-12 05:34:51 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Rozotorical: Maybe you can't eat plate after plate of food and smoke cigarette after cigarette day after day, but some of us have life skills buddy.

I suspect that's true. When Johnny Depp smokes in a film, he actually smokes on-set. I used to smoke and if I went though more than a pack and a half in a day, I was in rough shape the next day.



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Pack and a half? You little puss...Why don't you just put the farkin' skirt on, and swish around for us? 'Pack and a half, I smoke a pack and a half..' I go through two lighters a day, dude.
 
2012-05-12 06:14:18 PM

jso2897: No - she doesn't smoke - I do. And it wasn't a situation where it would have been cool to use real dope - this wasn't the People's Theater Collective, it was a real theater.
It didn't really smell like good weed - more like Mexican ditch from the sixties.
Stage booze and drugs are a fascinating subject, actually.


Yeah, I don't know why everyone's giving you crap. Wouldn't hemp pretty much work for THC-free but smells like MJ? I've been to some hippie fests and I'm pretty sure that's what they were chucking on the fire, in plain view of cops. So it's not that hard to believe, and if they were getting high on stage it would be pretty easy to tell.
 
2012-05-12 07:12:19 PM
The comment section on that website went derp really fast.
 
2012-05-12 07:24:08 PM

baorao: Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm not all that familiar with Mad Men but I do know it involves quite a bit of tobacco smoking.
May we presume those are not real tobacco cigs, but rather imitations from which some company earns a handsome profit selling to TV production companies??

I vaguely recall and interview with January Jones during season 1 where she said that they were clove cigarettes or some non-tobacco product very similar to them.


That makes no sense. Whether you're a smoker or not, cloves are going to be worse for you.

Whether it's an issue of tobacco in the work place, clean air regulations, or what you can show on tv, it's like saying, we can't show people drinking beer, so we'll have them do shots of whiskey instead.
 
2012-05-12 07:28:13 PM
Really, I'm the first to this?

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