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2012-09-12 07:03:07 AM  
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2012-09-12 07:24:36 AM  
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2012-09-12 07:24:47 AM  
I could imagine, if a person isn't smoking pot routinely in the conception timeframe, and doesn't smoke while pregnant, and doesn't smoke around a child, it could help in the sense that a parent may be more calm (and more creative, thus more constructive with a child's imagination) and in that way may help.
 
2012-09-12 07:25:29 AM  
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2012-09-12 07:25:44 AM  
Then again, the kid will become a porker.
 
2012-09-12 07:25:53 AM  
Who cares about the pony, when you have Hello Kitty Bongs?!
 
2012-09-12 07:26:06 AM  
Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?
 
2012-09-12 07:28:12 AM  
No, I didn't just google for MLP bongs. No, it wasn't to buy one for myself because I think it'd be really cool to have one. No, I wasn't sad when I didn't find one.

/ Not just a river in Egypt.
 
2012-09-12 07:30:56 AM  
FFS ponies suck ass and are retarded unless you are a girl between the ages of 5 and 11

foo monkey: Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?


No, please god no.
 
2012-09-12 07:35:29 AM  
The Journey Pipe

You can thank me later.
 
2012-09-12 07:35:40 AM  

foo monkey: Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?


Cartoons r srz bizness!

[hatersgonnnahate]

/Ponies gonna pwn.
 
2012-09-12 07:40:44 AM  

quatchi: foo monkey: Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?

Cartoons r srz bizness!

[hatersgonnnahate]

/Ponies gonna pwn.


I don't think it's cartoons that are serious business so much as the ideal of masculinity and how easily threatened some people's masculinity is that is serious business.

Or, to distill it down into an easy meme,

iambrony.steeph.tp-radio.de
 
2012-09-12 07:41:47 AM  

foo monkey: Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?


narwhaler.com: Its not!?
 
2012-09-12 07:51:04 AM  
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Usually Peter would break the tie.

Well, Peter isn't here, is he?! Because you were supposed to be watching him, but you were smoking marijuana and he drowned!

What? No, he's at a PTA meeting.

Where the hell did you get that story?

I don't know! I just can't stand it when he's not here!
 
2012-09-12 07:52:07 AM  
Came for picture of My Little Pony bong; leaving disappointed.
 
2012-09-12 07:55:28 AM  
Not being in pain would certainly help one be a better parent. I have two siblings who use pot to control chronic stomach pain. Four of five of us have the same symptoms and the closest thing to a diagnosis any of us has gotten is "maybe you have IBS". The two who use pot, I think, are calmer, more patient, and, at times, more attentive to their kids than the two of us that remain.

I do want and struggle to be calm, patient, and attentive with my kids, but being truly present can be difficult when you're tempted to pick up a kitchen knife and cut your own bowels out to make it (the pain) stop. For me, eliminating meat has been helpful, but I still have bad days.

Anyway, I don't worry about pot making these two bad parents. I worry about the war on drugs taking my nieces' and nephews' parents away. And I worry about my siblings getting emphysema. I should suggest the brownie route. If that will work for them, I'll have one less thing to worry about.
 
2012-09-12 07:57:52 AM  
I dunno. Does the fact that I can't think of a single parent for whom pot-smoking was a credit to their children factor into this in any way? I mean, I'm sure that, given a certain amount of determination, one can turn almost any seemingly negative presence into a positive one. Pretty certain I could turn live hand grenades in my household into some sort of an overall positive parenting tool... if I really wanted to. And, yanno, if I wasn't hauled away by a SWAT team before I could prove my hypothesis.

I'm also pretty certain most folks lack that kind of determination and would be more than happy to rest on the "my pot habit makes me a better parent" excuse without ever having actually earned it themselves.


As for the MLP portion of this thread. I don't get it. Don't think I ever shall. Though I do wonder from time to time, what is it that's different about this "reboot" of the toy line that has seemingly created the "brony" phenomenon? At a guess, I'd probably say the internet wasn't a factor in their last incarnation, but meh.
 
2012-09-12 07:59:55 AM  
I agree. Many aspects of parenting are better high. Not everything and I would never call toddler play "tedious" but being just a little toasted can make certain experiences more enjoyable.

You ever change a diaper...On weed?
 
2012-09-12 08:02:08 AM  
Stoner parent child here, and I can attest to this being true. Dad was always a bit more entertaining when he was toasted..lol
 
2012-09-12 08:22:26 AM  
Heh, are you sure subby?
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2012-09-12 08:22:33 AM  
FTFA:

Charles Skyes of San Jose, Calif., wrote:

When a stoned parent forgets that there is food cooking on the stove or in the oven and nods off as the child takes his nap, it can have tragic consequences.

Yeah right; like a stoner is going to forget about food. I love cooking when stoned and have a friend that's a chef that cooks some of the best damn meals when we're baked!
 
2012-09-12 08:32:30 AM  
I love that the banner ad on the link page was for ADHD meds.

I hate this kind of non journalism. Make your story a review of article in a different newspaper.
 
2012-09-12 08:32:52 AM  
@SkunkWerks: The fandom has nothing much to do with the toy line itself and everything to do with the new actual show. It went from being what amounted to a 30 minute commercial with commercials to an actual good show that's worth watching, with character development, plot points, good moral lessons without being preachy, and a good deal of referential humor obviously targeted at the parent/older viewer crowd. I doubt many 5-year-old girls will know what the Benny Hill theme sounds like or why it's funny to the adults hearing this during a scene where two ponies are racing all over town trying to find a bird that keeps giving them the slip.

The rebooted series was originally helmed by Lauren Faust, creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, among other things, and those were both quality series in their own rights. As an ascended fangirl of the MLP franchise she brought a fan's love to the show that made it really easy for her peers to relate to what she was making. Yes, there are some creepers in the "brony" fandom, but that's true of any group, no matter what they're supposed to be about. And honestly the Bronies are the most innocuous thing to come out of 4chan since lolcats.

/soapbox
 
2012-09-12 08:36:10 AM  

dbrunker: Heh, are you sure subby?
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that just angers me to the point of wanting to punch small babies.
 
2012-09-12 08:38:34 AM  

Betrayal_By_Tyrannosaur: @SkunkWerks: The fandom has nothing much to do with the toy line itself and everything to do with the new actual show. It went from being what amounted to a 30 minute commercial with commercials to an actual good show that's worth watching, with character development, plot points, good moral lessons without being preachy, and a good deal of referential humor obviously targeted at the parent/older viewer crowd.


That tends to be true of a lot of the old Hasbro "30-minute commercial" reboots, though.

And certainly more of these sorts of successes seem like they'd form more of an interest base in young males who might have grown up with say, GI-Joe, or Transformers.

Why this one in particular, and why in that way? I'm still blaming the internet, I think.
 
2012-09-12 08:43:16 AM  
Actually, they do. And they creep me out. Bronies are farking weird.
 
2012-09-12 08:44:33 AM  
I'm parenting four kids, ranging from 12 years to 9 months. The pot helps, trust me. Childhood isnt much different than adult life. These kids are so opulent and so well cared for that they are ABSOLUTELY paranoid about protecting what they think is theirs. It reminds me of the new guy in the prison yard, searching for a conflict to win so they can feel more secure. Without my daily purge of short term memory, I'd hate the little bastards by now for their selfish ways.....


"The key to happiness is a bad memory."
 
2012-09-12 08:47:27 AM  
I spend all day at work being an alpha.

Not the guy my kid wants to hang out with, but a couple of tokes later, I turn into a teddy bear.
 
2012-09-12 08:48:00 AM  
Well, the problem with the other two franchises you mentioned is that one was turned into a horrible movie and the other was turned into a series of bad movies, both of which catered to their primary fanbase of "people who like to watch shiat blow up real good." I'm as big a fan of Megan Fox's ass and explosions as the next red-blooded American but it's not exactly a cerebral experience, yanno?
But yes, The Internet, as you put it, did have a hand in this. The Brony fandom was born out of the comics/cartoon board of 4chan, and eventually budded off into its own daughter -chans.
 
2012-09-12 08:59:28 AM  
Yay! Pony thread!

And who uses bongs anymore? Vapes are the thing nowadays. AND you can put MLP stickers on them!
 
2012-09-12 09:03:08 AM  
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i.imgur.com

WHAT IS WRONG with these so-called "grown-ups"?

Watching (and enjoying?!) a CARTOON before the theatrical presentation? Don't they know CARTOONS ARE FOR CHILDREN?!

Pathetic. No doubt every last one of them will die kissless virgins.
 
2012-09-12 09:11:55 AM  

Betrayal_By_Tyrannosaur: And honestly the Bronies are the most innocuous thing to come out of 4chan since lolcats.


Bronies on 4chan are a lot of things, but they're far from innocuous. I have never seen any group of posters on any forum (be it anon or not) consistently evade bans just for the sake of being allowed to keep posting about ponies. I am not talking about the /mlp/ crowd, they're semi-normal. The weird autists in the /b/read group are farking dedicated to talking about nothing. THOSE people are the face of the "brony" fandom.

/Don't hate bronies
//Hate the creepy weird bronies
 
2012-09-12 09:18:46 AM  
As far as cartoons go GI Joe Renegades and Transformers Prime are awesome, and yes I watch the girl stuff too (MLP and Monster High.) I have three kids, two girls and a boy. I'm involved in all aspects of their lives, scouts, sports, martial arts, the shows they watch, the books they read, and the music they listen to.

They watch football with me and I watch cartoons with them even if it's on the Disney Jr or Nicolodeon Sprout channels. I'm not going to shuttle my kids off to another room just because the shows they want to watch aren't what society at large considers appropriate for my age or gender. Society isn't raising my kids, their mother and I are.
 
2012-09-12 09:26:54 AM  

Betrayal_By_Tyrannosaur: primary fanbase of "people who like to watch shiat blow up real good."


You don't know much about the TF fandom, do you?

Much of which not only abhors the "Bay-formers" as they're named, but have actually been big fans of earlier story/character driven revivals of the franchise- such as Beast Wars. More recent examples of excellent story-driven efforts include Transformers: Prime- which even blends some of the Bay-provided elements in (such as the character designs and some of the premise) rather subtly.

If you think that's the primary audience for these and that they were satisfied with the Hollywood teats supplied to suck on, you'd be very much mistaken, I think.
 
2012-09-12 09:31:05 AM  

SkunkWerks: Betrayal_By_Tyrannosaur: primary fanbase of "people who like to watch shiat blow up real good."

You don't know much about the TF fandom, do you?

Much of which not only abhors the "Bay-formers" as they're named, but have actually been big fans of earlier story/character driven revivals of the franchise- such as Beast Wars. More recent examples of excellent story-driven efforts include Transformers: Prime- which even blends some of the Bay-provided elements in (such as the character designs and some of the premise) rather subtly.

If you think that's the primary audience for these and that they were satisfied with the Hollywood teats supplied to suck on, you'd be very much mistaken, I think.


You misunderstand; I meant that the movies were catering to explodium junkies, not the true fans.
 
2012-09-12 09:35:33 AM  

Betrayal_By_Tyrannosaur: SkunkWerks: Betrayal_By_Tyrannosaur: primary fanbase of "people who like to watch shiat blow up real good."

You don't know much about the TF fandom, do you?

Much of which not only abhors the "Bay-formers" as they're named, but have actually been big fans of earlier story/character driven revivals of the franchise- such as Beast Wars. More recent examples of excellent story-driven efforts include Transformers: Prime- which even blends some of the Bay-provided elements in (such as the character designs and some of the premise) rather subtly.

If you think that's the primary audience for these and that they were satisfied with the Hollywood teats supplied to suck on, you'd be very much mistaken, I think.

You misunderstand; I meant that the movies were catering to explodium junkies, not the true fans.


Yeah, but the shows weren't, is my point.

Moreover the TF "Renaissance" has been going strong for sometime, last decade or two, really. Even the Japanese imports really only catered to people who enjoy hilariously bad dubbing... and to a lesser extent confusing (though no less complicated) plots.

Internet, probably. And of course there's always just right place, right time, I suppose.
 
2012-09-12 10:00:14 AM  

dbrunker: Heh, are you sure subby?
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Please tell me that is a puppet and the hole is for the hand.
 
2012-09-12 10:24:50 AM  

LaraAmber: Please tell me that is a puppet and the hole is for the hand.


whatever gets you through the night pal. But I assure you, somewhere out there is a forum full of pictures of guys wearing them on their turgid wangs.
 
2012-09-12 10:25:09 AM  
Too bad it's coming out that it causes testicular cancer, IQ loss, memory loss...
 
2012-09-12 10:41:57 AM  

fireclown: LaraAmber: Please tell me that is a puppet and the hole is for the hand.

whatever gets you through the night pal. But I assure you, somewhere out there is a forum full of pictures of guys wearing them on their turgid wangs.


Here, let me supply you with some Megatron-related nightmare fuel. It's topical, and fun for the whole family!

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2012-09-12 10:48:33 AM  
"When a stoned parent forgets that there is food cooking on the stove or in the oven and nods off as the child takes his nap, it can have tragic consequences."

Lives I've saved while rockin' the ganj: 2
Lives I've saved while trippin' balls (back in the day): 3
Lives I have endangered back when I used to drink: enough to make me quit.

During an emergency, having an edge on remaining calm and collected is a life-saver.

Granted, if I had been seven rips off a five footer in those circumstances, I probably would have died a couple time over.
 
2012-09-12 11:09:37 AM  

LaraAmber: dbrunker: Heh, are you sure subby?
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Please tell me that is a puppet and the hole is for the hand.


It's a puppet. Unless you happen to be hung like well... a horse.
 
2012-09-12 11:12:10 AM  

foo monkey: Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?


No. You can't convince an adult to like MLP. This is a support group for people who have already fallen by the way side and want to conjure up an ounce of normalcy via a peer group.

j/k
 
2012-09-12 11:19:28 AM  
It's very telling that people would rather argue about a horse cartoon than about weather being high can make you a more attentive and nicer parent.
 
2012-09-12 11:33:57 AM  
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2012-09-12 11:47:51 AM  

foo monkey: Is this the thread where we convince ourselves MLP is for adults?


I don't try to argue MLP is for adults. I believe MLP is written understanding that kids watch shows with parents in the room and it's a good idea to write a show that doesn't make parents want to slam their head into the drywall until they are rendered unconscious. (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse anyone?) No high squeaky voices that border on torture, plots that make sense, reasonable color scheme, no annoying "and today's lesson is" with characters looking out at the audience with long pauses, and characters that look somewhat normal (what the fark is Jungle Junction, go look at those things and try not to shudder).

I can curl up on the loveseat with my two year old and know he is watching something fun, paced well for his age, and I can actually enjoy viewing multiple times.
 
2012-09-12 11:58:49 AM  

lewismarktwo: It's very telling that people would rather argue about a horse cartoon than about weather being high can make you a more attentive and nicer parent.


Most weather has it's origins high in our stratosphere. Not sure how it contributes to parenting one way or the other really... I guess rainy days are kinda trying because the rugrats are forced inside?
 
2012-09-12 11:59:43 AM  

Without Fail: The Journey Pipe

You can thank me later.


Do you have one? Is it worth it? I've never seen it before but am seriously considering saving up for it now.
 
2012-09-12 12:06:30 PM  

SkunkWerks: lewismarktwo: It's very telling that people would rather argue about a horse cartoon than about weather being high can make you a more attentive and nicer parent.

Most weather has it's origins high in our stratosphere. Not sure how it contributes to parenting one way or the other really... I guess rainy days are kinda trying because the rugrats are forced inside?


This is getting too easy.
 
2012-09-12 12:48:18 PM  
Man I know let his kid hit the bong with him, regularly.

Never had any disciplinary problems. Kid was m-e-l-l-o-w.

Best job kid has ever held is the guy at WalMart collecting grocery carts.

(thinking cap) "I wonder if there's a connection?"
 
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