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2013-04-26 11:11:03 AM

MagicBoris: mama2tnt: StrangeQ: EvilEgg: Researchers looked at 30 people who smoked about 10 joints a day and compared them to 30 who did not.

Holy Crap!  Ten a day, seems like you wouldn't have time or money for food.

I'm trying to figure out how anyone could smoke that much and be a functioning member of society.  Smoking an entire joint would give you the intoxicating effect of at least 2-3 shots of 80 proof.  10 times a day would put you in a state of permanent, debilitating inebriation.

You say that like there's something wrong with it.

Yeah, the only thing that's gonna be debilitated is your motivation to do anything productive.

(It might come as a shock to that guy to hear that heavy smokers tend to get less buzzed than occasional smokers...)


No, it wouldn't actually, but you farking stoners can go on acting like weed makes you magically better everything.
 
2013-04-26 11:16:25 AM
Checked TFA for the tats matching Subby's description and couldn't find any.

/is Subby out of the closet yet?
 
2013-04-26 11:18:57 AM

StrangeQ: GanjSmokr:I never said I was perma-stoned throughout the day, I simply said I could smoke a joint an hour and be think I was being perfectly functional.  On a weekend, you might find me doing exactly that as I work around the homestead (and sometimes take after hours support calls for my job).

I'm not talking about on the weekend.  Yeah, I can talk my semi-computer illiterate parents through updating a license key over the phone on a Saturday afternoon after toking up, too.  The same can not be said for briefing my boss and a boardroom full of engineers on the intricacies of a new system while completely blazed.  If I tried to pull that I would be looking for a new job.

But I suppose according to you that's just because I'm unfortunately not one of those for whom weed makes them better at everything.


Well, the calls on the weekend don't consist of walking my mom through sending an email or anything trivial like that, they are usually more of a network or computer related problem that often requires immediate attention or their location is essentially closed.  I really don't care what you believe you are capable of when you're high.  You're not me, I'm not you.  Amazingly enough, different intoxicants hit different people differently.

Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.
 
2013-04-26 11:20:52 AM

StrangeQ: MagicBoris: mama2tnt: StrangeQ: EvilEgg: Researchers looked at 30 people who smoked about 10 joints a day and compared them to 30 who did not.

Holy Crap!  Ten a day, seems like you wouldn't have time or money for food.

I'm trying to figure out how anyone could smoke that much and be a functioning member of society.  Smoking an entire joint would give you the intoxicating effect of at least 2-3 shots of 80 proof.  10 times a day would put you in a state of permanent, debilitating inebriation.

You say that like there's something wrong with it.

Yeah, the only thing that's gonna be debilitated is your motivation to do anything productive.

(It might come as a shock to that guy to hear that heavy smokers tend to get less buzzed than occasional smokers...)

No, it wouldn't actually, but you farking stoners can go on acting like weed makes you magically better everything.


Nobody's claiming that.

It's just that... it's kind of uncomfortable to stay idle while watching you viciously attacking all those poor strawmen.
 
2013-04-26 11:21:24 AM

Nurglitch: After the first couple of puffs you don't get any higher, although if you smoke all day you'll be high for longer. Kind of a waste of weed.


Don't smoke pot.... when you are already high.

You don't get higher and your pot gets lower.
 
2013-04-26 11:21:59 AM
The most bananas thing I remember about my college neighbor.

He told one day that he really enjoys smoking small amount and then putting on roller blades and going on like 3-4 hour roller blade trip, like really working out. I thought it was the oddest thing, to smoke and then go try and get a thorough workout done.
 
2013-04-26 11:23:15 AM

Jubeebee: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: It's cute when people talk like they know something about something they don't really know much about.

Tell us about how someone who smokes that much weed wouldn't have time to go to their job being a black jazz musician because they would be too busy raping all the white women.

It's cute when idiot stoners making minimum wage try to act like they have their lives together and know so much more than responsible people who smoke and also hold jobs making 6 figures.  It's also amusing when they try to deny all scientific studies showing the cognitive effects of pot smoking and instead still live in the fantasy world that weed gives them superpowers.

You got me... I'm browsing and posting to FARK every day from my minimum wage fry station at McD's.  Sure hope the boss doesn't see me!!

/don't you have to be at the gym soon, sparkles?

So unemployment or permanent disability?  Otherwise I would just love to know what job you have where you can be perma-stoned throughout the day and have it not have any impact on your job performance.

Graphic designer, maybe?


Yay.  That'd be me.  I also operate presses (both ink and toner).
Rarely is being straight/sober an asset in this job - people bring in poo stains on a napkin and expect you to make a custom wedding invitation out of it.  Or some snotbag doctor or lawyer wants to fit 4 or five job titles and excerpts from his resume on a business card and gets fussy when it ends up in 7 point type.  Or they email a thumbnail-sized JPEG and expect a 4'-x-8' banner to be made from it without incurring any sort of extra work ("doesn't the computer just enhance it automatically?").  Yah, these are the "straight" people.  Sorry, I'm no Rhodes Scholar or Nobel Prize winner, but most of the time the stupid, mind-numbing nonsense I'm regularly expected to pull out of my arse involves keeping my I.Q. a few points in the red just for sanity's sake.

/occasionally useful for trying to explain things to people on Fark too.
 
2013-04-26 11:25:58 AM

dopekitty74: Uchiha_Cycliste: It's been my experience that what Pot does is suppress the message your brain gets from your tummy that says "I'm full, knock it off' and that the munchies only begin once you've started eating and then go, "OMG! food is like amazing!" If you manage to not start eating, there is really no compulsion to veg out.

I avoid the munchies by eating before i get high. If i'm already hungry when i get high, the implications for world food supplies could be dire...


Eat first, fer' sure.

Otherwise you eat your buzz away, in my experience.

Of which I, of course, have little of.

/mandatory disclaimer
 
2013-04-26 11:28:06 AM

StrangeQ: SmellsLikePoo: StrangeQ: EvilEgg: Researchers looked at 30 people who smoked about 10 joints a day and compared them to 30 who did not.

Holy Crap!  Ten a day, seems like you wouldn't have time or money for food.

I'm trying to figure out how anyone could smoke that much and be a functioning member of society.  Smoking an entire joint would give you the intoxicating effect of at least 2-3 shots of 80 proof.  10 times a day would put you in a state of permanent, debilitating inebriation.

Your math does NOT add up.  Alcohol is completely debilitating when overdone... pot not so much.

I am aware of their differences and that it's not a perfect comparison.  That still doesn't change the point that if you smoked that much there is no way you're going to be functioning on a level any higher than flipping burgers.  And if that's your job, there's no way you're able to afford to smoke that much all day.  And even if that is your job, the fact that you show up perma-stoned every day shows that one: you are a completely irresponsible individual that probably shouldn't be trusted near anything more dangerous than the salad bar, and two: that is likely the highest level of responsibility you are ever going to achieve in your life.

Unless you're a cancer patient on permanent disability, there is simply no justifiable reason to ever smoke that much on a daily basis.


I defended my MS thesis in Entomology after smoking four joints.

You must hang with lightweights.
 
2013-04-26 11:32:45 AM

trickymoo: He told one day that he really enjoys smoking small amount and then putting on roller blades and going on like 3-4 hour roller blade trip, like really working out. I thought it was the oddest thing, to smoke and then go try and get a thorough workout done.


I could see that for hiking too, or even long runs if you're an endurance type. I would be incapable of lifting weights or sprinting after smoking though. Sometimes I even have to psyche myself up to close the sliding door because it's so heavy and I want everything to be nice and peaceful when I'm high.
 
2013-04-26 11:43:03 AM

GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.


I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.
 
2013-04-26 11:52:11 AM

StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.

I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.


You have no idea how "passably" I or any other smoker can function.

Look, I've seen people drink 1 beer and be tipsy.  I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.  I've seen people take a hit of pot and pass out on the couch and I've seen people - like me - who can handle smoking as much as you give them and they are still completely functional and able to do anything they were able to do before they got high.

Again, DIFFERENT INTOXICANTS HIT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

If you find that you are worthless after a hit or two of pot, that's YOU.  That' not me, that's not him, that's not her.  It's YOU.  Quit pretending you know exactly how a certain thing affects anyone other than YOU.
 
2013-04-26 11:52:42 AM

StrangeQ: EvilEgg: Researchers looked at 30 people who smoked about 10 joints a day and compared them to 30 who did not.

Holy Crap!  Ten a day, seems like you wouldn't have time or money for food.

I'm trying to figure out how anyone could smoke that much and be a functioning member of society.  Smoking an entire joint would give you the intoxicating effect of at least 2-3 shots of 80 proof.  10 times a day would put you in a state of permanent, debilitating inebriation.


You guys haven't discovered the High-ness Cycle I'm guessing.
 
2013-04-26 12:10:23 PM

GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.

I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.

You have no idea how "passably" I or any other smoker can function.

Look, I've seen people drink 1 beer and be tipsy.  I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.  I've seen people take a hit of pot and pass out on the couch and I've seen people - like me - who can handle smoking as much as you give them and they are still completely functional and able to do anything they were able to do before they got high.

Again, DIFFERENT INTOXICANTS HIT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

If you find that you are worthless after a hit or two of pot, that's YOU.  That' not me, that's not him, that's not her.  It's YOU.  Quit pretending you know exactly how a certain thing affects anyone other than YOU.


Marijuana legislation would get passed a lot more quickly if ignoramuses like StrangeQ would stop acting like he's an expert in all things marijuana...
 
2013-04-26 12:16:43 PM

Jubeebee: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: It's cute when people talk like they know something about something they don't really know much about.

Otherwise I would just love to know what job you have where you can be perma-stoned throughout the day and have it not have any impact on your job performance.

Graphic designer, maybe?


Yup
/graphic designer here
 
2013-04-26 12:38:16 PM

jjwars1: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.

I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.

You have no idea how "passably" I or any other smoker can function.

Look, I've seen people drink 1 beer and be tipsy.  I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.  I've seen people take a hit of pot and pass out on the couch and I've seen people - like me - who can handle smoking as much as you give them and they are still completely functional and able to do anything they were able to do before they got high.

Again, DIFFERENT INTOXICANTS HIT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

If you find that you are worthless after a hit or two of pot, that's YOU.  That' not me, that's not him, that's not her.  It's YOU.  Quit pretending you know exactly how a certain thing affects anyone other than YOU.

Marijuana legislation would get passed a lot more quickly if ignoramuses like StrangeQ would stop acting like he's an expert in all things marijuana...


Or if idiot potheads like you too would stop pretending that smoking has absolutely zero negative effects and is instead a perfect wonder drug.

I mean, I get it.  You've killed so many braincells that at this point you can't function without hitting a pipe within moments after waking up.  That's not going to stop the rest of society from dismissing you as the moron you are.

/jesus fark, I'm actually for legalization and I smoke fairly regularly, but idiots like you two make me want to reverse course and have the farking plant eradicated from the planet.
 
2013-04-26 12:39:34 PM

StrangeQ: jjwars1: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.

I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.

You have no idea how "passably" I or any other smoker can function.

Look, I've seen people drink 1 beer and be tipsy.  I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.  I've seen people take a hit of pot and pass out on the couch and I've seen people - like me - who can handle smoking as much as you give them and they are still completely functional and able to do anything they were able to do before they got high.

Again, DIFFERENT INTOXICANTS HIT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

If you find that you are worthless after a hit or two of pot, that's YOU.  That' not me, that's not him, that's not her.  It's YOU.  Quit pretending you know exactly how a certain thing affects anyone other than YOU.

Marijuana legislation would get passed a lot more quickly if ignoramuses like StrangeQ would stop acting like he's an expert in all things marijuana...

Or if idiot potheads like you tootwo would stop pretending that smoking has absolutely zero negative effects and is instead a perfect wonder drug.

I mean, I get it.  You've killed so many braincells that at this point you can't function without hitting a pipe within moments after waking up.  That's not going to stop the rest of society from dismissing you as the moron you are.

/jesus fark, I'm actually for legalization and I smoke fairly regularly, but idiots like you two make me want to reverse course and have the farking plant eradicated from the ...


ftfm

/here comes the snark
 
2013-04-26 12:41:37 PM

GanjSmokr: I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.


Yeah, there's a word for people like that: farking alcoholics.  (two words I suppose)
 
2013-04-26 12:52:12 PM

StrangeQ: ftfm

/here comes the snark


Meh, brainfarts happen.


StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.

Yeah, there's a word for people like that: farking alcoholics.  (two words I suppose)


They are actually called "functional" alcoholics.  Just like the people who can function on their pain meds where I'd be vegged out on a quarter of the dosage some take.  And both of those substances are magnitudes worse than pot.

Once again, because you don't seem to be getting it - different shiat affects different people differently.  Seriously, how hard is it to accept that everyone is different?  Is it really that hard to understand?

I think we're done with our "discussion" here.  Have a great day!
 
2013-04-26 12:56:45 PM

StrangeQ: /jesus fark, I'm actually for legalization and I smoke fairly regularly, but idiots like you two make me want to reverse course and have the farking plant eradicated from the planet.


You sound like a dick.
 
2013-04-26 01:27:18 PM

StrangeQ: StrangeQ: jjwars1: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.

I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.

You have no idea how "passably" I or any other smoker can function.

Look, I've seen people drink 1 beer and be tipsy.  I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.  I've seen people take a hit of pot and pass out on the couch and I've seen people - like me - who can handle smoking as much as you give them and they are still completely functional and able to do anything they were able to do before they got high.

Again, DIFFERENT INTOXICANTS HIT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

If you find that you are worthless after a hit or two of pot, that's YOU.  That' not me, that's not him, that's not her.  It's YOU.  Quit pretending you know exactly how a certain thing affects anyone other than YOU.

Marijuana legislation would get passed a lot more quickly if ignoramuses like StrangeQ would stop acting like he's an expert in all things marijuana...

Or if idiot potheads like you tootwo would stop pretending that smoking has absolutely zero negative effects and is instead a perfect wonder drug.

I mean, I get it.  You've killed so many braincells that at this point you can't function without hitting a pipe within moments after waking up.  That's not going to stop the rest of society from dismissing you as the moron you are.

/jesus fark, I'm actually for legalization and I smoke fairly regularly, but idiots like you two make me want to reverse course and have the farking plant eradic ...


Idiot potheads?  This assumes we are A: potheads, and B: idiots.  This also assumes we said anything about pot having zero negative side effects and is a perfect wonder drug.  Such assumptions come from ignorance, and you are making shiat up just to have something to disagree with.  Quit acting like a dumbass, dumbass.
 
2013-04-26 01:30:18 PM

A Terrible Human: StrangeQ: /jesus fark, I'm actually for legalization and I smoke fairly regularly, but idiots like you two make me want to reverse course and have the farking plant eradicated from the planet.

You sound like a dick.


THIS^^  Sounds like someone's gf left him for an "idiot stoner".  Lighten up, Francis.
 
PJ-
2013-04-26 02:48:35 PM
Bunch of lightweights in this thread.  I usually smoke 4 in an evening after work (5pm - 1030pm).  Weekends usually gets turned up to 7-10 throughout the day.  Then again, when some of my friends try and keep up, they turn into quite the mess.

Functioning member of society, hold a full time job that pays fairly well.  When people find out that I do in fact blaze, usually the first thing they say is 'I would have never pegged you as someone who partakes'.
 
2013-04-26 02:56:14 PM

StrangeQ: snocone:Well, that would be like, Man, your opinion.
How about a serving of science with that???

Are you trying to imply that weed isn't intoxicating?  Let me guess: you also think you're a better driver while high.

It's idiots like you that give responsible adults a bad name.


Of course weed is intoxicating. Just not in the same way. A person isn't going to smoke a joint then
get pissed and beat his girlfriend to a pulp for putting the mac n cheese on the wrong plate.

/ Although my bf and I almost came to blows over cookie dough and Doritos back in the day
 
2013-04-26 03:00:54 PM

MissMechante: Jubeebee: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: It's cute when people talk like they know something about something they don't really know much about.

Otherwise I would just love to know what job you have where you can be perma-stoned throughout the day and have it not have any impact on your job performance.

Graphic designer, maybe?

Yup
/graphic designer here


Graphic / web here. Sadly, not stoned. Sigh...
 
2013-04-26 03:04:07 PM

StrangeQ: So unemployment or permanent disability?  Otherwise I would just love to know what job you have where you can be perma-stoned throughout the day and have it not have any impact on your job performance.


How does a six figure engineering job strike you, Bubbles?

Ere' day.
 
2013-04-26 03:07:04 PM

StrangeQ: jjwars1: GanjSmokr: StrangeQ: GanjSmokr: Additionally, did I ever say I was better at anything when high?  I get it that you can't comprehend that people can function at all after smoking several joints.  The long and short of it is you're wrong.

I know you can function.  Maybe even passably.  But you're not going to function on the level of someone with a completely clear and sober head.

Marijuana legislation would probably get passed a lot more quickly if the stoner crowd would stop acting like smoking a joint is no different than taking a cigarette break.

You have no idea how "passably" I or any other smoker can function.

Look, I've seen people drink 1 beer and be tipsy.  I've seen people drink a 12 pack and be lucid and perfectly functional.  I've seen people take a hit of pot and pass out on the couch and I've seen people - like me - who can handle smoking as much as you give them and they are still completely functional and able to do anything they were able to do before they got high.

Again, DIFFERENT INTOXICANTS HIT DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

If you find that you are worthless after a hit or two of pot, that's YOU.  That' not me, that's not him, that's not her.  It's YOU.  Quit pretending you know exactly how a certain thing affects anyone other than YOU.

Marijuana legislation would get passed a lot more quickly if ignoramuses like StrangeQ would stop acting like he's an expert in all things marijuana...

Or if idiot potheads like you too would stop pretending that smoking has absolutely zero negative effects and is instead a perfect wonder drug.

I mean, I get it.  You've killed so many braincells that at this point you can't function without hitting a pipe within moments after waking up.  That's not going to stop the rest of society from dismissing you as the moron you are.

/jesus fark, I'm actually for legalization and I smoke fairly regularly, but idiots like you two make me want to reverse course and have the farking plant eradicated from the ...


Dude...did you NRTFC? He didn't say it has no negative effects. He said it affects different people differently.
It's true. Just like some folks can hold their liquor and some folks can't.

It's been so long since I've gotten stoned that if I tried it now, I probably wouldn't be able to do anything more
than watch my DirectTV screen saver bounce around on my TV while I stare longingly at my empty popcorn
bag and wish for another soda.

Back in the day, however, I could go into work baked and work a 12 hour shift like it was nothing. I worked at
an answering service - mostly doctors - and my supervisor was always telling me that their clients' after hours
patients  were put at ease by my calm phone demeanor.

I don't think I would try to drive stoned, though.
 
2013-04-26 04:20:11 PM
Anyone else notice the name of the writer of this article? Is it Rick's smarter brother?
 
2013-04-27 12:54:09 AM
You wouldn't happen to have a 40-pound bag of Oreo cookies, would you? And some garlic dip?

/obscure?
 
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