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2017-03-21 12:37:56 AM  
Big fan of Daniel Clowes, Wilson is a great book. 

But somehow I'm having a hard time seeing Woody Harrelson doing that role. 

Wilson wasn't charming, or even witty. 

And the ex-wife looked more like the daugher.
 
2017-03-21 12:47:37 AM  
Unlikely tag too stoned to submit this story?
 
2017-03-21 01:05:39 AM  
nsfw

 
2017-03-21 01:40:01 AM  
So he's eating two pans of "adult" brownies instead?
 
2017-03-21 02:02:29 AM  
Snoop Dog quit smoking pot too.

/for about a week
//he smokes blunts
///I think he's addicted to the tobacco wrapping
 
2017-03-21 02:44:19 AM  
Carlos Santana once promised his wife he'd quit smoking weed until his daughter graduated college. Doubt that lasted long.

None of this is anything to be alarmed about. Now if Keith Richards ever comes out and says he quit smoking weed, then we'd really have something to panic about. Hope that day never comes.
 
2017-03-21 02:59:37 AM  

phishrace: Carlos Santana once promised his wife he'd quit smoking weed until his daughter graduated college. Doubt that lasted long.

None of this is anything to be alarmed about. Now if Keith Richards ever comes out and says he quit smoking weed, then we'd really have something to panic about. Hope that day never comes.


Keith Richards is a long time prolific reader and speaks several languages. Little weed never bothered anyone.
 
2017-03-21 03:03:41 AM  

phishrace: Carlos Santana once promised his wife he'd quit smoking weed until his daughter graduated college. Doubt that lasted long.

None of this is anything to be alarmed about. Now if Keith Richards ever comes out and says he quit smoking weed, then we'd really have something to panic about. Hope that day never comes.


Keef has promised he will quit smoking weed.

/ about six months after his funeral
 
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2017-03-21 03:20:33 AM  
Sounds like he's eating a bunch of edibles.  STREEETTTCCCHHHHHHH!!!!
 
2017-03-21 04:04:31 AM  
Berry death afthershocks tell me isn't so
 
2017-03-21 06:21:19 AM  
He's in his fifties and has started getting bigger film roles again, some, like the new Planet of the Apes, that require him to be more physical. I can see him giving up smoking just for that.

Plus, he's going through a career Renaissance over the past few years, especially after the Hunger Games and True Detective. Maybe he wants people to start talking about his work again and not just weed.
 
2017-03-21 06:24:34 AM  

gunsmack: So he's eating two pans of "adult" brownies instead?


Dude's been a health food nut for more than 20 years. I wonder if he even considered brownies as an option.
 
2017-03-21 07:08:55 AM  

gunsmack: So he's eating two pans of "adult" brownies instead?


That was my thought. I work with a guy who hasn't smoked in years, told me about eating half a pan of brownies at a party last weekend
 
2017-03-21 07:10:59 AM  
He got to see Alexandra Daddario's boobs up close. That's worth giving up pot for a lifetime.
 
2017-03-21 07:41:27 AM  

stoli n coke: He's in his fifties and has started getting bigger film roles again, some, like the new Planet of the Apes, that require him to be more physical. I can see him giving up smoking just for that.


Meh, some bodybuilders smoke tons of weed and have no problem.  If it's only about getting muscular, weed won't really get in your way (unless he feels that getting the munchies is leading to him gaining too much fat).  At his age I could see that being a concern.
 
2017-03-21 08:03:18 AM  

stoli n coke: He's in his fifties and has started getting bigger film roles again, some, like the new Planet of the Apes, that require him to be more physical. I can see him giving up smoking just for that.

Plus, he's going through a career Renaissance over the past few years, especially after the Hunger Games and True Detective. Maybe he wants people to start talking about his work again and not just weed.


Not to mention the Disney money from the Han Solo film.
 
2017-03-21 08:19:32 AM  
Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?
 
2017-03-21 08:34:22 AM  
He wants an Oscar.
 
2017-03-21 08:34:30 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: Big fan of Daniel Clowes, Wilson is a great book. 

But somehow I'm having a hard time seeing Woody Harrelson doing that role. 

Wilson wasn't charming, or even witty. 

And the ex-wife looked more like the daugher.


I'm still waiting for David Lynch to make Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron.
 
2017-03-21 08:44:11 AM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


Imagine quitting listening to music, or reading books, or something else that you enjoy and makes you feel good.
 
2017-03-21 08:45:09 AM  
If you feel you should give up weed, just stop smoking during the day. That'll solve 95-percent of your concerns.
 
2017-03-21 08:51:17 AM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


It's not physically addictive. For some people, it's psychologically addictive. Looks like both the author of the article and Woody fall into this category.
 
2017-03-21 08:52:59 AM  
Look, if Woody Harrelson can con suckers into paying 45 bucks an hour for breathing scented air, he can con you into thinking he's given up weed.
 
2017-03-21 08:54:50 AM  

jjwars1: Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?

Imagine quitting listening to music, or reading books, or something else that you enjoy and makes you feel good.


I don't have to imagine it. I had kids.
 
2017-03-21 09:27:28 AM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


Why can't people quit driving cars if it's not addictive?
 
2017-03-21 09:32:04 AM  
Everyone should try a fast from their substances. Ideally a weeks long water and electrolyte only fast at some point, but starting with sugar, caffeine, alcohol, recreational psychoactives. Learn to be without them, reset your tolerance for them.
 
2017-03-21 10:18:42 AM  

wildcardjack: Everyone should try a fast from their substances. Ideally a weeks long water and electrolyte only fast at some point, but starting with sugar, caffeine, alcohol, recreational psychoactives. Learn to be without them, reset your tolerance for them.


Well sure, it's easy to be not dependent on anything when you're DEAD.
 
2017-03-21 10:27:22 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?

Why can't people quit driving cars if it's not addictive?


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2017-03-21 10:38:10 AM  

stoli n coke: He's in his fifties and has started getting bigger film roles again, some, like the new Planet of the Apes, that require him to be more physical. I can see him giving up smoking just for that.

Plus, he's going through a career Renaissance over the past few years, especially after the Hunger Games and True Detective. Maybe he wants people to start talking about his work again and not just weed.


THIS.
He's been a poster child for legal weed for 30 years.  He wants to spend time with his kid. He wants to work on his craft.
I quit drinking and smoking weed from the time my oldest was three until my youngest was 13.  Woody mentions an "emotional disconnect" from other people as a reason for the quit--I felt the same. YMMV

That, and the abomination called the "DARE" program.
Picture it: mid 80's--90's, bring cops into elementary schools to talk about the dangers of drugs.  Officer Friendly burns a substance vaguely smelling like weed and tells the kids, "If you smell something like this, you need to tell a police officer or an adult here at the school. This is a drug and drugs kill--you could save someone's life because we will get them the help they need. Even if it's your parents, you need to help us save their life."
We got this stopped but not before families were broken.
I refused to put my kids in that position.
 
2017-03-21 10:45:00 AM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


It is addictive. Especially so if you ah very the genes..

http://news.yale.edu/2016/03/30/study-links-genes-marijuana-dependenc​e​-and-major-depression
 
2017-03-21 10:54:08 AM  

sinko swimo: Keith Richards is a long time prolific reader and speaks several languages. Little weed never bothered anyone.


Heavy heroin and cocaine use is apparently not harmful either.
 
2017-03-21 11:51:13 AM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


I'm guessing he knows/is friends with/hangs out with a bunch of folks who partake.

That makes it much more difficult to quit, no matter what 'it' is.
 
2017-03-21 11:53:34 AM  

stoli n coke: He's in his fifties and has started getting bigger film roles again, some, like the new Planet of the Apes, that require him to be more physical. I can see him giving up smoking just for that.

Plus, he's going through a career Renaissance over the past few years, especially after the Hunger Games and True Detective. Maybe he wants people to start talking about his work again and not just weed.


i've known some pretty dang fit people that smoke like cheech n chong
also
maybe some people are so closed minded that they can only define another by their recreational habits
& maybe some are so attached to their recreational habits they create on-line handles in honor of them
 
2017-03-21 12:40:23 PM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


Why would quitting overeating be hard if it's not addictive?
Why would quitting masturbating be hard if it's not addictive?

(Hint, people like pleasurable things....)

 
2017-03-21 02:51:32 PM  

Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?


Sex isn't addictive either. Neither is snowboarding or racing cars or riding motorcycles. It would be hard for me to quit any of those things however.
 
2017-03-21 03:02:36 PM  
Is this like when 10 years ago, Snoop Dog, said he quit?  That lasted, how long?

Period... if you be smoking for 20 or 30 years, you ain't EVER gonna quit.... I mean, you might cut down, but it will still always be there.
 
2017-03-21 03:05:43 PM  
Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.
 
2017-03-21 03:15:37 PM  

Luse: Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?

Sex isn't addictive either. Neither is snowboarding or racing cars or riding motorcycles. It would be hard for me to quit any of those things however.


You enjoy the effects of altering your brain chemistry. Everyone does. Do you continue to enjoy those effects even though you know the activity is adversely affecting your life? Do you deny to yourself and others it is adversely affecting your life? Do you continually tell yourself you're going to stop, but find yourself doing it again and again? That is psychological addiction.

Woody realized getting high was interfering with his personal relationships and his career, but he still found it hard to stay away from that high. Part of him was willing to sacrifice the most important things in his life for that high and he had to fight through that. He was psychologically addicted to weed. I'm sure for many years he laughed off the whole weed addiction thing too, but he finally accepted it.
 
2017-03-21 03:48:33 PM  

meera's frog spear: Luse: Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?

Sex isn't addictive either. Neither is snowboarding or racing cars or riding motorcycles. It would be hard for me to quit any of those things however.

You enjoy the effects of altering your brain chemistry. Everyone does. Do you continue to enjoy those effects even though you know the activity is adversely affecting your life? Do you deny to yourself and others it is adversely affecting your life? Do you continually tell yourself you're going to stop, but find yourself doing it again and again? That is psychological addiction.

Woody realized getting high was interfering with his personal relationships and his career, but he still found it hard to stay away from that high. Part of him was willing to sacrifice the most important things in his life for that high and he had to fight through that. He was psychologically addicted to weed. I'm sure for many years he laughed off the whole weed addiction thing too, but he finally accepted it.


Yet he was able to make the choice without anyone pressuring. When in a social situation when offered he turned it down rather easily. He also explicitly says he has no problem with it and doesn't see it as harmful. He made a personal choice and stuck with it, good for him. You're making it sound like he needed an intervention.
 
2017-03-21 03:50:53 PM  

T.rex: Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.


People are farking weird and get addicted to quite literally anything. News @9. Yes by that definition, quite literally anything can be an addiction. Including your propensity to ignore most of my post.
 
2017-03-21 04:47:20 PM  

Luse: T.rex: Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.

People are farking weird and get addicted to quite literally anything. News @9. Yes by that definition, quite literally anything can be an addiction. Including your propensity to ignore most of my post.


Sex addiction is a pretty farkin' major thing in society, dude.  Its not like i had to nit-pick very hard.  Its probably #2 after booze.
 
2017-03-21 04:53:13 PM  

T.rex: Luse: T.rex: Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.

People are farking weird and get addicted to quite literally anything. News @9. Yes by that definition, quite literally anything can be an addiction. Including your propensity to ignore most of my post.

Sex addiction is a pretty farkin' major thing in society, dude.  Its not like i had to nit-pick very hard.  Its probably #2 after booze.


You really are addicted to ignoring the rest of the examples, aren't you? Major or minor it doesn't in any way change my point.
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2017-03-21 05:50:39 PM  

Luse: T.rex: Luse: T.rex: Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.

People are farking weird and get addicted to quite literally anything. News @9. Yes by that definition, quite literally anything can be an addiction. Including your propensity to ignore most of my post.

Sex addiction is a pretty farkin' major thing in society, dude.  Its not like i had to nit-pick very hard.  Its probably #2 after booze.

You really are addicted to ignoring the rest of the examples, aren't you? Major or minor it doesn't in any way change my point.
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usually,the first example someone says out 3 examples, is their primary example.
But in regards to bungee jumping, or motorcycles, or whatever.... don't they call those people, "Adrenaline Junkies"?    Junkie is another name for addict. 

Look guy.... i know you were just making a generic point.  The only reason i harped on it, because i've seen sex addiction destroy lives, and so it irked me to be flippant about it.    I have no beef with you.
 
2017-03-21 06:11:14 PM  

T.rex: Luse: T.rex: Luse: T.rex: Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.

People are farking weird and get addicted to quite literally anything. News @9. Yes by that definition, quite literally anything can be an addiction. Including your propensity to ignore most of my post.

Sex addiction is a pretty farkin' major thing in society, dude.  Its not like i had to nit-pick very hard.  Its probably #2 after booze.

You really are addicted to ignoring the rest of the examples, aren't you? Major or minor it doesn't in any way change my point.
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usually,the first example someone says out 3 examples, is their primary example.
But in regards to bungee jumping, or motorcycles, or whatever.... don't they call those people, "Adrenaline Junkies"?    Junkie is another name for addict. 

Look guy.... i know you were just making a generic point.  The only reason i harped on it, because i've seen sex addiction destroy lives, and so it irked me to be flippant about it.    I have no beef with you.


Yeah, and so does "food addiction" is a thing as well. My point is that it's not a physical addiction. It's a far cry from "I'm too week to not shove a 5th double cheesburger down my gullet" to "I'm in excruciating pain because I stopped a severe heroin addiction cold turkey".

Again, literally anything has been called an addiction. By that standard nothing is as the word loses any meaning. If you love sex so much you can't help yourself you're not an addict, you're a rapist. The urge wouldn't just kick in during convenient times with willing partners.
 
2017-03-21 07:55:13 PM  
Luse:
Again, literally anything has been called an addiction. By that standard nothing is as the word loses any meaning. If you love sex so much you can't help yourself you're not an addict, you're a rapist. The urge wouldn't just kick in during convenient times with willing partners.

Well, i think many doctors do lend credence that there is such thing as psychological addiction.    I think pot, for instance, falls in that category.   The body doesn't require it, but the mind does (in some cases).

Yes... i do think 'any'thing can be called an addiction at the end of the day, and clearly those who don't suffer from those things will not categorize it as serious as alcholism or heroin addiction.    Even eating.... they might not be addicted to cheeseburgers, per se, but perhaps gluttoning out gives them some peace they don't ordinarily feel, otherwise.    You've said it... people are crazy.... but thats the reality.
 
2017-03-21 08:57:11 PM  

Luse: T.rex: Luse: Sex isn't addictive either.

You are right... i just typed 'sex addiction' into a google search, and not one single page came back.

People are farking weird and get addicted to quite literally anything. News @9. Yes by that definition, quite literally anything can be an addiction. Including your propensity to ignore most of my post.


Yay! You just learned a little bit about neuroplasticity...the brain is wired for addiction. It's how we learn
 
2017-03-21 09:16:09 PM  

meera's frog spear: Luse: Omis: Why would quitting pot smoking be hard if it's not addictive?

Sex isn't addictive either. Neither is snowboarding or racing cars or riding motorcycles. It would be hard for me to quit any of those things however.

You enjoy the effects of altering your brain chemistry. Everyone does. Do you continue to enjoy those effects even though you know the activity is adversely affecting your life? Do you deny to yourself and others it is adversely affecting your life? Do you continually tell yourself you're going to stop, but find yourself doing it again and again? That is psychological addiction.

Woody realized getting high was interfering with his personal relationships and his career, but he still found it hard to stay away from that high. Part of him was willing to sacrifice the most important things in his life for that high and he had to fight through that. He was psychologically addicted to weed. I'm sure for many years he laughed off the whole weed addiction thing too, but he finally accepted it.


How long have you been dry?

/or do you always post that way ;)
 
2017-03-21 09:25:30 PM  

lilol: It is addictive. Especially so if you ah very the genes.


I read this in Jeff Goldblums voice.
 
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