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2021-08-15 12:48:35 PM  
I completely agree with him. They'd have to calm me down quite a bit before I could
 
2021-08-15 12:48:37 PM  
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2021-08-15 12:48:39 PM  
The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.
 
2021-08-15 1:01:59 PM  

WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.


Now we know Maureen Dowd's Fark handle.
 
2021-08-15 1:02:32 PM  
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2021-08-15 1:07:57 PM  
I wouldn't advise using a sativa in one of those tubes though. The noise and being immobilized and high will probably freak you out. Stick with the indicas, if you do plan on being high during an MRI.
 
2021-08-15 1:09:17 PM  

WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.


Nothing to be ashamed of, those chemicals hit different people different ways. Heck even just a switch from indica-dominant to a sativa strain can give you mental whiplash. People assume weed=relaxed but if you're prone to anxiety you may end up ratcheted into mania, paranoia or worse.

I had a full-on crisis with a bad interaction between an edible and a steroid medication. Existential nightmare, complete with a messianic delusion (If you want to join my cult I'll tell you all about it) that took more than a week to be back on stable footing. Brains are weird.
 
2021-08-15 1:09:20 PM  
i'm pretty claustrophobic and have had three MRI's, two for my back and one for my elbow.  The elbow was by far the worst, they made me lay on my stomach with my arm outstretched and palm facing up.  The pillow went under my arm so my chest was directly on the slab.  Every couple of minutes the tech would come on through the headphones and say, "please stop breathing your chest is moving" so that was fun.

/no gummies, scheduled super early in the morning so I wouldn't have to fret all day.
 
2021-08-15 1:13:02 PM  
The "Saturday Night Live" alum continued: "The guy at the cannabis place said - because there's a section for seniors - 'two will make you feel good.' So I said, 'I really want to feel fabulous,'" invoking the catchphrase of his iconic "SNL" character, Fernando.

Marvelous reporting.  Just marvelous.
 
2021-08-15 1:27:21 PM  

cryinoutloud: I completely agree with him. They'd have to calm me down quite a bit before I could


Might lead to hedonism
 
2021-08-15 1:35:23 PM  

WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.


Cop Eats Pot Brownies Calls 911 (Full)
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2021-08-15 1:38:39 PM  
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2021-08-15 1:40:09 PM  
OSCAR!
 
2021-08-15 1:43:01 PM  
Groove Armada - But I Feel Good (Later With Jools Holland 2002)
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2021-08-15 1:44:10 PM  
That reminds me I need to call my Nero again to get the script for my yearly brain and c-spine MRIs for MS. Brain MRIs are fun. They put a cage around your head attached to the table, so there's no getting out.

I had them for years and was quite proud of never have claustrophobia, untill one time I went to a new place. The tech never talked to me once, then left me in the tube for an extended time with no explanation. It was right after the Pulse nightclub shooting and my anxiety told me there had been a shooting in the office. Doesn't help some of the MRI sounds remind me of gun shots. From then on I've taken Valium. Just barely takes the edge off.

Pro tip: If it's your first time ask the tech to talk you through it. They should tell you between each sequence how long it will last.
 
2021-08-15 1:48:01 PM  
Sweet Coffee - Feelin' Good
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2021-08-15 1:51:37 PM  
Fun fact: Billy Crystal still holds the record for fastest winner's circle on any version of Pyramid.

$20,000 Pyramid - Billy Crystal's Winner's Circle Record
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2021-08-15 1:56:37 PM  

LewDux: cryinoutloud: I completely agree with him. They'd have to calm me down quite a bit before I could
Might lead to hedonism


In an MRI? You guys have weird ideas of what's fun. Besides, they'd have to drag me in there, because I can't pay for that.
 
2021-08-15 2:00:53 PM  

WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.


Okay, Becky.
 
2021-08-15 2:23:16 PM  
I'm calling bs on this story. Anyone Crystal's age has had an MRI and knows it's not the place to risk paranoia. And I'm sure he's been around enough drugs in his life to know if you're recommended two this ain't the time to go for four.
 
2021-08-15 2:27:05 PM  
The "When Harry Met Sally" star was vying...
The "Saturday Night Live" alum continued:
The "City Slickers" star added that...


Is it just me, or does this article read like a poorly written fanfiction?
 
2021-08-15 2:28:57 PM  

WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack.


President Carter could have talked you down.

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2021-08-15 2:34:58 PM  
A friend's wife had to get an MRI after being diagnosed with breast cancer.  To calm her down for the procedure, he asked me for some *ahem* brownies I had made. Completely legal brownies, of course.

Anyway, he neglected to pass on the fact that the brownies had quite a bit of, er, chocolate, and she should eat at most a quarter.  She ate two whole ones.

The MRI did not go smoothly.  She was ultimately able to get through it, but with the opposite intended effect. I felt so bad.
 
2021-08-15 2:41:13 PM  

BullBearMS: WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack.

President Carter could have talked you down.

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"If you have a beer, drink it. Listen to some Allman Brothers."
 
2021-08-15 3:00:15 PM  
I should probably get an MRI for a rotator cuff injury, but the doctor I've never met that was covering for the other doctor I've never met, responded with an email leading off with, "You're old." and a handy list of exercises which "one of them might help."
 
2021-08-15 3:50:29 PM  

strangeguitar: BullBearMS: WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack.

President Carter could have talked you down.

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"If you have a beer, drink it. Listen to some Allman Brothers."


This deserves the whole thing. 
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2021-08-15 5:33:07 PM  
Good for him.
 
2021-08-15 6:04:32 PM  

FreeLawyer: I'm calling bs on this story. Anyone Crystal's age has had an MRI and knows it's not the place to risk paranoia. And I'm sure he's been around enough drugs in his life to know if you're recommended two this ain't the time to go for four.


I won't say BS because not every has experienced that paranoia.
But I have so there are definitely things I won't try high; MRI is one, getting on an airplane is another.
 
2021-08-15 6:20:02 PM  
Argh. The older you get the harder it is to achieve either one. Unless it's just me.
 
2021-08-15 7:10:04 PM  

WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.


You just have to plan ahead. Since they take a few hours to kick in, the side effects can sneak up on you. You're sitting there, and you actually forget that you took them for a second (which can be a side effect, forgetting what you're saying in the middle of a sentence, or forgetting in the middle of a thought), and then something happens that totally catches you off guard.

I can't smoke. I have enough trouble getting through a day without it. So gummies are what I use. I'd like something with less of a waiting period, but I love that I can eat one anywhere and nobody knows. No smoke, my clothes don't smell, nor my breath. It's stealthy, which is really pretty nice. But I definitely wish I could find something more immediate. Tinctures haven't really had any effect when I've tried them, and I don't really want to go the vaping route if I can avoid it.
 
2021-08-15 7:14:10 PM  

Gene Masseth: WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.

Nothing to be ashamed of, those chemicals hit different people different ways. Heck even just a switch from indica-dominant to a sativa strain can give you mental whiplash. People assume weed=relaxed but if you're prone to anxiety you may end up ratcheted into mania, paranoia or worse.

I had a full-on crisis with a bad interaction between an edible and a steroid medication. Existential nightmare, complete with a messianic delusion (If you want to join my cult I'll tell you all about it) that took more than a week to be back on stable footing. Brains are weird.


So I was one of those people for whom pit didn't work. I tried it off and on all through high school and a few years afterwards and got nothing. I finally got it to work a few times, and realized that I couldn't go out in public because due to the perceived slowdown in time, I got super paranoid. I was sure that people could tell I was stoned. And not just 'that guy over there at that table', it was alllll of the people, anywhere I went. 😁

Now, I've managed to figure out how to enjoy the time dilation, but I haven't gone out in public since I discovered gummies and was able to actually get stoned without burning my lungs.
 
2021-08-15 7:18:01 PM  

Random Celebrity Insult Generator: i'm pretty claustrophobic and have had three MRI's, two for my back and one for my elbow.  The elbow was by far the worst, they made me lay on my stomach with my arm outstretched and palm facing up.  The pillow went under my arm so my chest was directly on the slab.  Every couple of minutes the tech would come on through the headphones and say, "please stop breathing your chest is moving" so that was fun.

/no gummies, scheduled super early in the morning so I wouldn't have to fret all day.


I've done many MRIs, and they definitely suck. The worst was when I had what was basically a 9 month migraine. I thought it was a good idea to go in when the headache was at its worst, like they might really notice the problem.

Bad idea. It was the absolute worst 3 years of my life. Sure, they said it was 20 minutes, but we all know how they lie.
 
2021-08-15 7:35:43 PM  

Random Celebrity Insult Generator: i'm pretty claustrophobic and have had three MRI's, two for my back and one for my elbow.  The elbow was by far the worst, they made me lay on my stomach with my arm outstretched and palm facing up.  The pillow went under my arm so my chest was directly on the slab.  Every couple of minutes the tech would come on through the headphones and say, "please stop breathing your chest is moving" so that was fun.

/no gummies, scheduled super early in the morning so I wouldn't have to fret all day.


When I had an MRI like that, I kept going "Wheeeeeee! Again!"
 
2021-08-15 7:48:24 PM  

Sugarpuss O'Shea: That reminds me I need to call my Nero again to get the script for my yearly brain and c-spine MRIs for MS. Brain MRIs are fun. They put a cage around your head attached to the table, so there's no getting out.

I had them for years and was quite proud of never have claustrophobia, untill one time I went to a new place. The tech never talked to me once, then left me in the tube for an extended time with no explanation. It was right after the Pulse nightclub shooting and my anxiety told me there had been a shooting in the office. Doesn't help some of the MRI sounds remind me of gun shots. From then on I've taken Valium. Just barely takes the edge off.

Pro tip: If it's your first time ask the tech to talk you through it. They should tell you between each sequence how long it will last.


Jesus, not only does the MRI sound like gunshots, I've noticed that it also sounds like the 'ray guns' I played with as a kid, so if I'd had that anxiety attack, I'd be worried I was either getting attacked by some terrorist type or Marvin the Martian.
 
2021-08-15 7:53:29 PM  
I've had 3 mri's done for a ruptured disc (now repaired) i put the ear plugs in and shut my eyes before the table moved me into the machine.  this was tolerable for me but each scan was only 20 minutes.  The machine i was in and maybe they all are was sooooooooo farking loud so if you're having one done,get good ear plugs
 
2021-08-15 8:14:44 PM  
Huh.  Billy Crystal was not someone I would have expected to be a stoner.

//NTTAWWT
 
2021-08-15 8:28:10 PM  

Gene Masseth: WhippingBoi: The first (and last) time I tried edibles, I ended up in the emergency room for 8 hours because I was convinced I was having a heart attack. I was very last on the triage list, because my vital signs were text-book perfect.

I'm actually deeply ashamed of this, as I wasted a lot of people's time and caused undue stress to my family.

Nothing to be ashamed of, those chemicals hit different people different ways. Heck even just a switch from indica-dominant to a sativa strain can give you mental whiplash. People assume weed=relaxed but if you're prone to anxiety you may end up ratcheted into mania, paranoia or worse.

I had a full-on crisis with a bad interaction between an edible and a steroid medication. Existential nightmare, complete with a messianic delusion (If you want to join my cult I'll tell you all about it) that took more than a week to be back on stable footing. Brains are weird.


This.  I really never used weed in my youth.  The one time I tried it, I ended up having a panic attack that night, also went to the e.r. and they had to give me something to calm me down.

Only bright spot was that it encouraged me to go to therapy to deal with my underlying depression and anxiety disorder and got me on antidepressants that made me feel better.

//Also discovered I was likely on the autism spectrum
//tempted to try again now that weed is legal here, but not sure if it would cause a reaction with my meds
 
2021-08-15 9:09:48 PM  
I guess he forgot about his niece, little Becky Crystal, who died with the marijuanas still stuck in her arm. She was a friend of mine. I saved her picture.
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Not so funny now, Is it? Or maybe that's how you get your kicks, maybe that's what turns you on, Billy Crystal. You and your good-time buddies. Well I got a flash for you, joy-boy: party time is over.
 
2021-08-16 12:42:13 AM  

kermit the forg: Huh.  Billy Crystal was not someone I would have expected to be a stoner.

//NTTAWWT


He's obviously not or he'd know exactly what dose to take and what to expect.
 
2021-08-16 8:56:27 AM  
I had no idea I was claustrophobic.  I work under my car when it's only up on ramps.  I've crawled into a small well house on my grandparents property, no issues.

when they fitted the radiation mask over me for my simulation and put me in the machine...that feeling of stress and fear really got to me.  I had to quit.

so they gave me ativan and whoo boy that did the trick.  I never thought to try edibles because I was paranoid about having to give a pee test at work, not that I've had to the last 3 jobs I've been at.
 
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