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2021-09-14 6:38:31 PM  
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2021-09-14 6:46:10 PM  
Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.
 
2021-09-14 6:50:22 PM  
Airplane II: Bad Acid
Youtube 4wUq9wBc89w
 
2021-09-14 6:56:57 PM  
At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.
 
2021-09-14 7:18:55 PM  

plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.


No meth or alcohol involved.
...sure.
 
2021-09-14 7:21:10 PM  
The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.

Talk about a bad trip.
 
2021-09-14 7:24:03 PM  
The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?
 
2021-09-14 7:28:01 PM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


They strap you to a bed until you can convince them that you came down. So if you're ever busted while tripping, try to stay calm and don't tell the cops that you're on it.
 
2021-09-14 7:42:30 PM  

Jake Havechek: optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?

They strap you to a bed until you can convince them that you came down. So if you're ever busted while tripping, try to stay calm and don't tell the cops that you're on it.


Sadly 99.9% of medics and ER staff don't really know how to deal with hallucinogens.
That's not how to do it.
 
2021-09-14 9:08:12 PM  

CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.


What is that it metric seconds?
 
2021-09-14 9:34:11 PM  
You are supposed to have a sitter in case you are a dumbass.
I never had one, I just decided not to be a dumbass.
 
2021-09-14 10:17:05 PM  
Yeah I'm conflict about posting something by this guy, but I'm doing it anyway.

R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly (LP Version)
Youtube GIQn8pab8Vc
 
2021-09-14 10:55:32 PM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


Thorazine
 
2021-09-14 11:11:08 PM  

Superjoe: You are supposed to have a sitter in case you are a dumbass.
I never had one, I just decided not to be a dumbass.


Came to say this, these idiots didnt know what the hell they were doing
 
2021-09-14 11:42:14 PM  
No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.
 
2021-09-14 11:42:46 PM  

CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.


Even in SI, it's still per second per second.
 
2021-09-14 11:44:05 PM  

plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.


This.  I've dropped a lot of acid, really good stuff too, I was in control of my faculties 100% of the time.

I bet he just fell or was pushed/thrown.

Don't get me wrong, I did dumb shiat while tripping sometimes, but they were my own choice and I knew the risks while doing it.  I balanced those risks vs fun while tripping.
 
2021-09-14 11:47:07 PM  
.....per second. It's a acceleration metric.
 
2021-09-14 11:48:10 PM  
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2021-09-14 11:48:13 PM  
Police are withholding the student's name because they are investigating possible drug charges against him, said Police Chief John Jones.

Christ a'mighty, don't y'all think he's been punished enough?
 
2021-09-14 11:48:59 PM  
Regardless at how 'professional' i may be with psychedelics, becoming injured whilst in the middle of a trip has always made my top 5 fears.
 
2021-09-14 11:50:36 PM  
From TFA: Gaslight Apartment Complex.

$50 on "You're in the matrix, Neo. Let's run the jump protocol!"
 
2021-09-14 11:52:47 PM  
If he thought he could fly, he should have tried taking off from the ground first.

/RIP Bill Hicks
 
2021-09-14 11:57:36 PM  

CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.


Well, it was per second squared, but after they hit the ground it was just seconds flat.
 
2021-09-14 11:58:43 PM  

jmswentzel: Regardless at how 'professional' i may be with psychedelics, becoming injured whilst in the middle of a trip has always made my top 5 fears.


I had a kid get pretty hurt while I was really high, came back to earth in a heartbeat. Took care of business. Had the shakes later.
 
2021-09-15 12:00:39 AM  
Here's one:
This happened to someone we know.
She was at an outdoor stadium Dead show years ago with friends, all tripping balls. I think it was one of her first times  since she was around 18.
She's wandering around the show trying to find her friends since they got separated at some point. She's sitting on a wall, several stories up with sidewalk below, wondering what to do.
She decides that she can go back in time and find her friends, so she closes her eyes and decides to fall backwards in time, over the edge.
Lands on the sidewalk, broke both legs and fractured her lower spine. I believe its fused now after multiple surgeries, obviouslybwalks funny. Lucky she lived.
Imagine tripping out, having a good time outside the show and someone kersplats in front of you on the sidewalk. Her parents got the call a day or two later after she could ID herself in the hospital, they were on vacation. Her friends had no clue where she went, thought she bailed or something.
Inexperienced acid tripper that didn't have a guide story.
 
2021-09-15 12:01:15 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Police are withholding the student's name because they are investigating possible drug charges against him, said Police Chief John Jones.

Christ a'mighty, don't y'all think he's been punished enough?


But 'they' didn't get to do it.
 
2021-09-15 12:01:55 AM  
 
2021-09-15 12:03:56 AM  

wage0048: Well, it was per second squared


It's the 2

That gets you.
 
2021-09-15 12:05:12 AM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


Ask President Carter - SNL
Youtube -68iTvhWNB0
 
2021-09-15 12:08:04 AM  

plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.


50 years ago. Art Linkletter's daughter did the same thing but she died on impact. Building was higher than 3 floors by a lot, Lots of "Drugs can kill you" PSA's based on that one incident for year. Did acid myself in the '70's. Disneyland on purple barrel will hurt you from laughing so hard at tourists! (Sides, jaws ached like hell next day!) Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Matterhorn rides an absolute blast!
 
2021-09-15 12:08:08 AM  
In the 90s, there was a point where if I hadn't done acid in a week, I said it had been a long time. Of course the tolerance on that stuff is pretty easy to achieve. You end up having to take 5-6 hits to get much of anything if you do it more than once a week. One time I got lost on a way to a discotheque that was less than 1/2 mile from my house that I'd been to countless times. Eventually I made it there and spent the rest of the night laughing my ass off.

That being said, no matter how much I took, I never got to the point where I thought I could fly, take a bullet, or do any other stupid superhero stuff.

I guess what I'm saying is, leave the hard drugs to the professionals. Some people just aren't built for chemically induced psychosis.
 
2021-09-15 12:10:46 AM  

CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.


Doesn't matter if the fall took only one second.
 
TWX
2021-09-15 12:16:44 AM  

Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.


Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.
 
2021-09-15 12:17:11 AM  
Bill Hicks Positive drug story
Youtube VnwFmaLiKl4


/Farkers be slippin.
 
TWX
2021-09-15 12:17:46 AM  

BuckTurgidson: cretinbob: [Fark user image 280x210]

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I remember that Dragnet epsiode where he said that.  It was fairly cringeworthy.
 
2021-09-15 12:17:54 AM  
Andy Fell
 
2021-09-15 12:18:05 AM  
I tripped with Phish once. That was the strongest shiat I ever experienced.
 
2021-09-15 12:19:12 AM  

TWX: Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.

Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.


How many D6s of damage is that?
 
2021-09-15 12:19:44 AM  

DittoToo: I tripped with Phish once. That was the strongest shiat I ever experienced.


Sure, but how was the acid?
 
2021-09-15 12:20:50 AM  

Toxophil: TWX: Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.

Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.

How many D6s of damage is that?


Depends on if you're a monk or not.
 
2021-09-15 12:28:26 AM  
"...a foil wrapper full of LSD tablets."

What is this madness!?
 
2021-09-15 12:29:01 AM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


That sounds like they're specifically trying to cause a bad trip.
 
TWX
2021-09-15 12:29:30 AM  

Toxophil: TWX: Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.

Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.

How many D6s of damage is that?


That would depend on if the 'hit' connected and how resistant to injury you were.
 
2021-09-15 12:35:55 AM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


Orange slices and fetal spooning.
 
2021-09-15 12:38:36 AM  
So are these guys big time dealers or more likely just a bunch of naive college students who found an LSD connection and didn't know how it would affect them?

The idea of charging someone for foolishly jumping or possibly even falling off a building while under the influence of drugs seems wrong.
 
2021-09-15 12:39:23 AM  

TWX: Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.

Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.


No, after one second their SPEED would be 32 feet per second, not the distance traveled. Over the first second the average speed would be 16 ft/s, so in 1 second they've only gone half way.
 
2021-09-15 12:39:40 AM  

lindalouwho: Yeah I'm conflict about posting something by this guy, but I'm doing it anyway.

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You're doing God's work.
 
2021-09-15 12:42:16 AM  

OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.


Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.
 
TWX
2021-09-15 12:49:38 AM  

Capt.Plywood: TWX: Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.

Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.

No, after one second their SPEED would be 32 feet per second, not the distance traveled. Over the first second the average speed would be 16 ft/s, so in 1 second they've only gone half way.


It looks like we're both off.

https://www.omnicalculator.com/physic​s​/free-fall

45 ft/second at impact apparently.
 
2021-09-15 12:51:45 AM  

BafflerMeal: "...a foil wrapper full of LSD tablets."

What is this madness!?


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The kids call them "tabs" or "squares" or "dips" or "blots" or "cubes" or "drops" or "trips" or "beevos" or "a-caps" or "uniwonders" or "wha?" or "happyweirds" or "aintmyhands" or "my cat knows more than mes" or "IfYouThinkAboutIts" or "didIJustSayTits" or "theres this one chord on that one album that I don't even know such truth and ... uhs" or "NOPE. the burger king statue at BK is the FUNNIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN AND I'M STAYING HERE FOREVER LAUGHINGs" and "icantmoveeveragains".

Also "foil wrappers full of LSD tablets".
 
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2021-09-15 12:56:13 AM  

BafflerMeal: "...a foil wrapper full of LSD tablets."

What is this madness!?


Altoids or something is my guess.
 
2021-09-15 1:01:11 AM  
When h(t)=0, v(t)=0.

Physics books are worse than math books. Daughter and I had a good laugh looking at one book that had a wombat sliding down a frictionless ramp. Professors who write physics books are tripping balls more than their students.
 
2021-09-15 1:05:34 AM  

My Sober Alt: So are these guys big time dealers or more likely just a bunch of naive college students who found an LSD connection and didn't know how it would affect them?

The idea of charging someone for foolishly jumping or possibly even falling off a building while under the influence of drugs seems wrong.


Campus cops and they live for this shiat.

Misdemeanor charge (don't want anything on their permanent record, they pay a lot of money to go there) but a huge fine (that daddy will probably be paying).
 
2021-09-15 1:09:31 AM  

optikeye: I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


Xanax.
 
2021-09-15 1:10:20 AM  
Amateur.
 
2021-09-15 1:29:49 AM  
Anyone taking bets that it wasn't real LSD? I imagine it was one of the "research chemicals" you can order online.
 
2021-09-15 1:33:51 AM  

plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.


Laugh uncontrollably at the building because its so squarethough.....
 
2021-09-15 1:34:33 AM  

optikeye: plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.

No meth or alcohol involved.
...sure.


Its almost a rite of passage
 
2021-09-15 1:42:00 AM  

Bad Dad Why: jmswentzel: Regardless at how 'professional' i may be with psychedelics, becoming injured whilst in the middle of a trip has always made my top 5 fears.

I had a kid get pretty hurt while I was really high, came back to earth in a heartbeat. Took care of business. Had the shakes later.


Username checks out!

*kidding
 
2021-09-15 1:52:12 AM  

josiahgould: Anyone taking bets that it wasn't real LSD? I imagine it was one of the "research chemicals" you can order online.


This is the first thing i thought too. I doubt it is easy to find genuine lsd anymore. There's no profit. Not saying it wasn't, just more likely it was some bathtub/salts gin shiat.
 
2021-09-15 2:04:38 AM  

symptomoftheuniverse: josiahgould: Anyone taking bets that it wasn't real LSD? I imagine it was one of the "research chemicals" you can order online.

This is the first thing i thought too. I doubt it is easy to find genuine lsd anymore. There's no profit. Not saying it wasn't, just more likely it was some bathtub/salts gin shiat.


My friend and I had the ability to synthesize ~250L of 30% liquid lsd suspension. We had access to the relevant chemicals and lab equipment and no supervisiondue to some quirks of our college. Quality would have been poor but who cares. We stopped when we realized we wouldn't have a clue what to do with that much lsd.
 
2021-09-15 2:42:20 AM  

Daer21: symptomoftheuniverse: josiahgould: Anyone taking bets that it wasn't real LSD? I imagine it was one of the "research chemicals" you can order online.

This is the first thing i thought too. I doubt it is easy to find genuine lsd anymore. There's no profit. Not saying it wasn't, just more likely it was some bathtub/salts gin shiat.

My friend and I had the ability to synthesize ~250L of 30% liquid lsd suspension. We had access to the relevant chemicals and lab equipment and no supervisiondue to some quirks of our college. Quality would have been poor but who cares. We stopped when we realized we wouldn't have a clue what to do with that much lsd.


Ultimate fighting?
 
2021-09-15 2:44:21 AM  
a foil wrapper full of LSD tablets.

What ever happened to good old fashioned paper dabs?
 
2021-09-15 2:53:37 AM  
"Miami" "Oxford" "Cincinnati" PICK A GODDAMN TIME ZONE
 
2021-09-15 3:02:18 AM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


That would be far better than what they actually do.
 
2021-09-15 3:07:02 AM  
He didn't flap his arms fast enough.
 
2021-09-15 3:31:10 AM  

NephilimNexus: a foil wrapper full of LSD tablets.

What ever happened to good old fashioned paper dabs?


Or sugar cubes?
 
2021-09-15 3:39:46 AM  

My Sober Alt: So are these guys big time dealers or more likely just a bunch of naive college students who found an LSD connection and didn't know how it would affect them?

The idea of charging someone for foolishly jumping or possibly even falling off a building while under the influence of drugs seems wrong.


Are there even "big time" LSD dealers anymore? Because if so I'd LOVE to meet one.
 
2021-09-15 3:43:37 AM  
Only for an instant and what's up with those farking units, subby? What is this, 1953?

Petey4335: OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.

Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.



Nope, sorry but gravity works out to infinite distance.  You could hypothetically, mathematically find a place between two large bodies where forces are balanced and you will not fall toward either.
 
2021-09-15 3:55:30 AM  
The fall doesn't hurt you. It's the sudden stop that does the damage
 
2021-09-15 3:56:02 AM  

TWX: Capt.Plywood: TWX: Lsherm: wage0048: Well, it was per second squared

It's the 2

That gets you.

Yes, but if a three story building is roughly 32 feet tall, then it would by definiton take one second to fall, which leads to 32x12 = 32x1 = 32, meaning the person would be going...32 feet per second.

No, after one second their SPEED would be 32 feet per second, not the distance traveled. Over the first second the average speed would be 16 ft/s, so in 1 second they've only gone half way.

It looks like we're both off.

https://www.omnicalculator.com/physics​/free-fall

45 ft/second at impact apparently.


He wasn't off at all. He never said what the speed at impact would be, he said after one second the person would have only fallen 16 feet with an average speed of 16 ft/s, which is exactly right.
 
2021-09-15 4:10:11 AM  

somniferous sloth: "Miami" "Oxford" "Cincinnati" PICK A GODDAMN TIME ZONE


Miami and Cincinnati are in the same time zone.
 
2021-09-15 4:10:55 AM  

SimonElectric: Only for an instant and what's up with those farking units, subby? What is this, 1953?

Petey4335: OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.

Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.


Nope, sorry but gravity works out to infinite distance.  You could hypothetically, mathematically find a place between two large bodies where forces are balanced and you will not fall toward either.


Nah too much work, just gotta make sure the fall takes longer than the maximum human lifespan and it would count as flying.  Assuming you're not gonna die from, you know, being stuck free-falling in space for your entire natural life, and assuming the only mass nearby is that of the earth itself (the sun's on vacation), then a couple AU should be more than enough by a sizeable margin.
 
2021-09-15 4:21:06 AM  

optikeye: The second student was transported to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital at the request of the police and treated for LSD consumption.


I mean what the fark is that 'treatment'. Do they put in you a room with ice bucket of Budweiser and play pink floyd and grateful dead and 2001 Space Odyssey on the tv with sound off?


Close but not quite.
They do the Pink Floyd / Wizard of Oz thing.  By the third run, you're sober.
 
2021-09-15 4:29:16 AM  

Rezurok: SimonElectric: Only for an instant and what's up with those farking units, subby? What is this, 1953?

Petey4335: OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.

Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.


Nope, sorry but gravity works out to infinite distance.  You could hypothetically, mathematically find a place between two large bodies where forces are balanced and you will not fall toward either.

Nah too much work, just gotta make sure the fall takes longer than the maximum human lifespan and it would count as flying.  Assuming you're not gonna die from, you know, being stuck free-falling in space for your entire natural life, and assuming the only mass nearby is that of the earth itself (the sun's on vacation), then a couple AU should be more than enough by a sizeable margin.


Ah, the engineering solution to a physics problem! h/t
 
2021-09-15 5:03:30 AM  
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2021-09-15 5:03:54 AM  

dkulprit: plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.

This.  I've dropped a lot of acid, really good stuff too, I was in control of my faculties 100% of the time.

I bet he just fell or was pushed/thrown.

Don't get me wrong, I did dumb shiat while tripping sometimes, but they were my own choice and I knew the risks while doing it.  I balanced those risks vs fun while tripping.


You didn't take enough to lose your anchor then. A wiser taker than me :)
 
2021-09-15 5:52:31 AM  
Another psychonaut who used this sacramental drug to find the key to the universe.  Hope you like the view from the hospital bed, sport.

CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.


Yes, you're right.  I wrote it the way I did because it's the popular, rather than the scientific, usage.

SpaceMonkey-66: Superjoe: You are supposed to have a sitter in case you are a dumbass.
I never had one, I just decided not to be a dumbass.

Came to say this, these idiots didnt know what the hell they were doing


If they'd known what they were doing, they wouldn't have dropped acid in the first place.

optikeye: plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.

No meth or alcohol involved.
...sure.


No evidence of consumption of either in TFA.  Although it's not unknown for sellers to cut LSD with meth.

Superjoe: You are supposed to have a sitter in case you are a dumbass.
I never had one, I just decided not to be a dumbass.


I'm sure that the young man referenced in TFA who stepped out of that upper story window would have told you that he was just as smart as you are, or that at least he would have until he hit the ground.

plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?


I would guess that the protagonist here had heard it too.  Too bad he didn't pay attention to it.
 
2021-09-15 6:11:21 AM  
Regardless of equations regarding elevation and acceleration,  I think this kid was out of his depth.
 
2021-09-15 6:27:25 AM  

cefm: .....per second. It's a acceleration metric.


Came here to say this.

Until, of course, you reach terminal velocity due to air resistance.
 
2021-09-15 6:41:34 AM  
So happy that so many nailed Subby for farking up the units.

It is not the velocity that you feel, it is the acceleration
 
2021-09-15 6:56:52 AM  

omg bbq: My Sober Alt: So are these guys big time dealers or more likely just a bunch of naive college students who found an LSD connection and didn't know how it would affect them?

The idea of charging someone for foolishly jumping or possibly even falling off a building while under the influence of drugs seems wrong.

Are there even "big time" LSD dealers anymore? Because if so I'd LOVE to meet one.


Same here. I have at least one more ride in me.
 
2021-09-15 6:57:26 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.

Even in SI, it's still per second per second.


But they use metric time.
 
2021-09-15 6:58:35 AM  

kyuzokai: From TFA: Gaslight Apartment Complex.

$50 on "You're in the matrix, Neo. Let's run the jump protocol!"


Still no excuse. That person should have known that no one makes their first jump.
 
2021-09-15 7:09:41 AM  
Where is this LSD everyone is taking that makes them active?

When I was frying balls I was plastered to the floor in fear or awe, depending on the day. I couldn't have fled a room if I wanted to.
 
2021-09-15 7:38:33 AM  
tirob:

Holy shiat you're ignorant.  Why don't you go back to bed, okay?
 
2021-09-15 7:47:14 AM  
Y'all are being way too pedantic about the 2nd "per second". LSD makes you fall at constant velocity rather than constant acceleration. t=0 is a b*tch; but it's all downhill from there.
 
2021-09-15 7:52:28 AM  

Bad Dad Why: jmswentzel: Regardless at how 'professional' i may be with psychedelics, becoming injured whilst in the middle of a trip has always made my top 5 fears.

I had a kid get pretty hurt while I was really high, came back to earth in a heartbeat. Took care of business. Had the shakes later.


User name checks out
 
2021-09-15 7:56:00 AM  

germ78: If he thought he could fly, he should have tried taking off from the ground first.

/RIP Bill Hicks


That's the wrong way to fly.

"There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

-Douglas Adams

He failed to miss the ground.
 
2021-09-15 7:56:58 AM  

Superjoe: You are supposed to have a sitter in case you are a dumbass.
I never had one, I just decided not to be a dumbass.


"Cars and cacti are real."

This should be everyone's mantra.

"Gravity is unaffected by Hallucinogens."

would be another.
 
2021-09-15 8:00:30 AM  

Rezurok: SimonElectric: Only for an instant and what's up with those farking units, subby? What is this, 1953?

Petey4335: OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.

Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.


Nope, sorry but gravity works out to infinite distance.  You could hypothetically, mathematically find a place between two large bodies where forces are balanced and you will not fall toward either.

Nah too much work, just gotta make sure the fall takes longer than the maximum human lifespan and it would count as flying.  Assuming you're not gonna die from, you know, being stuck free-falling in space for your entire natural life, and assuming the only mass nearby is that of the earth itself (the sun's on vacation), then a couple AU should be more than enough by a sizeable margin.


Don't even need that much distance; just put yourself in low Earth orbit.

When Douglas Adams said "the secret to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss", he was, in fact, being perfectly accurate.  A satellite in orbit is constantly falling toward its parent body, but has enough sideways momentum that it's always missing the ground, and so will stay aloft indefinitely.
 
2021-09-15 8:09:31 AM  
Breaking his neck after jumping off a building might not teach him a lesson. Let's further ruin his life with a drug possession charge.
 
2021-09-15 8:26:37 AM  

skybird659: plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.

50 years ago. Art Linkletter's daughter did the same thing but she died on impact. Building was higher than 3 floors by a lot, Lots of "Drugs can kill you" PSA's based on that one incident for year. Did acid myself in the '70's. Disneyland on purple barrel will hurt you from laughing so hard at tourists! (Sides, jaws ached like hell next day!) Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Matterhorn rides an absolute blast!


I think the truth was that she suffered from depression and had been suicidal. Or maybe I'm tripping and just made that up.
 
2021-09-15 8:34:46 AM  

somniferous sloth: "Miami" "Oxford" "Cincinnati" PICK A GODDAMN TIME ZONE


There is a Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Almost all of Ohio is in the same time zone.
 
2021-09-15 8:52:40 AM  

CatRevenge: At least get the other per second in there if you aren't going to use SI units, subby.


I still remember the first time I saw or heard "per second per second" and it took my brain a hot second to comprehend the concept.

I seem to recall Adam Savage explaining it at least once on Mythbusters when discussing terminal velocity. One of those times where they just needed Buster high enough in the air to reach terminal before making a splat.
 
2021-09-15 9:09:44 AM  

CrossEyed: somniferous sloth: "Miami" "Oxford" "Cincinnati" PICK A GODDAMN TIME ZONE

There is a Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Almost all of Ohio is in the same time zone.


Yeah, we're not sure about Cleveland

/ we're never sure about Cleveland.
 
2021-09-15 9:15:53 AM  
I am all for psychedelics, but always have a sober referee to help you out.
 
2021-09-15 9:32:49 AM  

plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.


Yeah, I've eaten a bunch of acid. And I know people who have eaten far more than me. I've never once thought I had powers, or the ability to fly. I've always thought "hey, I'm on acid"
 
2021-09-15 10:30:18 AM  

indylaw: Breaking his neck after jumping off a building might not teach him a lesson. Let's further ruin his life with a drug possession charge.


There does seem to be some evidence in TFA that the quantity he possessed would indicate that he was selling as well as using.
 
2021-09-15 10:35:10 AM  
Acceleration, not velocity. 32 feet per second per second. Basic physics.
 
2021-09-15 11:40:22 AM  

Daer21: My friend and I had the ability to synthesize ~250L of 30% liquid lsd suspension. We had access to the relevant chemicals and lab equipment and no supervisiondue to some quirks of our college. Quality would have been poor but who cares. We stopped when we realized we wouldn't have a clue what to do with that much lsd.


All those book smarts and no imagination....
 
2021-09-15 12:37:46 PM  
I'm glad we have covered Art Linkletter's daughter. At no point while tripping have I ever thought jumping off a building was a plan... I'm gonna guess there are other factors.
 
2021-09-15 12:39:48 PM  

k00k: Daer21: My friend and I had the ability to synthesize ~250L of 30% liquid lsd suspension. We had access to the relevant chemicals and lab equipment and no supervisiondue to some quirks of our college. Quality would have been poor but who cares. We stopped when we realized we wouldn't have a clue what to do with that much lsd.

All those book smarts and no imagination....


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2021-09-15 1:33:08 PM  

iseetheghost: skybird659: plecos: Wait, I heard this story 30 years ago.  Can't they come up with something new?

/I never felt like jumping off a building.

50 years ago. Art Linkletter's daughter did the same thing but she died on impact. Building was higher than 3 floors by a lot, Lots of "Drugs can kill you" PSA's based on that one incident for year. Did acid myself in the '70's. Disneyland on purple barrel will hurt you from laughing so hard at tourists! (Sides, jaws ached like hell next day!) Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Matterhorn rides an absolute blast!

I think the truth was that she suffered from depression and had been suicidal. Or maybe I'm tripping and just made that up.


Probably why LSD she took made her want to fly. Search 'Diane Linkletter death'. I was a kid but remember his anti drug campaign based on it.
 
2021-09-15 2:33:27 PM  
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2021-09-15 2:51:23 PM  
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2021-09-15 3:21:21 PM  
What, this *again*? Not a repeat from 1966, 67, 68....?

Prove that a) he was on acid, and b) he had enough in him, and c) that was why he jumped.

This is right up there with Becky shooting up marijuana.
 
2021-09-15 3:49:39 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: CrossEyed: somniferous sloth: "Miami" "Oxford" "Cincinnati" PICK A GODDAMN TIME ZONE

There is a Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Almost all of Ohio is in the same time zone.

Yeah, we're not sure about Cleveland

/ we're never sure about Cleveland.


At least it's not Detroit.

/ we're not Detroit!
 
2021-09-15 7:16:59 PM  

Mouser: Rezurok: SimonElectric: Only for an instant and what's up with those farking units, subby? What is this, 1953?

Petey4335: OkieDookie: No matter how high you get, gravity will still work.

Gravitational force between two objects is inversely square to the distance between. Technically, the higher you get the weaker the gravitational pull. So, hypothetically, mathematically, you can get high enough to fly.

This person just needed to be higher than they already were.


Nope, sorry but gravity works out to infinite distance.  You could hypothetically, mathematically find a place between two large bodies where forces are balanced and you will not fall toward either.

Nah too much work, just gotta make sure the fall takes longer than the maximum human lifespan and it would count as flying.  Assuming you're not gonna die from, you know, being stuck free-falling in space for your entire natural life, and assuming the only mass nearby is that of the earth itself (the sun's on vacation), then a couple AU should be more than enough by a sizeable margin.

Don't even need that much distance; just put yourself in low Earth orbit.

When Douglas Adams said "the secret to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss", he was, in fact, being perfectly accurate.  A satellite in orbit is constantly falling toward its parent body, but has enough sideways momentum that it's always missing the ground, and so will stay aloft indefinitely.


Well yeah but that's the easy way of doing things.  The whole point of this pointless exercise is to see how far away you'd need to be before the effect of gravity is irrelevant to your existence, assuming you're starting out stationary relative to earth.
 
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