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(EurekAlert)   Something the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish, et al have totally grokked, for, like decades, man   (eurekalert.org) divider line
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2021-10-05 8:38:53 AM  
Jerry's dead.
Phish sucks.
Get over it.
 
2021-10-05 8:50:56 AM  
The mushrooms add more color,

I like the color murple best.
 
2021-10-05 9:10:03 AM  
Mushrooms give me the hershies
 
2021-10-05 10:08:21 AM  
The other one - got to eat a hit of some super clean paper at the Stones show last night in Pittsburgh.

The cheap seats were the best seats, because I could only hear ONE bellowing drunken Yinzer bellowing her love for Keef. Which after the murderous rage would pass, there was the humor in the fact that I wasn't the only one annoyed.

Although I would have rather seen the show (and the type of crowd) in 1971 instead of 2021, the visuals of that show were perfectly engineered by the AV club to enhance the experience, filling the entire stadium. Also the police are held in check by the Stones army of lawyers these days, I had a couple of them try to mess with me.

The trick is to have a good babysitter or field guide. You don't want to have to worry about looking for your wallet or water, or to have to navigate a city with a screwy traffic pattern like Pittsburgh. Just get some nice secluded seats, some apples and granola bars (calm foods for a calm stomach) and enjoy the show.
 
2021-10-05 10:17:47 AM  
I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.
 
2021-10-05 10:28:09 AM  
I left college to follow Widespread Panic around. I'll burn you some of their stuff, but only the choice cuts.
 
2021-10-05 11:23:34 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.


You can't just declare words to be non-words because you don't like them.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti​o​nary/grok
 
2021-10-05 11:26:35 AM  
Every time I hear about those bands I recall Arlo Guthrie's story about something his dad told him:

"I remember when I was a little kid and started writing my songs my dad took me aside one time and said, 'Arlo. . . You know if you can't be great . . . it's better to be long.' I'm still thinking about that."
 
2021-10-05 11:34:15 AM  
Phish - 7/30/2021 - Carini (4K HDR)
Youtube rGIg9w9qmlA
 
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2021-10-05 11:46:38 AM  

The Brains: The other one - got to eat a hit of some super clean paper at the Stones show last night in Pittsburgh.

The cheap seats were the best seats, because I could only hear ONE bellowing drunken Yinzer bellowing her love for Keef. Which after the murderous rage would pass, there was the humor in the fact that I wasn't the only one annoyed.

Although I would have rather seen the show (and the type of crowd) in 1971 instead of 2021, the visuals of that show were perfectly engineered by the AV club to enhance the experience, filling the entire stadium. Also the police are held in check by the Stones army of lawyers these days, I had a couple of them try to mess with me.

The trick is to have a good babysitter or field guide. You don't want to have to worry about looking for your wallet or water, or to have to navigate a city with a screwy traffic pattern like Pittsburgh. Just get some nice secluded seats, some apples and granola bars (calm foods for a calm stomach) and enjoy the show.


I alway heard drink orange juice, supposed to enhance the impact. Don't really know it's true. I'd also recommend gum. Keep your jaw going, especially if it wasn't supper clean.
 
2021-10-05 11:53:02 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.


Dig.
 
2021-10-05 12:00:23 PM  

SpectroBoy: Jerry's dead.
Phish sucks.
Get over it.


Jerry's dead.
Phish sucks.
Time to get a job.
 
2021-10-05 12:04:52 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.


It made the OED 2nd edition in 1989.
Grok that.
 
2021-10-05 12:08:35 PM  

skater: SpectroBoy: Jerry's dead.
Phish sucks.
Get over it.

Jerry's dead.
Phish sucks.
Time to get a job.


What, Social Security aint cutting it?
 
2021-10-05 12:28:59 PM  

Geotpf: Barricaded Gunman: I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.

You can't just declare words to be non-words because you don't like them.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictio​nary/grok


I can and DO.
 
2021-10-05 12:32:11 PM  
The word "grok" clangs like a bell that announces "This person is trying really, really hard to come across as hip," like when people say "groovy" unironically. Just stop it.
 
2021-10-05 12:32:17 PM  
The three-hour guitar noodling session because everyone is too stoned to break out of a riff?
 
2021-10-05 12:34:08 PM  
So Ric Romero Romero Romero now works works works in the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Neuropsychopharmacology Neuropsychopha​rmacology?
 
2021-10-05 1:03:53 PM  
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2021-10-05 1:21:06 PM  
Story: Magic mushrooms make people hear things differently.
Fark thread: Discussing the word "grok".

/I love Fark
 
2021-10-05 2:22:08 PM  
"It's the smell ..."
(2 hours later)
"... if there is such a thing."
 
2021-10-05 2:26:45 PM  
Ween--Push th' Little Daisies
Youtube 6PAzqBUNlCs
🍄 music for the soul.
 
2021-10-05 2:34:07 PM  
Mushrooms change your emotional state?

Speaking as a scientist: Boy it's a good farking thing the scientists told us this, nobody had a clue before now.

Bill Hicks - Shrooms
Youtube EkF9NZjrSIE


"Do you know what happened when I took 'em? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, 'my god, I love everything.' The heavens parted, God looked down, and rained gifts of forgiveness onto my being, healing me on every level..."

What is fascinating is how they do it... there is a specific part of the brain that is responsible for the sense of self (as distinct from the rest of the world), and psychedelics apparently switch it off.
 
2021-10-05 2:46:03 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.


I think we need to keep it around for all the nitwits who think Heinlein was a Nazi. Dude ran for office as a far left, Free Love, Universal Basic Income supporter in the 1930's. Grok as a word perfectly encompasses the differences between accurate intuitive understanding and "Do the research!" intuitive understanding.
 
2021-10-05 3:08:17 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: I f*cking HATE the non-word "grok" and I've had to put up with people desperately trying to make it happen for half a century now.


It's a perfectly cromulent word.
 
2021-10-05 4:14:28 PM  
I dated a hippy-chick girl, and over many years I was the one person in a mile's radius who wasn't tripping balls. Which, ok, was sorta fun.

This is not to say it wasn't fun... I farked with all sorts of heads.

But yeah. Grateful Dead studio albums are MUCH better than the live shows. Endless noodleage! P-Funk is the same.
 
2021-10-05 4:23:13 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: The word "grok" clangs like a bell that announces "This person is trying really, really hard to come across as hip," like when people say "groovy" unironically. Just stop it.


Meh. The word is probably older than you are, and it does fill a linguistic void.
 
2021-10-05 4:36:52 PM  
Mr. Wiggles
Youtube rnUgDW9N--A
 
2021-10-05 7:19:07 PM  

Porous Horace: "It's the smell ..."
(2 hours later)
"... if there is such a thing."


Decades later, I met up with my hippy-chick ex and took her to a rave.

Her first impression: "This music is repetitive!"

Her impression 1 hour after taking some strong E: "Wow! this music isn't so repetitive anymore!"

Me: "Now you know what Dead shows were like all those years!"
 
2021-10-06 11:46:07 AM  
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