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(The Tennessean)   Police seize magic mushroom chocolate bars bound for Bonnaroo: "a person can die the first time they use these poisonous mushrooms....There's no telling how many lives they may have saved"   (tennessean.com) divider line
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2009-06-12 10:27:12 AM  
"It's just the mushrooms."

/a mantra for all states
 
2009-06-12 10:27:38 AM  
Every year, after the Bonnaroo is over, they route the leaving Hippies 20 miles south of closest freeway exit at Murfreesburo. There is a line of cops waiting at the edge of town just daring any of them to make that left turn into their domain.

The cops in the Bonnaroo look at the Hippies with barely contained disgust, like they would shoot off their shotgun into the nearest crowd, just to see how many Hippies they could nail.

The Bonnaroo is a excellent party, but Tennessee is brutal.
 
2009-06-12 10:27:43 AM  
In addition to making violins and farming potatoes, my grandfather was quite the gourmet cook, and especially liked mushrooms. He knew exactly what he was doing when he picked wild mushrooms in Montana.

When I was little, he took me mushroom gathering. It went something like this: "Now, these are poisonous mushrooms, so you should never eat them. These, on the other hand, are very safe and taste great in beef soup. Now, these mushrooms make Grandpa feel good." Then he'd pop the last variety of mushrooms in his mouth ;)
 
2009-06-12 10:28:00 AM  

isamudyson: Came for the Wavy Gravy pic, leaving disappointed.


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Burns: It was I, you fools! The man you trusted wasn't Wavy Gravy at all! And all this time, I've been smoking harmless tobacco.
 
2009-06-12 10:28:27 AM  
Mushrooms make small plumbers large and then they leap further.
 
2009-06-12 10:28:27 AM  
so many ego deaths prevented...
 
2009-06-12 10:28:40 AM  

jdog71: Prohest: I am on Shrooms right now and is kicking my self

\EVERYBODY DUCK
\\The walls are closing in on me??

Did you see the size of that chicken (new window)?

/going to hell for a Young Guns reference...totally worth it.


Totally love that scene..
 
2009-06-12 10:28:49 AM  

jonasborg: The first few years of Bonnaroo were terrific. About the 4th year it was really going downhill, and the 2006 was the last I went to.


You mean you liked it when you were younger, but not so much when you got old?

Wow, by that logic, bars and nightclubs used to be cool until I turned 30 then all of the sudden they weren't cool anymore. We should shut them down now that I dont want to go.

Solipsism, you have it.
 
2009-06-12 10:28:52 AM  

DslainteC: Murfreesboro police spokesman Kyle Evans

I doubt he's a fun guy.


What you did there. I see it.
 
2009-06-12 10:29:33 AM  
I've tried a few different drugs in my day, and while I only did shrooms once, it was the single best high I've ever had. One of the funnest days ever.

/that's all
 
2009-06-12 10:29:45 AM  
It was peer pressure, at first. "They'll make you bigger, stronger." And they did, high on shrooms I could punch through a brick ceiling with ease, but there was a price. At first, the side effects were good: I was finding money all the time inside the blocks I broke. But then, animals, and plants, even the fungus itself started coming after me. Sure I could crush the walking 'shrooms, but the turtles kept getting back up. And have you ever seen a plant with teeth, coming out of a sewer pipe? I have. And it'll haunt my dreams.

But that was just the red ones! I can tell you stories, man, of people leaping off cliffs if they even got a whiff of a green mushroom. They said it made them immortal, or some crazy shiat like that... "gave them extra life" is what they called it.

I tell you, that was one farked up Kingdom.
 
2009-06-12 10:29:56 AM  

Occam's Chainsaw:
A shroom trip is basically applied food poisoning. Your stomach is supposed to be pist off.


No, no it isn't.

The trip is from psilocin binding to your serotonin receptors in your brain. It has absolutely nothing in common with the mechanism of food poisoning. Unfortunately, your gut also has serotonin receptors, and when the psilocin binds to that, you get nausea. That's a side-effect, and it's possible to completely block the nausea without affecting the psychedelic effects. Psilocin is NOT "toxic" in the sense of causing physiological damage in its recreational dosage range. Remember, everything is a poison at sufficient dose, including water. Look up "hyponatremia".

That said, it's almost impossible to dose enough psilocin via shrooms to reach the toxic range, though if one had access to sufficient straight psilocin, one could probably induce heart damage via its vasoconstricting effects. Though that would obviously be nothing like food poisoning.
 
2009-06-12 10:30:19 AM  

MagicianNamedGob: "Know your dope fiend. You will not be able to see his eyes because of tea shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim."


"You must try to imagine what it is like inside, the twisted mind of the marijuana addict. For example, the marijuana addict refers to the reefer butt as a 'roach' because it resembles a cockroach".
 
2009-06-12 10:30:32 AM  
Shrooms make me poo.
 
2009-06-12 10:30:55 AM  
This IS serious, some people are allergic to chocolate and may die.
 
2009-06-12 10:31:09 AM  
As much of a uptight, obsessive-compulsive basket case as I am, hallucinogens are not for me.

If it wasn't going bad, I'd convince myself it was going to go bad, thereby making it bad.
 
2009-06-12 10:31:33 AM  

spentmiles: Saw Phish this past week, which exposed me to ultra-high levels of filthy hippieness. One of them bumped into me while going up the steps at the arena. He said, "Sorry bro!" Luckily I got a hold of his dreadlocks, swung him around over my head, and threw him onto the stage where Mike Gordon pulverized him with his bass. Mike gave me the thumbs up, which got me so excited that I launched into my trademark Roundhouse-Tornado. By the time I settled down, there was nothing left of those hippies except decayed teeth and broken shoelaces. Dirtbags.


*choking on my own laughter*

Awesome.
 
2009-06-12 10:32:47 AM  
If anyone suspects drugs are being sold or produced don't hesitate to call law enforcement and bring it to our attention."

F*CK YOU
 
2009-06-12 10:34:20 AM  
"There's no telling..om nom nom... how many lives...munch munch... they may have saved *burp*"
 
2009-06-12 10:34:49 AM  
"a person can die the first time they use these poisonous mushrooms....There's no telling how many lives they may have saved"

Actually 100% of everybody who use those poisonous mushrooms die the first time they use them. What the article failed to mention, however, is that second or third time use of the poisonous mushrooms has no ill effect whatsoever on the users.
 
2009-06-12 10:34:54 AM  

DrunkenDeus: Today a young man on mushrooms realized that all matter is just energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.


THIS. farking hell, we just HAVE to live in a world where psychoactives are pursued with as much fervor as the farking witches of Salem.
 
2009-06-12 10:35:12 AM  

Robot Devil's Advocate: It was peer pressure, at first. "They'll make you bigger, stronger." And they did, high on shrooms I could punch through a brick ceiling with ease, but there was a price. At first, the side effects were good: I was finding money all the time inside the blocks I broke. But then, animals, and plants, even the fungus itself started coming after me. Sure I could crush the walking 'shrooms, but the turtles kept getting back up. And have you ever seen a plant with teeth, coming out of a sewer pipe? I have. And it'll haunt my dreams.

But that was just the red ones! I can tell you stories, man, of people leaping off cliffs if they even got a whiff of a green mushroom. They said it made them immortal, or some crazy shiat like that... "gave them extra life" is what they called it.

I tell you, that was one farked up Kingdom.


Different shrooms. Mario's favorite pick-me-up was based on Amanita muscaria, not psilocybin containing shrooms. They contain muscimol and ibotenic acid instead of psilocin like the ones in TFA, and are more of a deliriant than a psychedelic (some people will disagree with me on that point).

Those actually can be toxic within their recreational range.

/not that it matters, just FYI
 
2009-06-12 10:36:15 AM  

goochmeister42: BlorfMaster: I once knew a kid who took LSD, and it screwed up his mind forever because he thought he was an Orange, and he would not let anyone touch him because he thought he would turn into orange juice. So he spent the rest of his days screaming 'im an orange!' while locked up in a mental hospital.

True story.

Hey, that's totally weird! I heard this story about this guy with a book of acid taped to his back and he got all sweaty and started tripping so hard he thought he was a glass of orange juice. They locked him up in a mental institution and he ended up dying after he fell over 'cause he thought he spilled so his heart stopped.

/i believed it when i was 15
//why is it always an orange?


Because people on hallucinogens love to eat oranges or orange juice. When I was doin the drugs, people would say that the vitamin c would make you trip harder. My theory is that oranges and orange juice, with their tangy and sweet flavor, are freaking delicious when you're tripping, and the vitamin c thing is just a kind of "drug urban legend" that gets passed around with it.
 
2009-06-12 10:36:39 AM  

Robot Devil's Advocate: It was peer pressure, at first. "They'll make you bigger, stronger." And they did, high on shrooms I could punch through a brick ceiling with ease, but there was a price. At first, the side effects were good: I was finding money all the time inside the blocks I broke. But then, animals, and plants, even the fungus itself started coming after me. Sure I could crush the walking 'shrooms, but the turtles kept getting back up. And have you ever seen a plant with teeth, coming out of a sewer pipe? I have. And it'll haunt my dreams.

But that was just the red ones! I can tell you stories, man, of people leaping off cliffs if they even got a whiff of a green mushroom. They said it made them immortal, or some crazy shiat like that... "gave them extra life" is what they called it.

I tell you, that was one farked up Kingdom.


Welcome to my favorites.

/+1
 
2009-06-12 10:36:43 AM  

germ78: My friend (who is a more experienced tripper than me) had 4 rules for tripping:
-You're not Jesus
-You can't fly
-Fire burns
-Cars can kill


We used to have only two rules: the one about cars, and we'd always make sure to bring a handle of some really hard alcohol, so if we bad tripped we could just drink a bunch really fast and black out.
 
2009-06-12 10:37:02 AM  
This reminds that there is something in my freezer still (almost a year) that could kill me. Good thing all that drinking destroys my memory, otherwise I'd be a dead man.
 
2009-06-12 10:37:20 AM  
This is how the "war on drugs" has been able to shovel billions of dollars a year into the black hole.

Lie about the dangers. 75% of the general population is dumb as a box of rocks and will believe anything the authorities tell them.
 
2009-06-12 10:37:22 AM  

SpinStopper: Somebody has been reading way too much government propaganda.


It's not propaganda. There is credible first-hand testimony of people taking acid and dying. This guy I knew in college told me it happened to him: he took some acid, and then weird things happened and he died and saw his own funeral and there were all these moving flowers around and then he saw some light and eventually came to.
 
2009-06-12 10:37:35 AM  
This thread makes me realize it's been way too long since I've mushed.
 
2009-06-12 10:37:49 AM  
goochmeister42

why is it always an orange?

I'm convinced it's part of some plot. Consider, we have stories of people freaking out and thinking they're oranges or juice.

I've also heard many a tale about orange juice either ramping up the trip (it doesn't) or oranges helping chill someone if they're freaking out (usually attributed to 'vitamins' or simply concentrating on peeling the orange).

So I'm thinking that some kid hears all these stories, and drops some paper or eats some shrooms at some point. He either wants to intensify his experience, or starts going a bit south. He goes for the orange, and his subconscious starts thinking about that ancient tale of the guy who thought he was an orange/juice. He's psyched himself up for either a mind-bending experience, or he's trying to dial it down, but either way, he starts looping the "friend's cousin's neighbor's brother went insane, dude...ORANGES" story. And he freaks the fark out.
 
2009-06-12 10:38:02 AM  

tricycleracer: If it wasn't going bad, I'd convince myself it was going to go bad, thereby making it bad.


That's pretty much how you go about having a bad trip. Equally good are "I'm never coming down" and "I have to go to work tomorrow".
 
2009-06-12 10:38:24 AM  

Jupiter's Thunder: "Is he cool man?"

"Yeah, he's cool."


You rock.
 
2009-06-12 10:38:48 AM  
"... a person can die the first time they use these poisonous mushrooms ..."

Yeah. Die from terminal giggling.
 
2009-06-12 10:39:33 AM  

DrunkenDeus: Today a young man on mushrooms realized that all matter is just energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.


This just reminds me of GYBE and it's awesomeness:

because when you see the face of god you will die
and there will be nothing left of you
except the god-man, the god-woman
the heavenly man, the heavenly woman
the heavenly child
there will be terror under this day of night
there will be a song of jubilee waiting for your king
there will be nothing you will be looking for in this world
except for your god
this is all a dream
a dream in death
 
2009-06-12 10:39:44 AM  

mofomisfit: goochmeister42: BlorfMaster: I once knew a kid who took LSD, and it screwed up his mind forever because he thought he was an Orange, and he would not let anyone touch him because he thought he would turn into orange juice. So he spent the rest of his days screaming 'im an orange!' while locked up in a mental hospital.

True story.

Hey, that's totally weird! I heard this story about this guy with a book of acid taped to his back and he got all sweaty and started tripping so hard he thought he was a glass of orange juice. They locked him up in a mental institution and he ended up dying after he fell over 'cause he thought he spilled so his heart stopped.

/i believed it when i was 15
//why is it always an orange?

Because people on hallucinogens love to eat oranges or orange juice. When I was doin the drugs, people would say that the vitamin c would make you trip harder. My theory is that oranges and orange juice, with their tangy and sweet flavor, are freaking delicious when you're tripping, and the vitamin c thing is just a kind of "drug urban legend" that gets passed around with it.


Hrm, not really.

Not oranges, but grapefruit and fresh grapefruit juice cause certain drugs to stay in your system longer due to some enzyme keeping the liver from breaking it down out of the blood stream.

Some people on certain medications like blood pressure pills are told not to drink grapefruit juice because of this.
 
2009-06-12 10:39:49 AM  
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2009-06-12 10:39:56 AM  
Robot Devil's Advocate [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-12 10:29:45 AM
It was peer pressure, at first. "They'll make you bigger, stronger." And they did, high on shrooms I could punch through a brick ceiling with ease, but there was a price. At first, the side effects were good: I was finding money all the time inside the blocks I broke. But then, animals, and plants, even the fungus itself started coming after me. Sure I could crush the walking 'shrooms, but the turtles kept getting back up. And have you ever seen a plant with teeth, coming out of a sewer pipe? I have. And it'll haunt my dreams.

But that was just the red ones! I can tell you stories, man, of people leaping off cliffs if they even got a whiff of a green mushroom. They said it made them immortal, or some crazy shiat like that... "gave them extra life" is what they called it.

I tell you, that was one farked up Kingdom.



awesome.
 
2009-06-12 10:40:01 AM  

spentmiles: Saw Phish this past week, which exposed me to ultra-high levels of filthy hippieness. One of them bumped into me while going up the steps at the arena. He said, "Sorry bro!" Luckily I got a hold of his dreadlocks, swung him around over my head, and threw him onto the stage where Mike Gordon pulverized him with his bass. Mike gave me the thumbs up, which got me so excited that I launched into my trademark Roundhouse-Tornado. By the time I settled down, there was nothing left of those hippies except decayed teeth and broken shoelaces. Dirtbags.


wait a second...sandals don't have laces!....YOU'RE A BIG LIAR!!!!
 
2009-06-12 10:40:06 AM  
If you put the citrus juice in the tea early on, some think the active elements become more soluble. Interestingly, psilocybin is a zwitterion, or 'self-salt.' Making tea should abstract the molecules you are after from the upsetting stuff in the dried M. Another great technique is to make an aqueous infusion, simmer it down 'till it reaches a thickish consistency and mix it with an equal volume of warm honey. Stir it up. Keep it in the fridge and you will be ready to go. Keep your temps just below boiling.

// Also, you'll probably have a better experience if
// you are well-rested.
 
2009-06-12 10:42:10 AM  

jonasborg: The first few years of Bonnaroo were terrific. About the 4th year it was really going downhill, and the 2006 was the last I went to.


yeah my bro is a hippie and went 2 or 3 times, but i think 05 or 06 was the last one, he felt the same way.

ive kinda been thinkin about havin him get me some shrooms, im not big on experimenting and what not, but i might try em for the hell of it, just the once.
 
2009-06-12 10:42:30 AM  
Education. Tennessee police need some.


Hoorays to all the farkers that actually know what they are talking about!

Bad trips are just "learning experiences".

So are the goods one too.
 
2009-06-12 10:42:36 AM  
They "Created or Saved" over 1 million lives...
 
2009-06-12 10:43:45 AM  
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Save me!
 
2009-06-12 10:44:02 AM  
[insert my Bonnaroo story here]

I'm at work. I'll save it until tonight :-)
 
2009-06-12 10:44:17 AM  
Facts - anyone saying they have special "hydroponic" shrooms is full of shiat. Home cultivated shrooms grow on specially made loafs.

Facts - you can actually now know what kind of trip on shrooms you will have if you know what strain you are taking. The market has created many different well documented offshoots - Pans, South Americans, Cambodians, Africans. Want to see fractals? Go with South Americans. Want to have extreme visuals - lots of animals - Cambodians. All body and no visual - Africans.

Facts - State of mind and emotions as well as environment will make a huge difference in the voyage. Do not rush it or do it if you have not mentally prepared yourself and are in a bad place or with people you dont trust 100%.

Facts - Every single thing you need to produce tasty yummy shrooms can be picked up at walmart with the exception of spores. A pressure cooker from a good will is the best 4 dollar investment you can do. A good setup can be purchased and made for 100 bucks. Dont buy kits at head shops.

Facts - When collecting spore samples in Costa Rica make sure that the monkey doesn't hit you in the back of the head with a stick as you are collecting (well this is sorta a fact and more a "be careful")
 
2009-06-12 10:44:25 AM  
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2009-06-12 10:44:36 AM  
Yay! Bonnaroo stories! The first Bonnaroo, I enjoyed some similar confections sold by a gentleman in outlandish garb, wandering from site to site the first day of the show. While the mushrooms were good, I far more enjoyed the quarter pounder we bought, rolled, and split before going down there.

The second Bonnaroo, we were sitting in an eight hour traffic jam. We were talking with a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer who was directing traffic. He had a couple of crucifix pins on, so we were doubly suspicious of chatting with him while sitting in traffic. He said to us, "You know, I bet that Willie Nelson is going to be here." "Really," we replied, "Why is that sir?" He replied, without skipping a beat, "Because there's going to be weed here, and Willie REALLY likes his weed."

For our trip, the three of us had rented a minivan. This minivan had something like 400 miles on it, and here they rented it to three guys whose sole goal for the week was to spend as much time in the stratosphere as possible after driving their van through a farmer's field. We felt a bit bad about how trashed it was going to come back, and told the rental company that we were going camping, and it might be dirty afterwards, a fact they were cool with. My buddy had bought a pyrex bong, and on the last day, spilled it in the van. Now, we had a practically brand new van, caked in a layer of white chocolate-like mud, with a bong water stain in the back. Amazingly, we didn't get charged at all for trashing the van.

Good times, good times.
 
2009-06-12 10:44:42 AM  
I once waited tables while on a shroom buzz.

One of the best nights I ever had, tipwise. But God, was I tired the next day. I think I remember cleaning the whole farking restaurant.

And giggling.
 
2009-06-12 10:44:56 AM  
I used to love a good trip every now and then but once you have a bad one you can never go back. I wrapped myself up in blankets and sat on my couch for 3 hours constantly changing the channels in fear that if I stopped changing the channels something bad would happen. I thought my head was going to explode when my roommate made me leave it on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air for 2 minutes.

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2009-06-12 10:45:24 AM  

Wendy's Chili: Shrooms make me poo.


Almost forgot, the day after shrooming you end up taking a mega dump. Don't bother with all those organic colon cleansing products - just get an eighth of shrooms and by tomorrow afternoon, your colon and mind will be clean.
 
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