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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 30, 2012 - 2:26pm

Why you have one?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 30, 2012 - 2:37pm

Just, you know, asking.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series January 30, 2012 - 3:04pm

..for a friend, right?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 30, 2012 - 3:08pm

You know that guy too?

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Mick Cory from Kentucky is reading everything you have ever posted online and is frankly shocked you have survived this long January 30, 2012 - 6:57pm

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 30, 2012 - 7:04pm

@Mick - I think I get it now.  You're Ashton Kutcher and I'm being punked.  Right?

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Mick Cory from Kentucky is reading everything you have ever posted online and is frankly shocked you have survived this long January 30, 2012 - 7:14pm

No, you are not the target of some elaborate prank. At least, not that I am aware of.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 31, 2012 - 7:04am

It's really a pretty simple prank.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 31, 2012 - 7:33am

Nah, Mick is the punk.  Booyah!  I just Kanye Wested you, bro!  Yeah, how do you like them apples?  Yeah yeah!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 31, 2012 - 7:36am

Danny, I had no idea you were such a Matt Damon fan.  Stands to reason, I guess.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 31, 2012 - 7:39am

What are you saying?  That Matt Damon is a closet homosexual and that him and Ben Affleck have secret sex together?  Well, you would be right!  About him I mean,  I ain't no homo.  I like football and boobies.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 31, 2012 - 1:45pm

I've spent the whole day listening to Mark Lanegan's new album, Blues Funeral.  As usual, the guy is fucking brilliant.  I want to drink whiskey in a dark bar and then go commit crimes.  I want to start smoking again.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce January 31, 2012 - 1:54pm

I spent the whole day at school being sleepy.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 31, 2012 - 3:58pm

"I want to start smoking again."

NOooooo!  Don't do it! 

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. January 31, 2012 - 9:13pm

I'm quitting drinking and drugs.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 4:49am

That is a valid life choice.  Hugs.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 5:32am

@jacks:  You are far too young for that.  At least enjoy that stuff to your mid-twenties.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 6:02am

@Utah - don't encourage him to do drugs!  Drugs ruin lives, Jack. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 6:27am

Fine.  Jack, stay away from meth, because you'll never get off that shit.  And that Krocodil shit from Russia, because it dissolves soft tissue and leaves your bones exposed (Google that shit; you'll probably be inspired to write a story about it). 

Smoke as much weed as you want.  Acid's no real big deal.  Try to limit cocaine use to the weekends.  Heroin's not a good idea.  X is okay, but you have to be prepared for neurological problems later if you do much of it.  It goes without saying that you should not let the man catch you with any of this stuff.

Don't drink every day.  I used to drink every day.  There's a word for people who do that.  It's not an easy habit to break and when you do, you can't drink on any days.

This is my not-soapbox soapbox.

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 6:39am

Alternatively, don't smoke as much weed as you want.  Because it makes you okay with being lazy, and being okay with lazy is what makes losers.  Also, one day you might meet a nice girl who wants you to not smoke pot, and she will be super pissed when she finds out you've been smoking it behind her back because you don't think it's a big deal.  It's like alcohol, okay.  Maybe it's fine on the weekend once in awhile.

Everyone should do acid once.  Probably.  Just so we all know what we're talking about. 

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 6:48am

@Avery:  you've done acid?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 7:05am

I can neither confirm nor deny that in an online forum.  But if I had, I would have done it in a Chik-fil-a. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 7:08am

God's fast-food restaurant?  You would have been a terrible person, had you done that.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 1, 2012 - 7:17am

@Jack - good plan.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 1, 2012 - 9:46am

Smoke half as much weed as you want. That's been working for me.

Lysergic is the best, but it's obviously not a drug that you can do all the time. There's like that two day burnout period where it won't even help to take more acid and it's just... too much... to be really habit forming. I know that the dirty hippies used to blow their brains out taking bunches of that stuff, but they had reliable supply lines and poor judgement.

If you can manage to quit drinking then good for you. I don't drink every day, I'll go weeks without a drink... but I do love alcohol, I wouldn't be quite satisfied living without it on a permanent basis.

But are you going the full Mormon on it? No caffine?

And now for something completely different.

"Got you a late Christmas present, it's my new book. The Audacity of Me Killing Osama Bin Laden."

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce February 1, 2012 - 9:46am

What you guys need to do, is use it as a reward. Did a hard day's work, earned yourself overtime pay? Have a joint.  Got a promotion? Hit the whiskey. That's how I'd do it...

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:49am

Yeah, but then you start "rewarding" yourself for getting the mail.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 1, 2012 - 9:53am

Towelie tried that in the Million Little Fibers episode. It was funny.

Never smoke weed before 4:20 PM. Cut the budget, hit it on two sides if you are serious. The pursestrings on the one side and some sort of transferrance on the other side, a "new habit" of some sort to change daily rituals.

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Mick Cory from Kentucky is reading everything you have ever posted online and is frankly shocked you have survived this long February 1, 2012 - 9:57am

Jakota, while you were not blatantly soliciting opinions on your intention to abondon drug use, I think you might find this interesting.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 9:58am

You're a towel.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 9:59am

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 10:00am

Typo.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 10:01am

For Mick:

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 10:02am

Your rite that is a typo. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 10:04am

Sorry.  Didn't mean to be a jerk about it.  It was a reflex. 

So THAT'S what Mick looks like!

I can't say his name without guilt.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 10:05am

NO, this is what Mick looks like:

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Well drugs and drinking, I wouldn't put them down. It's hard to say I would advocate them either. Weed is okay, but let's face it, for some people, it really is a gate-way drug. (citation needed) 

I won't bore with details but I'm not far from impressing Hunter Thompson. The next step for me would be shooting meth into my cock or something. 

I'm glad I have your guys support, no matter which side of the fence you stand on with your views. 

And well acid, yeah, my problem child. Acid tends to make you look at your self to the point that it's hard to function when your not tripping. I don't think drugs are the problem, I think how people use them are the problem. I bought liquid and abused it like candy. I put it in my eye and used a guy's electric bill for blotter papers. 

Cocaine, never tried it. Molly (pure MDMA) yeah it's better than coke and I abused it like charley sheen. Crack, meh. Heroin, meh. Pills, meh. Weed, wouldn't it be great if we could just smoke weed. Pills, meh. Mushrooms, yeah. Mescaline, wow. Acid, weird. Nicotine, meh. Alcohol, best drug there is, ruins a lot of families. Caffeine, I think I'll stick to caffeine instead.

Just my opinions on certain drugs/drug use.

 

On a lighter note, I have some big local talent joining me for my first live reading to promote the psychosis antho. Also a few poetry junkies to keep the audience entertained. How exciting. How is everyone by the way?

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 1, 2012 - 10:40am

Anyone who moved on to harder drugs after smoking weed were drinking before they were smoking weed.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 10:42am

Anyone who smoked weed without drinking first...wait...does anyone do that? 

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That makes sense. Excessive use of anything is just a way to cover up bigger problems I believe. 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 1, 2012 - 10:47am

I'm just saying, if you want a gateway drug.... it comes in can and bottle form, not in waterpipes and blunts.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 1, 2012 - 11:09am

I mean, I don't want to say that there are no problems with smoking weed all the time, avery pointed out several of the drawbacks.

But gateway drug is not a good argument about cannabis. I am pretty sure (although I cannot find the source right now) that marijuana has been used to rehabilitate heroin or cocaine addicts and I like the idea of a gateway drug in that sense. (In Upright Citizens most of the marijuana dealers were refugees from "the coke game," that's how much I like the idea. Where it's like a gateway drug out for them too, but on a retail level).

That shit drives me crazy. I don't want to act like marijuana is the perfect drug, there is no such thing as a perfect drug. And since my DUI I've been cutting back a lot, going weeks without smoking and fundamentally altering my smoking patterns in a lot of ways. People should know about the drawbacks and be informed, but we can't go around spreading that sort of propaganda if we want truth to triumph over bullshit.

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People should know about the drawbacks and be informed, but we can't go around spreading that sort of propaganda if we want truth to triumph over bullshit.

No propaganda intended on my part. Just speaking from personal experience. I don't know anyone who 'just' smokes weed without have ever tried anything else. Is there a direct connection to weed? No. I don't think so. But it seems coincidental. Many factors play a part though, in my case, I believe it's regional. Hillbilly heroin was a big thing here. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 11:17am

I think one of the primary reason people who smoke weed tend to experiment with other stuff is that it is illegal.  There's all that nervousness ("Oh man, this is against the rules, I might get caught, blah blah."), then once that threshold has passed the illegality of it doesn't seem like quite such a big deal.  Then, if you're an experimental person and you've been cured of your taboo, why not give something else a try?

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 1, 2012 - 11:20am

But alcohol always comes first, you can find the same non-relationship there. The argument is intended to ignore that because alcohol isn't a "drug" in the legal sense, but the truth is that it is a drug and it's the first one most people use.

Cigarettes, well, that case could be made in a state like NC or maybe Kentucky, that nicotine has the same role.

For me, I remember caffine. Caffine was my gateway drug. I used to steal caffine pills from Wal Mart, I drank Jolt Cola by the case, I loved the way it made me feel.

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. February 1, 2012 - 11:20am

"We would have shot vitamin C if they had made it illegal." Yeah I think Trainspotting pretty much says it all.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 11:22am

They should make vitamin C illegal.  There'd be a lot less scurvy in the world.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 1, 2012 - 11:24am

I drank and smoked cigarettes in high school, which was technically illegal at the time, but didn't feel like it and I was never really addicted to either.  But my first "real" drug experience was perfectly legal.  I took yellow jackets (well they are illegal now), which was some mixture of ephedrine and caffiene.  I took them every day and I felt bad if i didn't take them.  I was also a size zero - so some good came of that.  But it was speed, and it was totally legal. 

 

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. February 1, 2012 - 11:24am

For me, I remember caffine. Caffine was my gateway drug. I used to steal caffine pills from Wal Mart, I drank Jolt Cola by the case, I loved the way it made me feel.

So true. I'll never kick my coffee addiction.

But I think weed is addicting too. Maybe not addicting like caffine but addicting like internet porn. 

It is stupid though that bath salts were legal while marijiuana was still illegal. And that legal bud killing people. Ugh, don't get me started.