October 8, 2018

What to wear to the marijuana harvest festival.

Greenness:

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Pineapple shorts:

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Perfection!

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58 comments:

Achilles said...

Those people should be sharpening their shears.

It is trimming time.

Jack Wayne said...

Nice to know that people in Madison are wishing it was 1967 all over again....

whitney said...

I dated a guy with dreads when I was in my twenties. Every time we got into my car I could smell him. Of course he didn't drive because you know oil is evil.

YoungHegelian said...

I bet Dave's not there. (Obligatory Cheech & Chong stoner reference).

madAsHell said...

Every time we got into my car I could smell him.

Are you sure it wasn't the patchouli oil??

tcrosse said...

Here in Nevada marijuana is Big Business, and not very folksy or funky at all.

etbass said...

Don't these people have jobs?

Bay Area Guy said...

Nothing wrong with adults toking up a bit, which they've already been doing for decades.

But these people are adult slackers. No work, no families, no responsibilities.

Sure, I could be wrong. Maybe, they're brain surgeons, who coach little league and volunteer at the homeless shelters on weekends.

But, I doubt it.

Dave Begley said...

I don't see any Huskers in the picture. I doubt many drove up for the beating.

Ralph L said...

I saw a woman at Aldi yesterday whose dreadlocks extended almost to her shoes. I wanted to ask her what she planned to do when they hit the ground.

chickenlittle said...

“Boy, what a set-up! There's gold in them acres, and that ain't hay. Not to mention that lovely green stuff.”

Ichabod Crane muses on Baltus van Tassel’s wealth.

Curious George said...

"Perfection!"

That's the weed talkin'....

chickenlittle said...

Many, many, many years ago (late 1960’s) there lived an old hermit near Devils Lake with dreadlocks. He rode a bicycle fitted with a sidewheel extension which allowed him to ride on the railroad tracks. It was probably his own invention. His dreadlocks were waist length. As a kid, I’d never seen anything like that, and I’d seen the hippies in Madison back in the day.

chickenlittle said...

I mean the guy could have been either a proto hippie or a proto rhhardin.

rhhardin said...

I'm in the mood for an action flick but have watched them all too recently.

A sequel to Live, Die, Repeat would have been nice but I don't see how you could do it. The woman can take care of herself and the guy no longer has anything special to offer that she wants. He can offer a recovered memory perhaps but that's good only for one dinner date.

chickenlittle said...

The Germans call the fall season Herbst (cognate with our word “harvest”). I could see Neil Young putting out an album called Herbst.

Herb, herber, herbst.

Titus said...

Those shorts area fashion crime.

Jersey Fled said...

It just amazes me that there are people whose whole being is wrapped up in being able to smoke marijuana.

It's sad, really.

R.J. Chatt said...

I saw the caption "perfection" and because of the scrolling down the page I thought it applied to the pineapple shorts. I laughed because I thought Ann was being sarcastic for once. If you are a man wearing shorts go for the full effect. #Unintended humor.

Pianoman said...

Here in CA, the dispensaries are doing a booming business. And oddly enough, we haven't seen a flood of DUI accidents as a result.

The dispensaries don't need bouncers either, because those who toke don't get into fistfights.

Biggest problem in CA now is stopping the high-speed choo choo boondoggle before it bankrupts the state. The tax base is gradually fleeing, while the project's price tag continues to rise. ($77B and counting)

Six more years, and I'll be joining the stampeding herd.

Jersey Fled said...

From Factcheck.org

In 2014, marijuana-related traffic fatalities (in Colorado) made up 19.26 percent of all traffic deaths, up from 6.92 percent in 2006.

n.n said...

Perhaps a Surgeon General's warning.

Big Mike said...

He rode a bicycle fitted with a sidewheel extension which allowed him to ride on the railroad tracks.

Invented and patented back in the 19th century.

Unknown said...

Just how much time are we spending at this local marijuana fest? Merely observing, right?

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, how sure are you that those pineapple shorts aren’t boxers?

Big Mike said...

Funniest marijuana story I ever heard was from the “Jumping Junkies,” a.k.a. The 82nd Airborne back during the Vietnam War. A surprise inspection resulted in a large pile of marijuana being confiscated. The CO told his first sergeant to destroy it, and the first sergeant knew how to destroy confiscated contraband.

You burn it.

That top kick was one high dude when he returned to the office.

The reason why I believe the story was that it was published by that CO as a warning to other company commanders.

The Crack Emcee said...

Those outfits are actually waaaay too busy for anyone smoking pot. Those are LSD exhibitionists.

Pot smokers are still at home on the couch.



madAsHell said...

"What to wear to the marijuana harvest festival."

I'm watching the ceremonial swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh. Who the hell let RBG out of the house wearing THAT outfit!?!?!?

Unknown said...

What, no Cheech & Chong references?

Once, a very long time ago (70's), some friends and I were on our way to a high school basketball playoff game between our high school team and a league rival. Four of us in the car managed to get quite high for the journey to the out of town location. Alan, whose name has been changed for this story, was driving. At one point he turned right and pulled in behind a line of cars. We sat there for what seemed an eternity. Eventually one of us non-drivers, not me, noticed that cars were not moving at all. This roused our attention to the point we determined that Alan had pulled in behind a line of parked cars. Lots of laughing after that. We never made it to the game.

-sw

mccullough said...

Carrie Nation would take a hatchet to Marijuana dispensaries.

In 30 years, one of these pot bros will be nominated to the Supreme Court. The GOP will bring forth a 50 year old women who says the Pineapple Shorts were indelible in the hippocampus.

Bay Area Guy said...

To cut thru the bullshit, in high school the purpose of smoking dope was to get to a girl high and get her to lose those inhibitions.

If someone has serious physical pain, or maybe the side effects from chemo, of course, get high, see if it relieves some of the pain.

Nobody has a problem with that.

wild chicken said...

Welp, I'm in serious physical pain right now, oxy not cutting it,and have an indica and sativa sativa strain in my desk. Got it for sleep problems.

Wonder if this shit really works for pain.

rcocean said...

Watched the Kavanaugh swearing in. Kennedy performed the oath. He was a former Kennedy clerk and its obvious the two are big buddies, which means Kavanaugh s going to be a "Kennedy type" justice.

Kavanaugh's a bit of a weeper. He chocked up and was the verge of tears during his speech. Which was too long. Another bad sign.

Funniest part was when Trump effusively praised McConnell for 1 minute and asked him to stand up, get a standing ovation etc. And then said "Oh, then there's Chairman chuck grassley" applauded for 3 seconds, and then went on to the other Senators. LOL.

Francisco D said...

Althouse,

Will you please stop dissing men in shorts?

I moved to southern Arizona with the expectation that I would wear shorts and sandals 75% of the time. After 4 months, I am at 100%.

Some guys (like me) look good in shorts.

chickenlittle said...

Titus wrote: “Those shorts area fashion crime.”

How about giving him a nice “Hawaiian Punch” below the belt?

Jersey Fled said...

Francisco:

There are no men who look good in shorts and sandals. Men have knobby knees and ugly feet.

Hagar said...

Also off topic.
Trump getting off AF-1 after his ride with Rosenstein being met by a horde of reporters responded: "And you want to know what we talked about, right?" which got a big laugh and a big grin from Trump.
He should have gone on to say: "Nothing much, we just visited about our grandchildren and such."

rcocean said...

BTW, we have nine justices - and all nine attended Harvard or Yale Law School. Five of them clerked for SCOTUS Judges. Two others clerked for District/Appeals Judges.

I wish Trump - if he get another pick - would pick someone from the rest of America. OTOH, O'Connor and Stevens were non-ivy league & were complete disasters.

Hagar said...

About Kavanaugh and his four women clerks: one Anglo, one Mexican, one Asian, and one Black?

I don't think Kennedy would have retired if he thought Kavanaugh was substantially more conservative than himself.

Francisco D said...

There are no men who look good in shorts and sandals. Men have knobby knees and ugly feet.

My fiancé is a marathoner who is jealous of my thighs, calves and knees. Her running club friends do not come close. So there!

My feet are nice looking despite scars and weird, hairy toes. In any case, I wear Keen hiking sandals that pretty much cover them.

buwaya said...

I look good in a loin cloth.

Igorot loincloth

Hagar said...

For every single degree Celsius increase in the average monthly temperature, reports of mental health issues go up by two percent, a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study reveals.

Global warming causes Democrats?

Unknown said...

Francisco: do what I do, go with a kilt. All the benefits of shorts and unusual enough that no one seems to object. Downside: you may have to explain to children that it is a kilt and not a skirt.

-sw

Phil 3:14 said...

I say two generations before it will be more like the craft beer and wine festivals.

And not smoked.

Francisco D said...

Francisco: do what I do, go with a kilt

My Scots side of the family goes back to the lowland lords and kings. However, I have never worn a kilt.

Real Scotsmen don't care if people think it's a skirt.

Ach! We would slice their wee heads off with our broad Claymores.

Dave said...

Am I alone here in noting that I was raped by Kavanaugh?

Quaestor said...

They say pot is harmless. Anything that could lead someone to don a green-on-black two-piece suit is NOT, a priori, harmless.

tim in vermont said...

In Vermont, they call whites with hair like that trustafarians.

tim in vermont said...

Many guys look good in shorts, I guess, but some guys. There was a guy here in Boston today wearing shorts whose legs looked like bowling pins, and I mean candlepins, not duck pins. If ever there was a candidate for calf implants...

Eleanor said...

From what I'vw been told, marijuana is a miracle drug that cures most everything. Once it's legal everywhere, the big pharma companies will be out of business. Except for the ones who make drugs from horseshoe crabs. They make the drugs that cure the rest of stuff.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Giving a whole new meaning to The Wearing of the Green.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

rhhardin@4:42 The 39 Steps, Hitchcock from the 1930's. Man on the run handcuffed to a woman. Universal theme, appropriate for all ages.

Curious George said...

"wild chicken said...
Welp, I'm in serious physical pain right now, oxy not cutting it,and have an indica and sativa sativa strain in my desk. Got it for sleep problems."

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgCfkA9RLrM

My doc put me on Cymbalta, normally used for depression, to address chronic pain. Amazing. Low dose, no side effects. Game changer.

Francisco D said...

My doc put me on Cymbalta, normally used for depression, to address chronic pain. Amazing. Low dose, no side effects. Game changer.

Cymbalta (generic = duloxetine) is prescribed for fibromyalgia and other nerve pain conditions. It seems to enhance norepinephrine production and is a natural stimulant. Some of the old anti-depressants were similarly effective, but they had bad side effects.

We are still trying to figure it all out. Some chronic pain conditions appear to be related to brain inflammation which may have occurred in childhood.

In 100 years they will look at us like we do at barbers who bled their patients to cure them of ill humors. Those barbers were not totally off track. A small patients percentage of patients benefitted from the blood thinning.

StephenFearby said...

Jersey Fled said...@5:18 PM
From Factcheck.org
In 2014, marijuana-related traffic fatalities (in Colorado) made up 19.26 percent of all traffic deaths, up from 6.92 percent in 2006.


NY Post October 8 6:04pm EST

Driver in deadly [19 killed] limo crash reportedly had prior drug busts

"...Scott Lisinicchia, then 48, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and an equipment violation when he was stopped while driving in Saratoga Springs on Nov. 22, 2013..."

"Lisinicchia was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana in Saratoga Springs on July 2, 2010..."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9lm5tu7


His autopsy pot results may or may not be revealing. For someone who's still alive, the blood work test must be either taken or analyzed (I don't remember which) within a certain number of hours. Otherwise, the blood level readings will be significantly diminished.

Also recently in the news:

Science News October 3, 2018

Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

'...Beyond acute intoxicating effects, alcohol and cannabis misuse has been associated with impairments in learning, memory, attention and decision-making, as well as with lower academic performance. "While many studies have reported group differences in cognitive performance between young users and non-users, what had yet to be established was the causal and lasting effects of teen substance use on cognitive development," said co-author and PhD student at Université de Montréal, Jean-François G. Morin. Senior author and investigator Dr. Patricia Conrod, from the Department of Psychiatry at Université de Montréal, added that "very few studies are designed to look at this question from a developmental perspective. Our study is unique in that it followed a large sample of high school students from 7th to 10th grade using cognitive and substance-use measures. Using this big-data approach, we were able to model the complex nature of the relationship between these sets of variables."

To understand the relationship between alcohol, cannabis use and cognitive development among adolescents at all levels of consumption (abstinent, occasional consumer or high consumer), the research team followed a sample of 3,826 Canadian adolescents over a period of four years. Using a developmentally sensitive design, the authors investigated relationships between year-to-year changes in substance use and cognitive development across a number of cognitive domains, such as recall memory, perceptual reasoning, inhibition and working memory. Multi-level regression models were used to simultaneously test vulnerability and concurrent and lasting effects on each cognitive domain. The study found that vulnerability to cannabis and alcohol use in adolescence was associated with generally lower performance on all cognitive domains.

"However, further increases in cannabis use, but not alcohol consumption, showed additional concurrent and lagged effects on cognitive functions, such as perceptual reasoning, memory recall, working memory and inhibitory control," Conrod said. "Of particular concern was the finding that cannabis use was associated with lasting effects on a measure of inhibitory control, which is a risk factor for other addictive behaviours, and might explain why early onset cannabis use is a risk factor for other addictions." Morin added: "Some of these effects are even more pronounced when consumption begins earlier in adolescence."'

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycoh7vxx

jaydub said...

"There are no men who look good in shorts and sandals. Men have knobby knees and ugly feet."

Maybe. But there a millions of us who have no shits to give.

Guildofcannonballs said...

The Rockford Files – episode – A Fast Count (1978) as Choo-Choo (uncredited)

-Mike Mazurki Wikipedia

Fernandistein said...

Here in CA, the dispensaries are doing a booming business. And oddly enough, we haven't seen a flood of DUI accidents as a result.

Same thing in CO, but it's only odd if you fell for the propaganda.