Now Everybody's A Hippie.........

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    So Colorado just ran out of pot........what the heck!!##??...

    I remember back in the 60's when the only people that were largely associated with pot were the Long hairs and flower children plus a few artists/musicians of all description..

    Mr. and Mrs.Average USA and Canada were, in my experience, firmly steered away from pot and drug use.....

    You taught your kids that drugs and too much booze were immoral and also not good for them.

    You tried to set an example for their benefit.

    The Hippie philosophy differed quite a bit from mainstream "squares".

    Parents did not want their children turning out to be pot smoking commune dwellers in the least not mainstream parents......

    Fast forward to today......everybody of all ages wants to get stoned.

    If they didn't they wouldn't be screaming "Legalize Pot!!!"

    Everybody wants legal bud so they can be ripped at will.

    Judges, lawyers, teachers, truck drivers, garbage-men, cops.......everybody's using and everybody wants it legalized....

    I'm not religious and I don't have an axe to grind.....

    I don't use weed myself.....and I won't even if it goes legal...

    But that's just a personal is the choice of those who would use it.

    Just seems funny to me as how we once bemoaned the use of everybody wants it......

    Anyhow......apparently a lot of people aren't going to "Just Say No"........nice try Nancy......

    Wonder where the next "Woodstock" will be held.......
  2. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Get over it.
  3. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    Holy ellipsis Batman!

    Looks like some kind of bad copypasta.
  4. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    The first thing I think when I see your avatar is Bud Monster.
  5. Back in the day (in the circles I moved in) it seemed that weed was pretty danged common. Used openly at every concert and most social events. And we were just a bunch of suburban kinds in the NY metro area, not shady hippies or part of some weird fringe cult. Today doesn't seem that much different except that people are more discreet if anything, and I live in WA now where it's legal. I pretty much can't do it anymore which is just as well. You are right about one thing; all sorts of people are users; Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, 'prolly The Man too.
  6. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Prohibition works well. We should keep doing it. :ninja:
  7. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    What's funny is, I'm about the biggest hippie ever, and there is no chance of my taking another toke again in this lifetime.
  9. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I strongly believe we should legalize pot. But I don't personally have any use for it. I just think that people who would benefit from it medically should have that option.

    I also want us to have a hemp industry again. Hemp oil, hemp rope, hemp cloth...

    It's darned useful stuff.
  10. The new carrots?
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    ... and you could have hemp salad, hemp bisque, hemp a la mode, shredded hemp, chocolate-covered hemp, hemp fries, hemp casserole, hemp-in-a-blanket, hemp sundae, hemp burrito, hemp au jus ...
  12. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    Then you weren't there. :ninja:

    Seriously though, those longhairs are now running the ship. :ninja: :ninja:
  13. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Squares have been partaking of the devils lettuce for a long time. They just don't flaunt it. Hippies want people to know they're potheads.
  14. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    It seems there is a certain overly optimistic take on the benefits of weed.

    My main hope is that this will result in less men in jail.
  15. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland

    Even more so, I would hope that it results in fewer young teenagers getting their mitts on it. Totally naive of me to imagine this happening, but I've met a few too many people in their early 20s who toked up in highschool and did damage to their mental faculties. This is no doubt because weed is super-strength crud these days and kids brains are still developing when they are 13 - 18 years old. Off the top of my head I can think of three people I met over a three year period in my immediate peer group who spent time institutionalised; the common factor being they all smoked way too young. I've heard about more cases 2nd hand through other people.
  16. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I ushered in the Millennium with a trip to the coffee houses.

    It's nothing like the Nebraska NoHi from the 60s and 70s.
  17. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    Louis CK does a brilliant sketch about this on his Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD.

    He talks about smoking for the first time in a while with some younger guys after a comedy gig. He's taking "Big, '70s jean-jacket, Bad Company hits" and ending up in a bad predicament.

    Pretty funny, but also scarily true apparently.
  18. Yet smoking was even more common then, and even if you are using the "too much booze", they were still drinking.

    I don't plan on sparking up a J any time soon, but I do see the hypocrisy in vilifying something which really isn't any worse for you than the socially acceptable recreational drugs in society.
  19. I run this truck over a large portion of the USA. I find very few pot smoking professional drivers as listed in the OP. If your truck gets rearended, you will be tested and held without bail when found under the influence. I have nothing against safe usage of non drivers.
  20. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I wonder if the OP wrings his hands and clutches his pearls like this over the ever-present fatso Bud Lite drunky culture in the U.S. of A?