Mar
19

Old Man Been Smoking Weed Since 1936

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

Brett Froomer 98 year old man smoking weed

In the short film below called, “A Stoner’s Life” by Brett Froomer in 2011, a 98-year-old man says he has been smoking weed since 1936. In fact, he titles himself the “oldest pot smoker in America.” Am I surprised to see another old person who smokes marijuana habitually? No. Even Tommy Chong at the ripe old age of 75 continues to thrive despite his diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2012, which he addressed with an effective hemp oil treatment. If all of those archaic smear campaigns had any validity, he would have croaked long ago. Cannabis is good for arthritis, it keeps the mood light, and it rejuvenates mundane experiences. Trust me, if I make it to the age of 98, I am going to need a bowl to put up with life’s monotony. However, there are a few downsides for septuagenarians and above, as marijuana tends to increase heart rate and blood pressure, making some seniors susceptible to heart attacks. Before Jack Herer’s death in 2010 at the age of 70, he experienced multiple heart attacks, and one cannot dismiss the fact that marijuana might have been related in his heart complications. Although, people are multifarious beings, so there could have been a number of heterogeneous factors at play in his situation. In addition, the pharmaceutical industry corrals older people with piles of prescriptions, so the effect of marijuana on those drugs could be drawn into question as well. Personally, I find daily pill regimens to be abhorred, but we sadly live in a society that frowns upon natural holistic remedies and healthy living habits.

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Mar
07

Firefighter Up in Smoke

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

In the video above, as part of a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel points to an incident featured on the news in San Diego, where a couple of growers, who converted a garage into a grow operation, had inadvertently caused a house fire due to poor wiring. When firefighters arrived at the address, they discovered an elaborate setup containing multiple high pressure sodium grow lights, fresh marijuana stalks drying on lines from the ceiling, and several potted cannabis plants in the midst of their grow cycle scattered across the floor. One of the first firefighters on the scene had to be treated for smoke inhalation, which lead to a hilariously high situation, as some marijuana plants were burnt in the electrical fire. Personally, based on the look of pure joy on his face, I think the only “smoke inhalation” treatment he needed was a bag of Funyuns and a Blu-ray copy of The Big Lebowski. How awesome would it be to arrive at work to be pleasantly surprised by an unexpected, but company approved, smoke session? Assuredly, we all know at least one overly conservative coworker who could benefit from the effects of a swift and uplifting contact high. Below is my personal reinterpretation of the circumstances after the smoke cleared.

the fire truck

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Mar
03

The Academy Awards on Acid

“Psychedelia can be defined as a subculture of people who use hallucinogenic drugs, primarily psychedelics, in order to experience a distorted perception of space, time, and reality. According to Humphry Osmond, the originator of the term in 1957, psychedelia described psychoactive drugs in general. He recommended, “To fathom Hell or soar angelic, Just take a pinch of psychedelic.” With both of these characterizations, this category will peer into psychedelia to unwrap some substances and offer guidance as we all search for our undeniable inner selves.”

Matt Stone and Trey Parker on Acid

With the recent 86th Academy Awards coming to a close, we found it best to reminisce on the occasion by revisiting the 72nd Oscars in 2000, where “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker attended the event while tripping on acid, also known as LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide), and wearing dresses resembling the ensembles of Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow from the year before. Essentially, Trey Parker was nominated for Best Original Song for their work on the masterpiece “Blame Canada,” in their zany and blasphemous blockbuster entitled, “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” However, mere attendance was out of the question, as they used this approach to honor the Academy Awards with a big, “fuck you.” In the video below, borrowed from “The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air,” this dynamic dyad explains the details of their experience.

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Feb
25

Marijuana ASAP

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

What is actually occurring in your brain when you smoke cannabis? This question is the central theme of the video above, “Your Brain on Drugs: Marijuana,” created by AsapScience, a YouTube Channel dedicated to addressing a new, user-submitted, scientific question each week. For Asap, the answer lies in the psychological, physiological, and fundamental composition of the brain. Any movement, hormone adjustment, or function of the brain is carried out by electrical signals, which are passed between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite of another through chemicals known as neurotransmitters. Essentially, if the neuron is excited by the signal, then it proceeds to pass it down the line to complete the action, but if it is inhibited, the signal stops, ceasing further neuroactivity on that chain.

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Feb
21

Smoking with the Founding Fathers

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

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