[FoRK] Freakin' California...
<jbone at place.org> on
Thu Mar 20 22:18:10 PDT 2008
On Mar 20, 2008, at 3:26 PM, Bill Humphries wrote:
> Jesus on a pogo stick Bone, you're sounding like a Live Journal
> drama queen these days.
I've been puzzling over this for several hours now, and despite some
cursory research --- even in my slumming mode, I don't tend to
frequent Live Journal blogs --- I'm still a bit puzzled. But it
occurs to me that my half-hearted attempt at pithy humor may have been
lost on some folks around these parts, so let me spell it out for you.
I don't necessarily have any truck with people who (over-) partake of
the evil weed, but I don't have much use for them either. Literally;
in my experience people who toke up on a regular basis are generally
fairly useless. I'm all for legalizing drugs, but by the same token,
stoned idiots are an impediment to getting things done. I live 7
miles from my office; it takes me 7 minutes to get to my office
building in traffic, and then another 30 minutes to get parked and
into the office per se. Why? My office is in the same building as
the world headquarters of Whole Foods, and FUCKING STONED PATCHOULI-
SMELLING HIPPIES CAN'T FUCKING DRIVE. They're goddamn obliviously
inconsiderate, and they drive like they're fucking 80 years old in
their 20 year-old Volvos and "Smart" Cars and shit. 30 minutes to
"commute" down three levels of parking garage. Fucking ridiculous. I
vacated the Bay Area in part to escape that shit, and look at me now.
Sitting behind a fucking stoned soccer-mom equivalent with "The
Goddess Rules" and "Visualize Whirled Peas" and a giant hemp leaf
stickered all over the back of her fuel-efficient beater, for 30
minutes, because she's got to stop for every fucking cockroach that
needs to crawl across the garage floor.
Don't get me started about the heinous elevator etiquette. Unreal.
And we have IT on the floors above and below us; nothing worse than
fucking hippy geeks.
Perhaps there should be, like, a giant year-long summer camp for them
somewhere. Oh, wait, we have that; it's called CALIFORNIA.
Apparently, California thinks we should completely embrace the stoned-
neo-hippy culture, subsidize Mexican drug lords with tax dollars and
just burn giant bundles of mary-ja-wanna on the corners 24x7. You
know, just to increase the ambient karma and communal energy. And shit.
And I wouldn't have a problem with that. Well, except for the tax
dollars part. But if it's your neo-socialist tax dollars, well, what
the fuck ever.
YET, yet, yet... I'm not too oblivious (YMMV, toke up) to be struck
by the INCREDIBLE, mind-blowing, infuriating hypocrisy of this
position vis-a-vis a drug that, when over indulged (and that's EASY,
I've seen it first hand on more than one occasion) turns its
aficionados into extras from the latest George Romero flick --- YET,
how fucking hypocritical that THIS state-cum-community-cum-nation
should be SO fascist-intolerant of a different compound, i.e. tobacco,
that somebody could get sent up for 6 months (that's the law on the
book, apparently, people) for lighting up a different leaf where he
I mean, really.
> -- whump
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