Here’s a good summary of the basic rules, from the Daily Nexus’ Laurel Rinehart.
Stoner Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide
It’s not the best-written or the most thorough example of a guide to stoner etiquette, but it is a good one and it’s free. My book is, of course, also available and is much more complete, not to mention better-written.
Ah yes, the infamous “Pepe Silvia” episode, a classic. First of all, Dennis dismissing Dee after she has a heart attack is absolutely hilarious. Makes me crack up every time.
Dennis returning to the spin instructor’s class with the Steve Winwood CD is another classic moment. It’s perfect Dennis.
The part where Charlie goes off about Pepe Silvia is one of those things everyone always quotes. It is funny, but come on, this show is very quotable, we don’t need to focus on this one.
Score: ***** (5 stars)
Here’s some “stoner superstitions” from Leafly. I’ve never heard of the “white lighter” one:
Smoking cannabis with one carries extremely negative vibes. The bad juju can lead to broken bongs, getting busted, or even having your grow ruined by weather. Avoid using a white lighter to smoke cannabis at all costs or suffer certain catastrophe.
When I was in high school, people said that some color lighter meant you were gay. I don’t remember which color (maybe red?). Anyway, this just seems like fleeting rumor, not a real superstition. But we shall see whether people are still talking about it in a few years.
Also, the idea that you should punch people who cough on a hit is stupid. Aside from being mean and needlessly violent, coughing is a good thing; it gets you higher. No one should be punished for that.
Here’s a supposed list of 9 smoking necessities! Most of them are silly nonsense, it’s just a listicle, but it’s worthwhile to highlight one thing in particular: a grinder!
A grinder is definitely a go-to stoner tool because it makes for easier, quicker smoking. You place your bud in the top of the grinder – the lid and the bottom of the top chamber have teeth and this is what grinds up the weed – put the lid back on. In just a quick few seconds of grinding, you have perfectly ground-up cannabis that can be used to roll a blunt or a joint, or pack a bowl of fresh greens.
There are metal grinders that are magnetic so you don’t actually have to screw the lid on, and you can twist the lid both ways to grind up the buds. Most of the better metal grinders have 3 units; the top part grinds the bud, the middle section stores the ground greens, and in the bottom, a screen catches and collects kief that falls from the buds when it gets ground up.
One of the few pieces of specialized weed equipment that I wholeheartedly endorse. I don’t know how I smoked weed before I had one.
What do you know!
A new study shows that bismuth can be turned into a “metastable liquid directly by melting a high-pressure solid crystal of the metal bismuth via a decompression process below its melting point”. Yet more proof that bismuth is the best metal ever.
Here’s the stoner rule of the day: always save some green!
That means that, if you take the first hit off a bowl or bong, you should only hit it from one side, that way you get a bit of the green unburnt weed on top, but there’s still more green unburnt weed on top, on the other side of the hitter. This way the next person in the circle will get some greens as well. Even if you are the only person smoking, you’ll enjoy it more if you get a couple hits with greens rather than just one.
Of course this can’t continue forever. Depending on the size of the bowl, you should get at least two, maybe three or even four green hits. (If you’ve got a Cheech & Chong-sized bowl, you’ll get like a dozen).
Also don’t expect new smokers to follow this. A lot of people like to show off how much they know, but new people won’t know or understand what this means. Let them get the hang of smoking a bong first, then hassle them about this.
For the record, I don’t know of any scientific evidence that smoking “the green” gets you higher than smoking “the black”.
An okay episode overall. A- set-up but then it falls flat, still had enough funny moments for a C+ rating overall from me.
Lister accidentally activates the self-destruct mechanism when trying to get a drink, which was pretty funny. Must be made by Microsoft. They have to do a body-swap to fix it, and Lister’s voice is replaced by Carol Brown’s, because they put her mind in his. Seemed like a complicated way to introduce the plot — why not just go straight to the meat of the episode? And why would their voices change? Voices aren’t caused by the mind, they come from the physical body, but I guess I shouldn’t be expecting logic in this show.
Ha! Major head-fake! There is no self-destruct mechanism! Though the computer said that she didn’t tell them there was no bomb because they didn’t ask, but they specifically asked what the possible results were and she said the bomb was going to explode.
Rimmer talking about getting fat cracked me up too. What does he know about it though? He’s skinny as shit. Anyway, the body-swapping leads to inevitable complications, which are the humor of the episode.
There was a lot of really funny parts near the beginning, but the episode kind of fell flat and the ending was dreadful.
Here’s a list of times you shouldn’t be stoned, which is always good to keep in mind. Number Five is the most important one IMHO
5. When you’re the only person smoking weed at a party
You thought it would be cool with the host to spark up your J upon walking in the front door. But now you’re being asked to leave, having offended everyone in the party – and now getting the attention of the off-duty cop who just showed up. Yikes!
Yikes… I’ve been that dude, sorry to say.
It’s time for more hot and sexy bismuth news!
Global demand for bismuth is expected to grow at a Y-o-Y growth rate of 4.9% by 2016 end. China is a major consumer, producer, and exporter of bismuth and is anticipated to maintain its dominance in the global market in the near future.
Wow, China is dominant in the bismuth industry. This just goes to show you that American racism is so passé — that’s an entire stereotype they’ve just ignored. The Chinese adore bismuth; they play with it all the time; they probably worship it or something, or put it in charge of the Ministry of Cuteness, I don’t know, I’m not actually racist, I just think the actual racists should do something with this.
Bismuth: It’s what the Chinese want.