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April 27, 2004

HEY, DUDE

Wanna do some scorpion?

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I give up.

Once a man takes it, he will become an addict and he will have to return to us again.

"Stings as smooth as a scorpion should." (TM)

punky, you do realise they're talking about somewhere between a buck fifty and three bucks a pop right?

I think you can still buy a pack of gum for that though.

I dunno... when we were kids we used to eat peyote - which makes you wretch your guts out, then you spend the entire night crouching in the corner in terror convinced that evil spirits were trying to kill you, or already had. Oh, the goodtimes I had waiting for my friends to discover that I was dead! Ha ha! Boy we really knew how to expand our minds and explore new realities back then. Whoooey!

Paid good money for this too.

What was it you were going to give up, Sadie?

"Because of our successful drives against the sellers and addicts of alcohol, opium, cough syrup and heroin in urban areas, young people are flocking on the highways to try the new craze of scorpion stings."

Time for a new campaign, eh? The scorpion sting craze will give way to drinking Draino. Sure, some of the people taking that first gulp scream and writhe in agony initally, but it soon gives way to peace and quiet.

To paraphrase Huey Lewis:

I want a new drug
One that won't sting
One that won't make me writhe in pain
One that's not a crawling thing...

Wait until they discover the endorphins your body releases when, say, an arm is severed.

Mudstuffin, on the Peyote issue, having grown up in Dallas, we used to travel to the Valley in South Texas and dig up our own, and drive back and sell it. Being that you can't cook it, be found the best way to eat it was take a bite with fresh strawberries. It still made you sick, but......we were young and trying to do whatever it took to further our mind-expansion! (This was in 1972-1973) But scorpions, YIKES!

"One police officer in the city of Bharuch said: "Because of our successful drives against the sellers and addicts of alcohol, opium, cough syrup" Well yeah, I mean once you've erradicated Robitussin all you have left is scorpions and Nyquil.

Put a [/i] in there somewhere.

Hi Punky - stupid work keeps interfering!

"I dunno... when we were kids we used to eat peyote - which makes you wretch your guts out, then you spend the entire night crouching in the corner in terror convinced that evil spirits were trying to kill you, or already had. Oh, the goodtimes I had waiting for my friends to discover that I was dead! Ha ha! Boy we really knew how to expand our minds and explore new realities back then."

You're right, mudstuffin, good times. Reminds me of when my brother Ken did acid 30 days in a row, just before my father had him committed. Fun!

Scorpion Sting Addicts: gnfarb?

Did I spell that right?

I'm sticking to beer!

That won't happen if you don't spill it on the floor.

Whoops! But Thanks dj :-) Actually, it's still too early in the day for me to switch from coffee to beer. I was just remembering my high-school days and though I was offered a lot, I generally stuck to pot (alcohol goes without saying ;-) Didn't trust myself enough then, though LTTG I would now....

The original Vicks 44, root beer flavored with codeine. Now THAT was cough medicine!! I was an adolescent at the time, and knew next to nothing about drugs, but I sure loved that stuff!!

Lmd33, not that I want to go back to the (no, not mental) hospital again, but last time I was there, I really enjoyed the morphine they gave me :-) Came with a little push-button and a "knock-out safety" too!

One night just before I was released, I went on a "bender" and just kept poppin' myself out! In the wee hours of the morning a nurse came in and I woke up (groggily 8-) and told her I'd been "hittin' the bottle pretty hard"! She laughed and asked why I hadn't invited her too! Gotta love a sense of humor (and a little push-button too! ;-)

Am I the only one old enough to think that there is no such thing as an old Nickelodeon TV show?

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