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What do you call a pothead that doesn't inhale
February 25, 2011 6:37 PM   Subscribe

As you can see below, Ras enjoys smoking pot. He lives in Canada and according to his YouTube profile, his occupation is ‘Smoking’. His interests include smoking, and for music he likes Reggae. In ‘09 he smoked 40 bowls in 11 minutes, for an event called Tokecity’s Gauntlet, for which he was disqualified (because he exceeded the 4-minute smoke limit). Last year he only smoked 36 bowls, ‘about half of his collection’. Maybe he’s getting a bit behind. “Good luck to all the submissions.” (From 4-20 tumblr)
posted by growabrain (61 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are you kidding me? I got a contact buzz through the internet!

That dude is nuts (and apparently, rich).
posted by Benny Andajetz at 6:54 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


You gotta have a dream.
posted by bardic at 7:08 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


There is a man who does not care for reality.
posted by frenetic at 7:08 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


puff puff pass, "Ras".
posted by Hoopo at 7:09 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


See kids, you can't overdose on marijuana!
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:11 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Looks like we may finally have some competition for Pearly Sweetcake.
posted by straw at 7:11 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


(and apparently, rich)

I was going to say "or, he grows it himself, a cost savings of 99.99%" but damn, some of those bongs are worth more than $1000 each.
posted by inedible at 7:25 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's a peak efficacy for cannabis. Smoking any more than that more is pointless.
posted by Thoughtcrime at 7:29 PM on February 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


Raz?
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:29 PM on February 25, 2011


Wow, that's crazy. Let me post a transcript for those unable to view the video.

0:00 -
6:42 - Cough. Cough cough. Cough cough cough. Cough.
7:10 - * unintelligible*
posted by chairface at 7:44 PM on February 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


Between Raz and the guy who made Minas Tirith out of 420,000 matchsticks, I'm pretty sure that Mr. Acton both smells better and is more interesting to have a conversation with.
posted by fatbird at 7:44 PM on February 25, 2011


What is that song? Soundhound and Shazam failed to identify it.
posted by blockhead at 7:46 PM on February 25, 2011


I for one welcome our pothead overlords.

(Also: B--- o- t-- w--?)
posted by andreaazure at 7:57 PM on February 25, 2011


There's a peak efficacy for cannabis. Smoking any more than that more is pointless.
I remember for my 19th or 20th birthday my friends made me a pot cake with Kinder icing, and there was a huge party with plenty of pot to smoke. After a certain point it was impossible to get more stoned... It was like diving to the bottom of a swimming pool and sitting there, looking up.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:18 PM on February 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Yeah, in high school myself and about 5 other pothead friends decided to spend a Friday locked in one guy's garage and smoke straight through an ounce, just to see if it was possible.

By halfway I felt braindead, 3-quarters of the way through I just felt burnt out, and near the end I came all the way around and was more or less sober even though we hadn't quite finished. Wasn't just me either, when we walked out of there nobody was stumbling or giggling, we all just looked at each other, nodded and said "Burgers?" "Burgers!".

Then we went for burgers. The end.
posted by mannequito at 8:32 PM on February 25, 2011 [6 favorites]


After a certain point it was impossible to get more stoned...

Heh. I remember sitting around with some friends after a looooong dry spell, smoking our way through a big ol' bag of sticky icky and trying, somewhat, to play cards. After what had to have been his twentieth bong rip, my pal stood up and exclaimed, "My God! I've smoked myself straight!"

Then he turned around and walked straight into a wall.

Theory: disproved.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:32 PM on February 25, 2011 [31 favorites]


There's a peak efficacy for cannabis. Smoking any more than that more is pointless.

I don't disagree, but it's more like hi-fi equipment. Pushing farther and farther into that peak 10% just gets exponentially more expensive and complicated, but it's possible to achieve, uh, rarefied heights beyond just "herp derp wee I'm a couch!"

Many, many years ago I lived on a small but productive pot farm where - as you can imagine - a lot of smoking and eating went on. One of the things we would do is make heaping fucktons of cannabutter out of the trim - pounds and pounds of it - and then start making pancakes that also included cannaoil. So, greenish very potent pancakes with very potent cannabutter on top. Each pancake was about the strength of half a tray of average brownies or so. Without a proper tolerance a single pancake would often cripple experienced smokers and send them to the couch for the rest of the day.

We'd start out in the morning with pancakes, coffee and monster kief bowls. And more coffee. And more pancakes. And then more giant kief bowls. Pretty much all day long.

Man. Uh, what was I saying? Oh, yeah. So, sometimes you can get so high that you blast right through that level of "OMG, gravity, stuck to floor like a liquid" and out the other side where gravity is reversed. That was always a good time to go hit the trampoline, assuming you're not afraid of falling into the open sky.

I can't and don't smoke like that anymore, or much at all really. But man... living on a farm was something else. You'd think there actually was an upper limit to how high you could get, but there's not, really. Not when it's free and comes in concentrated forms and you can just go for it.
posted by loquacious at 8:35 PM on February 25, 2011 [53 favorites]


After a certain point it was impossible to get more stoned...

Yeah...you just gotta smoke your way through that shit.
posted by Demogorgon at 8:54 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awesome. I am getting high right now reading about loquacious' pot farm days.
posted by meh at 8:55 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's amazing how stoned I got just by watching that.
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 8:56 PM on February 25, 2011


While I have never lived on a pot farm, I have to concur that (very, very subjectively) there's not exactly the kind of hard upper bound that people talk about. It's more that there are tiers of stonedness, and at any given level, you are definitely going to plateau, but there is very likely to be technology that will push you over into the next tier.

Sooner or later, though, you are probably going to feel a bit too much like you're doing real drugs.

For me, this seems to be somewhere around the point where a blowtorch gets involved.
posted by brennen at 9:11 PM on February 25, 2011


Loquacious: so, was primitive man a stoner, and did that enable him to invent tools? Teach him agriculture? Invent fire-making and clay jugs and glass, so as to have bongs?
posted by five fresh fish at 9:14 PM on February 25, 2011


Peak marijuana, aka Diminishing returns to marijuana, is basically the gateway hypothesis guys!
posted by scunning at 9:20 PM on February 25, 2011


A lot of the stone depends on varietal. One type is couch-lock body stone; the other a head-fuck mind stone. Indoor op tends to yield the former, iirc. I think the latter is more interesting.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:20 PM on February 25, 2011


So, I'm probably the only non-stoner posting....but let me guess: He is from BC? Not that I'm sterotyping at all, but yeahhhhh, you hear stories about that place...
posted by Canageek at 9:21 PM on February 25, 2011


Loquacious: so, was primitive man a stoner, and did that enable him to invent tools? Teach him agriculture? Invent fire-making and clay jugs and glass, so as to have bongs?

I don't know. I wasn't there. Do I look like a primitive man?

Like potatoes of old, I bet the weed back then sucked, but I've read a few anthropological anecdotes that ponder if cannabis helped improve night vision for hunting and fishing. It certainly would have inspired lots of experimentation in eating many different things and banging on rocks and logs in acoustically pleasing ways.

I personally follow the agricultural model of beer predating bread because beer is easier to make and helps purify water, leading to settling down to raise lots and lots of grain to make more beer.

Or maybe primitive man was just lazy and tired of walking around all the time.
posted by loquacious at 9:31 PM on February 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


That was always a good time to go hit the trampoline, assuming you're not afraid of falling into the open sky.

This was the detail that convinced me the anecdote was true.
posted by fleetmouse at 9:58 PM on February 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Raz makes Snoop Dog look like Anita Bryant. That he has a sort of roadie to handle his bongs amuses me; I wonder what that gig pays.
posted by spacely_sprocket at 10:06 PM on February 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


He doesn't even look like he's having much fun...

(My only experience with bags under the eyes like that comes from insomnia and allergies. Are marijuana holy-crap-I'm-stoned bags similar in any way? My eyes ached just looking at him.)
posted by Scattercat at 12:33 AM on February 26, 2011


Thoughtcrime: There's a peak efficacy for cannabis. Smoking any more than that more is pointless.

"Remember kids, don't smoke dope! ...When you're stoned. You don't get any higher, just lower on dope." -- George Carlin
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:33 AM on February 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ras: too far, aye.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:02 AM on February 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


I wonder what that gig pays.

It won't be in money, that's for sure...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:33 AM on February 26, 2011


Do you think he listens to Art Bell? Or is he more of a Alex Jones sort of dude? Seems to come with the territory.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 1:41 AM on February 26, 2011


and then start making pancakes that also included cannaoil
I read that as "cannoli" and got super-excited for something DELICIOUS.
posted by knile at 2:52 AM on February 26, 2011


What is that song?

Ganja in my brain
posted by various at 2:54 AM on February 26, 2011


Competitive pot smoking should have its own major championship, possibly called the Super Bowl.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:34 AM on February 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


two left feet: Clearly you meant Stupor Bowl, right?
posted by schyler523 at 5:08 AM on February 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


stop torching the bowl brah
posted by nathancaswell at 5:49 AM on February 26, 2011


Shouldn't this have been posted on the green?
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:24 AM on February 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yes I, Ras Trent...bada ding ding ding ding whoa oh oh
posted by AndrewKemendo at 6:42 AM on February 26, 2011


I haven't smoked since 1995. This doesn't make me want to light up nearly as much as it makes me really, really hungry.

(wanders to kitchen in search of Cheetos)
posted by double block and bleed at 6:51 AM on February 26, 2011


> It certainly would have inspired lots of experimentation in eating many different things and banging on rocks and logs in acoustically pleasing ways.

. . . Sensorimotor synchronization, induced by cannabis, led to mimesis, which in turn led to language/culture and modern humanity, all the way to SpongeBob. Thank you, weed. The bongos did it.
posted by stonepharisee at 7:03 AM on February 26, 2011


I'm fascinated that there's a whole genre of Youtube videos of people smoking pot. Here's 90 seconds of a girl in a bikini packing and smoking a bong. At the end, she shows you her nugs. Here's 30 seconds of badly backlit young guy smoking a bong, to the derision of the person who posted the video. Here's a playlist of people using homemade bongs. Which leads, naturally, to juggalobiggy1's 1:48 masterpiece "Smoking That Killa outta Apple" (spoiler: he coughs).

I get that people document the most banal aspects of their daily lives and put them on Youtube. What baffles me is who watches these things. And why? I guess I should ask myself that question.
posted by Nelson at 7:23 AM on February 26, 2011


This is like watching porn actor practice.
posted by eeeeeez at 7:36 AM on February 26, 2011


It's amazing how competitive anything really makes it look like a chore rather than something enjoyable. I love me some nachos, man, but having to eat 30 trays of nachos in 15 minutes? Really? Why?
posted by nevercalm at 8:02 AM on February 26, 2011


Wow smoking weed, old school! Now a days it's all about smoking hash with a quatrz vapor globe or for those a bit more rugged Hot knives.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:07 AM on February 26, 2011


Oh man I'm loving these pot smoking videos. It's like having a stoner friend of my very own.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:35 AM on February 26, 2011


I guess the difference between a pot farm and the other kinds is that regular farmers aren't tempted to munch on soybeans all day.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:53 AM on February 26, 2011


hot knives? vapouriser? the most stoned i have ever been was using a Bucket Bong. Haven't done one in years but jeez, watching 2001 after several of them was seriously difficult.

so yeah, advice from the pot smoking kings of europe is : Bucket Bongs all the way
posted by marienbad at 8:56 AM on February 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sometime in my twenties getting massively high turned into code for "having a panic attack", and with today's weed and my low tolerance anything past two tokes induces panic. So I'm getting contact panic looking at those videos. Eek!
posted by Bookhouse at 9:18 AM on February 26, 2011


Twenty some years ago, when I was first in grad school (small, hard to get in, with its own walled residential campus on the banks of a river) it was spring and the festival of Holi came around. Traditionally you drink the stuff, mixed in milk with sugar syrup and crushed nuts and herbs.

I had to go visit someone in the morning - I came back in the early afternoon to find two or three oil drums empty (of course) and most of the campus including the faculty who lived there, strewn across the extensive lawns, amphitheatre, riverside, rooftops and other shady spots, totally passed out for the most part. This would have been about 250 people, tops.

I was the only one wandering around sober in the eerie silence. It was a weirder trip I think than if I'd been there, imho.
posted by infini at 10:33 AM on February 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


"herp derp wee I'm a couch!"

I'm having a bad day (someone swiped my debit card info, fortunately the bank caught it), got 3 hours of sleep last night, and am a grouch this morning. I've also never smoked weed, and can't (random testing at work, and I like my job).

But this just sent me into a fit of giggles. Thank you.
posted by mrbill at 10:53 AM on February 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


so yeah, advice from the pot smoking kings of europe is : Bucket Bongs all the way

Seems we like our 1000$ handblown glass here. If smoking didn't already fuck me the hell up I might give the bucket and 2 liter bottle approach a try.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:04 AM on February 26, 2011


Competitive pot smoking should have its own major championship, possibly called the Super Bowl.

The only sport where you have to disqualify competitors for not having performance enhancing drugs in their system.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 11:14 AM on February 26, 2011


Competitive pot smoking should have its own major championship, possibly called the Super Bowl.

:tweet: "Encroachment, five cough penalty, repeat second bowl..."
posted by mosk at 11:29 AM on February 26, 2011


What's the fancy lighter he uses?
posted by geoff. at 2:18 PM on February 26, 2011


Probably one of these
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:13 PM on February 26, 2011


I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about overt pot culture that I find to be a bit embarassing for the user/proponent.

It's like celebrating the fact that you can't quite handle reality.
posted by davey_darling at 4:52 AM on February 27, 2011


I have a lighter that gives an electric shock if you try to use it the traditional way. Comes in handy on 420 nights.
posted by Bubbles Devere at 4:26 PM on February 27, 2011


Eponysterical.
posted by acb at 5:48 PM on February 27, 2011


I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about threadshitting that I find to be a bit embarassing for the user/threadshitter.

It's like celebrating the fact that you can't quite handle people who enjoy things you're not interested in.
posted by Zozo at 9:04 AM on February 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


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