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November 9, 2012 1:38 AM   Subscribe

Yesterday on AskReddit: Where/how could an aspiring pot smoker such as myself buy weed on campus/near campus? Marked as best answer: *Cough*
posted by mannequito (30 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I must confess the article's content surprised me. That wasn't what I was expecting.

Nice.
posted by infini at 1:44 AM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ironically, the insults were wrong. He lives in his employer's basement.
posted by jaduncan at 1:47 AM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


*cough* Sorry, the crack smoke always does that to me.
posted by Drinky Die at 1:48 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reddittor : Wish cops here in the US had a sense of humor that didn't involve laughing at a guy having a seizure induced by a tazer or pepper spray. :|

Teh Fuzz : There's nothing funny in that. It's sad...and disgusting.
posted by fullerine at 2:02 AM on November 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


Skyrim cops busting a roadside drug operation.
posted by crapmatic at 2:33 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


If this really is the Vic PD they are doing a fantastic job at social media, especially Twitter interaction within the Greater CRD Region on Vancouver Island.

It's true, the Victoria police department really does do a good job interacting, in a very natural and accessible way, on #yyj (aka Victoria) social media.
posted by KokuRyu at 3:04 AM on November 9, 2012


Uvicmj is totally not a cop, he's just Seeking 420-friendly pot dealer.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:10 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's good of the cop to remind people that cops are listening.
posted by pracowity at 3:35 AM on November 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


I liked his response to the question on his stance on the legalisation of pot:

If this was a personal account maybe, but it's the offical VicPD one. We don't make the laws. I spoke to this earlier tho Your vote = Your Govt = Your laws = My rule book

Another excellent reminder on why we should vote.
posted by arcticseal at 4:01 AM on November 9, 2012 [26 favorites]


Here he is, apparently, giving tips on how not to get your Macbook Pro stolen at the coffee shop.
posted by Kevtaro at 4:06 AM on November 9, 2012


VicPD is also on Pinterest.
posted by Ad hominem at 4:09 AM on November 9, 2012


fullerine: "Reddittor : Wish cops here in the US had a sense of humor that didn't involve laughing at a guy having a seizure induced by a tazer or pepper spray. :|

Teh Fuzz : There's nothing funny in that. It's sad...and disgusting.
"



You're right. Bigotry. It's sad...and disgusting even when such ignorant prejudice is one of the few that are accepted by too many.
posted by 2manyusernames at 4:10 AM on November 9, 2012


I liked his response to the question on his stance on the legalisation of pot:

If this was a personal account maybe, but it's the offical VicPD one. We don't make the laws. I spoke to this earlier tho Your vote = Your Govt = Your laws = My rule book


Yes. This answer made me love him very deeply precisely because he views himself as existing under a rule of law rather than as the poor man's Judge Dredd.
posted by jaduncan at 4:12 AM on November 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


I love it so when anyone says "Cheese it!"





and I knew I was on the internet when I started reading about a Victoria police officer and ended up on a subreddit of dragons making sweet love to automobiles.

Thereafter, I shut down my computer, closed it, and put a rock on top of it to make sure nothing got out.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:50 AM on November 9, 2012 [27 favorites]


Actually, I really liked the link they had in there from the Victoria Police Department's helpful glasses cop, who wants you to know all about coffee shop safety.
posted by markkraft at 5:12 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


They should have noted that the user name was VicPDCanada and not bob285 or something. Without knowing that, the events make no sense.
posted by scose at 5:36 AM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Redditors are right, he's hella nice and hella cute
posted by pointystick at 5:40 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Out of curiosity I checked. He has not posted to /r/ladyboners or /r/ladybonersgw. I suppose that is a different type of community outreach.
posted by Ad hominem at 5:47 AM on November 9, 2012


That's such false advertising. They never send the cute cops with glasses when you're doing crimes.
posted by looli at 6:18 AM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


a subreddit of dragons making sweet love to automobiles.

No. Just no.
posted by DoubleLune at 6:45 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


funniest comment was at the bottom:

if you really want to try weed, just find some people smoking it and ask to buy a joint. Try just a little, you may get higher than you would like. also note that smoking weed is somewhat like alcohol. There is a time and place. Also, everything in moderation. be careful.

whoosh.

Where did this get reposted? lol
posted by mrgrimm at 7:53 AM on November 9, 2012


No. Just no.


The internet is made of kittens, tubes, and no.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:14 AM on November 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


As a former smoker myself, no problem with people wanting to smoke exactly. But really? We're "aspiring" pot smokers now? That just... I don't even. Good on the cop for not being a jerk about it though.
posted by Ephelump Jockey at 8:17 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


>We're "aspiring" pot smokers now? That just... I don't even.

Don't see why. If you hadn't smoked, but did pay even slight attention to popular culture you'd see yourself looking in at what appears to be a damn good party. A mild euphoric that, according to a huge and active fan base, enhances everything, helps with stress, is lauded in almost every form of media and has only the mildest of downsides.

Wouldn't you want to try it?
posted by anti social order at 8:44 AM on November 9, 2012


To be fair, I was being silly and pedantic. I found the juxtaposition between smoking and aspiration funny on a surface level. It didn't really run any more deeply than that.
posted by Ephelump Jockey at 8:54 AM on November 9, 2012


Russell learned most of what he knows on the job and now checks the sites first thing in the morning. He checks again one last time before bed.

*cough* *bullshit* Nice glasses, though. He's forgiven.
posted by maudlin at 9:04 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


a subreddit of dragons making sweet love to automobiles.

I'm 97% I was first introduced to that particular Rule 34 genre on Metafilter. This place isn't just cats and having cameras, weird shit shows up on the blue.

You're welcome to confirm that on your own time I'm still eating leftover Chow Mein THANKYOUVERYMUCH
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:04 PM on November 9, 2012


a subreddit of dragons making sweet love to automobiles.

I am simultaneously disappointed and grateful that this subreddit does not have a custom Reddit-dude.
posted by m@f at 7:36 PM on November 9, 2012


You heard it right folks. By popular demand, VicPD will be doing an Ask Me (almost) Anything at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st.
posted by mannequito at 9:02 PM on November 16, 2012


and apparently they also have a Stories From The Beat blog
posted by mannequito at 9:08 PM on November 16, 2012


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