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Eric Doeringer's Smoke Filtration Systems
May 25, 2009 5:44 PM   Subscribe

The Smoke Filtration Systems are a series of sculptures that are also working marijuana water pipes. The mechanics of each pipe are thoroughly tested, but the actual sculptures are presented in clean, unused condition.
posted by Joe Beese (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
One of the great things about pot is that it can inspire some really creative thought.

One of the shitty things about pot is that much of the creativity it inspires is so pot centric.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 6:06 PM on May 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


I'm surprised Eric has the ability to create such amazing devices with his pituitary disorder.
posted by gman at 6:07 PM on May 25, 2009


Flagged as ... uhh ... heh heh. I forgot.
posted by not_on_display at 6:07 PM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Protip: after getting high, try to avoid sitting around with the stoned people blabbing about the cool water pipe, and that other excellent time they got high, and how totally awesome that was. Best make excuses and go off to play Civilization IV.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:11 PM on May 25, 2009 [7 favorites]


Some guys in my (art school) dorm got busted with a 6-foot tall bong they made so you could smoke it while sitting in the top bunk. They did not get away with the "it's just a sculpture" argument...
posted by JoanArkham at 6:11 PM on May 25, 2009


You know what'd be really cool? You'd have to work together now. In a foursome sucking in at the exact same time so you don't just like hyperventilate and stuff but... like when you breathe out it goes through another tube and up a different pipe that's all like church organ and pretty soon you're blowing this long low note on a communal digerid...dijere... that Austrian thing...
posted by hal9k at 6:12 PM on May 25, 2009


Protip: after getting high, try to avoid sitting around with the stoned people blabbing about the cool water pipe, and that other excellent time they got high, and how totally awesome that was. Best make excuses and go off to play Civilization IV.

THe Whelkian Empire seeks to trade silk for fish. The Prime Velkian would like to remind The Mighty Meatbomb of our shared culture. Failure to comply may result in military action.
posted by The Whelk at 6:16 PM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


You know what'd be really cool? You'd have to work together now. In a foursome sucking in at the exact same time so you don't just like hyperventilate and stuff but... like when you breathe out it goes through another tube and up a different pipe that's all like church organ and pretty soon you're blowing this long low note on a communal digerid...dijere... that Austrian thing...

...Joerg Haider?
posted by gman at 6:20 PM on May 25, 2009


No, this austrian thing.
posted by not_on_display at 6:28 PM on May 25, 2009


I think these are sort of cool and all but I really wish that Dieter Rams designed a bong. Bongs are so ostentatious and busy and.... wizardly. I don't know but a colored glass bong with relief pot leaves and dragon swallowing and being swallowed by the other half of a yin yang dragon doesn't fit well in my tastefully austere danish modern digs.
posted by I Foody at 6:42 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


that Austrian thing...

Ron Paul?
posted by 445supermag at 6:46 PM on May 25, 2009


Wow... one of his other projects is just cruel...
posted by Jahaza at 7:18 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Jahaza: "one of his other projects is just cruel..."

Anyone who reads The Da Vinci Code has it coming to them.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:33 PM on May 25, 2009


I don't see the problem with removing pages from The Da Vinci Code.
posted by odinsdream at 7:45 PM on May 25, 2009


a colored glass bong with relief pot leaves and dragon swallowing and being swallowed by the other half of a yin yang dragon doesn't fit well in my tastefully austere danish modern digs

Ah, more of a Modern-style bong-slash-medical device aficionado, are you?

first not-decorated bong image i spotted. surely there are better, because that's really quite horrible!
posted by five fresh fish at 7:58 PM on May 25, 2009


"Eric & Marta" Spread In Raunchy Couples Magazine

Mixed Media, 10.75 x 8", 1998, Edition of 3


(NSFW)
posted by Hammond Rye at 8:04 PM on May 25, 2009


solipsophistocracy: "One of the great things about pot is that it can inspire some really creative thought."

Among the writers' journals excerpted in Antaeus 61 is one by Norman Mailer:

I would usually write in it on Mondays and Tuesdays after a heavy pot weekend -- marijuana was referred to by the not very opaque alias of Lipton's.

One entry I found interesting:

February 8, 1955 - Hemingway's particular weakness is that he's a Taker, his heroes are all Takers. His idea of courage is that you can take it. It never seems to have occurred to him once that courage might also consist of giving.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:10 PM on May 25, 2009


huh? same world, different planets. I don't see the art in his art, but that just me I guess.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:12 PM on May 25, 2009


Back in the day, some friends of mine won "Most Utilitarian" in the dorm pumpkin carving competition with a pumpkin bong.
posted by exogenous at 8:14 PM on May 25, 2009


Not that impressed, but I've never been into novelty bongs.

I had a dealer who'd make his own artsy ceramic bongs, and if you got stoned at his house that's all he jabbered about (and tried to peddle). Well that and early Genesis, which he had playing every single time I stopped by. It did not make for a pleasant high.
posted by Devils Slide at 8:14 PM on May 25, 2009


I had a dealer who'd make his own artsy ceramic bongs, and if you got stoned at his house that's all he jabbered about (and tried to peddle). Well that and early Genesis, which he had playing every single time I stopped by.

Not all the circles of hell are in The Inferno. Some are just too horrible to describe.
posted by The Whelk at 8:35 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I still get PTSD episodes when I hear Genesis.
posted by Devils Slide at 8:40 PM on May 25, 2009


before placing the books on the street I removed the last few pages from each novel, destroying the books' functionality but transforming myself into a cunt

Fixed that for him.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:11 PM on May 25, 2009 [9 favorites]


myself into a cuntmyself into a douchebag.

C'mon, Peter. Cunts are something to love. Transforming himself into a cunt would be an improvement. "Douchebag" is a much more appropriate appellation.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:21 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


before placing the books on the street I removed the last few pages from each novel, destroying the books' functionality but transforming myself into a cunt

Fixed that for him.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:11 PM on May 25

We have a winner folks!
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 9:46 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Did anybody else imagine him reading that page aloud? Talking quickly, breathing shallowly, sometimes pausing to cough or just get his train of thought back on the tracks? His eyebrows twitching like they're independent entities & trying to get away from his face or signal for help?
posted by Pronoiac at 1:24 AM on May 26, 2009


They are hookas. Hookas suck, and so do those smoking with them. Pity, as they are rather pleasant to see. This is why bongs are so popular, as they don't suck, and neither do the smokers (not hard, anyway, which is the point). Also, bongs don't have hoses that get clogged. Bongs are efficient. Hookas are very much not.
posted by Goofyy at 2:19 AM on May 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Gooffyyy: FUCKIN-A Right, damn hookah-smokers, it's like you read my thoughts, man!! I say we do... something... yeah, heh heh, goddamn hookah smokers, they suck not so hard. but like, the smoker you get the harder you suck. Oh, hah hah... Ummm, yeah, let's ummm, get the hookah smokers and their damn shisha. and then smoke their shisha after. And then get some pizza. Yeah, man, you ever smoke pizza-flavored shisha out of a hookah? Oh hey! Turn this song up!

♪ ♬ And the laaaaaamb... lies dowwwwwwn, on BROAHAWHAWDWAY! [derrr-da-dadah-durrr-bwerrr] ♫ ♩
posted by not_on_display at 5:02 AM on May 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


The entire last half (two thirds?) of Da Vinci Code is redundant anyway. If you've ever read a book made for middle-schoolers or watched any movie at all, it was all completely predictable.
posted by DU at 5:26 AM on May 26, 2009


Goofyy: Some people enjoy the relaxed and refined inefficiency of a hookah and the slow buildup of the effects, like preferring beer to shots. Also some people have a nascent nicotine addictions they've never really gotten over.
posted by The Whelk at 5:46 AM on May 26, 2009


C'mon, Peter. Cunts are something to love.

It's true. All of my best friends are cunts. Douchebag is much more appropriate -- it just doesn't roll off my fingers quite so easily.

If you know what I mean, and I'm not sure that even I do...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:56 AM on May 27, 2009


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