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October 15, 2010 12:32 PM   Subscribe


 
But where do you put your ...

Oh, I see. You put your weed in there.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:34 PM on October 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


but the ad says for tobacco use
i dont understand
posted by clavdivs at 12:35 PM on October 15, 2010 [18 favorites]


Hooray pepsi pot!

Basically pepsi pot.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 12:36 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The description clearly says that this is for tobacco. It doesn't say why you would need a "secret stash compartment" though.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:36 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pepsi Green?
posted by domnit at 12:36 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, that's like a shop class project that time-traveled from the year 2347.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:37 PM on October 15, 2010 [12 favorites]


Christmas is just around the corner!

(I'm absolutely serious. This is going to be a great gift for about half the people on my list.)
posted by koeselitz at 12:39 PM on October 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


Hey, that's some fine design!
posted by Greg Nog at 12:41 PM on October 15, 2010


Dude.

You ever see one of those posts, that's like, there? And then you come back later, and it's like, not there?

Dude.
posted by drjimmy11 at 12:42 PM on October 15, 2010 [25 favorites]


It needs to make the Transformers sound when you open it up.
posted by jquinby at 12:42 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Holy shit it's 35 bucks. Someone doesn't realize the demand for this.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 12:42 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Needs Bluetooth.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:43 PM on October 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


I don't know the first thing about these things, but my friend here says that couldn't be the pipe of the future because the pipe of the future would be a vaporizer.
posted by idiopath at 12:46 PM on October 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


Also, the best testament to its quality is the way that Linda spends about five minutes at the end talking about how her packages aren't getting delivered and now she's worried that she lives in an area where people steal packages.
posted by koeselitz at 12:48 PM on October 15, 2010 [14 favorites]


Ingenious design.

It's still a small metal pipe though. With a metal screen. High temps, harsh smoke, ugh. Can you even replace that screen?

Seems like it's designed for discreetness first. I suppose for some uses that is paramount (especially for Americans), but this strikes as something I'd get as a gift, use for a week, and then banish it to the Drawer-Of-Suboptimal-Smoking-Devices.
posted by utsutsu at 12:49 PM on October 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


Curious, would that direct flame underneath burn your [tobacco] too fast, too much?
And it's not everything in one place, there's no grinder. (/gifthorsemouth)
posted by naju at 12:52 PM on October 15, 2010


utsutsu: “Can you even replace that screen?”

You should watch the video. She says it comes with replacement screens.
posted by koeselitz at 12:54 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Linda, your teeth make me wonder if you are also a big fan of the MethJectortm.
posted by Xoebe at 12:55 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ok, should have watched the review first. :)

Cleaning looks really easy. I am still concerned about the metal construction, though now I am not entirely clear on if the stem / mouth piece is metal or plastic... either way, not the greatest.


naju: the direct flame would be manageable, you can simply let go of the fuel button once the bowl is lit. Also, you can either pre-grind, or not grind at all. You really don't need to for a small pipe, in fact I find most smokeable matter will smoke better when you don't grind in a pipe like this.
posted by utsutsu at 12:55 PM on October 15, 2010


Linda spends about five minutes at the end talking about how her packages aren't getting delivered and now she's worried that she lives in an area where people steal packages.

My favorite part was how you can tell the precise moment (at 2:40-ish) when it starts to hit Linda: "Someone's thinking with their noggin!"
posted by Greg Nog at 12:55 PM on October 15, 2010 [13 favorites]


You know how you're always losing your lighter? Well now you can lose your bowl, too.

Kidding. I'd hit it.
posted by uncleozzy at 1:00 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure that's the same Linda that used to post on thenjscene board—the DIY/punk/indie/whatever board for NJ at the time... it was originally called skanjska in the late 90's, heh—back in the day. If I recall, her username was iFuckLikeWhat. If that's her, people were real pieces of shit to her. A lot of people were shitty on that board in general, and the targets were usually young women. Sometimes the internet sucks.

It's weird recognizing someone you've never met. Hmm, now she reviews paraphernalia on YouTube. The commenters there can be even worse, but at least she's doing something constructive?
posted by defenestration at 1:01 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


And now people are making fun of her on MeFi.

Great job everyone!
posted by defenestration at 1:01 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I came up with that idea like 20 years ago. But then I got hungry, ordered a pizza, and forgot all about it.
posted by cazoo at 1:01 PM on October 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


I wonder if Linda prefers Borkum Riff or Prince Albert?
posted by mmrtnt at 1:03 PM on October 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


That stash compartment is not big enough.
posted by fuq at 1:07 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well now you can lose your bowl, too.

I was so ready to hit the 'buy' button but I seriously hesitated because of the idea that I was sure to lose it quickly (not that I ever space out where I put my gear after that fact....) anyway, it just looks too useful to pass up. Product suggestion for v2: tether hook.
posted by victors at 1:11 PM on October 15, 2010


I don't know the first thing about these things, but my friend here says that couldn't be the pipe of the future because the pipe of the future would be a vaporizer.

Virtual pipe; digital weed. Directly stimulates cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

Then a vaporizer. Then this.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:19 PM on October 15, 2010


I don't know the first thing about these things, but my friend here says that couldn't be the pipe of the future because the pipe of the future would be a vaporizer.

Luckily, my friend here suggests three words:
Google. Magic. Flight.
posted by vorfeed at 1:27 PM on October 15, 2010 [13 favorites]


In the future we'll just be hitting the orb.
posted by keratacon at 1:33 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


> In the future we'll just be hitting the orb.

In Soviet Russia the future, the orb hits you.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:36 PM on October 15, 2010


I don't know the first thing about these things, but my friend here says that couldn't be the pipe of the future because the pipe of the future would be a vaporizer.

I just want the travel vaporizer that Ted Danson used on BORED TO DEATH. You know, the one that he thought was a walkie talkie, and then took a hit off it.
posted by cjets at 1:53 PM on October 15, 2010


I just want the travel vaporizer that Ted Danson used on BORED TO DEATH. You know, the one that he thought was a walkie talkie, and then took a hit off it.

Magic Flight Launch Box.

I like the idea of the Wickie, but meh. It's metal and plastic. It has a screen. Ew.

Also: Pepsi green?
posted by loquacious at 2:01 PM on October 15, 2010


Acrylic. Yuck. Glass, please.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:07 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I kind of want it just because it looks like it's from the damn future.

There is probably some way to twisting it so as to convert it into some kind energy weapon and another to turn it into a diagnostic device.

And between those three functions, you have nearly every situation covered.
posted by quin at 2:09 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've got my pipe because we're going to speak about schoolish kinds of things.
posted by box at 2:29 PM on October 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


defenestration: “And now people are making fun of her on MeFi.”

Oh, no – seriously, no mockery intended. And Linda, if you're out there, it was a great review, and thank you. I think being high is amusing, but I didn't mean it as an insult at all.
posted by koeselitz at 2:32 PM on October 15, 2010


Luckily, my friend here suggests three words:
Google. Magic. Flight.


We don't need your friend, because Linda's on the YouTube demonstrating how awesome the Magic Flight portable vapourizer is. In fact, Linda seems to be vouching for the quality of all of Wickie's products.

Say, you don't suppose Linda owns a piece of the company, by any chance?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:37 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


It obviously sucks. Doesn't play ogg files.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:41 PM on October 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


We don't need your friend, because Linda's on the YouTube demonstrating how awesome the Magic Flight portable vapourizer is. In fact, Linda seems to be vouching for the quality of all of Wickie's products.

Unless I'm seriously missing something, Wickie does not manufacture the Magic Flight, and is not affiliated with the folks who do. And Linda appears to be reviewing a wide array of smoking accessories, not just items from any one company.
posted by vorfeed at 3:16 PM on October 15, 2010


It obviously sucks.

No, you have to suck on it. That's how pipes work.

I'm told that after a couple of uses, you won't really mind the lack of vorbis support.

Be careful to make sure it's in "pipe-mode" though. I'd hate to think you plasma-ray-ed your brain because you didn't twist the stem just so.

posted by quin at 3:23 PM on October 15, 2010


defenestration: “And now people are making fun of her on MeFi.”

koeselitz: Oh, no – seriously, no mockery intended. And Linda, if you're out there, it was a great review, and thank you. I think being high is amusing, but I didn't mean it as an insult at all.


Not you, koeselitz. I'm talking about fuckheads like Xoebe making fun of a stranger's teeth on the internet.
posted by defenestration at 3:27 PM on October 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


The Magic Flight seemed like the thing until I read in the faq that it uses an entire battery for a single load. I wouldn't be able to keep the damn things charged, and buying AA's off the shelf would cost more per day than the loading material.
posted by BeerFilter at 3:27 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Magic Flight seemed like the thing until I read in the faq that it uses an entire battery for a single load. I wouldn't be able to keep the damn things charged, and buying AA's off the shelf would cost more per day than the loading material.

Meet my other friend, the Energizer 15-minute charger. It comes with four rechargeable batteries, and the Magic Flight comes with two; you do the math.
posted by vorfeed at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow – I didn't see that, defenestration. You're right. Xoebe – why you gotta be a douche, hmm?
posted by koeselitz at 3:54 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


A friend passed through town recently withthis: iolite

It was pretty neat.
posted by rosswald at 3:57 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


i think linda is pretty cute. she never had braces, her teeth aren't perfectly straight. big deal.

everyone i know smokes out of glass. pretty neat idea overall however.
posted by rainperimeter at 4:10 PM on October 15, 2010


I like smoking pot as much as the next guy, but I'm reminded of what Charles Barkley said when Randy Moss got caught with a joint in his car: "Every pothead knows you should finish smoking BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE."

This device is just another oh-so-clever way to get busted.

Also: if you MUST bake on-the-go, take a single joint with you, held in your hand, not stashed somewhere the K-9 unit will find in ten seconds. You can eat that before Officer Friendly can get to your window.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 5:46 PM on October 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


you can tell the precise moment (at 2:40-ish)

Not 4:20-ish? Pot timestamp fail.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:49 PM on October 15, 2010


AAAARRRRG!

I have the Wickie Pipe that Laura is demonstrating to the left of my monitor...

It works very well. Particularly, if you want to take one ultra-stealth smoke in a club, it's aces. It's a little bigger and a little heavier than you'd think, and I wouldn't use it for non-stealth use because it doesn't flatter the taste of the, er, tobacco, but I'd still give it 4.5 out of 5.

I occasionally go to places where I know I'll get searched like Terminal Five (in New York). I've managed to sneak small pipes in every time somehow ;-) even though T5 e.g. has a pretty aggressive search (40 years of magic experience makes me invincible in that domain). But it'd be a little hard to sneak this guy in. I could do it... :-D

For all your stealth needs, contemplate this beauty - no direct experience myself but it sure looks good.

I agree with glass in principle but sometimes one needs to be on the go in a hostile environment. A metal pipe with a closable lid can be had for about $10, it's not much bigger than nail clippers, and you can take one hit through the hole and no one the wiser for it.

Classic story - I was in some club in NYC and a bozo took a hit from my proto pipe and then put it down on the table in front of us (and I didn't notice). The bouncer walked over and said, "What's that?" I took it and made it vanish, showed both hands empty, and said, "I'm very sorry, you won't have any trouble from us again," and he said, "What?" and I said, "It's my fault, I promise we'll be good from now on," and he said, "OK," and walked away. It was interesting watching him trying to figure out an appropriate response...
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 5:59 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


> "Every pothead knows you should finish smoking BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE."

Then you have to travel around, stoned! Better to apply the pot not too long before the moment where you wish to be high.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 6:04 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


The flame passes over the tobacco - you draw it through the pipe with your breath. That part works very well and very intuitively - and, since I'm revealing my inner pot geek, the reservoir is very useful but the door comes off fairly easily (and back on too but...)

Let me try it with this new very fruity tobacco I have here.

Really not so bad. There's definitely a change to the taste but not entirely objectionable, characterful. I've cleaned it once so far, by putting salt and alcohol through it and then hot water to clean it out (trying not to get it in the lighter).

ARG! I seem to have managed to jam the lighter part. This is ridiculous... :-D New review... good design, lighter part jams easily!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 6:15 PM on October 15, 2010


Wow! You can buy, um, tobacco paraphernalia on Amazon.com, who knew?
posted by ghharr at 6:29 PM on October 15, 2010


I don't know the first thing about these things, but my friend here says that couldn't be the pipe of the future because the pipe of the future would be a vaporizer.

Luckily, my friend here suggests three words:
Google. Magic. Flight.


Linda already knows about the magic flights.
posted by Pants! at 6:30 PM on October 15, 2010


Will the Leftorium be getting a different version?
posted by Brocktoon at 6:40 PM on October 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


For all you glass snobs (I kid) it looks like Wickie carries a pair of self-lighting glass pipes. They appears to use a removable glass stem in a metal housing. They're also available in a wide range of colors (avocado?). They look small enough to get pretty hot but I recall that the protopipe did as well and I never minded that so perhaps I should see about getting one of the little ones.
posted by irisclara at 6:59 PM on October 15, 2010


Also: if you MUST bake on-the-go, take a single joint with you, held in your hand, not stashed somewhere the K-9 unit will find in ten seconds. You can eat that before Officer Friendly can get to your window.

Forgive my ignorance (i've been retired for a long time), but what's the worst that can happen when you get caught with a joint in this day and age? I was under the assumption that pot smoking was widespread enough that the "paper bag" theory of public drinking also applied to weed. i.e. if you're making a good faith effort at being discreet, and not otherwise being an asshole...no harm, no foul.
posted by billyfleetwood at 11:58 PM on October 15, 2010


billyfleetwood: it depends. On the color of your skin, mostly.
posted by naju at 2:12 AM on October 16, 2010 [3 favorites]



Not you, koeselitz. I'm talking about fuckheads like Xoebe making fun of a stranger's teeth on the internet.


I kind of just saw that as the setup for "MethJector" which is actually kind of funny. She clearly doesn't have anything approaching meth teeth, she's just never been put through the orthodontics cookie cutter. I think her smile is pretty cute actually.
posted by Locobot at 2:32 AM on October 16, 2010


what, no east st. louis?
posted by readyfreddy at 4:42 AM on October 16, 2010


Order now and we'll throw in the Wickie Doritos Dispenser.
posted by bwg at 6:04 AM on October 16, 2010


MetaTalk
posted by grouse at 8:23 AM on October 16, 2010


Pepsi Green.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:23 AM on October 16, 2010


I hate watching people take drugs on camera. Is that weird?
posted by eeeeeez at 9:32 AM on October 16, 2010


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posted by cjorgensen at 11:18 AM on October 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Gee, isn't anyone gonna whine about a FPP that's basically an ad for a product? Anyone? Beuhler's sober, unfunny teacher, played by Ben Stein? Anyone?
posted by IAmBroom at 11:33 AM on October 16, 2010


Ah, I see: it's happening on Metatalk.
posted by IAmBroom at 11:34 AM on October 16, 2010



Gee, isn't anyone gonna whine about a FPP that's basically an ad for a product? Anyone? Beuhler's sober, unfunny teacher, played by Ben Stein? Anyone?


Well there's actually plenty of that above. Anyhow, this is about a product it's about a technological advance!
posted by Locobot at 12:03 PM on October 16, 2010


So as good of a place to ask i think, I don't smoke, never have and don't really have any intention of starting, but recently some one tried to explain to me that the different methods (pipe, vaporizer, bong, joint) offer their own different experiences of the "high" which doesn't make sense to me. I figured since it's a chemical reaction with the THC it wouldn't be different based on these methods. I would think strand would make the difference more than the method of heating up the "tobacco". Am I wrong?
posted by djduckie at 3:10 PM on October 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


djduckie,

Different methods will favor non-destructive vaporization and absorption of different cannabinoids in different levels and at different rates. Pot contains a heterogeneous mixture of related compounds which will make you high in different ways.
posted by Blasdelb at 6:55 PM on October 16, 2010


Am I wrong?
A little on the wrong track. There are over 50 chemicals in cannabis which all contribute to the feelings it gives users. Pipes, bongs, and joints aren't radically different from each other, they all involve burning the cannabis. Bongs bubble the smoke through water which cools it and absorbs some water soluble components of the smoke. Also, most bongs give the user a visual stimulus of seeing the smoke and then sucking it up to clear the chamber. I think this contributes to the amount inhaled per hit vs. pipes or a joint where a person stops inhaling when they feel the hot smoke in their throat and lungs. Vaporizers heat cannabis up to a temperature where it vaporizes the oils and most of the psychoactive content without actually burning the plant matter. This results in fewer cannabinoids (the other major psychoactive component along with THC). Ingesting cannabis results in a very slow drawn out reaction as the chemicals are absorbed in the small intestine. Ingesting avoids the dangers of smoking, but it can be difficult to control dosage and effect. All of the above differences can and do affect the high people feel. This recent radio program covers a lot of this and the interviewee is quite knowledgeable. You're right about the strain being a major factor as well. Different strains can give radically different effects. Erowid - Cannabis has fairly good articles on these things, really more than you need to know.

I haven't smoked for years but its still a definite interest of mine.
posted by Locobot at 7:16 PM on October 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


If Ben Stein's so sober, why does he wear sneakers with a suit, endorse eye drops and believe in creationism?
posted by box at 8:14 PM on October 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Just for the record, be careful when using this device. The shiny 'metal' coating will melt and release dangerous fumes.
posted by fuq at 8:07 AM on October 17, 2010


I would like to put to rest the notion that this is advertising... I am in no way affilitated with the makers of the Wickie Pipe Lighter.

I only wished to share their cool idea.

I apologize to those who thought otherwise; this was a poor stab at a first post. I promise more valuable contributions in the future.
posted by carpenter at 6:53 PM on October 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Dude, it's cool, it's cool. You'll get the hang of MeFi soon. Here, have a pull off of this... yeah, I just got a new pipe, isn't it cool? I saw it linked to on MeFi, and was glad someone finally invented this, as this same idea for a pipe has been stuck in my head for decades!

What, this IS the thread with the link? Wait... Whoah.
posted by not_on_display at 8:56 PM on October 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


box: If Ben Stein's so sober, why does he wear sneakers with a suit, endorse eye drops and believe in creationism?

Kool-Aid.
posted by IAmBroom at 1:09 AM on October 19, 2010


I love this pipe, I bought 1 and i take it everywhere with me. Love it
posted by Gregstonificatore at 5:18 PM on October 21, 2010


So, they're spamming, but only that once...
posted by inigo2 at 6:18 PM on November 2, 2010


I had a feeling Gregstoncacciatore was a narc.
posted by box at 6:42 PM on November 2, 2010


Ooh. Can I say "called it"? I'm not sure I called it, but called it was.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:47 PM on November 2, 2010


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