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I know… I know.
I just wish that this particular one had not.

I know… I know.

I just wish that this particular one had not.

AA Gill:

As the commissioner drives me back to the train station in the dawn, he asks why we can’t drink like the continentals: a glass of wine with some tapas in a cafe, all ages together; a glass of beer, an aperitif, then the passeggiata, dressing up smartly. Why can’t we change the culture? I look at him and keep my mouth shut. At the station a fox trots down the line, a drunk is sprawled over a bench. “Why don’t we drink like the Greeks or the Italians?”
Really? Because we have a choice, that’s why. Because we’re from the north, from the cold, from the drizzle, from the place where the moon drives us nuts. Who would want to drink like an Italian granny? Sip wine with a raised pinky, chew a carrot, when you could be out there with all your mates, people you fancy, people you don’t, people you shag, people you wanted to. You can go mad, get totally muntered. You can let go. Why have a polite chat when you can have a legend? When you can weave a myth that will last you all week, that will stay with you for ever? Why would you want to ponce about in the grottoes of Dionysus when you can get trollied in the mead halls of Valhalla? This is who we are, this is what we do — or what I did.
I don’t miss drink, ever. Being an alcoholic is not the same as being drunk. But I look at these kids in this thin, worn-out, underprivileged, unlovable corner of England and I think: how brilliant that they can still get out and manufacture this much enthusiasm, fun and mad entertainment, this much togetherness and community and hope out of so little, such meagre education, so few jobs and prospects. The drink, drugs and music are not just their culture, they’re their achievement.

AA Gill:

As the commissioner drives me back to the train station in the dawn, he asks why we can’t drink like the continentals: a glass of wine with some tapas in a cafe, all ages together; a glass of beer, an aperitif, then the passeggiata, dressing up smartly. Why can’t we change the culture? I look at him and keep my mouth shut. At the station a fox trots down the line, a drunk is sprawled over a bench. “Why don’t we drink like the Greeks or the Italians?”

Really? Because we have a choice, that’s why. Because we’re from the north, from the cold, from the drizzle, from the place where the moon drives us nuts. Who would want to drink like an Italian granny? Sip wine with a raised pinky, chew a carrot, when you could be out there with all your mates, people you fancy, people you don’t, people you shag, people you wanted to. You can go mad, get totally muntered. You can let go. Why have a polite chat when you can have a legend? When you can weave a myth that will last you all week, that will stay with you for ever? Why would you want to ponce about in the grottoes of Dionysus when you can get trollied in the mead halls of Valhalla? This is who we are, this is what we do — or what I did.

I don’t miss drink, ever. Being an alcoholic is not the same as being drunk. But I look at these kids in this thin, worn-out, underprivileged, unlovable corner of England and I think: how brilliant that they can still get out and manufacture this much enthusiasm, fun and mad entertainment, this much togetherness and community and hope out of so little, such meagre education, so few jobs and prospects. The drink, drugs and music are not just their culture, they’re their achievement.

skepticalavenger:

The more I read about Mother Teresa, the more I think her mind fractured when she couldn’t handle the cognitive dissonance between what her faith was telling her and what reality was telling her.
(Source)

skepticalavenger:

The more I read about Mother Teresa, the more I think her mind fractured when she couldn’t handle the cognitive dissonance between what her faith was telling her and what reality was telling her.

(Source)

We’re locking up people that take a couple of puffs of marijuana and the next thing you know they’ve got 10 years — they’ve got mandatory sentences and these judges, they throw up their hand and say “What can we do? It’s mandatory sentences.” We’ve got to take a look at what we’re considering crimes, and that’s one of ‘em. I mean, I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong. But I just believe criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of just a few ounces of pot, and that kind of thing, I mean it’s costing us a fortune, and it’s ruining young people. The young people go into prisons, they go in as youths, and they come out as hardened criminals, and it’s not a good thing.

They better leave Willie the fuck alone, man, Willie Nelson is a legend. Sometimes you need to back up off of certain people and have a certain amount of respect for your elders. And Willie Nelson is our elder. Willie Nelson is my motherfuckin’ people, if you got a problem with Willie Nelson, you got a problem with me.

Snoop Dogg, in reference to Willie Nelson’s recent arrest for marijuana possession. (via kevinnj)

(Source: tokeofthetown.com)

Sometimes the audacity and inventiveness of the excuse is so great you just have to give them a pass.

Sometimes the audacity and inventiveness of the excuse is so great you just have to give them a pass.

monkey-tone-news:

There was an inquiry about that awesome t-shirt my friend Billfrog posted.   I could’ve asked him where he found it, but I don’t have to study, so I thought I would at least point you in the right direction.  I found the photo on flickr…  looks like it was made by  Ape Do Good Printing.  I bet if you contacted those folks they could at least tell you what’s what.

Thanks!

monkey-tone-news:

There was an inquiry about that awesome t-shirt my friend Billfrog posted. I could’ve asked him where he found it, but I don’t have to study, so I thought I would at least point you in the right direction. I found the photo on flickr… looks like it was made by Ape Do Good Printing. I bet if you contacted those folks they could at least tell you what’s what.

Thanks!

rillawafers:

California may vote on legalizing pot
This is how the budget in California could be fixed within a year. Not even kidding.

Does anyone think you are? I’m seriously asking. I haven’t been following conservative opposition to this measure, but it seems to me the only negative financial impact they could plausibly argue is the law & order fallout from reefer madness.

rillawafers:

California may vote on legalizing pot

This is how the budget in California could be fixed within a year. Not even kidding.

Does anyone think you are? I’m seriously asking. I haven’t been following conservative opposition to this measure, but it seems to me the only negative financial impact they could plausibly argue is the law & order fallout from reefer madness.