Just remember one thing: Anybody who ever tells you that high school is the greatest time of your life is a big fat liar. You’re imprisoned in this insular culture where it seems everything that goes wrong is the end of the world: You forget there are decades of life after high school is over, only in those years, you’re in control of your own destiny.
I’d like to choose my path. High school time is making me think that people will always have a hand in your life. You don’t get anywhere without their okay.
Wherever you go, there you’ll be.
…and other people, too.
Yeah, who says high school is the best time of your life, and what’s wrong with them? Retirement is gonna be the best time of my life… I’m ramping my life up to get better and better as time goes on!
Anyway, you seem like a smart guy, Lover, so I don’t think you really have much to worry about. Where do you want to go to college / what for?
My brother also makes me hate certain parts in movies. I watched Children of Men for the first time on my own, and the parts where Michael Caine would smoke weed made me laugh.
But when I showed my brother the movie, he said strawberry cough must be fucking awesome weed. He had this arrogant look on his face that killed the scene completely for me. First time, I saw it as a drug people were using to dull the effect of despair. Now, I just sees my bro’s fucking face laughing about how cool it’d be…
I used to really like Fear and Loathing, but one of my brother’s stoner friends went on this long speech about how brilliant the subtext is. Now it just seems like an idiotic shit of a movie.
High school was pretty terrible. I went to public school though. I wonder how much different an experience private school would have been.
^LOL I feel the same annoyance at drug culture that you do. My roommate is a mega-stoner and I’m so ready to live by myself (two weeks!!)!
I’m glad to see other people agreeing high school is a big thing of ass. Makes me feel a bit better that I’m not alone on that. Thank you kindly.
I want to go to a film university college, learn to be a director. I feel like I should start making home movies now, but I’m both too lazy and my very small pack of friends don’t want to help.
Private school is no different. Better teachers, I guess. I go to one.
“I used to really like Fear and Loathing, but one of my brother’s stoner friends went on this long speech about how brilliant the subtext is. Now it just seems like an idiotic shit of a movie.”
One time in college, I had this stoner roommate in the dorms, and he was always inviting his friends over to the point where the dorm smelled like shit because of all the mixed chemicals saturated in the walls. I moved out quickly. Anyway…
…one day I walked out into the common area (it was a six bedroom dorm with two baths and a kitchen/common area) and they were watching Fear and Loathing. So I sit down and am watching it, not only enjoying myself but enjoying that at LEAST here is something to connect with these people with.
Nope. Nope. His most idiotic friend of all, the one I always had the most problems with, turns to me and says in a semi-stoned, semi-confrontational voice, "Dude, why are you watching this? You like, haven’t even tried this shit so you don’t get it. "
Aaaannnddd that was probably much more upsetting to me than it really had to be, but I was pretty pissed off about that for a while. Used to be one of my favorite rants.
Yeah fuck him, i’d be upset by that.
Any movie that requires someone to be under the influence to “get it” or enjoy it does not deserve my time.
I think if I had better teachers, I would have enjoyed it more. I had about 3 solid teachers in 4 years. All the rest weren’t that great.
But he was also wrong.
He knew who Hunter S. Thompson was historically but all he knew of of his work was this movie itself.
I actually read it. I win the knowledge game.
I think you win the knowledge game simply for knowing what he said was bullshit.
A huge plus to my stoner infested school is the teachers. They help you a lot, and helped me get through this past year (which has been my darkest time).
I know it looks like I’m being passive aggressive about all the stoners in my school, but I am fucking fed up with it. One day, a school wide email was sent out by an anonymous student. It was a poll for all the pot smokers of the school. Not scientific at all, just a guy who wants to see how many of us smoke weed. So many kids answered
Here in Louisville, where Thompson is from, we have this thing called Gonzo Fest in celebration of Thompson. I really doubt that anyone who attends has really read any of his work. It’s just another excuse to get wasted.
“It’s just another excuse to get wasted.”
Halloween Burning Man Dia de los Muertos Cinco de Mayo Independence Day once you become a young adult, Christ almighty, you can’t wait until your friends get the fuck over it.
Which they eventually do, or they become alcoholic and your friendship isn’t sustained.
They’re in their mid to late thirties. They haven’t gotten over it.
school wide email
Weird – how did he get everybody’s email addresses? I bet he was really smug and self-satisfied with whatever responses he got.
Is there something more interesting to Hunter S. Thompson than all the drugs? I’ve never been interested in reading him just because he’s a stoner’s favorite. Have I been missing out?
And isn’t Fear and Loathing (the movie) pretty anti-drug? That was what I took from it anyway…
Ever listen to a movie podcast that consists of arrogant alcoholics? They always talk about how man children are depressing, when they really are man children. Telling podcast if you realize how ignorant they are, and the reviews are entertaining.
once you become a young adult, Christ almighty, you can’t wait until your friends get the fuck over it.
I’m actually starting to worry about one of my friends, cause all he talks about or wants to do is get drunk…
He sent a school-wide email because we all had to set up a gmail account under the name of the school. Sometimes, somebody sends a personal email to a friend that ends up being school-wide by accident.
^ Oh that’s even weirder! I don’t think I had an email address until my senior year of high school!
Drug culture is so weird – I don’t have any kind of moral or philosophical problem with it, but I don’t understand why everybody involved in it has to be so goddamn annoying!
EDIT: I guess anybody who’s vocal about any movement is pretty goddamn annoying, so maybe this isn’t specific to drug culture, but I think the drug people are more annoying because (of the ones I know) their form of activism is getting high and sitting on their asses.
“Is there something more interesting to Hunter S. Thompson than all the drugs?”
Well you know, the gun banging, the running for mayor, the gonzo journalism, the semi-satirical semi-batty social rebellion, the zeitgeist, that type of stuff.
Right there, I think you just summed up my feelings. If you do it, I have nothing against you morally or philosophically, but why be so fucking annoying? I wish you no harm, but please shut it.
By the way, I read a little bit of your thread a while back and wanted to ask you what watching Inland Empire high was like?
My personal tick came from my brother. His shit with it caused my family some grief.
“I think the drug people are more annoying because (of the ones I know) their form of activism is getting high and sitting on their asses.”
Stoners: the worst arguers for legalization of marijuana.
Quite literally, a public access show based off of High Times here had this one, “Call in and make an argument for legalization” day. Dear lord, made me feel like designing a compound that targets strains of produce in any way marijuana-like and kill it all.
And I’m all for legalization.
Lol fair enough. I’ve just never been that interested in him though… I guess I meant to ask if there’s anything more interesting than any of that, which is kind of a stupid question…
what watching Inland Empire high was like?
It’s a lot like watching it sober, except you’re high. :P
Seriously, though, it’s a lot better sober. When I watched it high, I would just think “OMG WOW” about every single thing, which is fun in its own right, but I don’t think it’s the best way to approach that film. Although, to be fair, after that viewing was when I realized that it’s not at all about unraveling the plot – it’s just about the weird emotions that it makes you feel (although I had that realization later while sober), and that’s why it’s better than Mullholland Drive, IMO.
I’ve heard people make depressingly bad arguements as to why weed should be legal and why people should be getting into it. I lose faith in humanity, and want to smash it into the ground.
But stuff like Breaking Bad and Traffic made me realize this is both a political and personal war that cannot be won. Attempts to stop the flow are, yes, depressingly futile… It’s not going to stop, so I have to stop grudging against people for it. Most of my grudging comes from when they get on their high horse (no pun intended) and think they’re brilliant.
All the ones I’ve had the displeasure of meeting, knowing, and being related to: fucking idiots.
I think it’s better than Mulholland. Mulholland got more strange sexual emotions out of me rather than heartbreak. Inland was 3 hours of anxiety disorder on my part. Christ what a film…
I think it’s better than Mulholland.
Oh good! It seems like most people like MD a lot more! Yeah, IE is miles ahead for me… I like that “3 hours of anxiety disorder!”
Haha cool :)
Blue Velvet holds top spot for me.