Surgery is never an easy thing to go through, but getting your wisdom teeth removed is apparently a wild emotional ride. Considering I don’t have to remove my own teeth (suckers!), I’m guessing the narcotics they put you on does some weird shit to your emotions.
Take for example, this girl who apologizes to her teeth for getting them removed. “They were trying to help me chew and I didn’t accept them!” she wailed during the drive back home. I wonder if losing all her baby teeth was a dramatic childhood experience.
Imagine if you were chilling out on a bench at the mall when two guys start talking sketchily around you about a supposed drug deal. “You want some pot?” one of them asks. “It’s grade-A, homegrown.” Just when you think he’s going to reach into his bag for the drugs and cops are going to burst through the windows to cuff anyone in a mile radius, he pulls out a cooking pot.
You know, sometimes finding cheap teflon pots is so tough you have to go to the underground guys…
Vice (naturally) met a guy who has been injecting himself with snake venom for over 20 years and he looks better than ever. Although the venom can result in an agonizing death in very little time, Steve Ludwin has been sticking snake juice from rattlesnakes monocled cobras and vipers, in a syringe and mainlining it all the way to immortality.
The thought is that regular exposure to the venom helps your body develop a stronger immunity. While I’m not about to pick up a syringe of venom for myself, I’ve definitely got a big “huh” expression going on. How is this any different than an addiction?
Watch it here
In light of current events and some rather heated debates, we wanted to get Diplo’s opinion on a serious issue. Which presidential candidate would he like to get high with and on what drug? We also go further down the rabbit hole to discuss the effects of illicit substances on the creative process. Do drugs really make you a better producer or songwriter? Are musicians really expanding their creative horizons or just getting high?
This Dutch television host reviews a new drug during each episode of his national show, all in the name of serious journalism of course. On this episode, he tried magic mushrooms in a teepee and was mesmerized by how the grass outside the tent slithered in the wind like waves.
After his loopy magic mushroom experience he gave LSD a go. Although he intended to play video games he got distracted by the funky, bold design on the curtains and the way his face moved in the mirror.
While it’s certainly fun to watch I can’t imagine how he describes his day job on a first day. “Some um, I’m a drug connoisseur. But it’s okay — it’s my JOB.”
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While we’re not necessarily recommending you use your next essay-free night to experiment with acid, we do recommend you read about such an experience courtesy of trooper @hella_brad, aka Gary Debussy, who recently live tweeted his first experience with the hallucinogenic drug. (See @hella_brad above, not on acid, but in a men’s room).
And damn, it sounds like he had the type of eye-opening experience that can only be accompanied by listening to Pink Floyd and staring through kaleidoscopes. Instead, he decided to go to a college party (win).
It all started when he asked his followers: “Serious tweet: should I take acid and go to a frat barbeque. I trust you guys to make the right decision for me.” OBVS a few people favourited the tweet because come on, that sounds like highly readable material. And it did not disappoint.
Read some of our favourite tweets below (not in order) and check out a complete Storify version here.
Things to do while you’re on acid:
1. Listen to R Kelly
Then eat more ice cream Read more…
What we took away from this anti-drug PSA: Don’t do drugs or else your dad will go cray and bust your television with a baseball bat. Instead of listing out the serious dangers and consequences of doing drugs, Drugfree.org created a confusing PSA that seems to come across more as a commercial for Anger Management classes.
Another option: Dad, sit down (sans baseball bat) and TALK TO YOUR SON LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. The tagline is “Sometimes what you want to do isn’t what you should do.” In this case, we’re confused at whether it’s directed at the kid or the parent… In either case, it’s badvertising.
“What did you do at work today?”
“Oh you know the usual — guzzled coffee, crunched some numbers, had water cooler chat, then a meeting. You?”
“Tripped acid, went to the biggest dog show in the world and interviewed
doggers dog people.”
That’s Vice for you. They sent drugged up photographer Brayden Olson to Madison Square Garden to interview the owners of fine Labradoodles, Bulldogs and Retrievers. The result is a hilarious. Fortunately Olson didn’t have any traumatic freak outs, but it looks like he had a couple deep, self-reflective moments in the company of canines.
If you’re looking for a stealthy way to hide your “goods,” the iStash has you covered. MTMi (More Than Meets the i) came up with this new product that looks like an iPhone from the outside but opens up so you can hide your valuable knick knacks, though obvs some people are already thinking “iStash — more like DrugStash.” [Note: now a whole bunch of people with the iStash are like "thanks, now I need to find a new hiding place for my drugs." Deal with it. ]
Anyway, the iStash is REALLY meant to discreetly store personal belongings like business cards, credit cards,
illicit drugs, cash, ID’s, gum, cigarettes, lighters, makeup and jewelry.
Did you get that? Drugs are bad. All drugs are bad.
I just want to drop my head and slowly shake my head while watching this video because either this “expert” did not do her research or she’s having a little bit of stage fright. Congressman Jared Polis questioned DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart during a hearing on the agency’s priorities.
He keeps pressing her about the health impacts of marijuana versus other drugs and she’s got a whole lot to say about it. Mainly that dugs are bad. ALL DRUGS ARE BAD.
Seriously though? Polis is considered an outspoken advocate of marijuana, so we understand why she’d feel cornered. But he totally won this battle.
Steve Aoki lives a pretty amazing lifestyle, but it isn’t easy, and it’s definitely tiring. Steve tells us the secret to his 3 minute naps, and why he can’t afford to use drugs.
This is why you shouldn’t do drugs or drink alcohol kids. The next morning you too might find a YouTube video of yourself kissing and humping a tree.
This girl apparently really appreciates nature and wanted to show everyone at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to deal with the death of a friend or family member while the whole world is watching and scrutinizing your every move. That’s why I feel for Bobbi Kristina Brown. After making headlines last week for falling asleep in a bathtub in the same hotel where her mother died, she is back in the spotlight for allegedly getting high after her mother’s funeral.
A couple hours after the funeral the family went to eat at a nearby restaurant but couldn’t find Bobbi. Two sources told The Daily Beast that she was found using drugs and that her family didn’t find her until just before the burial on Sunday morning.
Since then, the media has erupted with questions of whether she has a drug problem. Although her family won’t say she has a problem, it was reported well before Whitney’s death that Bobbi was photographed snorting cocaine.
Her spiral downwards is not uncommon with celebrities so it’s true that her behaviour shouldn’t be treated lightly. However, the girl’s mother just died and constantly berating her in the press isn’t going to make the situation any better. I can understand what lengths someone might go to to neutralize such fresh pain. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not condoning drugs in any way, I’m just saying that she has been through a lot and it’s not nice to kick her when she’s already down.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about the situation. What do you think?
For decades, many people have been buying into the idea that sex, drugs and music are synonymous. Even The Kooks have built somewhat of a reputation based on the fallacy that they’re just a bunch of party hooligans from Brighton. In reality, they’re actually pretty relaxed people. Like anyone, they like the occasional pint and Luke has dabbled with mind-altering substances. Their key to success, however, is keeping the Rock N’ Roll lifestyle separate from the actual music. When The Kooks are in the studio they’re focused and most importantly, sober. Watch Hugh and Luke explain their reasoning below.
The art of songwriting is a process most people will never really understand, and sometimes, the artist needs a little help. In fact, some of the best songs ever written were penned with the assistance of various psychedelic catalysts. If you can’t tell we’re talking about drugs. Christofer Drew talks about writing music and what substances help him the most.
High school is a strange place. Most people don’t really “find themselves” until a friend gives them LSD and they spend the rest of their free time circle dancing at raves. That’s pretty much the story with the Daniel Blue of Motopony and we’re really glad he did. The band talks about how rave culture influenced their music and the interesting journey to where they are today.
TMZ reports the family isn’t commenting on prescription drugs. However they do acknowledge she was drinking.
Quite possible if Amy mixed the wrong medication with alcohol, that could have killed her…
TMZ reports they have not determined if alcohol played a role in her death.
This is understandably shocking as it was common knowledge that Amy had a drug problem, and everyone assumed drugs played a role in her death.
Details are surfacing on the drugs Big Boi was carrying when he was arrested yesterday. The drugs were spotted by a drug sniffing dog, reports TMZ.
According to the Miami-Dade Police report, “The pat-down revealed 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, 3 pills of suspect ecstacy, 9 whole pills of Viagra and 2 [half-pills] of Viagra, and a cigarette roller with suspect marijuana residue.”
He was arrested for 3 counts of possession of narcotics and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has been sentenced with a huge amount of embarrassment for buying illegal Viagra.