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The 1970s, when cocaine accessories were made from the tusks of endangered species
06.27.2013
12:46 pm

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Animals
Drugs

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Cocaine


 
Opulence at its most disgustingly finest seen here in a 1970s mail-order ad for hand-carved ivory coke accessories. Apparently this ad was featured in High Times and Playboy.

Each of our exotic spoons, straws, and vials is delicately carved by skilled artisans from the finest center cuts of imported African ivory…the ideal coke surface. Ideal, because moisture does not condense on it, no particles will stick to its surface. The unique quality, coupled with the exquisite beauty of each hand carved design, makes each piece worth its weight in snow.

Kill an elephant, do some blow. Yuck.

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Via reddit

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‘I DO NOT FREE BASE COCAINE’
04.05.2013
11:49 am

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Amusing
Drugs

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Cocaine


“Now I might take a drank…”

This hilarious parody of an anti-drug PSA has been hanging around on YouTube since 2007. The video—deservedly so—has spawned its own remixes and memes galore.

How have I never seen this sublime masterpiece?! I can’t believe it!

The man in the video is comedian Shane Caldwell. According to several comments, this was taken from an early 90s short-lived local Nashville TV show called Cuts.

For most of you, this will probably be tucked into the “oldie but goodie file.”  But if you’ve never seen this before—I hadn’t—you’re in for a treat.

 
Via WFMU on Twitter

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Cocaine’s a Helluva Drug: John Cale’s Rockpalast freak out, 1984


 
The first in an intermittent series of posts showcasing the most coked-out music performances of recent times, that are still available for the public to see via the magic of the internet.

Cocaine’s A Helluva Drug kicks off with this frankly terrifying clip of John Cale tearing up floorboards at the German Rockpalast festival in 1984, as he rips through Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel” on the piano.

The madness begins at 4:40, and it is preceded in this clip by a relatively sober Cale performing the same track at the same festival one year earlier, which gives great context for just how fucked up he is the following year. Apparently most of the crowd the second time round were waiting for London’s white-funk homeboys Level 42.

For the record, Cale’s interpretation of this classic is simply astounding, delivered here in a stripped down, chilling arrangement showcasing Cale’s delicious butter-from-the-gutter growl.

This is neither a warning nor an endorsement. It simply IS.

John Cale “Heartbreak Hotel” (Live at Rockpalast 1983 & 1984)
 

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Mirrored drink coasters with digital lines of cocaine
09.21.2012
10:10 am

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Amusing
Art
Drugs

Tags:
Cocaine
Coke
Coasters


 
A nice housewarming gift for that special “Tony Montana” in your life, perhaps?

This 4-piece mirrored coaster set with digital lines of imprinted blow on them, is by New York City-based artist Nir Hod. The coasters are titled “The Night You Left” and can be yours for $95.00.


 
Via Laughing Squid

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‘The Machine’: Powerful anti-cocaine PSA
07.05.2012
04:59 pm

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Drugs

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Cocaine
The Machine


 
Directed by Tomek Baginski for marketing agency Leo Burnett London and produced by Stink, The Machine is a thing of beauty, damned spooky and strongly makes its point about cocaine users being part of an evil assembly line sustained by drug customers.

You are what you snort, which is one of the main reasons, along with it making me miserable, that I stopped doing blow. Over the years, I saw the violence and death surrounding cocaine’s production and distribution and I knew I was connected to it by being a consumer. I gave up eating mass-produced meat for similar reasons. I didn’t want to be part of that karma. I’m waiting for legal, organic, free range cocaine.

The Machine is also promoting director Rachel Seifert’s documentary Cocaine Unwrapped.
 

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Mystery mugshot: Cocaine psychosis or… what?


 
This has to be one of the most perplexing mugshots so far in 2012. Why you ask? Because there’s zero explaintion in the arresting report addressing the white substance all over Travis Williams’ face. Is he a zombie or does he work for Tony Montana?

From the Miami New Times:

Travis Williams (click photo to enlarge) was arrested on Wednesday for disorderly conduct/breach of the peace, which does not address the question as to why he’s covered in a white powder. (If the charge was trafficking exactly one skin-load of cocaine, that’d be another matter.) We got the arrest affidavit (below) from the Miami Police Department and it provided tantalizingly… little.

Williams was apparently at the Bayside Marketplace around noon, screaming at and trying to hit patrons, when cops rolled up. He allegedly got into a fighting stance and said: “Fuck you, motherfucker!”

The police officer who filled out the report clearly is the unflappable type. Let’s see, African-American ethnicity, 5-foot-9, 164 pounds, brown eyes, bald… and here’s the best part: Under “scars, tattoos, and unique physical features”, the officer wrote “None visible.”

I’m goin’ with the zombie theory?

(via UP)

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Woman caught smuggling cocaine in dreadlocks
12.15.2011
09:35 am

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Current Events
Drugs

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Cocaine
Thailand


 
A 23-year-old South African woman was caught smuggling 3.3 lbs of cocaine into Thailand by hiding the drugs in her dreadlocks!

That much coke on your head would make for a very numb skull, wouldn’t it? That might explain why this numb-skull tried to import 3.3 lbs of coke into Thailand, a country known for enforcing harsh penalties on drug smugglers, including death.
 

 
(via Arbroath)

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When cocaine was cool
07.27.2011
11:09 pm

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Advertorial
Drugs

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Cocaine


 
I remember when cocaine was considered a benign social lubricant, a status symbol, and surefire way to get laid. Back when an elephant’s tusk was nothing more than a nifty accessory for the cokehound flush with money and a perverse sense of hipness.

Each of our exotic spoons, straws, and vials is delicately carved by skilled artisans from the finest center cuts of imported African ivory…the ideal coke surface. Ideal, because moisture does not condense on it, no particles will stick to its surface. The unique quality, coupled with the exquisite beauty of each hand carved design, makes each piece worth its weight ins snow.”

The company manufacturing these lovely products was located 20 miles east of Boulder, Colorado. In the mid-70s, Boulder was flooded with high-grade cocaine and some young dealers/entrepreneurs became very rich. Allegedly, some of the blow money ended up being funneled into small businesses that pioneered Boulder’s natural foods industry. At the time, no one knew just how nasty cocaine and the culture surrounding it would become. As the quality of the drug became increasingly degraded, the experience of using it correspondingly became more and more unpleasant. In the end, the scene went from being fun to being pathetic.

Cocaine is the only drug that I continued to use long after it was making me miserable. Decades later, the thought of snorting a line makes me shudder with revulsion.

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The Cocaine Adventures of Mighty Mouse
01.08.2010
02:01 pm

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Media

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Cocaine
Ralph Bakshi
Mighty Mouse

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Ralph Bakshi apparently loaded some sneaky images of Mighty Mouse snorting coke in the 1980s Saturday morning cartoon. Hey, look, how do you think those poor animators work all night? Oh, I’m sorry, unless they’re chained to a desk in Southeast Asia… and hey, even then. Probably especially then. How else are they going to think like 8-year-olds constantly?

Fans of edgy animation and cartoon vice rejoiced this week, as the infamous 1987-1988 Saturday morning series “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” finally hit DVD.  From the warped minds of Ralph Bakshi (“Fritz the Cat”) and John Kricfalusi (“Ren & Stimpy”), the show is often cited as a precursor to the era of wacky, subversive TV animation. So why the hold up on the DVD release? Well, it might have something to do with a controversial episode where the superhero mouse sniffed a very suspicious-looking white powder.

Premiering on CBS in November of 1987, “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” stood out in a field crowded with the mediocre likes of “Foofur” and “The Pound Puppies.” (This was a time when “The Smurfs” dominated two hours of prime Saturday morning real estate on NBC.) Bakshi—who began his animation career at Terrytoons, home of the original Mighty Mouse—assembled a team of future animation stars like Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and “Wall-E” director Andrew Stanton, and granted them the creative freedom to poke fun at classic animation and superheroes (with characters like the Dark Knight stand-in Bat-Bat) in the guise of an innocuous Saturday morning ‘toon. As Kricfaulsi recently told Wired, the era of edgy, “creator-driven” animation that many credit “Ren & Stimpy” with starting actually kicked off two years earlier with “Mighty Mouse.”

But the show often veered into territory too risque for the Tiffany Network, including having characters shower together and hinting in a dream sequence that Mighty’s gal Pearl Pureheart had an illegitimate child with nemesis The Cow. The biggest controversy (and perhaps part of the reason why the show is remembered today) arose from the episode “The Littlest Tramp,” where Mighty Mouse is shown sniffing what appeared to be cocaine.

(ComicsAlliance: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse)

(Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi, The Force Behind Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse, Cool World, and The Lord of the Rings)

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Route 36: The World’s First Cocaine Bar
08.20.2009
11:40 am

Topics:
Unorthodox

Tags:
Drugs
Cocaine
Evo Morales
Bolivia
Tourism

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“Welcome to Route 36, will that be ‘normal’ cocaine or ‘strong’ cocaine with your complimentary bottled water?”  Keeping up with today’s drug theme, what’s being described by The Guardian as the world’s first cocaine bar (first “official,” anyway) is now open for business in Boliva.  With its corrupt officials and “anything goes” atmosphere, Bolivia, it seems, offers such outlaw operations an ideal business climate.  Ideal, though, isn’t perfect:

Since they are an after-hours club and serve cocaine the neighbours tend to complain pretty fast.  So they move all the time.  Maybe if they are lucky they last three months in the same place, but often it is just two weeks.  Route 36 is a movable feast.”

Apologies to Frank Loesser, but I guess this makes Route 36 the oldest established permanent floating coke bar in South America.  But unlike Damon Runyon‘s crew of crap players, what do these guests rely on for amusement?  Why, Jenga, of course.

And much like those towers of falling blocks, attempts to curb Bolivia’s exploding cocaine economy is crumbling fast: President Evo Morales, himself a cocoa grower, is not only fighting for the rights of his fellow growers, he recently booted the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) out of Bolivia.

In The Guardian: The World’s First Cocaine Bar

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