The stoner army knife


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/07/theres-a-pipe-in-this-knife.html


#2

“For tobacco use only”.
Darn.


#3

Do… do we really want stoned people around sharp objects?


#4

There’s days like this where the BB Store reminds me of my younger days, visiting Waterbeds ‘n’ Stuff in Columbus Ohio, and thinking wow, I wonder if there’s people who actually buy swiss army knife hash pipes and think they’re super cool.


#5

As long as we don’t go all “Children of Men” where the human population goes sterile, the answer will be “yes”.


#6

That is a weird combination of merch: waterbed stuff and stoner stuff. Is there a connection I am too square to know about?


#7

Yeah that’ll stop 'em.

How else will we make a bong out of an apple when we’ve run out of all other options?

There is a connection, but it’s one of those weird tangential serendipitous connections that I can’t really explain except to say it exists.

On the subject of head shops and Ohio, when I was living in Yellow Springs there were three count 'em three head shops. The downtown area is about the size of a city park.


#8

Back in the 80s, the Waterbeds n Stuff stores were more or less legit waterbed shops in the front, and then a cordoned-off 18+ section in the back was the head shop/porn area. The last time I was in one (out of curiosity), it was all head shop, plus some waterbed accessories. I always assumed the connection was “waterbeds are mostly purchased by stoners with sleazy bedrooms”.


#9

We already need scissors, a sharp knife and a lighter to roll a joint, unless these “sharp objects” you are speaking of are katanas made of burning uranium, the risks can’t really get much worse than they already are.


#10

Maybe it’s because of this.


#11

You beat me to it:

Antioch College is Ohio’s answer to UC Berkeley, without the same level of prestige or funding.


#12

Well you can tell I don’t smoke weed, but the people I know who did just used papers and didn’t cut anything. They were probably doing it wrong.


#13

And SAKs have always come with an emergency roach clip, so the basics are covered already.


#14

You got that right. I remember ten years ago when the shit really hit the fan. Antioch is very fortunate it still exists.


#15

I’d say if you’ve ever jaywalked, the tobacco proscription shouldn’t be an insurmountable problem.


#16

That thing looks it’d clog up the first time you use it.


#17

I did not know this before reading a Slate article, but Dave Chapelle is a resident.


#18

I may be a bit of a pedantic when it comes to rolling a good joint. :wink:


#19

*eye twitch*


#20

I find talking about ‘pedents’ to be worthwhile in certain company, too.
:innocent: