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News

Friday News Bites: #Ferguson Updates, Terry Pratchett + More

It is Friday once again, friends, and lots has happened. Click on through for Ferguson updates, some science news, obituaries, and more.

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Music

The Perfect Drug

When I say music is my drug of choice, I’m not making an offhand statement. I don’t know how it is for other people, but music truly is a drug for me. The effects it can have are as real and intense as if I ate some speed or smoked a big ass blueberry blunt. […]

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Pop Culture

Drug Life

As a curator of pop culture, I have run across plenty of “very special” episodes. The ones where they try to bang you over the head with the lesson of the day. Most fail at this because they definitely bang you into oblivion or they are really hilariously bad. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Movie To Watch When You’re Stoned

Half Baked, Super Troopers, Pineapple Express… these are movies I think of when I am in the mood to watch a movie and perhaps be stoned or am with people that are smoking.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Mad Men, Season 6, Ep. 8 “The Crash”

This week on Mad Men we learn that even uppers cannot put Don Draper in a better mood or make him a likable person. Also, Betty’s skinny again, but we don’t get to see how that happened. Keeping with the theme of the episode, uppers? Anyway, here we go!

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News

News in Haiku Featuring the Blues

Hello, kittens. If you can’t stand the news, read it in haiku.

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Music

Ayuh Music: David Bowie + Commenter Playlist Challenge #2

I wasn’t going to write about this album yet. I was putting it off, because it’s one of those albums that had such a huge impact on my life, and I was going to wait until I felt like I could do it justice. But after a long two weeks, it’s time.

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Science

The How and Who Behind Cocaine Use

Coca-Cola, Sigmund Freud, Scarface ““ cocaine has made its mark on American culture, but knowledge of the mechanisms of and risks associated with this popular recreational drug remains elusive. Last week, we talked about heroin, and today, we’ll do the same to cocaine.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

MSCL: I Wanna Be Sedated

This episode, better known as “Rayanne Falls off the Wagon,” was painful to watch. First up, we see what Sober Rayanne is really like. She’s successfully completed her 30 days of counseling at school, and her counselor expresses concern that Rayanne lacks the support system necessary to maintain her sobriety.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

My So-Called Life: Moms

There was a LOT going on in this week’s episode. There were two parallel themes: parties and moms.