The Stoner Channel: Homer's D'ohrigins, Cypress Squid, and The Character of Physical Law

This Is What Cypress Hill's Insane in the Membrane Looks Like When Played Through a Squid

Finally, science with practical real-world applications! They just haven't figured out what those are just yet. Greg Gage of Backyard Brains explains how his team achieved these results:

During experiments on the axons of the Woods Hole squid (loligo pealei), we tested our cockroach leg stimulus protocol on the squid's chromatophores. The results were both interesting and beautiful. The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the caudal fin of the squid. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve.


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The Science Is There, The Obama Administration Just Isn't Listening

Cannabis research has been undergoing a rennaissance of sorts over the past decade, with nearly a full third of the 20,000 studies on the plant and its chemicals being produced within the last three years. So why has the White House flat out refused to consider rescheduling Marijuana? High Times' Paul Armentano takes a closer look at the current scientific state of Cannabis. [High Times - Image: The AP]

Richard Feynman on the Character of Physical Law - Cornell 1964

If you're sober enough to wrap your mind around this, be sure to check out the rest of Feynman's mind-bending explanations in Lectures 2 - 7 at Open Culture

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How Sour Tsunami Became a Thing

CBD-rich strains are hard to come by namely because this secondary active ingredient in cannabis tends to blunt (no pun intended) the psychoactive effects of THC. That's a shame given that the CBD compound has shown great promise for pain and nausea relief. But thanks to the efforts of such groups as Project CBD, many new CBD-rich strains are coming to market. One such new breed is Sour Tsunami, which boasts up to 11 percent CBD content (compared to the average of .5 percent), but getting here wasn't easy. Read more on the Tsunami's intricate breeding process at High Times. [High Times - Image: The AP]

The Origins of D'oh

You'll never guess what inspired Dan Castellaneta to create The Simpson's most memorable catch phrase.[Laughing Squid]




I believe the reclassification of marijuana will take place by an administration that has actual courage- not one that is constantly trying to be reelected. Therefor, that will only happen in the second term of someone's presidency, most likely near the end, because then the specter of it being damaging to their reelection chances would be gone and common sense might actually rule the day. I believe Obama to be a reasonably common sense man, but why wade in and pick a side on this battle and give more ammunition to his opponents when he can just stfu and and reduce by one the number of things that he has to be on the defensive about? There are so many things that skew in favor of legalization- the science of it, the practicalities of law enforcement and the financial cost of maintaining our current system of jurisprudence- that eventually we'll figure out out that we waste TONS of money on it and the most "conservative" position is to stop lighting that money on fire is naturally in line with the liberal position, which is that it's actually better for you than alcohols so who gives a crap...