Things Breaking Slowly, Bright Flashing Lights, and Obama Not Legalizing a Damn Thing (NSFW)

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Roll that spliff phatly, pack some fresh ice into the binger, and set the Volcano to "toastify." It's time for tonight's Stoner Channel. We've collected our best high-times material for the discerning pothead so sit back, relax, and pass that shit on the left, yo.

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Illustration for article titled Things Breaking Slowly, Bright Flashing Lights, and Obama Not Legalizing a Damn Thing (NSFW)

Obama Says Legalization Is Not the Answer on Drugs

President Obama sat down with Latin American leaders last week as part of the Summit of the Americas and our decades-long Drug War was among the topics.

Many in Latin America are increasingly frustrated with the tolls the illegal drug trade takes on their countries—especially given that most of the drugs are flowing into the US—and are beginning to push for legalization as a means of stemming the tide of violence.

The president was having none of it. "I think it is entirely legitimate to have a conversation about whether the laws in place are ones that are doing more harm than good in certain places," he said during an informal panel discussion hosted by Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia's president. Obama added "I personally, and my administration's position, is that legalization is not the answer." He fears that, with legalization, drug production would "dominate certain countries if they were allowed to operate legally without any constraint," and "could be just as corrupting if not more corrupting then the status quo." Check out the rest of the story at the NYT. Image: Carolyn Kaster / The AP

Stupidity Caught at 2500FPS

Finally, now I finally know what happens when you shoot fireworks into nine gallons of flammable paint! This awesome video of things slowly exploding was created for the Danish TV show "Dumt & Farligt" and filmed with the pimptastic Phantom Flex. If you have any clue what the title translates to, tell us in the comments.

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Lucio Arese - You (music by Nobukazu Takemura)

This video might, well probably will, cause seizures. I can assure you they are completely worth it for witnessing this little bit of digital mastery.

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The artist behind the work, Lucio Arese built sub-second snippets of video and assigned each to a note in Takemura's song. Just as the song itself builds its melody from individual notes, the video grows in the same way. As Arese describes,

The realization is characterized by a variety of techniques including 3d rendering, painting, a complex editing process and multilayered compositing. A particular color treatment has been used on the whole film in order to obtain a burned out b/w photography, contributing to create a dense, dark, organic and somewhat indecipherable world where music and motion picture meet each other in a very intimate way.

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An Incredibly Trippy Ode to MS-DOS

You know what's really trippy? We went from the video above to CryEngine 3 in what 20, 30 years?

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Ok, so Smaug he's not. But he is adorable and well, fuck the popular kids.

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Are You a Green Gardener?

Care to show off your handiwork to the Internets? If so, we want pics of your best buds, your highest-tech setups, and your bushiest bushes. Send images—960x540 minimum but we prefer 1600x900—of your legal stashes (no High Times ripoffs please) to atarantola at Gizmodo.com and we'll feature the best at the top each night's Stoner Channel. Put "The Stoner Channel" in the subject line while you're at it.

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And no, for the last time, we aren't interested in seeing your wicked meth lab setup Jerry. Stop it or we're calling the fuzz.

Image: Curtis Barnard / Shutterstock

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DISCUSSION

I agree with the president. Legalization is NOT the answer. Regulation is.

My father is a trucker. It used to be that a trucker could drive all he wanted to. This led to many truckers falling asleep at the wheel and accidents happened, so the Federal Government stepped in and regulated it.

We can't assume that that all substances are harmless to everyone. I smoke on a daily basis and I can handle it. If I can't get any bud I don't freak out.

Some people do. Some people freak out as bad as if it was meth and sell their mothers TV to buy more weed. Just because WE love weed, it doesn't mean that it should be a free for all.

BTW, should we be assuming that the PoS is just talking about herb?