Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.
Woe betide the hospital you drive past.
The one trying to feed me 25 apples for one meal will have more problems.
Well, yeah, Chris Bale does terrible things to his body for the acting roles he auditions for. For The Machinist, he got down to something like 130lbs of skeleton. For Bats, he bulked up to something like 240lbs of muscle (and then needed to lose about 30 of that because he was too big).
Getting to about 15-20% body fat and eating reasonably will really help stabilize your health stats.
That episode was actually really fascinating. I think the other thing he did in that movie was have lots of cameos from old SNL buddies who they paid extremely highly for - their theory was that he was trying to boost his buddies' incomes with that movie
His "early work" hasn't aged well at all even a little. Also, you are confusion his popular work for his early work. His actual first few were absolutely horrid, then he did Billy Madison and people seem to think that was where it began.
The last thing he did I am aware of is on Netflix, but it actually looks not bad. It is a vacation murder mystery. He plays a detective on vacation in Europe with his wife, Jennifer Anniston, and they are framed for murder.
Yeah I sort of half-watched that one while doing other things, it was ok but not something to hinge a movie night off of.
While we're on the subject of movies, what is it with the guy that makes all the Seth Rogen vehicles and weed jokes? like not even necessary ones that are part of the plot. Like we get it, you're a stoner and really like weed, but is there a need to shoehorn a bunch of weed jokes into every movie you make:
Case in point, watched 'The House' (Will Ferrel and that woman from Parks and Recreation open up an illegal casino to fund their kids college tuition), it's not awards material by any stretch but it was an entertaining enough comedy to enjoy a relaxing evening to. Except of course, about 2/3rds in theres a bit chunk of parks and rec lady saying how she used to smoke loads of weed in college, then proceeding to smoke a bunch of weed, followed by a scene where her kid is trying to hide the fact that she and her friends are stoned from her and will ferrel.
Moview would have been exactly the same had there not been either of those scenes in it.
Because, at least here in the US, there is what I like to refer to as "weed culture" where one mistakes their vice for having a personality, and those people will go see movies with other people who they identify with.
Which reminds me, on Facespace I got shown an ad for a Seth Rogen movie now out on bluray - Long Shot.
Looks like a comic masterpiece!
A great example was in the trailer, where he's at the top of a flight of stairs and he -heheh- get this... He -heheheheh-, he falls down the stairs!!
And then a black guy calls him white!
Oh, it is to laugh!
Yeah we get that over here too.
I've got to be honest, the sole reason I have against the legalisation of recreational use of marijuana is how insufferable the pro-weed agenda is about it.
I'm against prohibition on general principle
Yeah, it's increasingly making less sense. Prison for weed and law enforcement against it costs money. Legal sale and taxation reduces the costs to the taxpayers.
Does however reduce the amount of prisoners for private prisons to use as slav... Er, unpaid workers, which explains a lot.
Personally I have no issue with the legalisation of recreational marijuana use, I just think that 'weed culture' should be a bit more like fight club, and less like militant veganism
I forgot the comedian, but I heard someone on a standup special say that legalization is the worst thing that could happen to weed culture because then they would have nothing to talk about
Honestly, full legalization will be bad for marijuana because corporations will start getting involved. Monsanto producing GMO weed, additives to the joints for whatever reasons, and all the other stuff that comes with maximizing profits. Marijuana will be virtually unrecognizable.
Of course, that will have very little effect on me, personally...
What have you got against Eastern Europeans?!
Are...are you one of those "GMO's are bad, mmkay," types?
Hello from Canada, where it's legal here. I'm personally not a consumer, but from what I gather, the governement can't keep up with the demand, leading to a huge shortage of the legal marijuana. The result is that consumer just go back to their dealer, resolving nothing as illegal one is still going around. The one other result is that now it's difficult to tell if what you find is legal or not. Basically, it's just trying to get in on a lucrative business.
My bigger concern is that now I, as a non-consumer, pays through my taxes while before it had no effect on me.
We are already seeing issues with strange additives in the cannabis vaping liquids.
My issue with marijuana right now is that it is Schedule 1 in the US. Schedule 1 means no recognized medical uses. Schedule 1 also means that you cannot do research into possible medical uses, so it's a catch-22 issue.
Yeah for a while I was considering the vape stuff just because I can't stand the smell, but those news are worrying. On the other hand, I have been assured by my more involved friends the cartridges in question were of questionable provenience to begin with
If you get cartridges through a dispensary in U.S there is little cause for concern. It's pretty heavily regulated and policed – it's the carts that you get from local dealers and the like that can have some wonky stuff in them.
Ah, Government Logic.
"There's no evidence it has medical uses."
"We can research it."
"No you can't, it's illegal."
"Because there's no evidence of medical uses."
I find it amusing that a loose enough interpretation of the rules for schedule 1 as I see them could count nicotine and alcohol - had they decided to not put an exclusion clause into the legislation already to ignore those particular men behind the curtain. AFAIK research elsewhere could indicate it should be schedule 2 or 3 at most, but America gonna America, via having said "within the united states" in the law...