Re: Mom, Can I Call You Back?

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Boy is that uncomfortable to watch.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:18 AM
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Her success rate, I will bet, is quite low.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:18 AM
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You could do better?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:20 AM
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"Low" is a weasel word.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:21 AM
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So what happened to the guys who said yes?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:23 AM
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Did you see Hostel?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:24 AM
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1: what makes it uncomfortable to watch?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:24 AM
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I really liked the first one where theguy thought she was a prostitute.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:26 AM
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7: The knowledge that all of those men are dead. See 6.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:27 AM
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[redacto]% success rate asking random people on the street (including couples!), where most of the "nos" seemed to be either the couples or (legitimate) fears that she was either crazy or they were about to be robbed. If she repeated the same experiment in a bar or club on a Saturday night, would her success rate would be in excess of [shazam]%?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:28 AM
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most of the "nos" seemed to be either the couples or (legitimate) fears that she was either crazy or they were about to be robbed

Or (also legitimate) concern that she was a prostitute.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:28 AM
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I'm going to respectfully redact your spoiler, urple.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:29 AM
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but let's assume it's accurate for the purposes of baseless pontification.

I will only pontificate if I'm assured of at least getting to second base.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:29 AM
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So spoilers aren't allowed in the thread? What are we supposed to discuss?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:30 AM
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I feel like using Isla Vista as a setting for making inferences about human behavior, or even American college student behavior, is probably going to skew the results.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:32 AM
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It's a good question but 1) it's a little early for spoilers and 2) it's possible to discuss the rate with other people who have seen it without specifying it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:32 AM
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If this happened to me I would definitely assume it was a set up for either a) something criminal, whether simple robbery or some urban legend style you-wake-up-the-next-morning-missing-a-kidney thing, or b) some sort of candid camera stunt, as this in fact turned out to be.

I guess I'm just not open minded enough...


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:34 AM
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Yuppie dude in fact said "Where's the camera?" to which she had a canned reply: "It's at my house."


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:35 AM
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it's a little early for spoilers

But anyone who would be viewing comments before viewing the content of the OP is fundamentally disrespecting the blog and so deserves what's coming to them.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:39 AM
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7: I'm not sure - at various points, either the feeling that the guy is about to feel foolish, or that she's feeling foolish, that there's a whole lot of dishonesty and not seeing the part off-camera where she dis-entangles herself from the situation and reveals the camera. Or maybe she has a lot of sex.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:39 AM
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not seeing the part off-camera where she dis-entangles herself from the situation and reveals the camera

I was curious about that and would like to have seen at least one of those.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:40 AM
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Right- Oh, hey, not really sex, I'm just making a video that will be posted on youtube and linked by eclectic web magazines showing that you're the kind of guy willing to have sex with random strangers. Have a nice life!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:44 AM
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I was wondering about that also. If some of those guys are concerned about video game journalism, they're going to be extremely angry.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:44 AM
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Yeah. I hope she gave them a chance to laugh it off, because boy, could that be an awkward moment.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:44 AM
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Also, the OP would be quite a bit more work-friendly if the video were below the fold, so that "SEX" wasn't showing up in 72-point font on my screen every time I opened the front page.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:44 AM
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25: I think I'll wait until I get home to watch it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:45 AM
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As I mentioned here before, albeit pseudonymously, albeit with an incompetently crafted pseudonym, I was once IMing with someone who asked me fairly abruptly if I thought we should have sex, which took me somewhat aback and I knew her and had just been on an is-this-a-date-who-can-tell with her. If someone I didn't know walked up to me and posed that question, in a random walking down the street context, I'm … very unsure how I'd respond.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:46 AM
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s showing that you're the kind of guy willing to have sex with random strangers.

I assume this is what drove nearly everyone's reaction - "I'm sure there's a catch. At the very least, I'm being watched/recorded. If I say yes, then I want the world to know that hell yeah, I'm the kind of guy who says yes to a good time! If I say no, it's because I don't want to be documented doing so." Plus maybe some in committed relationships.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:48 AM
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urple, you high-maintenance little flower, I put it below the fold, just like you like it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:48 AM
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Better than your usual homepage SEX WITH REPTILES


Posted by: Tim "R" O | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:48 AM
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I just watched a little before getting bored but an even slightly non-zero success rate surprised me because how could you think this wasn't a scam of some kind. Would have been better if she'd tried a tiny bit of half-hearted flirtation first. Also she either got releases from these dudes or (if she or whatever production company she works for has any money) is an attractive lawsuit target.


Posted by: Tim "R" O | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:55 AM
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because how could you think this wasn't a scam of some kind

Massive self esteem/slow cognitive processing


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:56 AM
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I'm surprised that none of the couples she approached (that made it into the video) assented.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:57 AM
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30: A video of a reptile randomly asking guys for sex would be more entertaining.

Motorhead has already recorded the perfect song for the soundtrack.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 9:57 AM
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I'd like to tweak a few variables in this experiment: make her a little less trashy-looking, and dress her so she doesn't look suspiciously like a prostitute.

Some of the encounters bring to mind Van Westendorp's Price Sensitivity Meter, a consumer research technique that reveals, among other things, how low the price for a product can go before consumers suspect it must be shoddy or have some unpleasant catch attached.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:01 AM
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I'd like to tweak a few variables in this experiment: make her a little less trashy-looking, and dress her so she doesn't look suspiciously like a prostitute.

Knecht, you are not in touch with the masses.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:03 AM
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I think instead of asking about sex, she should try being just a little indirect. "Would you like to see my etchings?" or something.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:05 AM
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She didn't look like a prostitute to me, unless you mean dress her in such a way that she doesn't look suspiciously like a prostitute despite the fact that's she's asking strangers for sex, which I guess would mean maybe thick layers of heavy clothing covering her full body, or maybe one of those inflatable fake sumo wrestler outfits.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:07 AM
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A clown suit would also work, as long as it wasn't any kind of Halloween 'sexy clown' thing.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:08 AM
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Urple, you are not in touch with the masses.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:09 AM
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She doesn't look remotely like either of the prostitutes who have approached me, one of whom was similarly cute but obviously a heroin addict.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:11 AM
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Most people prefer their heroin addicts to be subtle about it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:12 AM
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42: Hard to pull off when you're standing on a street corner asking a guy on a bike if he wants to go hook up.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:14 AM
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Given that bicycles make you impotent, she should have stuck to pedestrians.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:16 AM
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43: phrasing!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:25 AM
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Yeah, what 41 said. She looks too clean and healthy for street work. I'd assume it was either hidden cam or a trick roll (robbery). And usually a trick roll with that good looking a girl is going to be done with a Backpage ad.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:27 AM
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Here, have a low-hanging fruit basket.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:27 AM
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You so rarely see streetwalkers anymore, though I feel like I've seen more in recent years (maybe b/c of an internet crackdown?). I can remember when you'd get out of a movie on Hollywood Blvd at 9 pm and it was just hundreds of prostitutes everywhere. Anyhow this girl didn't seem remotely dressed like a prostitute, also they don't say "hi, do you want to have sex?"


Posted by: T "R" O | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:30 AM
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I don't think I've ever been approached by a prostitute.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:33 AM
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Instead of "Hi, do you want to have sex?" she should have asked "Hi, do you want to get in touch with my masses?"


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:33 AM
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I am a little confused about the intent of the video. Was it just supposed to be pointless entertainment, or did the producers think they were proving some point, or even, god-forbid, doing Science?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:34 AM
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You so rarely see streetwalkers anymore

If that scene down south is anything like here you might think that because loads of them are dressed so normally. Up here it's a big handbag, not walking with a purpose, and looking at way too many of the cars driving by to see who catches their eye, gives them the nod, and then goes around the corner. And of course because I'm in certain areas all the time I get to know a lot of the regulars.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:35 AM
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I think I either look very moral or very risk adverse.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:37 AM
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50: Yearning to breathe free.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:38 AM
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53: Maybe you look like you have no cash or are a serial killer.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:41 AM
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That latter is probably it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:42 AM
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I was approached by prostitutes when I was 18-years old in Bangkok. I was with my mother.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:43 AM
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57: Did she get one too or just pay for yours?


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:44 AM
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I think all of those are fair as possible descriptors of your appearance, although not all at once.

I hope I'd say no in this situation, but no matter what I'm sure I'd feel awful afterwards.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:45 AM
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got releases from these dudes

Apart from making this joke, what's the legal issue behind it? Is street video like street photography?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:45 AM
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Based on a SNL spoof of Taxicab Confessions, I thought you needed a release to air a video interview even if it is taken in a public place. Of course, that's probably a dated legal precedent as it had Chris Farley in it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 10:50 AM
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I used to work in a part of Glasgow where a lot of the street prostitutes touted for business. I don't think I ever got propositioned. I must have looked too cheap, or too young, or too likely to not be in need of their services. One of my colleagues used to get propositioned all the time, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderston#Twentieth_century


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:25 AM
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In the early 80's I would regularly walk from Grand Central Station to the Port Authority bus station in Manhattan. It's about five blocks of 42nd Street that include the New York Public Library adn the New York Times building, and in those days, a whole lot of peep shows and stripper clubs. I'd average about one proposition per block for sex and two for drugs. Around 1985 the whole section was bought out by Disney and equivalent, and the peep shows and prostitutes disappeared. I miss those days.


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:48 AM
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4: for the record, I assumed it would be much lower than it was.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:50 AM
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The OP is basically how they made that Scarlett Johansson movie where she was an alien who ate dudes or whatever.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:53 AM
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A friend of mine knew a guy who would go around and ask every woman he met if she would have sex with him. He said he got a yes once every two or three days.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:56 AM
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Also the OP seems to be based on an actual (famous) psychology paper where undergrads (of both genders) went out and propisitioned other undergrads and recorded the results.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:57 AM
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60 -- it's obviously more complicated than this and varies some state to state, but, basically, it's OK to videotape people in public doing public things that they would ordinarily be doing in public without your involvement without a release. It's not OK to deceive random strangers into doing something affirmative for your project, especially but not limited to a Candid Camera like project where they do something potentially humiliating, without a release.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 11:59 AM
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So if I expect a Candid Camera kind of thing, I can expect (a) to see a release eventually or (b) to be humiliated on YouTube, but to be able to sue them for something. I suppose that's not nothing.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:09 PM
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Cleaning out google drive, finding things I have zero recollection of writing. I apparently tried to start an Onegin mashup for The Nosflow Project because I just found:

My uncle, high ideals inspire him;
But plums are also on his list.

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Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:12 PM
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Except with YouTube, wouldn't it be pretty easy for them to avoid giving a name of anybody who wasn't judgement proof?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:12 PM
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So if I expect a Candid Camera kind of thing, I can expect (a) to see a release eventually or (b) to be humiliated on YouTube, but to be able to sue them for something.

Don't forget: (c) oops you were wrong it's really a robbery, or (d) no I guess that person is just legitimately insane.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:13 PM
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yessssssssssss is all I have to say to 70.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:13 PM
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72: (c) and (d) are orthogonal to both (a) and (b) and each other.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:15 PM
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65: I just saw that other ScarJo movie that came out about the same time, and it's as profoundly stupid as a movie about being ultra-smart could possibly be.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:16 PM
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65: As far as "scifi movies that warn against hooking up with random women who proposition you" go, I believe Species has priority over the ScarJo movie.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:26 PM
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76: maybe, but I'm pretty sure when making Species they didn't have Natasha Henstridge actually drive around in a van picking up random dudes off the street.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:35 PM
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But, my fanfic supposes, what if they did?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:36 PM
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The most disturbing thing about the original video is that the douchebag-looking yuppie walking down the street talking on his phone 1) is talking to him mom 2) immediately recognizes what's going on and 3) has the most classy dismissal. Time to fundamentally reevaluate our prejudices, I guess. Except the one about guys being pathetic horndogs; I think that one's safe.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:36 PM
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is an attractive lawsuit target.

Sexism is rampant in the American tort system.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:38 PM
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77: Maybe she didn't pick up random dudes, but I heard that she actually did turn into an H.R. Giger-esque monster. Because she's a method actress.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:39 PM
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and it's as profoundly stupid as a movie about being ultra-smart could possibly be.

What on earth possessed you to go see that? I could barely make it through the preview.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:42 PM
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There was some video many years back where a porn star was picking up random dudes at an adult video store (based on what I saw and read about it, it was for real) and holy moly, that was some depressing stuff.

Knecht is totally going to ask me for the title.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:46 PM
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It was on somebody's cable, so seeing it didn't entail going anywhere. Also, pot may have been involved.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:46 PM
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I knew "as profoundly stupid as a movie about being ultra-smart could possibly be" had to refer to Lucy. I kind of adored it.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:46 PM
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Cheese it, Jesus, the fuzz!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:47 PM
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There was some video many years back where a porn star was picking up random dudes at an adult video store (based on what I saw and read about it, it was for real) and holy moly, that was some depressing stuff.

The related scene in Boogie Nights was also depressing. And ended with a beat down, if I'm remembering right.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:50 PM
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85: I kind of liked it, too, even as part of my brain was screaming, screenwriter! Could you at least make some small effort here?!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:50 PM
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Time to fundamentally reevaluate our prejudices, I guess.

I thought that guy was probably a little older than most of the guys she was approaching, though maybe the more formal clothing contributed to that impression. I attributed his response to greater age.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:55 PM
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That's why I like Slugterra. It never, ever makes me wish the writer tried harder.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:56 PM
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even as part the other 90% of my brain was screaming, screenwriter!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:56 PM
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82: Which movie are you talking about?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:56 PM
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Keep reading, BG.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:58 PM
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My sister looks very young. She went to college at one of the Claremont Colleges. She was in Pomona when she was 19 or 20 out for a run, and some dude asked her how old she was. He then asked her if she was interested in being in a porn film. I think that this was aiming for the legal kiddie-porn look-a-like market.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:58 PM
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91: I didn't achieve 100 percent by the end of the movie, obviously, or I'd have gone back in time and submitted the script to the blog for editing.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:59 PM
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93: I was in a hurry.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:00 PM
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84: "I was high" is totally an acceptable answer. I don't know if sweet sweet gin has the power to get me to watch that movie.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:02 PM
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Cheese it, Jesus, the fuzz!

Almost legal here! Not that that ever stopped anyone.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:02 PM
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My favorite "looked the other way on weed" on a call might be the time we went into an apt. to clear it (I forget the exact original call, fight? domestic?) and we found out the reason they'd taken so long to open the door. One of the toilets was totally clogged with a good sized pot plant. The original call turned out to be unfounded. The other cop and I laughed like hell, told the people they'd ruined their weed for nothing, and left.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:06 PM
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There's probably a long German word for the mixed emotion that comes from ruining your weed and having the cops mock you but not book you for having it.

And further to 98, wow—I hadn't even read the details of the measure last year. Come July, you can carry an ounce, have 8 at home and grow four plants. Unless your kids are sharing it with their friends, that should be more than enough.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:15 PM
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How big can the plants be?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:16 PM
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As big as they can get, I assume. Just four individual plants.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:19 PM
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You can have a half pound of weed at home? That does seem like plenty.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:20 PM
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I know. The measure might as well have read, "Marijuana? Fuck it, we don't give a shit anymore." Except for taxes, but everyone is just going to use their usual dealers anyway, because the proposed taxes are high.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:23 PM
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I have very vaguely heard that Seattle legal pot is down around the price of good black market pot, now that the first harvest has come in from the second wave of growers.

I would prefer a law that allowed home growing - half a pound, hah, medical users here wind up with plants that look like commercial Christmas trees.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 2:00 PM
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The only thing I've heard about the pot market up there is from a friend who recently went into an upscale pot boutique on Main Street in Bellevue. She reported astronomical prices for large, display-worthy buds and showed me some lozenges in a very attractive tin.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 2:07 PM
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This place. They have "friendly Cannabis coaches".


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 2:08 PM
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I have seen hemp plants over 7 feet tall. Don't know how tall pot plants get, but I have the vague impression that they're large.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 2:09 PM
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Well, Bellevue.

They get taller than me, and dense as a spring spruce regrowing deer-browsed tips. Probably smelled interesting but the surrounding garden was all fragrant plants as cover.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 2:15 PM
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That success rate was way higher than I expected


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 2:53 PM
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Don't know how tall pot plants get, but I have the vague impression that they're large.

This is my one edgy transgression! I fell in with some growers in Humboldt about 15 years ago. The plants were very big. One friend went out of town. My boyfriend-at-the-time was watching her plants while she was gone. She got robbed completely clean - thousands of dollars worth of plants, taken wholesale. There was that very weird feeling of wandering around an empty room that is SUPPOSED to be full, and you can't quite wrap your mind around why it's empty.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 3:09 PM
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Gswift, tell us again how there's nothing to see here.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 3:25 PM
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112: So a guy with 27 years on resigned and there's no additional information beyond some of the original accusations that are sorely lacking in corresponding evidence. Compelling stuff.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 3:31 PM
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I knew I could count on you.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 3:33 PM
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One friend went out of town. My boyfriend-at-the-time was watching her plants while she was gone.

I misread this as the friend going into town, like for a sundae at the ice cream shop, and I couldn't figure how all that pot got swiped.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 4:09 PM
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107: Looks absurd, but I did notice Orange Kush for 15 a gram, so I am not sure what is going on there. Checked Seattle, and 9-13 is in range of good Denver prices.

Maybe I am a wuss, but as you know Bob, I nostalgia'd in November with mid-to premium range Colorado pot.
7 grams (oh, $100) lasted two of us a month, and I was smoking hard, more than I wanted a few times. Got too high. The rest, I was as high as I could want. I would presume slowing down after the first rush, so 1 gm a week, $20

So a pound looks just ridiculous, unless you are seriously partying.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 4:21 PM
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This is my one edgy transgression! ... She got robbed completely clean

Robbing a pot grower completely clean IS pretty edgy. You're Omar from the Wire, if Omar had a Ph.D. in Math.


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114: In case you've forgotten, the thrust of the Spackerman article, as per the lead paragraph.

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

AFAICT it was a hugely stupid and over the top comparison and I've yet to see anything to change my mind on that.


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Oncology patients can apparently consume a pound a week no problem. Well, no problem compared to dying of cancer; the woman I'm remembering may have been getting most of her food from that pound.


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If you want the breakdown, 3 gram jars for 11, 1 1/8 for 33, both specials onsale, and an gram of preroll top shelf for 28.

Okay.

But if you are growing your own, and the whole plant counts, a legal pound isn't nearly enough. The law should account for that.

The risk is scary, I look like a aged hippie in a banger, do not like driving ten miles, and I fucking hate places like Amarillo, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Hate them like hell. But mostly it is the gas and one night's lodging, $250 in travel expenses for $100 in pot feels wrong. More pot is a possibility, turkey bags are good, but then we are talking a $500 investment for an ounce from four shops. Maybe if gas goes down, or the law looks iffy. Like after 2016.

Yeah, I think about it fucking constantly, have for forty years. But don't care enough to go hustle and gamble. Desire is a weird thing, can sustain a person indefinitely, whereas satisfaction never lasts.

(A DFW phone number to my email might tempt me mighty. Maybe even Austin)


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 4:51 PM
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The market and how much is recreational, medical, or under-the-table is probably going to take some time to shake out, with high taxes, up to a point, outweighed by the legality premium. Colorado, at least, is seeking tax revenues start to rise steeply.


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I keep thinking the title is "Mom, Can I Call You Mom?"

But a guy who responded that way probably wouldn't sign the release.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 5:05 PM
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These folks also made a couple of videos where a guy asked women for sex: 100 in the US, no one said yes; 200 in Europe, one woman said yes. Half yes is really amazing; whoever noted the location upthread is surely onto something: in a college town, there's going to be much more of a presumption that someone around your age is one of your people, so to speak, so it probably doesn't feel so different from a party hook-up. I'd like to see the results in other kinds of places.


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IV isn't just "in a college town".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 5:33 PM
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UCSB is, IIRC, the fuckingest UC.


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So 50% turns out to be 7 total?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 6:12 PM
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IV isn't just "in a college town".

For serious.


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Specifically, wandering the streets of IV is very much more like wandering around a big college party, only you're mysteriously also outdoors, than anywhere I've ever been, even by daylight (as in the video). If you add in nighttime and/or Halloween, whoa Nelly.


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whoever noted the location upthread is surely onto something

I'd missed that the first time around. Yeah, so weird how high the success rate was in an area where literally 85 percent of the population is aged 18-24. Next up, let's try in in Ft Lauderdale during spring break for some highly random and reliable results.


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I keep thinking the title is "Mom, Can I Call You Mom?"

Me too!


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My dad has started growing again after man, many years. Getting diagnosed with cancer is a legitimate reason to up your weed smoking from 7x a day to...I dunno, 11x a day? His gardening skills have been honed on fruits and vegetables, and his mad science bent on putting up preserves, and now he is all in, with banks of LED lights, a grow chamber and a flowering chamber with different light/dark cycles, and everything hidden in an innocent-seeming, custom-built shed. I honestly did not know people could grow that kind of High Times-centerfold stuff at home for real. I almost didn't believe those massive rainbow crystals were a real thing; I thought it was for illustrating Andrew Sullivan posts about legalization. In the spirit of old home week I did smoke up with my brother when I was there last and I have to say I got obliterated stoned. Annihilated. Maybe-going-to-fall-out-of-a-chair stoned.


Posted by: president buchanan | Link to this comment | 03-21-15 3:57 AM
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