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|#26 - Because they understand the risks and consequences. For someth… [+] (11 new replies)||10/08/2013 on The Bandwagon||0|
#47 - Lambda (10/08/2013) [-]
And I'd say that booze is right up there.
There are also many, though, with hardly any downsides. Most hallucinogens, for instance, such as cannabis, mescaline, psilocybin mushrooms, and LSD, tend to be quite non-toxic without physical addiction. And there are still more that have downsides and risks, but are safe when well-managed. Like many pain drugs used in the medical field.
This chart factors in all kinds of factors, like crime statistics, so it's not just effects of the chemical that are plotted on here. But it's interesting to look at.
#73 - Lambda (10/08/2013) [-]
Good luck. I've done the same thing you're doing, with the research, and I found psycho-pharmacology extremely fascinating.
Here's a couple interesting links:
If you ever choose to try it, I highly recommend an LSD experience.
#76 - Lambda (10/08/2013) [-]
I'd heard that psilocybin "sends one deeper into one's own mind" than LSD does, for this reason I started on LSD. That, and, for me LSD was easier to get hold of. Of course, now with the fall of Silk Road, it might be the other way around. Street dealers don't care who they poison, most of the "LSD" you'd buy on the street is impure or not lysergic acid at all. At least mushrooms are easy to identify.
Have you read The Doors of Perception? Fascinating book by Aldous Huxley about his experiences with Mescaline in the 1950s.
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|#53 - You should have smoked the bees and moved them to hives outsid…||10/08/2013 on Honeys||0|
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|#109 - Definitely the elevator one doesn't work. I mean, who DOESN'T … [+] (1 new reply)||10/08/2013 on Life Hacks||+2|
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|#51 - I don't know, man, he did sort of call that guy an infidel. I'…||10/08/2013 on taxi||+5|
|#170 - How do they deliver the ingredients?||10/08/2013 on Free food!!||0|
|#124 - **Lambda rolls 148** I can't even remember the last tim…||10/07/2013 on *roll 3* and watch movie||0|
|#1 - That's like saying that there's no good music today. There are… [+] (25 new replies)||10/07/2013 on Art||+53|
#90 - seymourtets (10/07/2013) [-]
#104 - jukuku (10/07/2013) [-]
The depth of popular music is as shallow as a puddle. Money, sex, drugs, parties. It is the most vapid aspect of human life. There's a reason for this though, it is very easily appealing to people. They literally use a formula to come up with the beats to songs and analyze the lyrics to appeal to bigger markets. Pop music hasn't been art since MJ. It's just a product now, designed for mass consumption.
There are still incredible artists who's talent goes unrecognized. The song is made by a 16 year old kid and IMO he is an incredibly talented artist.
#105 - seymourtets (10/07/2013) [-]
Are you saying that a lot of music that is considered "good" that was made in the 90's wasn't also just as shallow? Guns N' Roses, Sex Pistols, ACDC, among many others sang about sex, women, alcohol, drugs, etc. Again, it's really just opinion, and it's hard to point out when a song is truly bad.
#107 - jukuku (10/07/2013) [-]
And by popular music, I mean POP music, as in the genre. back in the 80's mass marketed music was different. They went out and found bands that were really good but hadn't been discovered. they gave the bands full creative control, they just payed for the equipment, designed a label and marketed it. They gave them the opportunity to be discovered, they were still artists.
#106 - jukuku (10/07/2013) [-]
Lets no try to reduce G'n'R to nothing but sex and drugs. Yes a lot of their songs were about it but even the less meaningful songs had truly amazing musical talent put into it. Their sound was incredible and they did have very meaningful songs, like Civil War.
I don't listen to the sex pistols and I used to listen to ACDC quite a bit, mainly to get myself in the mood for a sports game but other than a few songs, I didn't like them a whole lot. I enjoy their sound but I haven't heard a single ACDC song that has any meaning to it.
#109 - jukuku (10/07/2013) [-]
The only pop singer I can think of that writes their own songs is Kesha. When you don't write your own songs, your voice is auto-tuned and you don't play an instrument, than you are nothing but the pretty face to market to the world. I'm sure they have talent but it sure as hell isn't apparent in their songs. I'm sure they could make their own songs but they don't.
#112 - seymourtets (10/07/2013) [-]
My point stands in Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar, take a look at some of their better songs and their talent and creativity is very clear. There always has been talent in the music industry, and there always will be. It just depends on the type of talent and the way you look at it. I can get why people interested in older bands can see these new artists as untalented, but the same can be said of the generation before us, and before them, and so on, probably to the invention of the music industry itself.
#113 - jukuku (10/07/2013) [-]
I like Kendrick Lamar. I'm not talking about them specifically, I am not saying there is zero talent. I am saying that there is a lot of vapid, meaningless songs that are the most popular. And I am not saying they are untalented, I am saying that I see a lot of the more popular singers as having very little depth in the meaning of their songs. Songs that get on the top 10 are mostly party songs.
#34 - psychopsychedelic (10/07/2013) [-]
I've been recording music for years but never have gotten quite the recognition these other people have gotten.
I'm not saying I'm amazing, but at least it's real. I write very personal stuff. I honestly find myself wishing I had an audience to share it with. A group of people who wanted to hear it. It's impossible to get started among your friends and family.
#46 - psychopsychedelic (10/07/2013) [-]
I provide substance. Be honest with me. That's what I probably really need as I'm starting my next project.
#54 - flnonymousfive (10/07/2013) [-]
i'm gettin' down to this. very nice. I'm feeling the instrumentals more than the vocals though just imo. You should try posting a comp of this to the newest uploads. just preface it with some colorful text explanation and rage faces so people don't skip.
good luck dude.
ps, watch the levels on your vocals, they crack sometimes.
#55 - psychopsychedelic (10/07/2013) [-]
I'm not a singer, it's never been my specialty. I'm an instrumentalist (as I guess you can see) and my equipment for vocals is subpar. That's the extent of excuses I can come up with. I tried posting it a while back and it got thumbed down pretty quick.
#58 - flnonymousfive (10/07/2013) [-]
yeah with FJ it's all about presentation... you gotta draw them in slowly, tell them your story, make em relate. let them know you're not just some spammer looking for free advertising. if you just say, "hey guys check out my music" of course they're gonna thumb you down. make a comic about your story, or talk about how people always talk shit about mainstream music but don't give indie music a chance. give them a reason to give you a chance... just advice.
also yeah I'd def focus on your instrumentals as much as possible. you might consider bringing in a vocalist. but yeah keep it up, and don't give up.
#60 - psychopsychedelic (10/07/2013) [-]
I really appreciate the advice! I've thought about bringing in a vocalist but thought it might bury some of the feel to the music, but hey, Clapton did it.
I'll work on a comic I suppose. I don't have much of a story, I just make music because I feel it's the only way to really put up with day to day shit.
#10 - awec (10/07/2013) [-]
I disagree, with music tastes are generally more varied and hence you could give the most moving review of a song and nobody would trust it because chances are they won't agree. With art, we generally trust critics a lot more which is why it is disappointing this fad of minimalism is being encouraged.
#7 - sirhyden (10/07/2013) [-]
But you see, the thing is, what we class as today is what's most popular, not what's the best. There is always good music, but is it in the charts? Being played on the radio? On T.V? No just some stupid spoilt sluts wearing nothing and singing about Bullshit or some hippity hoppity cunt taking nonsens.....
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|#10 - Yeah that would work.||10/06/2013 on Shut up and take my money||0|
|#8 - I can see that. But I'm saying, I could see the benefit to jus… [+] (2 new replies)||10/06/2013 on Shut up and take my money||+1|
|#6 - Put four quarters in, get a dollar out. That would be nice. Bu… [+] (4 new replies)||10/06/2013 on Shut up and take my money||+3|
|#36 - Neither party is doing us any good. You know what I say? … [+] (3 new replies)||10/06/2013 on Bunch of fucking 3 year olds||+2|
|#126 - I think they should have worked that into the series at some p… [+] (1 new reply)||10/06/2013 on Amon a boat||0|
|#21 - Hurt is a noun, a verb, and an adjective.||10/05/2013 on Adjectives||-1|
|#52 - I want a spider as big as a horse. I'd put a saddle on it and … [+] (1 new reply)||10/05/2013 on don't hold your breath.||0|
|#7 - You know, the last guy to get nailed to a cross came back thre… [+] (2 new replies)||10/03/2013 on they wont learn!||+18|
|#8 - The government is supposedly shut down, but today the feds bus… [+] (10 new replies)||10/02/2013 on American Idiot||-16|
#13 - axeul (10/03/2013) [-]
That's not what is going on. People seem to have misunderstood. The government shutting down is just stopped funding the non-essential branches of government for a while until they figure stuff out about their funding. That's why places like the Smithsonian, other museums, zoos, and stuff like that have shut down. The FBI, CIA, etc. are still running.
#9 - derptasticish (10/02/2013) [-]
#24 - derptasticish (10/03/2013) [-]
All of our debt is just money being funneled through other governments in exchange for goods, it's how economies work. But I don't know where you got $16.7 trillion. According to Wikipedia as of April 2, 2013 national debt held by the public was at $11.6 trillion and the People's Republic of China and Japan are both into us for just over $1.1 trillion each. From this, we can assume that if the United States government were to collect debts owed to them, they would be able to pay off all of the United States' debts.
#26 - choochoomofo (10/03/2013) [-]
National debt or "our debt" Is the total amount of money that a government (In this case the U.S. Government at any level) owes to its creditors. We owe China $1.2 Trillion and Japan $1.1 Trillion. 1/3 of our debt is owed to other nations, 2/3 of our debt is owed to ourselves (for example: If Social Security lent money - that they owe U.S. civilians - to the Dept. of Health. Social Security would then be in debt to U.S. civilians.)
#17 - batwill (10/03/2013) [-]
While I agree with you, he's not entirely wrong.
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|#36 - Home is where you can **** with the bathroom door…||10/02/2013 on Accurate to 100%||+11|