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Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 12:25:13 EDT
Rating: 1.56 on 57 ratings (57 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Saturday, I took the majick mushrooms.

Those who know me personally, more specifically, those who have tripped with me before, know what hallucinogenic drugs do to me. They know what I become.

For about 8 hours I listened as the spirits of ages long forgotten spoke to me of war and peace, feast and famine, and life and death.

They told me and showed me how everything we do on this earth is a direct result of where we are on the continuum of wanting to change and wanting to be content. Riding the cusp of screaming and silence, I was aware that just as there is a time for empathy, there is also a time to kill.

There is a time to kill.

There is a time to scream out - lashing against the oppressive powers that get fat on money and blood. Those people think their wealth brings them something other than suffering and pain. They think that material possessions can somehow shelter them from the transience of life, and they will trample even children to get them in their madness. These men will trade 10,000 lives for one temporary trinket. Their madness is a spreading disease - consuming the earth and everything in it. They are like pigs in the hills - foaming at the mouth and rutting in the useless sand.

There is a time to level your sights against them and, with the knowledge and wisdom of saints and with a barrel full of compassion, lead, and sadness strike them down.

There is a time to kill.

There is a time to lash out, ushering in the heralds of revolution. There is a time to take up arms against the forces of destruction and death. There is a time to look the enemy in the eye and, through a welling of tears, smite him down. Killing cannot be done in vengeance to be approbated by the hosts of heaven and hell - the keepers of right and wrong.

I thought about great men. I thought about those people whose message speaks so loud, they manage to change the world - those that manage to manipulate their muscles in such a way as to guide their bodies according to the inner will. They propel the engines of change and move the earth in its orbit. But for the most part they are fools, and their change is only a fleeting illusion.

But as there is a time to kill, there is also a time to die.

Death is what happens when we no longer care if worms and spiders crawl over us. Death is what happens when the cold, welcoming earth speaks louder than the endless sky - when her soil becomes the arms of god and the universe welcomes us back home through the doorway of darkness into the fractal kingdom beyond.

This endless journey is one of slow learning. These lessons will follow us wherever we go, and though we may forget them for a time, the eternal truths will keep resurfacing over and over again to settle back into the mind like an old friend.

Maybe there will come a time when the simple act of eating and staying alive will be enough to satisfy men. Maybe there will come a day when the structure of society – the circle of death – will crumble beneath the falseness of its own weight. Maybe one day we will stop building these empires of indulgence that exist only to divide.

Until then, I'll sit here smiling...trying to decide whether or not it's worth it to add my voice to the din.

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Submitted by c1ndy at 2005-09-04 07:46:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

a rating repair! wooo!

Submitted by lessonlearned at 2005-09-03 13:37:19 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

cockbandit

Submitted by lessonlearned at 2005-09-03 13:37:06 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

fku

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-09-02 01:14:55 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

recalc

Submitted by JHoersten2 at 2005-08-28 17:43:24 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

gay

Submitted by Shlongy at 2005-08-24 14:55:58 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Brand new Shlongy!

Submitted by thorpe at 2005-08-24 02:57:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 12:53:10 (#)
Ranking: 0

My philosophy on drugs is: if you're going to ravage the body, you better be getting something out of it.
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That's an interesting point of view there.

Submitted by Phallic_Cymbals at 2005-08-24 02:56:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

If Snark wrote whis it would've been rated 2 on 21 reviews.

I'm just saying. +2 for thinking about shit while everyone else is bitchfighting about the site itself.

Submitted by rad1101 at 2005-08-24 02:43:28 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I like seroquel.

Submitted by FilthyAssistant at 2005-08-24 02:41:23 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-24 02:33:53 (#)
Ranking: 0

FUCK YOU ALL! FUCK EVERY LAST FUCKING ONE OF YOU!

I just read the reviews to this. You can all suck a fucking cock.

What the fuck!?!?!?!

Do you think I'm lying or some shit???

If so, just fucking say it. Don't be a bunch of fucking pussies.

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Heheheh. Once again Brad provides conclusive proof that long term users of psychotropic drugs don't experience mood swings or periods of irrationality.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-24 02:33:53 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Bigmike (user info) at 2005-08-23 23:43:22 (#)
Ranking: 1

Really? All mushrooms ever did to me was make my face hurt from laughing and make me drink alot of beer.

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FUCK YOU ALL! FUCK EVERY LAST FUCKING ONE OF YOU!

I just read the reviews to this. You can all suck a fucking cock.

What the fuck!?!?!?!

Do you think I'm lying or some shit???

If so, just fucking say it. Don't be a bunch of fucking pussies.

Submitted by rad1101 at 2005-08-24 01:38:17 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

+2 for self-destructive behaviors.

and the only thing I ever got out of a shroom trip was a hard on watching "the wall"

Submitted by Bigmike at 2005-08-23 23:43:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Really? All mushrooms ever did to me was make my face hurt from laughing and make me drink alot of beer.

Submitted by MANICMOTHER at 2005-08-23 23:20:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by munkeypants at 2005-08-23 21:53:43 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I miss drugs.

Submitted by knucklesnelson at 2005-08-23 19:42:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

mushrooms yummy

Submitted by sg11588 at 2005-08-23 19:38:09 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Go download the Family Guy movie and watch it high...NOW!


DO IT!

Submitted by sparkle_pink at 2005-08-23 19:00:56 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Nothing to worry about. We're like, best friends and stuff.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 18:56:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

:|

Submitted by sparkle_pink at 2005-08-23 18:37:26 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

One time I was making a sammich and I had the incredible urge to stab someone so I stabbed my brother in the back. It was a butter knife so no damage was done. I wasn't taking any drugs at the time.

I figured he deserved it because once he busted me upside the head with a hockey stick.

Submitted by Saxon at 2005-08-23 18:25:53 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

This is a good read. Good one ETS.

Submitted by thecaes at 2005-08-23 17:57:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

This was actually worded quite beautifully.

Please don't kill us all.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 16:56:09 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Thanks for the encouragment, Adam.

The fight in me comes and goes in cycles that are very well defined.

Submitted by Adamdidit2u at 2005-08-23 16:38:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Don't give up the fight, post's like this are refreshing

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 16:09:51 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I didn't go to college. Well, I went for a minute but I didn't finish. It just wasn't for me.

You're missing the fucking point. I am not complaining about the goddamn system. Why complain about something that's just part of the natural order of things?

All I said was "there is a time to kill". There is a time for screaming about things that are wrong and there is a time to keep your mouth shut and realize that you can't change the world. It was just a fucking observation.

This argument is fucking useless. This is why I'd rather fucking keep my mouth shut than try to share my thoughts with people. Perfect fucking example.

Submitted by indoninja at 2005-08-23 15:51:57 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 14:44:35 (#)
Ranking: 0


The fact is, this society is a prison that will follow you even if you try to leave it. We've set the monster loose, and now it's running free - consuming everyone. There is really no escape from it other than the escape we make inside our own hearts and heads.
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I looked back at some of your posts ane realized you weren't in high school. What the hell is wrong with you? I am all for speaking out about what is wrong and trying to change it, but that isn't what you are doing. You are 27 years old, and I am curious what you do? Did mom and dad pay for college, and now you sit around writing about how imprisonned and oppressed you are? Be a fucking man for christ sake, if you had one hundredth of the passion you try and show with your writing you wouldn't be sitting in front of your computer all day complaining about the "system".

Submitted by FilthyAssistant at 2005-08-23 15:43:28 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

What, you actually expected me to read the post?

Damn.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 15:40:46 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Filthy:

"They told me and showed me how everything we do on this earth is a direct result of where we are on the continuum of wanting to change and wanting to be content."

Submitted by FilthyAssistant at 2005-08-23 15:39:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by indoninja (user info) at 2005-08-23 14:57:38 (#)
Ranking: -2

You are worse than people who revel in these values because you claim to loath them, but do nothing to change it.

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I actually agree with this to a point. For someone with such passionately held opinions, you're disappointingly apathetic when it comes to anything other than howling at the moon.

"...full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

It's all shouting and no actual steps towards change. I don't think there's anything wrong with it necessarily, it just appears to me a strange combination - passion and apathy. I'd expect you to be either less vocal or more active.

In summary: You're weird. I like you. But you're weird.


Submitted by Snark at 2005-08-23 15:31:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

When I'm on Shrooms, I giggle alot.

Submitted by Adamdidit2u at 2005-08-23 15:06:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 13:11:57 (#)
Ranking: 0

Adam: a lot of it depends on who you're tripping with and what your initial motive in tripping is. If you're just there to see the pretty patterns and colors and laugh with friends, then that's probably what you will do.

Get yourself away from everyone and trip alone in the dark...in the woods or in an open field, somewhere you can see that stars. The more you can isolate yourself from external stimuli, the more what's inside you will come out to play.

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Been there done that. The most memorable times have been on top of a mountain or camped by a stream. The deepest I ever get is just sort of a profound apprecition for the beauty of things. Maybe it's that my thoughts are so grounded in that "it's just drugs". I've also never freaked out or had any kind of panic attack because of it.

Geez I've done acid more than 20 times, it's been 4-5 years now, but I swore it off when I was catching visuals (writing on a whiteboard was running down the board during a final exam in my Geomorphology class) some 30 days after I had tripped last.

Every now and then I get such an urge to do it again.

OH and the best time I ever had on shrooms was at the National Zoo in DC. I can still remember thinking I was communicating fluently with an Orangatan through the glass in sign language, even though I know none. He told me his life story.....

Submitted by indoninja at 2005-08-23 15:04:33 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Yes I drive a car that burns gas. I contribute to everything I see wrong with our way of life that we've created. The problem is, to try and live another way now would be impossible.

Where am I gonna grow crops?

How will I pay the morgage on the land? Because of our system of ownership, I can't just pick a plot to settle anymore. How will I pay taxes?

The fact is, this society is a prison that will follow you even if you try to leave it. We've set the monster loose, and now it's running free - consuming everyone. There is really no escape from it other than the escape we make inside our own hearts and heads.

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Took me less than a minute to find. And it is in the US, yeah you will pay taxes, but you can live pretty much with your own laws, and escape most of the corporate capatilist machine. And it is in the US so you can still see your family.


http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0508/feature7/map.html

There are plenty of empty or wild places in the world you can go to if you really want to forsake material pursuits, but you won't be able to go to tower record and buy your emo CD's to listen to on your stereo if you go there, so it will probably never happen.



Submitted by THE_MASKED_MACABRE at 2005-08-23 15:04:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Pitiful humans...

The Great Battle has already begun
in the world of the Macabre,
just beneath the surface of your imposed reality.

Every one of you have been called to war,
but you deny the reverberations of this ultimatum.
You shield yourselves from the blinding Prophecy.

In your idle resistence, you will be overcome by The Darkness,
to be wiped into nothing ever at all;
but in your adherence to the Macabre,
may only then shall you transcend into the Truth!

THERE WILL BE A GNASHING OF TEETH
AS YOU 'LITERALLY' CONSUME YOUR ENEMY!
TEAR THROUGH THE BINDS OF HIS FLESH
TASTE THE VICTORY OF YOUR EXISTENCE!

And when that day comes
that your enemy consumes YOU,
only then will you be born into New Life!

...Pitiful humans


Submitted by indoninja at 2005-08-23 14:57:38 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 14:44:35 (#)
Ranking: 0


Tell me this: what's so bad about loathing these values I've been brought up with?
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Let's see.

You have no real concept of what the alternatives are, at least you have never mentioned them (they do exiat).

You are worse than people who revel in these values because you claim to loath them, but do nothing to change it. Never heard of living off the grid? Never heard of hippie communes (they do still exist, although they are on the decline since people realized they are shit). How old are you? Join the Peace Corp.

You are going to do none of these because you are a whiny hippocrite. If you were brought up by dayaks living in the wild of borneo you would be bitching about that and begging for city life.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 14:44:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Indo: There is a difference between realizing that there is no salvation in material possessions and forsaking them entirely. The problem with forsaking them, or trying to forsake them entirely is that society is so deeply entrenched, there is no way to completely escape it. Even the Amish need material possessions to survive. The difference is, they don't covet or want for anything they know they don't need.

Yes I drive a car that burns gas. I contribute to everything I see wrong with our way of life that we've created. The problem is, to try and live another way now would be impossible.

Where am I gonna grow crops?

How will I pay the morgage on the land? Because of our system of ownership, I can't just pick a plot to settle anymore. How will I pay taxes?

The fact is, this society is a prison that will follow you even if you try to leave it. We've set the monster loose, and now it's running free - consuming everyone. There is really no escape from it other than the escape we make inside our own hearts and heads.

I'm not perfect. I don't claim to be, but I know something wrong when I see it, and as long as there is a breath left in my body, I will continue to at least point it out, even if I can't destroy it.

But you're one of these types who will just call me a whiner because I've had it so well living in a developed nation and had a middle-class American upbringing.

Tell me this: what's so bad about loathing these values I've been brought up with?

Submitted by apollo88 at 2005-08-23 14:02:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

these weren't the 'special mushrooms' from filthy's armpits were they?

You were warned about those.

Submitted by indoninja at 2005-08-23 13:58:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 13:33:45 (#)
Ranking: 0

indoninja: I don't think at any point I ever alluded that any of these these ideas were in any way revolutionary. In fact, I think I said that they were ancient if I recall correctly.

But, if you really insist on putting me down to make yourself feel better or something, go ahead.

You know what pisses me off?

Why do people think that social status or geography has anything to do with who you are on the inside? Why is it that the things that I've seen and simply tried to relate to whoever cares to listen is less 'worthy' because I'm not some Tibetan monk?

You don't need to remind me who I am, and you certainly don't need to remind me how being human means I am inextricably part of the 'problem', if you can call it that. I'm under no illusion that I am no better than anyone else. That's what I was trying to say to begin with.

But, if it makes it easier for you, you can call me anything you like...
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"There is a time to kill.

There is a time to scream out - lashing against the oppressive powers that get fat on money and blood. Those people think their wealth brings them something other than suffering and pain. They think that material possessions can somehow shelter them from the transience of life, and they will trample even children to get them in their madness. These men will trade 10,000 lives for one temporary trinket. Their madness is a spreading disease - consuming the earth and everything in it. They are like pigs in the hills - foaming at the mouth and rutting in the useless sand.

There is a time to level your sights against them and, with the knowledge and wisdom of saints and with a barrel full of compassion, lead, and sadness strike them down."


Social status and geography have a lot to do with who you are especially after posting something like this. In the grand scheme of the world guess which side you are on? You are the fat oppressive man who values his trinkets above the lives of thousands. You sit in AC, with high speed internet posting about what is wrong with the rich.

You just tried to say you are no better than anyone else in your response, but I am sorry the tone of this post was the complete opposite, maybe I misinterpreted it, but it seemed incredably judgemental, and hateful.

The things you have seen are less "worthy" than that of a tibetan monk is because you are a kid. I mean what have you really seen? Have you had some great struggle, or suffered under some type of oppression. The only thing you are right about is not being better than anyone else (although you don't express this in your post) because if you really believe the stuff you spout off you would do something about it.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 13:33:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

indoninja: I don't think at any point I ever alluded that any of these these ideas were in any way revolutionary. In fact, I think I said that they were ancient if I recall correctly.

But, if you really insist on putting me down to make yourself feel better or something, go ahead.

You know what pisses me off?

Why do people think that social status or geography has anything to do with who you are on the inside? Why is it that the things that I've seen and simply tried to relate to whoever cares to listen is less 'worthy' because I'm not some Tibetan monk?

You don't need to remind me who I am, and you certainly don't need to remind me how being human means I am inextricably part of the 'problem', if you can call it that. I'm under no illusion that I am no better than anyone else. That's what I was trying to say to begin with.

But, if it makes it easier for you, you can call me anything you like...

Submitted by ChannelDunlap at 2005-08-23 13:30:11 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

damnit... they're around here too but they're taxed to all hell ($40/8th.. sheesh), but the more I hear about 'em, the more I'm willing to pay for it..

Anyways, only plus one because I've thought of all that shit sober, and realizing it and doing something are 2 different things. Next time ask your inner self which corporate building you should fly your 737 into.

Oh, and shrooms don't ravage your body. Psilocybin is not a poison, as people seem to think. Aside from throwing yourself into a situation your brain can't handle, it's perfectly safe.

Submitted by brokenlizard534 at 2005-08-23 13:13:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by indoninja at 2005-08-23 13:12:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 12:53:10 (#)
Ranking: 0

Submitted by Caulaincourt (user info) at 2005-08-23 12:39:14 (#)
Ranking: 0

Jeez, I don't know how much mushrooms you've taken but I have ingested a lot and I don't recall having a trip that "deep".

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That's probably because you don't allow yourself to. You probably trip for recreation and therefore you don't allow yourself to open up and listen for what's buried inside yourself.

My philosophy on drugs is: if you're going to ravage the body, you better be getting something out of it.
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What the hell did you get out of it? This post?

I would take the recreation next time. You aren't a poet, your ideas aren't original or revolutionary. You are a spoiled white kid from the middle of the US who is part of the problem you are pretending to rage against.

But this was did have an ok flow to it, so plus one.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 13:11:57 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Adam: a lot of it depends on who you're tripping with and what your initial motive in tripping is. If you're just there to see the pretty patterns and colors and laugh with friends, then that's probably what you will do.

Get yourself away from everyone and trip alone in the dark...in the woods or in an open field, somewhere you can see that stars. The more you can isolate yourself from external stimuli, the more what's inside you will come out to play.

Submitted by badassmofo at 2005-08-23 13:08:19 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I wouldn't take my chances plucking random mushrooms from a field but being as I'm from Frankfort,KY I'll have to try and hook up next time I go visit mom.

Of course anyone on the east coast could give me a yell....jasonmag75 on AIM.

Submitted by Adamdidit2u at 2005-08-23 13:04:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I never have "deep" trips, I always have a fucking riot though

Submitted by GodLovesALittleLovin at 2005-08-23 13:02:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

lovely. Mushrooms are the door to cognitive thought. I'll hit you up on messenger when i get off work.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 13:01:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

No. I live in Indiana. Got them from Louisville, KY. Don't know where they came from originally, but just three caps and stems got me well off.

I've still got three left I'm saving for a rainy day.

I know a dude who lives down south in Georgia who collects a bathtub full of them every spring and fall. I don't know where you live, but you might go out to a cow pasture after it rains and get lucky.

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2005-08-23 12:58:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Is this your way of telling us that you're going to kill us?

Submitted by badassmofo at 2005-08-23 12:55:50 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Hey, I've been trying to get some shrooms for a couple of weeks, you live on the east coast?

Submitted by Totally_useless at 2005-08-23 12:54:15 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome (user info) at 2005-08-23 12:41:52 (#)
Ranking: 0

Funny how everything can be turned into a competition and how we can even manage to fight over the ownership of ideas that have existed long before any of us.

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Funny, I don't see anyone fighting over the ownership of ideas.

In fact, I don't see anyone fighting.

If you need to have it spelled out for you...

Stop posting like a 16-year-old girl. You tripped. wow.

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 12:53:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Caulaincourt (user info) at 2005-08-23 12:39:14 (#)
Ranking: 0

Jeez, I don't know how much mushrooms you've taken but I have ingested a lot and I don't recall having a trip that "deep".

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That's probably because you don't allow yourself to. You probably trip for recreation and therefore you don't allow yourself to open up and listen for what's buried inside yourself.

My philosophy on drugs is: if you're going to ravage the body, you better be getting something out of it.

Submitted by c1ndy at 2005-08-23 12:44:09 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

my official stance: drugs are bad!

Submitted by electrictoothsyndrome at 2005-08-23 12:41:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Funny how everything can be turned into a competition and how we can even manage to fight over the ownership of ideas that have existed long before any of us.

Submitted by bob at 2005-08-23 12:41:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Captain O'Hagan: The bulletproof cup? I invented this gag, Rabbit. Only in my day, the rookie got naked.
Captain O'Hagan: And we also used blanks. You're a sick motherfucker, Mac.
Mac: Thanks for that, Captain.

Submitted by Caulaincourt at 2005-08-23 12:39:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Jeez, I don't know how much mushrooms you've taken but I have ingested a lot and I don't recall having a trip that "deep".

Submitted by badassmofo at 2005-08-23 12:36:55 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Mac: Hey Farva what's the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy stuff on the wall and the mozzarella sticks?

Farva: You mean Shenanigans?

Submitted by Totally_useless at 2005-08-23 12:32:55 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Oh boy.

You tripped.

Join the club.

Next time, you'll have a whole 'nother tub of enlightenment to share with us.

Who died and made you Maynard James Keenan?

Submitted by jack11058 at 2005-08-23 12:32:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

well done. this is how the byrds song should have gone.


Marge: We're just going to have to cut down on luxuries.

Homer: Well, you know, we're always buying Maggie vaccinations for
diseases she doesn't even have.

Lisa's Pony