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Juicy Jay’s: Candy Cane

November 27th, 2006 by Alex

Juicy Jay's: Candy Cane

Well, Thanksgiving is over and that means it’s officially the start of the Christmas season. Why not start with a holiday treat? Say … Juicy Jay’s Candy Cane papers?

theFreshScent Product Recap
Category Papers
Company ZenSmoke
Made In Spain
Pros Holiday cheer?
Cons Can have weak glue
Price $2.00
tFS Rating 6.5/10

These papers sure don’t hide the Xmas theme. The packaging is covered in candy canes, the leaves are covered in candy canes and the dude who sells them is probably covered in candy canes. The 1¼” rice papers are smooth & thin – text book Juicy Jay’s style. Each leaf’s gum has a peppermint taste to it. As far as the smell, more peppermint action, but this time understated.

This obviously isn’t one of Juicy’s big sellers, but it is cool for some holiday cheer. It’s nice to see paper companies mix things up (well, except for Sizzling Bacon flavor) and give its customers some seasonal variety.

Aspirant Seeks World’s Biggest Joint

November 27th, 2006 by Tim

That's more like it.

Lately, it looks like everyone is eyeing the shot at rolling the World’s Biggest Joint. Keeping with that theme, I’m happy to announce that a new contender has unsurfaced in pursuit of earning that crown.

With a goal of 3.95 ounces (112 grams), marijuana advocate Brett Stone of Los Angeles, sounds determined to break the previously set record at 3.53 ounces (100 grams) in early 2007. Stone, who runs the website DaBronxNews, goes on to say:

We’re probably going to do it as a fund raiser. And the mayor and police chief would be most welcome if they have a doctor’s note to consume cannabis.

[...]

I think a meter (3.3 feet) would be a good, smokable size joint. I’m not looking to make a torpedo I’m looking to make a smokable joint.

Although this attempt has a more reasonable goal than the over-zealous Dutch, it’s still impressive to think of the man-power it takes to combine 100 grams into a single joint. Brett has even taken it upon himself to contact companies and ask if they can make him custom papers.

Let’s hope this world record bid is more successful than the last one.

[via PhysOrg]

Cocaine Smugglers Build Shit Submarines

November 24th, 2006 by Tim

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Believe it or not, years ago, air travel in tiny cessnas was a commonly-used method of cocaine and drug transportation. As radar technology steadily advanced, that method became more a distant memory than a sound option. Ok, so what do the drug runners do now? Find new ways of smuggling drugs into the country, of course.

Friday, four men from Costa Rica did something that’s growing in popularity. They handcrafted a 50-foot submarine made of wood and fiberglass, including 3 plastic pipes used as breathing devices.

Submerged only six feet beneath the ocean surface, the poor-man’s submarine had a zippy speed of 7 mph. That’s actually not bad, when you consider three tons of cocaine were on-board.

Tipped off by the craft’s three pipes curiously skimming across the surface, authorities spotted the sub off the Costa Rican coast near Cabo Blanco National Park. Security Minister Fernando Brerrocal said in a statement:

This is the first time in the country’s history that a craft with these characteristics has been caught near the national coasts.

I bet it isn’t going to be the last.

[via Newsvine]

tFS Debris – 11.26.06

November 24th, 2006 by Alex

Ahhhh, Thanksgiving is over and now I can lay on the couch for the next 3 days and do nothing but digest some delicious food.

It might be a holiday week, but there’s still a lot going on all around us. As always, our Friday debris is a way of showing off those choice morsels we feel make the cut. So, click around, I’m sure you’ll find something interesting.

The Video

Banksy In Disneyland: Not everyone thinks Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, especially our friend Banksy. Tim & I got to see an extended version of this video at his show in Los Angeles and it definitely makes a point.

The Feature

Relaaaax

Relaaaax

Relaaaax

Zen Garden: This Japanese style mansion, off the coast of Cape Cod, doesn’t exactly fit in with the neighborhood. Still, it was made without a single nail and sits on a cool 7 acres of gorgeous land. I’ll take two. [via Luxist]

The Links

Bullet Brand new paper toy goodness from Shin Tanaka [via Hypebeast]
Bullet Lots of cars I won’t ever be able to afford [via Autoblog]
Bullet The best sandwiches around, served New York style [via GridSkipper]
Bullet Showering with this thing must be heavenly [via Trendir]
Bullet Andy Warhol + Campbell’s Soup = a tasty collabo [via Uncrate]
Bullet Lets see your PS3 turn a table into Pong [via Engadget]
Bullet Fancy grilled toast for fancy people [via Cool Hunting]
Bullet Uhh, I’ll pass on the Turkey Testicals [via Gadling]


Mississippi Drug Ring Busted by DEA

November 23rd, 2006 by Alex

What model is this?What model is this?

In Mississippi, a large and extremely sophisticated drug ring has been busted by the DEA. Spanning from Mexico to Texas to Mississippi, Operation Central Hub made some concrete headway in linking Mexican cartels to legitimate, local business leaders in the Hattiesburg and Jackson areas.

So, what’s the score on this bust? Try $15 million in drugs and another $2.9 million in cash / assets. Not exactly the neighborhood dealer sellings grams to all the college kids. Every arrest was a result of nearly 2 years of coordinated work between multiple government agencies.

DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Stephen Luzinski had this to say about the operation:

Operation Central Hub targeted and successfully dismantled one of the largest drug trafficking operations ever known to operate in the State of Mississippi. It was especially significant in that agents were able to successfully trace the movement of both drugs and money from the hands of high level Mississippi traffickers into the hands of some of Mexico’s most powerful drug traffickers.

Not bad at all. The drugs were trafficked using either 18-wheelers or specially converted gooseneck trailers (pictured above). The trailers have a custom hydraulics system that lowers and raises the trailer bed, revealing thousands of pounds of narcotics.

Multiple indictments were handed out as a result of the investigation – criminal forfeiture of drug related assets, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. In other words, an all included, paid vacation at the nearest federal prison is in many guys’ futures.

World Record Joint Called Off

November 23rd, 2006 by Tim

Awww, so sad.

Sad news. It looks like the previous record-setter of 3.5 ounces (100 grams) will stand as the current joint champ.

Unfortunately, the recently reported World’s Biggest Joint attempt has been canceled when event organizers realized that laws would be broken if they continued. Upon further investigation of Dutch drug laws, the group noticed a loop hole they believed to exist is neither a loop nor a hole and, in fact, is very illegal.

The whole idea was to have 100 people bring five grams each, a legal amount by Dutch authority standards, and then combine all the marijuana the day of the event. The police had this to say:

We would definitely have investigated this. If you make a single joint with half a kilo of cannabis in it, it would cross the line.

So, looks like it’s a no-go at this point and I can’t say I’m surprised…

[via CNN]

Cooking with Marijuana: Super Butter

November 23rd, 2006 by Alex

It’s Thanksgiving, so what better time to bust out an extra special dish?

In this highly educational video you’ll learn how to make marijuana butter. The talented chefs Hans and Hans put that sickeningly energetic Rachel Ray to shame.

Time to get your learn on…

[via Digg]

Dutch to Roll World’s Biggest Joint

November 22nd, 2006 by Tim

Weak-Sauce Joint in Comparison
“I’m sick of these small ass pinners!”

Sure, I’d say this is relevant, and it’s fresh off the wire. Look at the steam!

Yahoo reports that a Dutch group is in pursuit of rolling the world’s biggest (100% marijuana) joint evarrr!! Their attempt is for a 17.6 ounce (500 grams), 3.3 foot (1 meter) long badass stick of glory. If successful, it will easily decimate the previous record set at a measly 3.5 ounces (100 grams).

In hopes of anchoring this triumph into the Guinness Book of World Records, event organizer Thijs Verheij, said:

Afterwards we’ll light it up.

Fuck yeah you will. You better not let 500 grams of the finest go to waste. However, I can’t help but think what the end of that joint will look like after passing it around to a couple hundred people: the unrelenting wetness, the gooey tar build-up, the aggregation of germs.

Whatever, I think it’s great and I bless thee. Good luck Dutch group, make us proud.

[via Yahoo]






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