The Mothball Prophecies

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Continuing his public service as debunker of fake drug press stories, Jack Shafer in Slate zeroes in on the latest phoney-baloney scare: Teenagers who are sniffing mothballs to get high.

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Hat tip: Alan Vanneman, film critic extraordinaire, and Marty Beckerman, America's Sexxxiest Young Journalist.

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  1. Evolution in action…

  2. Completely O.T., but Marty still owes me 20 bucks for a cab ride when he ditched me in D.C. (I don’t blame him though, he had like, 5 girls at a hotel to ‘entertain’)

    True story.

  3. Kids sniffing mothballs to get high? They will be now. Good work, MSM.

  4. BTW, I spent the weekend in Amsterdam. Its nice to see the entire reasoning for prohibition (of grass and prostitution) refuted in about a square mile of real estate.

  5. Rainbow parties, sniffing mothballs to get high . . . there are so many exciting, vibrant youthful subcultures that I’d never know about if I didn’t read this blog!

  6. If you sniff mothballs, will it keep your brain from rotting, so it will be in good shape when you pull it out of storage?

  7. Carbona?, not glue!

  8. If you sniff mothballs, does it keep your brain from rotting, so it will be in good shape when you pull it out of storage?

  9. how do they get their little legs apart?

  10. You know what teens are doing to get high?

    Smoking weed, like everyone else.

    Christ, I don’t think your average teen knows where to even get mothballs. But weed? That’s easy.

  11. It’s hard to imagine, but back in the olden days, camphor was a spice used in wine (and other food, IIRC). That’s why the Koran mentions a “camphor fountain” that the righteous in Heaven drink from.

  12. how do they get their little legs apart?

    roflmfao, as they say, emmajane.

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