I wrote this weird thing for Everup this week. Turned out pretty well.
Like I mentioned in the story, I took a hippie speedball while writing it but little survived the final draft. Here’s the original speedball-abetted notes. It’s a mix of stuff I dictated into the notes app on my iPhone and typed out, so it’s pretty jumbled.
Nobody associates marijuana with productivity. You don’t do it to focus up. They smoke to make everything seem funny and chill. Getting things done is no laughing matter and is the opposite of being chill. You don’t take a bong rip to do your taxes. You smoke a joint before you go to a concert or watch a movie. At best, maybe you’ll weed up before you go swimming and even that will feel a little too intense.
Marijuana and espresso (or just coffee) called a hippie speedball.
Or, Woody Harrelson (need a modern high energy stoner. Not chong. Not willie nelson. Maybe Miley Cyrus—beiber and link it back to my story? SETH ROGAN SETH ROGAN SETH ROGAN) calls it, a weekday breakfast. Mid day snack
Didn’t a lot of hippies take speed? Or at least people close to hippies, people on the periffary of the hippy experience. The ones preying on stoned girls on the sunset strip. Like Charlie Manson types or the yippies. The beatnicks took tons of speed. Taking speed not antithetical to being a hippy.
I might have messed up the order. Strong coffee and then smoke.
I don’t know if there’s a unique dissociative quality to the experience or if I just feel weird because I’m high and taking notes.
There’s something on the back of my tongue that this coffee isn’t washing off.
So the new wayans brother movie is a 50 shades of gray parody called 50 shades of black. Which works. Anticipating all the white dudes write S&M agreements like this and black dudes write S&M agreements like that jokes. Black girls sassing people in bondage gear, ets. But I think it’s a real missed opportunity to make a movie called “50 shades of gay.” Not only is the wolrdplay cleaner but the joke’s naturally funnier. It’s an s&m contract movie about two dudes. That’s funny whether if both dudes are straight, or if one dude is straight or even if neither is straight.
Caffeine works by binding to our brain’s adenosine receptors and preventing them from processing neurochemical adenosine. When it’s processed, adenosine makes us tired. Without adenosine around to shut down the party, the brain’s stimulants, dopamine and glutamate, can buzz around like lunatics. Adenosine is like a dam holding dopamine and glutamate, back. Coffee cuts a temporary hole in the dam, allowing stimulants to flow wildly.
Smoking marijuana releases chemical compounds called cannabinoids to the neurochemical receptors. ACCORDING TO LINK The mix of chemicals making up THC is closest to resembles the naturally produced cannabinoid. Anandamide regulates our mood, sleep, memory and appetite. And it obviously has nothing to do with
WAIT A SECOND. THEY ARE RELATED.
Anandamide enhances extracellular levels of adenosine and induces sleep:
Marijuana appears to interfere with the hard work coffee does.
Smoking marijuana releases chemical compounds called cannabinoids to the brain’s neurochemical receptors. ACCORDING TO LINK The mix of chemicals making up THC is closest to resembles the naturally produced cannabinoid Anandamide. Anandamide regulates our mood, sleep, memory and appetite by DUN DUN DUN making more Adenosine.
I just made that connection just now! I AM SO SMART! And all I had to do was google Anandamide and Adenosine and read the front page of the first link I looked up. OK. I feel less smart know that I’m remembering the process through which I made this discovery.
I am listening to the Go-gos and it’s suddenly feeling like a bad choice. Worried I might lose focus if I fuss over music.
Anyway, part of the reason weed can be relaxing is because it produces more Adenosine into the brain. And the reason coffee is because it doesn’t let Adenosine work. Maybe there are different kinds of Adenosine and coffee works on one and marijuana works on the other? GOOGLE SEARCH THAT MOTHER FUCKER – switched to Jay-Z. THAT’S THE ANTHEM GET YOUR DAMN HANDS UP
AHAHAHAHA! Wikipedia says there are different kinds of Adenosine receptors. Four different kinds that do different thing but share some fuctions. Maybe coffee works on one kind and weed on another and I am a super genius. LOOK UP WHAT KIND OF ADENOSINE Anandamide BLOCKS.
but also: the four different kinds of adenoseine WHICH ONE DOES COFFEE BLOCK? I COULD STILL BE WRONG. –
fuck I am wrong. Coffee works as an antagonist against all of them.
hospitals use Adenosine to treat rapid heart beats.
A1 – decreased heart rates
A2A – coronary artery vasodilatation, Decreased dopaminergic activity in CNS,
Inhibition of central neuron excitation.
A2B – bronchospasm
A3 — Cardiac muscle relaxation, Smooth muscle contraction, cardioprotective in cardiac ischemia, inhibition of neutrophil degranulation
It’s kind of a cliché but 99 problems is a goddamn banger. Couldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight. Hilarious. Maybe DMX next? NO. WU TANG MOTHERFUCKER.
Maybe sketchy gibberish: https://www.projectcbd.org/how-cbd-works