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OfflineChiefThunderbong
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question
    #1347108 - 03/02/03 02:22 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

This is something that has been bugging me for a while, and I figured this would be the best place to ask. There is a scene in the movie, just after the bathtub part I believe, where Thompson takes what appears to be an ordinary lightbulb, lights the bottom of it and inhales off the base. He also says something about being able to get much higher without drugs then with them.....what the hell is goin on there?


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1347120 - 03/02/03 02:26 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

I never seen the movie, but what you discribed bugs me too


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: djd586]
    #1347163 - 03/02/03 02:44 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Well i dont really remember much about that movie but i know that light bulbs are used for smoking cocaine, crank, and crack so i am sure this is what is going on in that scene

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: fliped]
    #1347177 - 03/02/03 02:48 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

That thought occured to me also....but how would you put anything inside it with the little screw thing still on the bottom....and how would you inhale anything out?


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1347204 - 03/02/03 02:55 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

he is smoking meth. you can load it without a crack in the bulb by drilling through the base and poking the top when it gets hot under a torch.

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: rosewoodpete]
    #1347207 - 03/02/03 02:57 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: djd586]
    #1347215 - 03/02/03 03:01 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

GO WATCH THE MOVIE AND DON'T COME BACK UNTIL YOU DO.


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1347297 - 03/02/03 03:37 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

It's fuckin crack. No question about it. You could smoke pretty much anything out of a light bulb if you wanted to though. I use 'em for hash oil frequently. Remember this though:
Jet Lighter + Light Blub = Alot of Glass Shards

Use a normal lighter.

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question *DELETED* [Re: OutkastSlug]
    #1347322 - 03/02/03 03:49 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: poke smot!]
    #1347379 - 03/02/03 04:15 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

yep he is free basing cocaine, aka crack.


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1347629 - 03/02/03 07:17 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

you could vaporize dmt like that :wink: :ooo:


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: Strumpling]
    #1347632 - 03/02/03 07:22 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

true, but dmt wasnt in his drug collection.


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: A0999]
    #1347648 - 03/02/03 07:41 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

oh he had meth and crack? I don't remember that in the book..


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: Strumpling]
    #1347653 - 03/02/03 07:44 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

ive never read the book, but in the movie i know for sure he had cocaine , i dont think he had meth.


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: A0999]
    #1347712 - 03/02/03 09:11 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

meth wasnt really around much back in the 70s.....its freebased coke probably

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1347788 - 03/02/03 10:57 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Thompson takes what appears to be an ordinary lightbulb, lights the bottom of it and inhales off the base. He also says something about being able to get much higher without drugs then with them.....what the hell is goin on there?




It is a lightbulb. He heats whatever is in it and then inhales the vapor. Whatever he is smoking, it takes him down memory lane back to his acid days. I always thought the drug was something like hash or opium... he just had a very rough time with Dr. Gonzo and would want to chill, not amp.

"My attorney had never been able to accept the notion that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them... and neither have I for that matter."


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1348219 - 03/03/03 04:41 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

when I first saw the movie, I too thought it was cocaine or meth. but after reading the book, I believe they said it was only weed. about getting higher without drugs than with them, he was saying that some people say that, but he never subscribed to this philosophy. (lol, obviously!) and then he has a flashback to the san francisco acid wave. I want some of that weed!

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P.S. - I'm almost positive it's weed. He never mentioned meth in the beginning (although he had done it with Hell's Angels long before), and they only snorted cocaine in the movie.


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: TheEggman]
    #1348756 - 03/03/03 07:47 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

It could have been anything,it doesn't say in the book and you can't really tell from the movie.Crack wasn't invented yet and crystal meth wasn't really available at that time either.It was probably freebase coke or heroin (remember he tells his lawer to calm down and shoot some smack.)The fuzzyness you see after he inhales I interpreted as mental static,like it's saying drugs will just clog up your mind.


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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: monoamine]
    #1348928 - 03/03/03 09:54 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

The fuzzyness you see after he inhales I interpreted as mental static,like it's saying drugs will just clog up your mind.




To me it says that drugs tune you out :wink: Hence straight after that he flashes back a few years to when he first did acid. 

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: Sheepish]
    #1349427 - 03/04/03 08:33 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

my vote go's to DMT a.k.a. the buissnesman's trip.. :smile:

well i dont think it was crack because the spilled most of the cocaine(wich is not even crack)

i also dont think it was speed for it's not even once mentioned in the entire movie..
he also had many drugs that could keep him up for a few nights (if your CRAZY)
like mesc. and lsd..

DMT was pretty popular back then and the affect are so strange (he actually thinks he is back in his acid days and sees everything like he would if he were..)
"there i was,    o.m.g. here i am"

well enough rambling who really knows anyway might be another thompson made up mystery drug...................

and because i have not slept last night (no drugs) i am going to BED!

 

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: sgurd_]
    #1349483 - 03/04/03 08:51 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Maybe nobody ever knew what he took using the light bulb... The movie makers just made a nice scene with a light bulb and some trippy effects  :cool: 

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: sgurd_]
    #1350748 - 03/04/03 06:01 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

"there i was, o.m.g. here i am"



I actually think that when he says that, it really is thompson sitting at the table. or so I've heard...

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: Bardo]
    #1350982 - 03/04/03 08:07 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Yep, that IS Hunter S Thompson himself sitting at the table. My friend was telling me about a funny outtake of that scene where he sees himself, in which Hunter S lunges at Johnny Depp and pokes him with a stun gun!  :grin: 

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: Sheepish]
    #1352446 - 03/05/03 11:14 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

and I don't think his flashback has anything to do with DMT. it has more to do with the insane amounts of acid he took. his effects (out-of-body, surreal) are typical of a strong acid flashback, which HST must have quite frequently.  :grin:

Yeah, and that is HST in that scene.

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Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Question [Re: TheEggman]
    #1352504 - 03/05/03 11:37 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

He could possibly even be smoking AMT out of the lightbulb too. It stinks really bad and tastes bad too. Definitely keeps you up longer than you want but,it is lots o'fun. At the end of my AMT trips I'm usually on the verge of going fucking nuts cause my body is worn out but my mind is still racing. :crazy: I doubt that is what he was doing but, who really knows other than Hunter S. Thompson. 


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