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Date: 11/11/11 10:35 AM

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    f0rk0 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Link: I-A-B Book Club Reading Pick Of The Week #7 - Someone figure out where this passage came from, STAT!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:41 am
    *The Botany of Desire: A Plant`s-Eye View of the World* by Michael Pollan.
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    DWebb70 Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:45 am
    I believe it to be `The Botany of Desire` by Michael Pollan.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:45 am


    Seriously? Google.The Botany Of Desire
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:46 am
    Two people beat me to it...ha!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Well, when you put it like that it sounds great.
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    AWESOMEBOT Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire. Case closed.
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 11:00 am
    This book sounds like a piece of poo.
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    lapajara Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 11:06 am
    i want to be a witch..
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Sounds great! Everything was better before. This sounds like a fantastic place. I would hang out with witches all day long, if I lived here.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 11:51 am
    The Koran
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Would that even work? I don`t even think drugs work vaginally.
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    propagandi Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    The Botany of Desire?
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    perhaps the malleus malificarum (sp?), or "the hammer of witches". idk though, it sounds more modern then that.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Mind: Blown.
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    BlindMelon Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Heck yeah that would work. People put vodka tampons up their cootches so pretty sure acid dildos can f.uck you up pretty damn good. straight to the blood stream. damn.
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    Commentator Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Ive met real witches and they rode my broomstick.
    Damn sight better than the Xians prudes.

    Wicca all the way!
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    It was definitely Pollen`s the Botany of Desire.
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Yep. Michael Pollan`s "The Botany of Desire."
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Is this true?
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Reminds me of a great trip report entitled mean person Odyssey: Search for Vaginal Datapoints
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    I had a class on basically the same topic.
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    Mizzez2Fresh Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    Thats so insanely stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    This is what I call a Tuesday.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    November 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    "Oh, bother..."
  26. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Would that even work? I don`t even think drugs work vaginally.

    Yes, it would work. A mucous membrane is a very quick way to take some drugs. Snorting cocaine is the most famous, but it`ll work for other drugs and other mucous membranes. Quite a few pyschoactive drugs will even work through your skin, which is far more of a barrier than a mucous membrane.

    Whether or not it actually happened is a different question entirely. There`s no clear statement of it before modern claims like this one, only some unclear statements that might refer to it if you want to interpret them that way. Besides, medieval references to witchcraft are hardly the most reliable sources of truth. People probably used recreational drugs of various kinds in pills and potions, but it`s backformed speculation that they used dildoes (or the end of a broom handle, since it`s the right size and shape and every house would have one) as a way to take drugs.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Sounds great! Everything was better before. This sounds like a fantastic place. I would hang out with witches all day long, if I lived here.

    You could have been a witch yourself. They weren`t all women. Most, but not all.

    But it was far from the fantastic life you think it was. You`d probably bury at least a couple of your children (infant and childhood mortality rates were horrendous). Or maybe they`d all die of one of the many diseases that could be cured today. Plagues were a constant threat. The Death of 1347-9 was the worst, but far from the only one. Or maybe you`d all die in a famine. Couple of bad harvests and the commoners started dying.

    Do you like having clean drinking water? A reasonable expectation of living past 70? Or past 50?

    Your standard of living is far higher than that of a king of those times, luxuries beyond his imagining.

    Being a commoner back then was not fantastic.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Angilion always has to act like a drating know it all. Something tells me that you probably have no friends.
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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
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    November 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    @dixxyRarr do you happen to live in chicago because im off on tuesdays
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    You guys didn`t know this? Kids, sheesh.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    Angilion always has to act like a drating know it all.

    Some of us appreciate Angilion and his heavily informative comments. Just because someone spews knowledge doesn`t mean they`re a know-it-all. Well, maybe it does, but it might also mean that they`re genuinely interested and/or want to help by spreading the wealth.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    i have the weirdest boner...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    I have this vision of Harry Potter playing quidditch with his broomstick and a golden ball. It`s a vision that Gerry might appreciate...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Some of us appreciate Angilion and his heavily informative comments.
    I suspect he googles half the stuff, although his last comment seems pretty common. I knew all of it, except the date of the black death.

    Anywhoo, the passage was refreshingly vulgar, thanks!
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    The Botany of Desire.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    Woah... this explains the whole `riding broomsticks` thing and it also explains smelly vaginas! (I can only assume that concoction would be beyond smelly...)
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    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    November 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    R.O.F.L.
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    heavypred Male 30-39
    249 posts
    November 12, 2011 at 2:15 am
    Dildos and DMT on the same page... wow
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    MattyP Male 18-29
    197 posts
    November 12, 2011 at 3:24 am
    Food of the Gods, Terrence McKenna? That`s where I read about this.
  40. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 11:57 am
    I suspect he googles half the stuff

    Does it matter where he gets it?
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    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    November 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    I read this for my environmental class!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Some of us appreciate Angilion and his heavily informative comments.

    I suspect he googles half the stuff

    I`ve been reading a great deal for 40 years. I can cheerfully spend hours every day reading. I don`t watch TV. I read. I read fiction in almost any genre, I read history, I read science, I read the signs passing by on buses in the street, I read the ingredients lists on food packaging...I read everything. I grew up in a house with thousands of books (literally - all the walls on all 3 floors were covered in bookshelves). My earliest memories are of reading books. The written word is magic - the thoughts of someone who isn`t there appear in my mind. Even people who`ve been dead for centuries. The written word is a wonder!

    Spend tens of thousands of hours reading widely and you`re bound to retain a fair bit of knowledge about a variety of things.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    I may search online for details. If I`m going to post anything, I don`t like to post patchy bits of it. If I think what I know is too patchy, I`ll look some stuff up to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. But that`s what I would have done anyway, because it`s what I`ve been doing since I was a little boy.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    November 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Angilion always has to act like a drating know it all. Something tells me that you probably have no friends.

    Don`t expect me to pretend to be as ignorant as you are in order to win your approval. I didn`t do that with kids at school and I`m certainly not going to do it with you now. I don`t want, need or care in the slightest about your approval.

    If it pains you to read the brief posts I pop out in a few minutes of typing, don`t read them. There`s nothing on this website that you need to know. It`s purely for entertainment. Which is also why I read and write.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    November 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    I knew all of it, except the date of the black death.

    Which I got wrong :)

    It was 1348-1350 in Britain, not 1347-49.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    November 13, 2011 at 12:09 am
    pah. i already knew that...
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    lordastral Male 30-39
    45 posts
    November 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Angilion, I am glad that you can read and can use Google. Your posts were filled with information.

    And your attitude confirms that you`re an insufferable know-it-all.
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    Kippran Male 18-29
    47 posts
    November 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    What purpose does the "Potatoes" face serve here?

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