Only in CA is this an issue. We brought you the original Prop 215 to allow medicinal marijuana. When I was in college, maybe you had pot brownies, where you would taste the actual pot, because it was not strained out, but now with technology, the ability to make candy is crazy.
Calif. Trick-Or-Treaters Warned Of Pot-Laced Candy
Updated: Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
Trick-or-treaters in California have been warned to watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween, the Los Angles Times reported Friday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued the warning to parents in light of candy and snacks containing marijuana being confiscated from pot dispensaries.
The warning comes days before Californians vote on Proposition 19, a marijuana legalization measure.
California has state laws allowing the medical use of marijuana, but the sheriff’s department said the confiscated items were untested and unlicensed.
Officials said in their warning that parents should check Halloween candy and other snacks for indications the items were tampered with.
Makes a dude want to dress up and go out knocking on doors that smell like Indonesia, if you know what I mean…
October 22, 2010
Maybe this can be a ring that he actually helps to get…just kidding, you are a Laker, so I got your back…
This is a good sign for Laker fans. Ronin’s girl Khloe helped Lamar get another ring, so this has to be good right?
Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, 26, and tennis star Maria Sharapova, 23, are engaged to be married, the basketball player announced before Thursday night’s 120-99 preseason win over the Golden State Warriors.The proposal — which he characterized as “probably old-school” — came on the one-year anniversary of when they first met at a friend’s barbecue. “I had to do it like a gentleman,” Vujacic said.
“She was happy. The answer was yes, so I think she liked it,” said Vujacic, who the Riverside Press-Enterprise said was returning to the court after three games off due to a concussion.
The point guard made his announcement on a night when Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant were both absent — more spotlight for him and his bride.
Now, if we don’t repeat, I will be blaming YOU! (jk, jk…you should not be the reason we win or lose…) You clearly are the winner here Sasha…
Teen kills brother due to TV Show Dexter on Showtime: Art imitating Life, or is it the other way around?
September 29, 2010
This is some real Cain and Abel ish. How do you kill your younger brother like that? I know they can be annoying, but to end his life is to say that you have no compassion for family.
Andrew Conley, Indiana teen who allegedly murdered brother, inspired by television show ‘Dexter’
BY ALIYAH SHAHID
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:54 AM
He blamed it on “Dexter.”
A southern Indiana teen, who allegedly strangled his 10-year-old brother to death, said he was inspired by the television serial killer character Dexter.
How is a show about a killer inspiring? What makes that something that you would want to emulate, especially on your family?
Andrew Conley pleaded guilty on Monday to killing his younger sibling, Conner, last November.
Police said after the gruesome murder, Conley — 17 years old at the time — packed his brother’s body into the trunk of his car and drove to his girlfriend’s house to watch a movie.
This is the cold blooded part. He loaded the body in the truck like a sack of potatoes. Then, concerned with his own hedonistic needs, he makes the booty call to snuggle and get some action, while watching a movie. Now that you have plead guilty, the only snuggling you are going to do is when Bubba is braining your hair, getting you ready for the D@#* down you get in prison. You seem a little frail. I hope you are pumping iron.
The teen told police that he identified with Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, in the Showtime television series about a police blood-spatter analyst who is also a serial killer.
“I felt like I had to,” said Conley, who lives in the small town of Rising Sun.
According to ABC, he compared the urge to kill with a hungry person craving a hamburger, and said he fantasized about killing people since he was in the eighth grade.
How do you start having fantasies of death of others in the 8th grade? What were you watching as a kid?
Police said on the morning of Conner’s murder Conley told authorities that he also contemplated killing his sleeping father.
According to The Associated Press, prosecutors plan on seeking a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Conley cannot face the death penalty because he was under 18 when the crime was committed. Defense attorneys are supposed to argue that Conley was insane at the time of the murder.
This isn’t the first murder tied to “Dexter.” In 2008, a 29-year-old Canadian filmmaker, Mark Twitchell, was charged with murdering a man based on a storyline from the show.
Damn, son, get it together. What you see in the movies and TV does not have to be mimicked.
August 16, 2010
wait, isn’t that just called being a voyeur?
HONG KONG – On the leafy fringes of Hong Kong in a shabby film studio, a nude ponytailed actor stretched out on animal-skins with his lover as the cameras rolled in a set evoking a subterranean sex lair in ancient China.
Turning away from a slightly blurred high definition TV screen as the actors writhed, director Christopher Sun shouted “cut” whilst yanking off his 3-D glasses. “Good” he yelled.
No ordinary porn flick, “3-D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” is being touted as the world’s first IMAX-3-D erotic film.
I am with Ronin…I am totally down on 3-D. Real life is 3-D. Spend time going to do what you want, instead of watching others…
Hong Kong director Christopher Sun is currently filming his $3.2 million ‘3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy’, which is due for release in May, but Italian director Tinto Brass has already announced he will produce a 3D remake of his 1979 erotic film Caligula.
Although mainland Chinese censors are almost certain to block the movie’s screening, it has sparked wide interest in other Asian markets, including Japan and South Korea, as well Europe, and the United States.
Producer Stephen Shiu said: “This is the future of the movie business — it’s human nature to want to see things in 3D.”
Adding to the pressure, the American company Hustler is making a pornographic spoof of 3D science fiction blockbuster Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time and the film that heralded the beginning of the mainstream 3D boom.
There is a lot of things that are happening in a porno flick that I don’t want to see, and definitely not in 3-D. I certainly don’t want to see any dudes in 3D, or the money shot.
August 7, 2010
I’m back just in time for E’s song of the last several weeks (as Steve might call it). My girlfriend works as publicist and one of her clients is Heineken (awesome, I know). She hooked us up with free vip passes to the Grammy Block Party in Santa Monica benefiting relief for musicians displaced by the floods in Nashville. It was a great time with dope free food (some of which was provided by Stefan from Top Chef season 5) and some nice free booze (Heineken, of course, but also Ludacris’ new cognac, Conjure). The best part, however, was the dope live music, culminating with a great little set by former Tony Toni Tone member Raphael Saadiq. The back-up singers were also the fucking bomb!! It was extremely entertaining and my girl left the event a fully converted Saadiq fan. Now you lucky people get to share in the fun. I thought I’d give you a little taste of his live work (with what looks like the same back-up singers who rocked). Today’s jam: Raphael Saadiq – Dance Tonight, Ask of You and Love That Girl. Enjoy….
look at your girl….
Law enforcement sources tell us the Seaside Heights PD busted Snooki moments ago for disorderly conduct. The details of that conduct are unclear.
We’re told Snooki — real name Nicole Polizzi — is currently in police custody.
Earlier in the day, Snooki was partying on the beach with a beer bong … only she was filling it up with Coca-Cola. We’re told she was also seen at a local bar taking “body shots.”
Why is this chick making a bunch of money? More important, why should we care?
Ole girl got some money and then it went to her head (and her gut) The one thing that might have been attractive is lost. Her grill was not much to look at and the big frames make her look like an old grandmother.
Looks like MTV bought into a some fake gold, fugazi as the guidettes say…
Here is another great action shot of her falling all over the place.
Ronin, what did you see in this trainwreck?
This might be the only thing that she is good for…
Here is some music to ride out to Snooki…
July 17, 2010
I took a little break from the world of blogging due to laziness, but I’m back and ready to deliver on a hot jam to get you going on this fine Saturday night. I’m getting ready to go work the door at a bar in the Valley (live music, good drink specials etc.), so if you’re in the LA area you can come check me out at The Little Rock in Reseda (yes, the home of the Karate Kid). This track popped on in my whip the other day and it is kinda my jam, so now you will get the pleasure of hearing it too. Today’s jam: Al Wilson – Willoughby Brook. (Sorry about the not-so-great video. It was the only one I could find. Don’t look, just listen.)
July 17, 2010
…they should have seen them coming and ran…
Police Focus on Couple Who Raised Abducted Girl
Authorities focus on couple who raised abducted Calif girl for 7 years
By THOMAS WATKINS
The Associated Press
The tears in Amber Nicklas’ eyes as she realized she would be taken from the only family she ever knew was enough to make Detective Jerry Saba’s stomach churn.
The girl, abducted at age 1 from her foster parents in California seven years ago, was found this week at a Phoenix home where she was being raised by a palm-reading couple.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective was among a host of authorities who went to the little white clapboard house that doubled as a psychic business and told the man and woman raising Amber they were taking her into protective custody.
The blonde-haired girl began to cry but eventually calmed down as she was led away clutching her Barney doll.
“I felt horrible for her,” Saba told The Associated Press on Friday. “Here she is at age 7, being taken away from the only family she knew.”
Amber was brought back to Los Angeles on a sheriff’s plane while she played Rock Paper Scissors with the detectives and was even shown Disneyland as they flew over Anaheim.
She remained in protective custody Friday as authorities investigate what role, if any, the Phoenix couple had in her abduction.
The couple, who were originally from Romania, were using a different name for Amber. When police arrived at the home, the purported parents seemed resigned to losing her, Saba said.
“I think they had suspicions we would be coming,” he said. “They weren’t asking the types of questions I would expect from true parents, they weren’t offering up any resistance.”
The couple, whose names were not released, were detained then released after questioning. A second woman elsewhere in Phoenix was also questioned and released. Saba said he hoped charges will be filed, but was unclear of a timeframe, in part because of the complexity of a case spanning jurisdictions in two states.
The couple’s attorney, John Blischak, told The Arizona Republic they did not know Amber had been kidnapped. Blischak did not immediately return a call to the AP Friday afternoon.
Amber was abducted Sept. 21, 2003, by three juvenile aunts — one of them as young as 13 — who went with her and her foster parents to a Chuck E. Cheese in nearby Norwalk. Two of the aunts created some sort of distraction while the third got away with Amber.
The act must have been good and the timing must have been on point, but again, it’s Chuckie Cheese. There is a lot to do there.
Saba said investigators at the time worked hard to track the girl but the case went nowhere. There were a couple leads saying she was in Arizona but, despite searches by authorities there, she was never found.
Doesn’t this sound familiar? Remember the name Jaycee Lee Dugard? She was kidnapped and found years after the fact? The authorities had been to the home numerous times over the years and did nothing and never worked with the info they had that a pedophile had children at his house…
Two of the three aunts served time in juvenile detention for the abduction, but Saba would not comment on what investigators gleaned from interviews with them or if they remained part of the investigation.
Amber appeared to have been living in the Phoenix home since soon after she was abducted, Saba said. It was not clear how she ended up there, but authorities say the couple in the house knew one of the aunts. Saba did not elaborate on the relationship.
Gustavo Lom, who owns a sandwich and taco shop across the street from the couple’s house, said he remembered when Amber was a baby and often saw her and the couple outside together.
“I thought they were a normal family. They seemed to treat her as affectionately as any parent treats their kids,” Lom said. “I’d see him carrying her in his arms, kissing her on the cheek, sitting on the porch together.”
The couple were also raising a baby girl and had a grown son. Those children appeared to be their own, authorities said.
Authorities originally planned to put Amber into protective custody in Phoenix but worried her pretend parents would try to find her.
“She’s been abducted once, we were afraid if she remained out there, they would abduct her again,” Saba said.
Amber appeared to be well nourished and the house was clean and tidy, Saba said. The couple raising her had kept her out of school in an attempt to hide her and when police arrived, the purported mother tried to hide Amber in a bathroom shower under a pile of clothes and towels.
Authorities gave Amber enough time to change out of a pink skirt and into a pair of cotton pants before being returned to the care of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Saba said. That agency declined to confirm it was looking after Amber or provide any details on her original abduction.
Associated Press Writer Amanda Lee Myers contributed to this report from Phoenix.
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Sometimes, the very thing that you are looking for is right under your nose….