May 29, 2007

she's always too high on arrival


Jeff Lipschutz, Chinese-American, 2002

* Austinites turn old mac into a bong. excerpt:

"Giving new meaning to the term high tech, a couple of stoners have turned an old Macintosh into a bong.
'Agapornis' and 'Prozac,' a pair of 29-year-old computer nerds from Austin, Texas, traded chips for hits when they transformed an old all-in-one Mac into a device for smoking marijuana.

"'It has a lilting touch of death-like intoxication,' said Prozac. 'It's treated us well.'

"The Mac Bong, or iBong, is made from a water-filled bong mounted inside an old Mac SE 30. The bowl of the bong protrudes from the front of the computer, just below the screen. The mouthpiece sticks out the back.

"'It looks like any other dingy Mac,' said Prozac. 'But it doesn't draw as much suspicion if you do have to take it outside the house. We haven't taken it to Macworld, but it has been to a couple of computer swap meets. People like it. They laugh. It gets the usual, 'Whoa, dude, that's crazy' reaction. Everyone wants to try it.'

"The iBong delivers a killer hit, according to the pair. After smoking the iBong one evening, Prozac wrote about the experience and posted it online."

* Video for Velvet Underground's After Hours, featuring lots of edie sedgwick footage.

* “Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh." -- Allen Ginsberg

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