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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia I’ve seen a few folks on Live Pd get busted with the small canisters of NO2.

Imagine a real life Fantasia. Pure nightmare fuel.

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NEStalgia

@HobbitGamer I think CANISTERS are regulated. The food ones are the little capsule sized thingies. Anything larger is medical use only. The food ones are certainly not illegal, you just feel like you're going to get picked up as a criminal when buying them in quantity (it's way cheaper to buy by commercial packs.) Of course any kids spending the food-charger prices on their nitrous highs would probably be better of buying LSD....it's got to be cheaper. The markup on those things is outrageous.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Well, I don't know about the actual situation in the States, but over here, it's now been promoted to party drug #1. In some public areas, such as city squares and parks, you can often find an empty capsule or two lying around.

I think the popularity has risen over here, due to all those funny home videos featuring American kids coming back from their visit to the dentist, saying and doing all kinds of weird stuff, and of course, that looks like "a lot of fun", so Dutch kids have to try it as well...

Over here, most dentist don't use gas for patients: they just stick a needle in your gums, to paralyze you locally...

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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia Yeah, i meant the little cylinders. Whippits is what it's called I think.

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Tyranexx

@ThanosReXXX I typically work 8-5, though I get an hour lunch and can move some of that time around. As long as I'm getting in at least 40 hours, my new job is pretty flexible. For example, I could take a half hour lunch and get off at 4:30 if I wanted, or work extra one day and leave a bit early on Fridays (which I typically do).

My coworkers to my knowledge are okay with it. A lot of us normally headphone up during the day, and I was pretty open about why I was taking an early lunch a week ago. I even put up a sticky note asking not to be disturbed during my lunch hour unless there was a huge software emergency or the building was burning down or something. XD

It also helps that my manager is into gaming as well. As long as we get our work done, nobody minds if we're listening to and/or watching music or video footage online so long as it's not anything illegal.

@NEStalgia Trippy as they are, I find segments like that pretty awesome from an animation perspective. I never really understood the implications of what led to that scene as a kid; I didn't realize Dumbo and Timothy were drunk, I just thought they were tired and acting goofy or something. I had a pretty innocent mind as a kid.... You could say I was a bit sheltered until my teenage years. Heck, I'm still learning new stuff on occasion.

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@Tyranexx Well, sounds to me like you have a pretty mellow work place. Back when I was still working for someone else, most of the internet was pretty restricted, so no weird stuff, obviously, but also no games, music videos or anything like that. I could only access the odd IT-hobby and news sites.

This wasn't the case at all the various jobs I've done in the past, but purely looking at the numbers, it was how it worked in most of these places. Of course, once the smart phone era came, there wasn't really any need anymore for me to use company internet...

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HobbitGamer

My office is quite like that, too. Of course it’s just my 3 person department sharing the building with the 3 person IT department (that are often working remotely or at another county site). So rage shouting is pretty common place. I have my movies, the others have their music

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NEStalgia

@HobbitGamer There must have been something else going on to that police show. Those are normal items sold in any gourmet cookware store and restaurant supply house. Even Amazon sells them (overpriced, but they do...) AFAIK the (incompetent) Food Network celebrity chefs plug them (paid product placement, of course) as well. Unless some crazy state outlawed them (I'm thinking of a state that starts with a C, ends with an A, and includes "forni". Where anything crazy happens that isn't NY or FL.) Could be an odd state thing.

@Tyranexx Yeah, as a kid you don't get the drunkennes thing...then again, even complete drunkenness to the point of poisoning shouldn't make anyone trip THAT hard....that's certainly dust territory depicted there. And of course any Disney movie is it's own lesson in Rule 34.....

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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia Well, the person was driving, had a child in a car seat, and admitted to huffing these
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@ThanosReXXX Huh, that fad here was back in the 90s. You still heard about it in the '00s, but the big hoopla was probably '95-2005 or so, along with aerosols, spray paint, Lysol, etc. (I don't care how strung up you are, how is inhaling Lysol even appealing at any level?!) It's still a thing, of course, but I haven't heard fuss about it other than the completely generic warnings about being over 18, blah blah blah, when ordering any, and culinary stores keeping them behind the counter still, which they didn't before 2000 or so.

It's honestly not used by dentists here much anymore either, only for pretty extreme cases of massive dental surgery, but similarly, they just locally anesthetize the gums even for root canals and extractions, which works great. The gas is now only for really problem patients that are pretty much unable to stop freaking out during a procedure, so it mellows them out so it can get done. But the problem is a lot of people have bad side effects/allergic reactions to the large knock-out doses of N2O, so it's not actually deal even for medical use. Obviously for use as a suspension/emulsifier for foods, you're not consuming much of the gas, it's just suspended in the contained fats.

Edit: By bad effects I mean having to have dental patients carted to an ER by ambulance/cardiac arrest, etc, etc. If it goes bad, it goes very bad, so it's a last resort. So naturally, kids do it for fun.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Yup, indeed. Kids and their natural ability to not care, feel invincible, and never think of the consequences. Things that we as adults can only get back, once we're already drunk and/or high, which kind of completes the circle of idiocy...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX LOL. Strangely, I was never one of those kids. I thought they were all idiots when I was the same age, as well.... I never went through the "invincible" phase. I always assumed anything with any risk would get me maimed or killed.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Not saying that you should have had all three "qualities", but most kids display at least two out of those three.

So, nerd for life, huh?
Did you have ANY friends in school, or was the whole hermit thing already in play, even back then?

Normally, kids challenge each other, taunting, or bullying, if one or two fall outside of the generic group.
Either way, it's natural behavior. A lot of adults only see it as stupid, but forget that there's actually a scientific reason for it (hormonal phase, brains not being entirely developed yet), that makes kids behave that way. And besides that, sometimes most adults seem to forget that they too were once kids, and did all kinds of stupid stuff themselves...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Natural born cynic. I always have considered every consequence, assumed the most negative ones would apply to me.....not caring I suppose might have applied in some limited form I guess?

Well, I came from a strict family. You don't act out of line, you obey instructions, you don't behave in a way that is detrimental to others. Not ever. Period. And you expect the same from others. I played a Paragon run.

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I just replied that they should try working after being flattened by Ed Sheeran's Ketchup.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia And you're telling me that you NEVER, not ever during the ENTIRE duration of your childhood did something bad/mischievous or did something that your parents expressly forbid you to do? Not even when they weren't looking or weren't present, such as in school, or in summer camp? (to add to that: possibly goaded/cheered on by friends/classmates or whatever)

And no kid is a natural born cynic. There's actually no such thing. All kids are born innocent, contrary to a certain popular belief, and without fail, ALL kids are happy-go-lucky for at least the first couple of periods in their lives.

Oh, and my parents were strict as well, but they still allowed me to make mistakes, even though I did get grounded for some of them. But that too, is only part of natural kid behavior. Ask any parent: it all starts when kids go through that particular "testing out the parents" phase, as soon as they've discovered the magical word "no"...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Oh certainly not never, there's no such thing as never, but nothing that anyone else would considering of any significance. For me, something entirely minor like jumping on a bed was like "OMG I'm a crime lord now, that's it I'm going to prison!"

Oh I was probably happy go lucky until 5 or so. Only cynicism since then, though I never really learned the "no" part as a kid. Nor would I really want to have, nor would I regret that now. Now of course for the rest of society it's more of a giant middle finger now than a "no" but that was then and this is now.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia The "no" phase is usually around age two or three, so points for you, if you'd actually still be able to clearly remember your life back then. I certainly don't. Only quick flashes of fading memories...

But man, were you ever a goodie-two-shoes...
And here I thought I was a relatively good-behaved kid, especially compared to my friends and my cousin, that I used to hang out with and partake in all kinds of mischief with...

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NintendoByNature

My son is 1.5 years old and his new thing is saying " Oh Yea!" To everything. If he wants a sucker, it's " Oh yea!" , if hes crying and he wants to take a nap, it's " Oh yea!" And pointing upstairs. Its really funny how 2 words indicate what he needs and what's even funnier, I know what he's saying haha. But on the mischievous front, he's bad! Like always getting into something bad 😂

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