Psychedelic Strip Clubs, Smoking Joints, and Adrian Lamo

Dear Brian,
What is it like to be at a strip club while on psychedelics?

It depends on the psychedelic and the strip club (along with who you know there).

Best case scenario, you’re on acid, shrooms, or ecstacy and you know either the owner, the bouncer, or are with a chick with money.

In that case, it’s fantastic – I’ll refer you to Hunter S Thompson’s entire body of work and the evolution of gonzo journalism for sourcing. Start with Where the Buffalo Roam Watch Where the Buffalo Roam () online – Amazon Video starring Bill Murray as Hunter.

Then go to Fear and Loathing Watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas () online – Amazon Video, where Johnny Depp became infamous for the role.

Of course, you can also read the books if you’re one of those people: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream: Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman: 9780679785897: Books

Worst case scenario, you’re on Ayahuasca, heroin, mescaline, DMT, peyote, etc. These aren’t really party drugs. You’ll have a party in your head, but you shouldn’t be at such a high-stakes, high-pressure sales environment as a strip club. These are best enjoyed at home or out in nature than in the city, much less a strip club, which is one of the toughest types of clubs to go to.

If you’re broke or acting like an idiot, you’ll likely end up touching a girl, dancing with a customer, or making a general ass of yourself and being kicked out fairly quick, perhaps even beaten up if you’re in so deep you won’t shut up.

Since you’re interested in strip clubs, if you’re in the U.S., go to Canada or Mexico for strip clubs – trust me, they’re much better. You can find some good stuff in places like Vegas, Texas, etc., but it’s much more expensive and less interesting than you’d see in places like Rocky Point, Toronto or Nogales (unless things changed since I’ve last been).

American strip club stories are lame in comparison to seeing back-door cock fights, donkeys, midgets, and customers jumping on stage being stripped naked and often f*cked right on stage.

The entrance fees in Mexican strip clubs are around $10 (if there’s a cover), and drinks are $1-$5 for pretty much any drink you can think of. In Mexican border towns, it’s cheaper to drink in strip clubs than regular clubs, which are already cheaper than American clubs.

Being there on psychedelics would be awesome, though you’d never make it back alive. Walking back to the border in those towns can be difficult, and they prey on tourists. You’d be an easy target among the insanely drunk underage people (drinking age in Mexico is 18, and most places don’t card). Mexico is not a place to be incapacitated unless you’re with people who will keep you on track.

Amsterdam’s red light district is a fun place to be high or drunk, but I’ve not yet experienced it on psychedelics.

Dear Brian,
How can I make a joint (weed, pot, grass) better for smoking?

I have smoked a joint with mint oil in it. It was way smoother in my throat then normal weed joint. Similarly what are other ways to make it smoother? Can I use rose oil or lavender oil or honey or dried herbs like mint, rose petals likewise ? It’s not for the flavors but to get a smooth inhale of the pot, although the flavor is a plus.

I want to smoke weed without the bitter aftertaste and burning in my throat.

I’m not a big fan of mixing anything in with my marijuana, and anything you smoke will inevitably take a toll on your body. This is because you’re igniting plant matter, combusting it, and inhaling carcinogens. These carcinogens are the same whether smoking tobacco, cannabis, mint, or anything else.

If you’re looking to reduce the burn, I’d switch to vaping. You can find a portable herbal vaporizer online or at your local smoke/vape/head shop. Instead of combusting the plant matter, these basically heat it like an oven, allowing you to breathe in the evaporated fumes from the crystals.

There are also wax and oil pens, each handling a different type of THC concentrate (beware of prefilled oil cartridges, as they may contain propylene glycol, which will burn your throat).

You can make THC-dosed vegetable glycerin yourself by steeping some seed in VG in a double boiler. Google that sentence if you don’t know what it means haha.

You should also check out edibles, tinctures, and other forms of THC that you may enjoy more.

Dear Brian,
Does Adrian Lamo believe that every system connected to internet is accessible by other?

I’m sure he does, as does anyone who understands what the Internet is. By connecting a computer to the Internet, you’re the one making it accessible to all others. If you don’t want it accessible, don’t connect it.

Brian Penny Gas MaskBrian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. He has documented his battle against the mortgage industry and its force-placed insurance fraud in Huffington Post, High Times, Fast Company, DumbLittleMan, Lifehack, and BBC.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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