Saturday, August 12, 2006

Craigslist is a gateway website

I'm assuming that most of you probably know about, as market research (ie; I personally know all 36
of you) indicates that blogfoot readers are an erudite and web-savvy lot. If not, here goes: Craigslist is a classified advertising web site that is popular with 20-30 somethings seeking apartments, jobs and for-sale items. Each city has it's own listings, so if I were a weirdo, I might go on to Craigslistmn and search for comics books, and find people locally who were selling them for cheap. That is, if I were a weirdo.

But apparently the weed of crime has taken root on Craigslist. Or more accurately, the weed of weed. The Seattle Times is reporting that the website has recently become popular with pot dealers, who peddle their wares under clever code names such as "Mary Jane," "MJ," "the sticky icky," and "the chronic." What's more, a seller named Eric recently posted an ad on craigslist indicating he was willing to trade marijuana for sexual favors from women or money from men. Men who offered up a woman for sex would get a discount. "It's not prostitution," he said, noting he had completed a few transactions in response to the ad. "It's like a date, just weed instead of dinner."

Cheap bastard. How hard would it be to throw in a Jack's frozen pizza, Doritos, Ding Dongs and Mountain Dew?

This on-line pot supply thing is not surprising at all. Pot smokers are notoriously lazy. And the only thing lazier than a high person is a high person with a computer. Who do you think is reading all those celebrity gossip webistes (besides me)? That's right. High people. Who do you think is buying all that junk on ebay (besides me)? That's right. High people. Just think: you can now track down weed and buy a ferret and some juggling sticks without even leaving your home. In the old days you'd have to get your buddy to drive you around creation (or Milwaukee) in his beat-up Ford Pinto to track down all that stuff. And even then you might fall prey to the dreaded "drought." But no more. And once someone posts an on-line frisbee golf video game ( or "frolf", as it's known to the weed cogniscenti), these people will never see the light of day again. Unless of course the H.O.R.D.E. Festival rolls through town.

The story also references another pot-supplying website that allows visitors to locate dealers in certain cities acroos the globe. This one, however, disdains cowardly subtlety (they must smoke the non-paranioa inducing stuff) and lets its freak flag fly. Its called, elegantly enough,, and you can visit it here. Nicely done, internet dudes.