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   It's okay for Iowa State University's bondage club to use the school's mascot on their t-shirts, but not the group trying to legalize marijuana

02 Dec 2012 10:40 PM   |   7494 clicks   |   Des Moines Register
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BarkingUnicorn     
Obviously; bondage is legal, MJ is not.

02 Dec 2012 05:21 PM
dickfreckle     
Montgomery said in November that the fact that the university allowed the group to put Cy and the marijuana leaf on the same shirt, "It's blowing our minds."

Yeah, I'll bet.

02 Dec 2012 05:37 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

BarkingUnicorn: Obviously; bondage is legal, MJ is not.


That wasn't their reasoning. Their reasoning was the logo can't be used with something associated with health risks. This seems like it would apply to a bondage club, the skeet shooting team, and most fraternities/sororities.

What it is is bullshiat

02 Dec 2012 07:59 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
After the shirts were featured in a photo in a Nov. 19 story about the possibility of legalizing marijuana in Iowa, the university received email complaints from legislators and others, said Warren Madden, senior vice president for business and finance.

Yeah, I'm sure they did.

Obviously they're not gonna complain about he bondage club, that's where Young Eagles GOP group bring the big money donors.

02 Dec 2012 09:31 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
The journalist called repeatedly to get a quote from the bondage club but they were always "tied up at the moment."

02 Dec 2012 09:58 PM
EvilEgg    [TotalFark]  

brap: The journalist called repeatedly to get a quote from the bondage club but they were always "tied up at the moment."


They said they were farking busy, no strike that, reverse it.

02 Dec 2012 10:14 PM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  
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Welcome! Cuffs is an educational group for people who want to learn more about alternative sexuality such as kink, fetish, BDSM, and other expressions of safe, consensual, and non-exploitative human sexuality. Topics for meetings may include how to meet a play partner safely, bondage, negotiating a scene, sexual assault prevention, homemade toys, and others. So come and join us! (If you're not tied up.) Cuffs would like to note that while club is in session there is no impact play or any play that could be considered assault. Cuffs abides by all Iowa State rules and guidelines.

While it does not appear that CUFFS uses Cy in its logo, there is a history of controversy, especially regarding some meetings in 2004 that resulted in a dispute.

02 Dec 2012 10:33 PM
Omahawg     
have you ever been in ames? the whole place in bondage and ugly 70s concrete art

02 Dec 2012 10:45 PM
Random Anonymous Blackmail     
ArkAngel
the skeet shooting team, and most fraternities/sororities.

I read that as SCAT shooting.....which is an entirely more amusing visual.

02 Dec 2012 10:46 PM
skullkrusher     
What does a bondage club actually do?
Beats me

02 Dec 2012 10:48 PM
BinderWoman     
I'm an Iowa State alum. Why didn't I know about the bondage club?

02 Dec 2012 10:54 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
I bet the bondage club is full of overachievers who feel the need to make things more complicated than they should be plus some people who just spend all their time arguing about the right way to tie knots.

02 Dec 2012 10:58 PM
skullkrusher     

BinderWoman: I'm an Iowa State alum. Why didn't I know about the bondage club?


Probably because first rule of Bondage Club is "mmfff hmmmm mmmmmm mmmmfff"

02 Dec 2012 10:59 PM
html_007     

skullkrusher: BinderWoman: I'm an Iowa State alum. Why didn't I know about the bondage club?

Probably because first rule of Bondage Club is "mmfff hmmmm mmmmmm mmmmfff"


That is funny.

02 Dec 2012 11:10 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

ArkAngel: This seems like it would apply to a bondage club, the skeet shooting team, and most fraternities/sororities.


Aw, skeet skeet motherfarker.

02 Dec 2012 11:15 PM
IntertubeUser     

skullkrusher: BinderWoman: I'm an Iowa State alum. Why didn't I know about the bondage club?

Probably because first rule of Bondage Club is "mmfff hmmmm mmmmmm mmmmfff"


That is greatness!

02 Dec 2012 11:15 PM
UsikFark     
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/hot

02 Dec 2012 11:19 PM
Arthurgoboom     
This thread has lulz potential.

02 Dec 2012 11:21 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
This is pretty outrageous. Public Universities should always support criminal endeavors.

02 Dec 2012 11:23 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  
A university bondage club?

Giggity giggity gig-i-ty.

02 Dec 2012 11:26 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This is pretty outrageous. Public Universities should always support criminal endeavors

efforts to change the law through legal means.

FTFY.

02 Dec 2012 11:27 PM
LordOfThePings     

02 Dec 2012 11:28 PM
evaned     

BarkingUnicorn: Obviously; bondage is legal, MJ is not.


Advocating for the legalization of marijuana, however, is legal.

02 Dec 2012 11:33 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

fusillade762: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This is pretty outrageous. Public Universities should always support criminal endeavors efforts to change the law through legal means.

FTFY.


Iowa's group must be different than the one we had at FSU. That one was just an excuse for a bunch of hippies to network with dealers and smoke each other out.

02 Dec 2012 11:34 PM
Empty Matchbook     

BarkingUnicorn: Obviously; bondage is legal, MJ is not.


Yeah, I'm for legalization but is Subby trying to say there's something inherently wrong about some whips, handcuffs, attitude adjustments and a safeword determined ahead of time?

02 Dec 2012 11:36 PM
discount sushi     
Iowa State's administrators making a reactive decision? It's like they have no forethought, just like dealing with VEISHA, or the year we got tear gassed outside the bars because they let a huge house party nearby get out of control.

02 Dec 2012 11:37 PM
KrispyKritter     
the National Guard didn't come in and kill students so that's good.

02 Dec 2012 11:47 PM
armanox    [TotalFark]  

IntertubeUser: skullkrusher: BinderWoman: I'm an Iowa State alum. Why didn't I know about the bondage club?

Probably because first rule of Bondage Club is "mmfff hmmmm mmmmmm mmmmfff"

That is greatness!


And anyone who breaks the rule will be severely punished.

02 Dec 2012 11:48 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
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O Hai! What's going on in this thread?


/Naughty Zoot pic is hot and naughty.

02 Dec 2012 11:50 PM
DangerGentleman     
I've noticed that a lot of simple-minded folks are still hysterical about marijuana and its imagery. They were indoctrinated into the whole 'War On Teh Drugs' thing and the 'Marihuana's Bad'™ thing back in the 80s or before, and cling to it like Elizabeth Hasselbeck clings to her bible.

02 Dec 2012 11:52 PM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  

Empty Matchbook: Yeah, I'm for legalization but is Subby trying to say there's something inherently wrong about some whips, handcuffs, attitude adjustments and a safeword determined ahead of time?


Actually, the issue of the Bondage Club and the imprimatur of the university and its symbolism was brought up in the article by the President of the NORML club in TFA. I'm guessing it was part of a response to the Administration's bogus reasoning about "health issues."

02 Dec 2012 11:58 PM
missiv     

Omahawg: have you ever been in ames? the whole place in bondage and ugly 70s concrete art


Are you under the impression your statement only applies to Ames?

02 Dec 2012 11:58 PM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  
The ISD's article on the issue. People are upset because all of a sudden the use of the university's logo is being selectively policed on politically sensitive issues. If this principle were applied to other student organizations you'd have to see lots of changes. The probably wouldn't want Cy the Cardinal on the Atheist/Agnostic Society shirts either.

03 Dec 2012 12:11 AM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  
Quick question: Did the bondage club go balls out in using the university mascot?

/Try the waitress
//Tip the veal

03 Dec 2012 12:14 AM
wraithmare     
Wife is an alumni and we were just on campus last month. Saw the historic farm house but missed out on the bondage club? I gotta do more prep work before visits.

/Go mean chicken Cy!

03 Dec 2012 12:28 AM
sycraft     
Universities have to be real careful with regards to marijuana, lest they lose federal funding. The federal government is very biatchy about it. Like in states that have legalized it for medical use or the like, it'll still get you kicked off of campus/fired from the U if you use it because if they don't, the federal government will pull funding.

It's stupid, but you can't blame the universities. Blame congress and the white house. They are the ones who can change it.

03 Dec 2012 12:34 AM
Enigmamf    [TotalFark]  

BarkingUnicorn: Obviously; bondage is legal, MJ is not.


However, advocating for legalization is legal as well.

03 Dec 2012 12:36 AM
rcf1105    [TotalFark]  

brap: The journalist called repeatedly to get a quote from the bondage club but they were always "tied up at the moment."



The Cuffs member in charge of public relations has asked to be punished harder.

03 Dec 2012 12:36 AM
Enigmamf    [TotalFark]  

evaned: BarkingUnicorn: Obviously; bondage is legal, MJ is not.

Advocating for the legalization of marijuana, however, is legal.


Dang it, you said almost exactly the same thing. I should have read the thread.

03 Dec 2012 12:38 AM
signaljammer     
Wife is an alumnus and we were just on campus last month. Saw the historic farm house but missed out on the bondage club? I gotta do more prep work before visits.

/Go mean chicken Cy!

03 Dec 2012 12:45 AM
mjbok     

DangerGentleman: I've noticed that a lot of simple-minded folks are still hysterical about marijuana and its imagery. They were indoctrinated into the whole 'War On Teh Drugs' thing and the 'Marihuana's Bad'™ thing back in the 80s or before, and cling to it like Elizabeth Hasselbeck clings to her bible.


I think part of it is the whole backdoor methodology people have used regarding it. The majority (probably 95+%) of the people who actively pursue legalization do not give a shiat about its medical benefits. However, nearly every legalization effort uses this as the crux of their argument. People just want to get high, not that there's anything wrong with it. You can see the farce of the medical marijuana movement (note: I am not for a second saying that it is not beneficial to people), because it gets prescribed to people for just about everything. You're nervous. You're agitated. You blink too much. All reasons to get medical weed.

The whole "we just want to get high" didn't sell well so a false front was put out in the public to try to drum up support. As much as most rational people realize the demonization of weed is dumb, they also see through the many people pursuing "help for people taking cancer drugs", many of whom have never met a person going through chemo (it really is awful).

Also, there is this false belief that there are no side effects. I have seen people who get high every day (multiple times a day) and they have permanent side effects from it. Granted these side effects are no worse than people who get hammered every day or smoke two packs a day, but to deny any side effects or dangers is just dumb.

I imagine the government will do the highway funds sidestep maneuver with this, much like they did with the drinking age. Comply with what we want or no highway funds.

//Legalize and tax the hell out of it.

03 Dec 2012 12:47 AM
King Something     

quatchi: [www.robursem.com image 270x150]

O Hai! What's going on in this thread?

/Naughty Zoot pic is hot and naughty.


Actually, that's NOT Zoot, it's her identical twin sister Dingo.

/still hot
//and naughty

03 Dec 2012 12:50 AM
spaten     
GIS for Marijuana Bondage Club surprisingly lame. Rule 34 where are you? 

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03 Dec 2012 01:02 AM
Ball Peen Hammer Laxative     
Me and Herkey are sitting on the couch listening to some tunes smoking a fatty while watching Triple D with the TV muted.

03 Dec 2012 01:51 AM
kiwichan     
I thought CUFFS was just a joke. You mean it was actually a real club this whole time?

03 Dec 2012 01:52 AM
spaten     

mjbok: DangerGentleman: I've noticed that a lot of simple-minded folks are still hysterical about marijuana and its imagery. They were indoctrinated into the whole 'War On Teh Drugs' thing and the 'Marihuana's Bad'™ thing back in the 80s or before, and cling to it like Elizabeth Hasselbeck clings to her bible.

I think part of it is the whole backdoor methodology people have used regarding it. The majority (probably 95+%) of the people who actively pursue legalization do not give a shiat about its medical benefits. However, nearly every legalization effort uses this as the crux of their argument. People just want to get high, not that there's anything wrong with it. You can see the farce of the medical marijuana movement (note: I am not for a second saying that it is not beneficial to people), because it gets prescribed to people for just about everything. You're nervous. You're agitated. You blink too much. All reasons to get medical weed.

The whole "we just want to get high" didn't sell well so a false front was put out in the public to try to drum up support. As much as most rational people realize the demonization of weed is dumb, they also see through the many people pursuing "help for people taking cancer drugs", many of whom have never met a person going through chemo (it really is awful).

Also, there is this false belief that there are no side effects. I have seen people who get high every day (multiple times a day) and they have permanent side effects from it. Granted these side effects are no worse than people who get hammered every day or smoke two packs a day, but to deny any side effects or dangers is just dumb.

I imagine the government will do the highway funds sidestep maneuver with this, much like they did with the drinking age. Comply with what we want or no highway funds.

//Legalize and tax the hell out of it.


Your analysis is spot on, but I have a contention with tax the hell out of it. It is just another weak argument.

The argument should be where does the government get the authority to ban a plant. It took a Constitutional Amendment to ban alcohol. For cannibals prohibition to be legal a Constitutional amendment needed to be passed and it wasn't, so it is an illegal law.

The Harrison Narcotics Act(1914) is also illegal. This is what 100 years of Progressive Woodrow Wilson Nanny Staters get you.

03 Dec 2012 01:54 AM
Buzzerguy    [TotalFark]  

FunkOut: I bet the bondage club is full of overachievers who feel the need to make things more complicated than they should be plus some people who just spend all their time arguing about the right way to tie knots.


You just think that because that's how every bondage club works.

03 Dec 2012 02:14 AM
Philbb    [TotalFark]  

mjbok: I have seen people who get high every day (multiple times a day) and they have permanent side effects from it. Granted these side effects are no worse than people who get hammered every day or smoke two packs a day, but to deny any side effects or dangers is just dumb.


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I've known people who smoke pot all day every day for extended periods of time. Even they seldom smoke the equivalent of two packs of tobacco per day. I've also known those that don't smoke pot, but instead partake in consumables on a daily basis. I've never seen or heard of any significant side effects that didn't go away within a couple of weeks of being off the herb.

03 Dec 2012 02:54 AM
Omahawg     

missiv: Omahawg: have you ever been in ames? the whole place in bondage and ugly 70s concrete art

Are you under the impression your statement only applies to Ames?


no, but I went to UNI and Iowa. not ISU. no, not ever.

I did enjoy the Veisha riot of some early 90s year. Some frat looking pinheads actually yelled at me to 'get a haircut, you farkin' hippie'. I lol'd

03 Dec 2012 03:28 AM
ladyfortuna     

spaten: GIS for Marijuana Bondage Club surprisingly lame. Rule 34 where are you? 

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Turn off 'safe search'.

03 Dec 2012 03:29 AM
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