Paul and I decided to discuss 90s music, some training, gunshot wounds to the chest, the Crocodile Drug and whatever is wrong with the Russian peoples as a whole, and a bunch of other random bullshit for this iteration of CNBYE.
I'll go ahead and upload the Krokodil pics later, as Blogger is being a bastard right now. Rest assured, you're going to vomit up your last protein shake. ... and here they are- Krokodil for the win. For those of you who are curious, here's Wikipeda's take on Krokodil:
"Desomorphine attracted attention in 2010 in Russia due to an increase in clandestine production, presumably due to its relatively simple synthesis from codeine. The drug is easily made from codeine, iodine and red phosphorus, in a process similar to the manufacture of methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine, but desomorphine made this way is highly impure and contaminated with various toxic and corrosive byproducts. The street name in Russia for home-made desomorphine is "krokodil" (крокодил, crocodile), reportedly due to the scale-like appearance of skin of its users and the derivation from chlorocodide. Due to difficulties in procuring heroin combined with easy and cheap access to over-the-counter pharmacy products containing codeine in Russia, use of "krokodil" has been on the increase. Since the home-made mix is routinely injected immediately with little or no further purification, "krokodil" has become notorious for producing severe tissue damage, phlebitis and gangrene, sometimes requiring limb amputation in long-term users. The amount of tissue damage is so high that addicts' life expectancies are said to be as low as two to three years, especially as they are often highly susceptible to infections and gangrene due to widespread HIV infection among injecting drug users in Russia.
Abuse of home-made desomorphine was first reported in middle and eastern Siberia in 2002, but has since spread throughout Russia and the neighboring former Soviet republics. In October 2011, indications of "krokodil" use were found in Germany, with some media outlets claiming several dead users. One death in Poland in December 2011 was also believed to be caused by "krokodil" use, and its use has been confirmed among Russian expatriate communities in a number of other European countries. In September 2012 the drug was reported in use by Norwegian heroin addicts in Tromsø."
No eye cleanse for you! Go eat some well-done ribs cooked over an open fire and be happy you're not fucking Russian.