Connecticut


JaKarrROW5Budding star Jakarr Sampson and a robust looking Steve Lavin (above).

If you have been watching St. John’s of late, you’ve no doubt seen both stretches of rapture and ineptitude.  In their wins, they seem to run out to big leads, only to watch them dissolve and then hold on for dear life.  In the losses, save for a blowout at the hands of Georgetown (which came as no surprise) they seem to get those leads also.  And then they meekly fritter them away, plagued by stretches, minutes on end, whole intervals between commercial breaks where the squad can’t score, or even pull one decent look.  But the losses have come rather infrequently of late, as St. John’s has now battled to 13-7, staging 4 largely impressive wins in a row, and looks to make it 14-7 tonight with a very big home game against DePaul, one of those teams who St. John’s looked all world against in their first meeting for part of the 2nd half, and who then had to scramble late against to come out with the win.

The offense might be described as meek, especially during peak inefficiency, which has basically cost them almost all 7 of their losses this year.  But do not make the mistake of calling the group meek.  The Johnnies are obviously blessed with tremendous fortitude, an attitude which starts with Coach Lavin and the rest of the staff, and is exemplified by some extremely gritty players on the court.  Obviously D’Angelo Harrison is imminently suited for Big East basketball, and as the team leader, has truly led.  As disappointed as fans had to be with their loss to Rutgers at MSG, a game in which Harrison missed a bevy of critical free throws in the games final stages, one had to be pleased with Harrison’s way of owning up to the loss.  One thing we can not stand is when players take losses too well, and don’t seem upset after losses, especially when they have made mistakes that play a large role in the outcome.  So when Harrison said that night, when he returned to campus, he was going right to the gym to shoot free throws, well, that’s all you can ask of a kid in terms of attitude.  Obviously Harrison, at 20th in the nation in scoring with 19.8 PPG, is not afraid to be the catalyst on offense, and while his shot selection is often questionable, we are not about to question his willingness or the results.  Harrison is equally valuable for his intangible qualities.  Against Notre Dame at MSG, then 14-2, Harrison stuffed 6’10 Tom Knight, giving away some 8 inches to come up with that block that helped key what was probably St. John’s best win all year.  Not just because of the opponent but because of how they played.  In that game, St. John’s won both halves, a rare feat for this squad in Big East play. And still the contest came down to another monstrous block in the waning seconds, as Chris Obepka, who we’re sky high on, rejected Pat Connaughton, sending the ball off Connaughton’s head and out of bounds, so that St. John’s also gained possession.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/in-lavins-return-st-johns-freshman-throws-record-block-party/

Obepka is a special player.  As a freshman, he is second in the nation in blocks at 4.6 a game, is also collecting 5.9 RPG, and is already by far the most dominant interior defender in school history.  What a tremendous coup by this staff it was in securing Obepka for St. John’s.  Frankly, we see Obepka as a component in a near future final 4 team, and we already see him improving his court positioning, expanding his offense, and taking better fouls.  A kid like Obepka, who has at times literally put a lid on the hoop for long stretches of clock, makes it possible for St. John’s to come up empty on offense itself for long runs and still be in a position to get W’s.

Now we’d like to temper our criticisms of Lavin’s recruitment of transfer Jamal Branch, who is a talent who has fit in and made plays.  After the bust that was Nurideen Lindsay, we are down on shoot first point guards, transfer point guards, and to a degree, national as opposed to local products.  But Branch’s 9 PPG and 2.4 APG have generated about 14 PPG for a team that struggled to break 60 before he arrived. Most impressive about Branch is he knows when to shoot.  How often do you see a guard shoot 50% from the field?  Branch is shooting .556, and against DePaul in Rosemont, Branch shot 9-14 while attempting zero 3’s.

It’s been contagious.  The Johnnies are a poor team from beyond the arc, and so they don’t play to that weakness, attempting precious few 3’s relative to most programs.  Still, they’ve made a few big bombs.  We were very happy to see Dom Pointer drill a 3 from the top of the circle late against Seton Hall, a just reward for Pointer, a real heart and soul player, now fully adapted to the Big East big boy style.

Jakarr Sampson, the much touted freshman wing, has also adapted very well to conference play.  Sampson has emerged as a consistent scorer and rebounder (14.3/6.5) and on offense, is the team’s best player on the block, and probably filling the lane in transition, where he has had some highlight reel dunks.  Also, we are now very happy with his haircut. With Harrison and Sampson forming a big 2 offensively, and with Pointer and Obepka playing key roles defensively while chipping in with opportunistic play on offense, the Johnnies really only need a combination of 2 out 3 remaining  regulars to be going offensively, and it seems to us that Phil Greene, Amir Garrett, and Branch are very capable when viewed in that light.  They seem to become more capable every day.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/st-johns-growing-pains-and-poor-grooming/

With Sampson, like with Mo Harkless last year, we may have a bit of a catch-22.  We’d love to qualify for the dance, obviously, and will need Sampson to play to his capability in order to.  All along we felt Sampson was a long shot to leave for the NBA after this season, but now, we’re not so sure, especially if St. John’s does what it needs to do down the stretch, which will be to win the ones they should (Providence, DePaul, USF) and steal a couple they shouldn’t (Louisville, Georgetown, Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame, UConn(?)).  Should St. John’s muster some magic here in the regular season’s final 9 contests, we feel the likelihood of Sampson leaving increases dramatically.  Frankly, a kid of his age, hops, and upside would not be a bad gamble midway through the first round of the draft this year, and a playoff team with the luxury of grooming a player a little would make a perfect fit for him.  In fact, we were all set to include a Youtube clip of Sampson on a break away dunk, but have thought better of it, as this kid does not need any further promotion.

But really, we are not worried about wins we should have had, defections, or the tournament too much right now.  We are enjoying this season for what it is–a tracking of the growth of a team set to morph into a dangerous contender, which is already starting show some if its true colors.  We feel this club could survive without Sampson next year, even without The Big East as a conference, as we are fairly certain that St. John’s will land in a strong, probably basketball only off shoot of the Big East, with Catholic schools like Georgetown, St. John’s, and Villanova as anchors.

Of course we are also thrilled to have back strong the key cog, which is a healthy Steve Lavin.  It was extremely disheartening to hear Lavin tell Mike Francesa in November that he was still only about “80%” back to normal, and we were obviously very concerned for him and sympathetic, on a personal level.  We would not be surprised if Coach is still not at 100%, but by our count, he’s doing one of his best coaching jobs of his career with this group, which has, astoundingly, gotten absolutely zero contributions from any upper classmen.  With the program and Lavin both on solid footing, and with the Johnnies poised next year for their best year in perhaps 2 decades, we hope that Monasch and Harrington have sense enough to lock up Lavin with a state of the art, wrap around/flex contract that we now see given to elite coaches, which essentially automatically extend at the end of each season without any reopeners.

LET’S GO REDMEN!!!!!

Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

Some time ago we wrote a blog called Cannabis cause can not be stopped.  Since then, shows like Weed Wars (loves it!) and American Weed (kinda loves it despite useless pig cops and moron politicos hating on the plant) have further highlighted the legal medical marijuana scene.

Where it exists.

It does not exist on the East Coast.  For shame.  Are the people out west entitled to a higher degree of medical care than the people back east?

It certainly seems that way.  Because it is that way.

People on the East Coast need to WAKE THE FUCK UP!  California and other states are light years ahead of us in terms of their progressiveness, ability to mobilize politically, and the strength of their convictions and intelligent advocation in favor of legalization.

We are so disgusted by the inequity between the rights of the people in legal states as opposed to our own that we may not even light up today (or vape up even).

And frankly, the absence of legal cannabis is not only unjust, but it is racist, blatant ageism, and discriminatory, promoting very harmful opiates over cannabis, which are a scourge upon the nation and obvious Machiavellian all cost capitalism.

So another happy 420 for Cali.  And another bullshit fucking 420 for NY.

Weed Nation needs to vote strictly, down the line, for the pro-legalization ticket.  And the people here need to make their voices heard.  Cali has it because they want it more and their citizens are smarter than ours.

Bottom line.

So fuck the “holiday.”

Crackbillionair (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

New York Rangers’ defenseman Ryan McDonagh (above).

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/new-york-rangers-boys-to-men-nyr-pittsburgh-msg2-7-est/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/rangers-toughen-up/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/rangers-to-finally-host-winter-classic-in-2011/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/lohan-scraps-with-2-rangers-tough-guys-nipple-shot/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/nhl-owners-fehr-and-loathing/

In deals that have gone a long away in re-shaping the roster of the New York Rangers into a formidable bunch of large, angry hockey players, team President and General Manager Glen Sather jettisoned the impish Scott Gomez to Montreal in June of 2009 and sent a 3rd pick to Los Angeles in exchange for behemoth center iceman Bryan Boyle, just 3 days apart.  Somehow Sather got someone to not only take back Gomez’ salary, close to $ 8M per, and to throw in two blue chip prospects–Russian defenseman Pavel Valentenko, a 6’2, 220 lbs. bruiser, and American collegiate and Junior Team USA star Ryan McDonagh, who was the 12th pick in the first round of the 2007 NHL draft.

McDonagh was the University of Wisconsin player on everyone’s lips this summer when he signed an entry level contract with the New York Rangers, and not so much  Derek Stepan, who has quickly caught on to the NHL game and is second on the big club in scoring.  But McDonagh has gotten the call from the Connecticut Whale, and could soon be getting his chance to make an impression with New York, considered a jewel of the organization and the best defensive prospect the Rangers have in their system, with the possible exception of 2010 1st round pick Dylan McIlraith, called by many the toughest player in the draft class.

McDonagh’s call comes at the expense of 2008 1st round pick (20th overall), Michael Del Zotto, who made the club as a teenager and who before his recent demotion, had yet to spend a moment in the minors.  Del Zotto, impressive at times last year as a puck rushing defenseman, had 9 goals and 28 assists in 80 games last year for the big club, and coach John Tortorella’s decision to only carry 6 defensemen meant that MDZ was going to play, regardless of how he played.  This year, the kid has struggled mightily, and with the depth to carry a 7th defenseman, it has become clear of late that the other 6 play much more responsibly than Del Zotto does.  Del Zotto, who should be an asset at least on the power play, is so unsteady on the backline that the team has opted to use a forward, usually Stepan, in MDZ’s place on the point.

At the season’s start, Del Zotto got a bulk of the playing time in the 5/6 pairing, but coach Tortorella insisted that the team’s bottom 3 defenders, MDZ, Matt Gilroy, and Steve Emminger would rotate.  Of late, MDZ’s errors have mounted, and frankly, has been responsible for several obvious goals against.  Emminger has proved invaluable in his minutes, and after a few weeks watching from the press box, Gilroy, a highly touted college player himself from Boston U. who the Rangers signed to a big 2 year free agent contract in 2009, has returned to the lineup a much more settled and confident player, who chipped in with 2 big goals in the Rangers’ epic 7-2 route of the despised Islanders during the snow storm.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/in-place-of-gaborik-zuccarello-aasen-to-debut-for-nyr-tb-nyr-7-pm-est/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/rangers-sign-international-star/

McDonagh comes aboard now as the 7th defensemen with no guarantees on when he will debut (probably not tomorrow against Carolina), but his call up definitely sparks more optimism in the Rangers outstanding youth movement.  As for the rest of the club, still excited over the so far so good integration of Norwegian star little man Mats Zucarello, a 23 year old elite scorer in international competiton, the Rangers have lost yet another player to a hand injury–Ruslan Fedotenko.  Fedotenko, who earned his spot on a tryout this summer, and who has chipped in nicely with 7 goals and 10 assists, as well as by being a presence in the corners and in front of the net, is the 3rd Ranager this year to go down with a hand injury from a blocked shot.  On the tough luck in now losing Chris Drury on a block to a broken finger (now returned), extra effort and team engine Ryan Callahan (still out perhaps another 5 weeks), and now Fedotenko, coach Tortorella scoffed at the notion that the team would move away from its gritty, sacrafice the body identity.

 “The other guys broke their hands, and this guy didn’t…I know there’s a lot of talk about blocking shots, we’re blocking shots, and we’re going to continue blocking shots.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/rangers

Tortorella has done an excellent job this year, and now inspires much confidence in us, and you’d have to love his attitude.

Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

Norwegian star Mats Zuccarello-Aasen (above).

With Rangers’ super sniper Marian Gaborik ailing from a sore groin, the club has recalled diminutive international star, Mats Zuccarello-Aasen, who will make his big league debut in a few minutes in Ranger blue on Garden ice.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/rangers-sign-international-star/

Zuccarello will wear # 36 tonight in his NHL debut, and is expected to see time in offensive situations at right wing, which is especially depleted since heart and soul, true grit right winger Ryan Callahan broke his hand in Pittsburgh.  MZA, who made his North American debut this year for the Rangers AHL Connecticut affiliate, was dogged by erronious rumors that after a slow start, he was looking to high tail it back to Europe.  But Zuccarello, who claims this was never the case, has adapted very well to the North American game since, and is only a few goals off the pace of the AHL league leader.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/new-york-rangers-boys-to-men-nyr-pittsburgh-msg2-7-est/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/rangers-toughen-up/

Zuccarello will have a nice opportunity to make the team for a stretch here, even though he is only 5’6 and not the fleetest of foot.  But he is a super creative offensive player, and we should see the brilliance if he is strong enough to go get the puck.  On a big team like the Rangers, Zuccarello may have a good opportunity hiding among the trees.  But they are going to have a little bit of trouble without Gabby and Cally.

With one of them out, we’d view it as an opportunity to really get a read on a youngster like Zuccarello.  With both out, we’re a little worried about the offense.

LET’S GO RANGERS!!!

Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com, www.crackbillionair.com)

St. John’s first big time New York City recruit under Steve Lavin, forward Maurice Harkless (above).

Silky smooth Steve Lavin, panned by many for how it ended for him in Westwood, despite 6 NCAA tournament bids out of 7, and a championship ring under Jim Harrick as an assistant, has acted quickly to make St. John’s basketball program, long flagging, relevant again.  On the quick.  Lavin, who showed his trademark poise and polish in ESPN’s television booth in the time since his UCLA ouster, has unilaterally impressed current players, potential players, and staff with his vision for the program–a sleeping giant on the NCAA landscape.

Lavin, who pounced on former Golden State Warrior and assistant coach Rico Hines, and Tony Chiles (Drexel), immediately adding the proven California and Philadelphia recruiters to his staff, worked a bit more deliberately to add legendary Rice HS (Queens) coach Maurice Hicks as director of basketball operations and lead assistant.  Hicks led Rice to substantial glory, claiming 5 state and 6 city titles, while losing only 86 games in 16 seasons.  Hicks is very well connected within NYC and represents a vast recruiting resource.  In our estimation, Hicks will be the best local recruiter for St. John’s since Fran Fraschilla, and makes St. John’s a serious player for every blue chipper in the city.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2010/06/02/2010-06-02_maurice_hicks_accomplished_high_school_coach_joins_steve_lavins_staff_with_st_jo.html

Lavin’s first major recruiting coup for the Jhonnies came in from his old backyard, snagging long, athletic Los Angeles prep star Dwayne Polee Jr., one of the few remaining blue chip talents in the 2010 recruiting class.  Polee will figure prominently into St. John’s on court plans this season.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/st-johns-in-the-hunt-for-recruits-out-west/

Lavin hopes to land electric Sacramento star Remi Barry, who called his summer visit to the Queens campus “amazing.”  The coach is out west this week with 7 scholarships to give in the 2011-2012 class, and has already signed city product, 6’7 Maurice Harkless, 6’8 Ohio product Jakarr Sampson, and 6’3 shooting guard D’Angelo Harrison of Houston, Texas.  Harrison, considered a top 20 guard prospect by most analysts, is expected to give St. John’s its most legitimate backcourt scoring threat next year.

Big time success in 2011-2012 will depend on St. John’s ability to sign a top flight point guard.  But we aren’t worried about it.  After St. John’s made an initial mess out of the coaching search by striking out with big names such as Billy Donovan and Paul Hewitt, they hit an unexpectec home run with the Lavin hire, whom we have full confidence in. 

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/lavin-shapes-st-johns-staff/ 

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/college-basketball-site-rips-off-cracks-blog/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/st-johns-meets-with-steve-lavin/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/hewitt-leaves-st-johns-at-the-altar/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/st-johns-coaching-search/

Steve Lavin, in a long anticipated move, announced a most impressive addition to the St. John’s staff yesterday–5 time national coach of the year and former Purdue coach Gene Keady.  Keady comes on as a special assistant and consultant/advisor to Lavin.  The hire is an important reflection on Lavin’s character.  He created a prominent role at St. John’s for Keady, the man who gave Lavin his start in coaching, and was able to convince the legend to accept the post and relocate to New York.

http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/101510aad.html

Very well done.  Our money is on Lavin to land a one and a quality pivot for St. John’s and for the basketball program to take center stage in the Big East, Especially in light of UConn’s recent troubles running a clean program.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=ys-uconnphone032509

LET’S GO REDMEN!!!!!!!

Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com, www.crackbillionair.com)

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1929 G Lady
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Deer Park, NY 382 mg, 9.2 x 4.9 EcstasyData.org
1930 white puma
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Carthage, NY 176 mg, 7.2 x 4.0 EcstasyData.org
1931 White Diamond
  • TFMPP
  • BZP
  • 3
  • 2
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Carthage, NY 282 mg, 8.6 x 4.2 EcstasyData.org
1932 Pink Monkey
  • TFMPP
  • Pseudo/Ephedrine
  • Caffeine
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Carthage, NY 329 mg, 8.1 x 6.0 EcstasyData.org
1933 G Lady
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 New York, NY 393 mg, 9.2 x 4.8 EcstasyData.org
1934 Red Diamond
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Los Angeles, CA 317 mg, 9.3 x 5.1 EcstasyData.org
1935 Methylone
  • Methylone
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Alief, TX EcstasyData.org
1936 Green AK-47
  • Caffeine
  • Unidentified
  • 2
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 High Point, NC 291 mg, 8.0 x 5.7 EcstasyData.org
1938 Superman
  • TFMPP
  • BZP
  • MDMA
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 St. Paul, MN 298 mg, 7.1 x 4.9 EcstasyData.org
1939 triangle
  • None Detected
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 New York, NY 264 mg, 8.1 x 5.3 EcstasyData.org
1940 Homer Simpson
  • TFMPP
  • BZP
  • 20
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 Miami, FL 268 mg, – x – EcstasyData.org
1941 Puma
  • MDMA
  • Caffeine
  • 20
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 Los Angeles, CA 355 mg, 9.3 x 5.0 EcstasyData.org
1942 abby road
  • MDMA
  • Procaine
  • 2
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 San Francisco, CA EcstasyData.org
1943 Starlight
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 San Francisco, CA EcstasyData.org
1944 fleur de lis
  • TFMPP
  • BZP
  • 5
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 San Francisco, CA 291 mg, 8.1 x 4.9 EcstasyData.org
1945 wholly molly
  • MDMA
  • Methylsulfonylmethane
  • 25
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 Cabin John, MD EcstasyData.org
1946 triple crown
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 01, 2010 Orlando, FL 296 mg, 8.1 x 5.3 EcstasyData.org
1927 blue dolphin
  • MDMA
  • 1
Jun 17, 2010 Jun 17, 2010 Boston, MA 319 mg, 8.1 x 5.8 EcstasyData.org
1928 smiley
  • mCPP
  • 1
Jun 17, 2010 Jun 17, 2010 Copenhagen, Denmark 221 mg, 8.1 x 3.2 EcstasyData.org
1923 PL
  • None Detected
Jun 16, 2010 Jun 16, 2010 Cohasset, MA 221 mg, 8.1 x 4.3 EcstasyData.org
1924 blue bomb
  • MDMA
  • Caffeine
  • 5
  • 1
Jun 16, 2010 Jun 16, 2010 Los Angeles, CA 292 mg, 8.1 x 6.3 EcstasyData.org
1925 internet explorer
  • MDMA
  • Caffeine
  • 5
  • 1
Jun 17, 2010 Jun 16, 2010 Los Angeles, CA 299 mg, 8.2 x 6.0 EcstasyData.org

https://dancesafe.org/content/story/july-ecstasydata-review-crackbillionair

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/crackbillionair-teams-with-dancesafe-for-the-good-of-the-scene/

www.dancesafe.org has published our latest piece on www.ecstasydata.org’s lab results, as promised.  Check it.

Be Smart,

Crackbillionair (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com, www.crackbillionair.com)

“Seest a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men.”

–Solomon

This page is not yet five months old, and already, we may boast of a few things.  More people have come here to read about Ecstasy than used the NYC homework helpline in 2009-2010.  We are proud to have all of you.  Especially those pill reporters who took the time to test or sample their pills, or both, and submit their findings to www.pillreports.com, and then took more time to come here and make comments about their experiences, or to exchange a kind word.

There was steamroller, who famously plugged a Blue Pokeball and then hopped in his car for a drive from Los Angeles to San Diego.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/cali-man-goes-anal-route-with-blue-angry-bomb-pokeball/

chemlover out in Texas who we must thank for reporting and testing from an important area to know about–a border area where we know a lot of pills are coming from.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/texas-chemlover-contacts-crack/

And how could we forget Florida’s most diligent and meticulous tester, the great kaspk, who not only has time for Pill Reports and for us, but who also videotapes his test results and youtubes them?

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/kaspk-youtubes-mecke-test-on-fake-paul-frank-cutouts/

That’s just to name a few.  We have to thank all of you, because whatever it is that we’ve put together on this little page is being noticed.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by www.dancesafe.org’s president, who likes what we do over here, and he asked me to join forces with Dancesafe and do some writing and some analysis of Ecstasy, to track some trends in Ecstasy, to track certain pills, and obviously, to reduce harm in our community.  To put the relationship between Dancesafe and Crack in some perspective, I would refer you all to the incomparable Special Ed’s lyric, about the finder and the founder (“You was the finder/I was the founder/I was around a/long time ago”).

It is an enormous honor for me to be recognized by Dancesafe, undoubtedly the most important institution in our scene there has ever been.  I was practically a kid, going to www.dancesafe.org multiple times a day, debating about my MDA pills (Sunflowers, Ones) fervently, or checking out other pills, or just scrolling through pics of pills and trying to familiarize myself with their chemical composition.  I even made a close friend through Dancesafe–perhaps the friend I respect most–on Dancesafe.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/34-methylenedioxyamphetamine-d-e-a-code-7400/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/an-odd-report-on-amphetamine-white-spiders-that-were-tested-in-quebec/

How’d that happen?  We were arguing about pills, of course.  If I never had any association with Dancesafe after that, I’d say I had won big, because friends for life don’t grow on trees.  But Dancesafe’s kid, their little boy, who would still be at Sound Factory at this time 10 years ago, or at mixed night at Limelight, is all growed up.  And for some reason, the institution has taken notice, of little old Crack and his Pokeball and Quebec amp updates, and our breakdown of www.ecstasydata.org’s lab results.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/mays-test-results-from-dancesafe-and-our-analysis/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/blue-star-pokeballs-adulterated-with-caffeine/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/purple-dragonfly-pokeballs-adulterated-with-caffeine/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/blue-angry-bomb-pokeballs-and-purple-internet-explorer-pokeballs-adulterated-with-caffeine/

It’s not like we don’t have our own credentials either, forgive the lack of humble speak.  I have sat in Dr. Shulgin’s living room on Mount Diablo, and watched black hawks soar through the Shulgin’s skylight, while Sasha showed us his picture albums–looking at photos from house parties of Timothy Leary and Oscar Wilde’s sons, among others–while the Dr. asked me questions I am still contemplating 6 years later.  When I started this page, it was partly with a wildly selfish intent–to promote my writing, and the film company of my partners and me, a little outfit we call Formula 411.  Dr. Shulgin is one of our projects, Terry Singeltary Sr., the world’s foremost researcher on CJD and pryon disease, is another.

Of course, I am a bit of a historian on the New York underground–proudly so–and my fiction is defined by realism and my crystal clear memories of New York’s scene, from the 1990’s on, and it is funny and disturbing as hell.  I am very honored to bring my New York City roots to Dancesafe, and promise to represent my underground hardcore, while learning and analyzing your underground–particular talents of mine.

Hey, I can barely set an alarm clock, and straight up, I am a scientific layman, but I will analyze your pills and data every which way, so that you know exactly what you are dealing with.  My pleasure.  It’s my calling–I’ve always said it was, and now at my advanced age, when I should be thinking about golf or some shit, I am still dissecting pill reports.  Don’t get the idea that this particular layman is going to be bad for your knowledge of the scene, and that my reports won’t be chock full of information.  And Dancesafe’s, and my own scientific experts vett these reports so that any layman issues come to you with a distinguished expert’s polish.

Please follow the work that Dancesafe and I do in collaboration, as well as the work that each site does independently.  Note the links in our right panel, and take advantage of them.  The essence of Formula 411, my essence, is that of the greatest heroes of our past–the ones who put it on the line for the common good, who weren’t afraid to have a voice, despite however “illicit” the cause might seem to some–like Franklin, Voltaire, and Shulgin.

While I possess neither the wit or intellect of any of those men, I do possess a similar spirit when it comes to fighting for and preserving our rights.  Dancesafe is a vital resource to the community, and the loss of any such resource would we be a clear danger to the scene.  With your help, Dancesafe isn’t going anywhere, and now Crack has been given an invite to the party.  To their credit, they have rolled out the red carpet for me so far as well, helping me along greatly and welcoming me to an enormous degree.

Look for our maiden voyage together very soon, as I have analyzed the latest www.ecstasydata.org’s lab results for Dancesafe, and it will go up early in the week.  First there, and then here.  But this collaboration is a monumentous one in that we are both totally comitted to stamping out bad pills, and speaking for myself, to put pressure on makers to come up with a better and more diverse product for us.

With the help of some friends, we’re going to shine the spotlight at the issues plaguing the scene.

Word, Solomon.

Be Smart,

Crackbillionair (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com, www.crackbillionair.com)

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