Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I have no idea what the deal is, but articles regarding LSD have been popping up everywhere on the internet lately. It's not any anniversary I'm aware of. It's not the anniversary of the first synthesis of LSD (November 16, 1938), nor the first test of LSD (April 16, 1943). It's nowhere near Albert Hoffman's birthday (January 11, 1906) or even Abbie Hoffman's birthday (November 30, 1936). I don't get it.
Oh well. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Of course neither this blog or any contributor endorses or condones the illegal use of drugs and wouldn't have any idea where to get them if they did. With that said, however, looks like it's down the rabbit hole.
Here's excerpts from a National Geographic special on LSD. Get a load of that Gatorade bottle(!) in the first clip. Holee shit. Here's and article on Cary Grant, and his love for LSD. Here's a recent article from Buzzfeed titled '3 Myths and 8 True Stories About LSD', the first "fact" of which is debatable in it's veracity. My favorites from that article include this study of an artist asked to do several portraits of the researcher at different stages of an acid trip, and of course the Dock Ellis cartoon. Have a safe trip, my friends.