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Suggested medications for Winnie the Pooh and friends
08.02.2011
09:17 am

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mental disorders


 
Dan Meth created this amsuing medication chart for Winnie the Pooh and friends. He says, “I’m not actually a certified psychiatrist, but then again, these characters aren’t actually real.” 

I wonder if he was inspired by Matthew Wilkinson‘s Pooh mental disorder GIFs?

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More after the jump…

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Timothy Leary: LSD and orange basketballs, 1964


 
Timothy Leary’s famous Cooper Union address in New York City on November 1964 was the one of the pivotal moments in the cultural revolution of the Sixties.

The audience seems to be on Leary’s wavelength, laughing and applauding with the excitement and enthusiasm of people who are ready for the change that was rising on the horizon like an orange and purple basketball.
 

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Terence McKenna’s ‘Stoned Ape Theory’ animated


Painting by Alex Grey

Probably the single most perplexing element in the fossil record is the doubling of the brain-size of Homo Sapiens over the period of just two million years (a very, very short period of time in evolutionary terms). Something caused it, but what?

In this brilliant animation, comedian Duncan Trussell gets to the bottom of it. This is the greatest thing ever, an instant classic:

This is a part of Thunderbrain, the pilot I made for Comedy Central.  It is an animation of Terrance Mckenna’s “Stoned Ape Theory”  which is the theory that protohominids munched on mushrooms and this caused the mysterious rapid expansion of the neocortex that eventually differentiated us from the other monkeys.

Animation by Will Carsola. Written by: Duncan Trussell, Will Carsola, and Tom Giannis

I hope Comedy Central pick this pilot up! And if they don’t Adult Swim should snatch it up immediately. This is what I want to watch on television.
 

 
Terence McKenna on his “Stoned Ape Theory”
 

 
Joe Rogan on Terence McKenna’s “Stoned Ape Theory”
 

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‘Hofman’s Potion’: LSD now more than ever
07.29.2011
11:19 pm

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Belief
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Albert Hoffman


 
This wonderfully insightful documentary on one of the 20th centuries most significant discoveries will make you long for the day when pharmaceutical-quality LSD is once again made available to adults who want to experience it. As humanity seems to be on a de-evolutionary course, the responsible and conscious use of LSD may be one of the only genuinely effective antidotes to what ails us.

Forget Prozac, Klonapin, alcohol and TV, let’s legalize Hofman’s potion and re-awaken the beauty at the core of who we all are.

And for you naysayers who still think LSD was some badass hippie shit with little or no redeeming qualities, get off your computers now. Without acid, this technology we’re using at this very moment would probably not exist as it does in its present form. Suggested reading: click here.
 

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When cocaine was cool
07.27.2011
11:09 pm

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I remember when cocaine was considered a benign social lubricant, a status symbol, and surefire way to get laid. Back when an elephant’s tusk was nothing more than a nifty accessory for the cokehound flush with money and a perverse sense of hipness.

Each of our exotic spoons, straws, and vials is delicately carved by skilled artisans from the finest center cuts of imported African ivory…the ideal coke surface. Ideal, because moisture does not condense on it, no particles will stick to its surface. The unique quality, coupled with the exquisite beauty of each hand carved design, makes each piece worth its weight ins snow.”

The company manufacturing these lovely products was located 20 miles east of Boulder, Colorado. In the mid-70s, Boulder was flooded with high-grade cocaine and some young dealers/entrepreneurs became very rich. Allegedly, some of the blow money ended up being funneled into small businesses that pioneered Boulder’s natural foods industry. At the time, no one knew just how nasty cocaine and the culture surrounding it would become. As the quality of the drug became increasingly degraded, the experience of using it correspondingly became more and more unpleasant. In the end, the scene went from being fun to being pathetic.

Cocaine is the only drug that I continued to use long after it was making me miserable. Decades later, the thought of snorting a line makes me shudder with revulsion.

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Willy Wonka’s Tunnel of Hell, Reversed


 
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will always be one of my most-cherished childhood movies. The scene that stands out the most (at least in my mind) is Wonka’s psychedelic and slightly demonic trip through the “Tunnel of Hell.” Some clever YouTuber decided to take the notorious scene and reverse it. Guess what? It’s even more disturbing. 

 
Thanks, Billy Burbank!

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51 minutes of Amy Winehouse being extraordinary
07.24.2011
01:47 am

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When she was good, she was very very good.

Sometimes when you go real deep you forget to come up for air.

Update 7/24: Improved audio.

 
Thanks Rene.

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Bogart Peter Stuyvesant: Jim Morrison’s B-movie doppleganger


 
Looking like a cross between Max Frost (Wild In The Streets) and Jim Morrison, Jordan Christopher plays evil cult leader Bogart Peter Stuyvesant in Angel Angel, Down We Go (aka Cult Of The Damned).

In this clip, Christopher sings the title song which was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil who wrote dozens of rock hits including “Kicks,” “Shapes Of Things To Come,” and “We Got To Get Out Of This Place.”

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Shocking news of the day
07.23.2011
12:15 pm

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Amusing
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LSD
Ape


 
In case of any confusion, the big black arrow is pointing out the drug-addled gorilla.

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1967 promotional film for drug-free psychedelic band October Country
07.19.2011
07:56 pm

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This promotional film shot in 1967 for the band October Country was the cinematic equivalent of a demo tape intended to help the band land a record deal. The band tells the story of how the film came to be:

We were approached by Denis Hoffman who later that year backed Steven Spielberg in his 1st film called “Amblin” and asked if he could follow us around and film footage of us going to and from gigs. The life of a cover band who eventually got originals given to us by Michael Lloyd. We were working pretty steadily at that time. We worked with The Drifters, The Coasters, The Standells, The Sons of Champlin (Bill Champlin’s band. And after we got signed, The Buffalo Springfield, The Iron Butterfly, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Rondstat, The Turtles (great bunch of guys), Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The YoungBloods, The Boxtops, and a whole bunch of other folks. We DID get signed because of this film. It was shown to Len Levy, then President of Epic Records/New York. Epic Records was then part of CBS Records so we recorded the album “October Country” at CBS Records, Columbia Square at Sunset and Gower in Hollywood, California. About the same time we asked to perform the music for Steven Spielberg’s “Amblin”. Caryle, our female lead singer sang it.

Fans of South California lite psyche and folk/pop bands like The Peanut Conspiracy, Harpers Bizarre and Spanky And Our Gang should enjoy this video rarity. Watching the band grappling with the concepts of hippie culture, lightshows and psychedelia while going about their basically boring lifestyles is quite amusing. They’re proud to be squares, which considering the era was probably not a great marketing concept. In 1967 it definitely wasn’t hip to be square. But, the film is still a wonderfully charming time capsule.

October Country’s debut album has been re-issued and you can purchase it here.
 

 

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