A Really, Really, Really Long Strange Trip
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Are you tired of a god that begins every other sentence with "Thou shall not?" Well then, howdy howdy howdy! Pull up a chair.
We at "The Gods Are Bored" have a different philosophy. Here it is in a nutshell:
"As long as you don't hurt anyone else, or stain the furniture, do whatever you want."
We added that part about the furniture. You can ignore it if you spilled coffee on the ottoman last month.
What a momentous occasion! Excuse me while I kiss the sky!
Albert Hofmann, the chemist who "discovered" LSD, turned 100 years old today, January 11, 2006!
(We use the quotes because there's a long and ancient history of both genders of humans tripping on ergot and shrooms and all kinds of plants -- even cane toad secretions.)
Dr. Hoffman, hale and hearty (guess he hasn't offended God, eh Pat Robertson?), is on his way to an international conference on LSD even as we speak. He told the newspapers he's sorry that LSD got out on the streets and got a bad rep, because it almost certainly has valid medical applications for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute psychosis.
For the record, Anne is neither schizophrenic or acutely psychotic, so she has never tried LSD. Anne is not keen on breaking the law, and use of hallucinogens is not part of her religion.
But gosh. We feel like Willard Scott seeing the world through a purple haze! This sure rules out LSD as a poison. In fact, used wisely it might be better than Vitamin C. How many people do you know who have lived to be 100 years old?
Certainly not Bubba, who downed a fifth of legally purchased Jim Beam and then tried to drive home from his bachelor party.
So, we here at "The Gods Are Bored" wish Dr. Albert Hofmann a very happy birthday, and many, many more! Tangerine trees and marmalade skies ... on the house!
THE NOT VERY EXPERIMENTAL MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS