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Bartender, A Shot Of Death With An Are We Fucking Insane Chaser, Please

24 March, 2007, Saturday

An interesting article from American Scientist discusses the relative toxicity of street drugs and the findings that most of them are less lethal than alcohol.

Quelle surprise!

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I am a strong proponent of legalizing all drugs. Even the biggies. You wanna spend your time on Earth on a permanent heroin nod? It don’t affect me none, so go for it, Pal. Happy trails and may your pillows be soft and your needles be clean.

I haven’t done drugs in a long time, but I really like marijuana. It’s a nice drug that gives you a mellow, mild high and it makes you laugh a lot. It also makes you look at things and think about stuff differently. It ehances subtleties you would otherwise overlook. Plus you don’t wake up the next day with a pounding headache and it has proven medical benefits as an anti-nausea agent and appetite stimulant.

It’s an absolutely grand way to spend a few hours of down time. Whether done alone watching TV or hanging around with friends, it’s adaptable for any occasion that doesn’t involve heavy machinery or Excel spread sheets.

And there has not been one single death attributed soley to it.

Not one.

Ever.

Yet right this minute, there are people in jail for it.

Meanwhile alcohol, a substance that causes vomiting, triggers violence, is a brutal depressant, and is really fucking hard on the body, and has left a trail of countless corpses in its wake, is legal and plentiful. Entire buildings filled with the stuff (along with its friends: cigarettes and salt-laden snack foodz) line the roads of nearly every city and town in America.

Now, unless you’ve spent many years huffing aerosal cans (or sitting in church), that simply can not make one bit of sense. But it’s the law of our land.

How in the hell did it get to this point? I have a feeling it’s because we’ve been sitting around getting fucked up watching cartoons.

Thanks, Puritanical Pleasure Police, for protecting us from ourselves. You’re right – that whole ‘right to pursue happiness’ thing is just asking for trouble.

1967: “If it feels good, do it”

2007: “Does it make you feel good? Then, no, you can’t do it.”

2017: Pumpkin pie illegal?

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One comment

  1. Well done, me old trout. I spark one in honour of your reasonable and well-put opinion. I spark the next one in sympathy for your pending arrest and incarceration in Gitmo.



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