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(Wikipedia)   LSD was first synthesized 75 years ago today by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann at his lab in purple monkey dishwasher unicorn I can taste the sunshine, man   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line 120
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2013-11-16 11:07:44 AM  
And this dangerous drug cut his life tragically short.  102 is just too young, so sad.
 
2013-11-16 11:19:54 AM  
I always found LSD to be like a speed trip with a huge laugh in the middle, and best of all, no hangover.
 
2013-11-16 11:30:54 AM  
/ cue LOTS of 'meh, LSD didn't do much for me/LSD is AMAAAAAAZEEEEBALLLLS' stories
 
2013-11-16 11:59:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: no hangover.


You're shiatting me.

Maybe I just didn't get the quality of acid you did, but I always had at least 12 hours of feeling sub-par afterwards.

Staying up all night didn't help. Why didn't I ever think to do it in the morning?
 
2013-11-16 12:04:40 PM  

Krieghund: Marcus Aurelius: no hangover.

You're shiatting me.

Maybe I just didn't get the quality of acid you did, but I always had at least 12 hours of feeling sub-par afterwards.

Staying up all night didn't help. Why didn't I ever think to do it in the morning?


Drinking all that beer doesn't help.  I would urge you to try it after breakfast, without the alcohol, but I'm pretty sure that would be a violation of federal law.
 
2013-11-16 12:35:01 PM  
LSD is The Matrix; mushrooms are Lord of the Rings.

Enjoy!
 
2013-11-16 12:35:12 PM  

Krieghund: Marcus Aurelius: no hangover.

You're shiatting me.

Maybe I just didn't get the quality of acid you did, but I always had at least 12 hours of feeling sub-par afterwards.

Staying up all night didn't help. Why didn't I ever think to do it in the morning?


Day tripping was great.  I made the mistake of taking some then going to high school.  In bio we dissected a baby pig.  That was....interesting.
 
2013-11-16 12:35:27 PM  
I really hate the Purple Monkey Dishwasher thing. It's used all the time on the radio and TV commercials in my town. We need a new "random words" phrase.....
 
2013-11-16 12:38:19 PM  
Alright, Peter, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You're very high right now. You will probably be that way for about five more hours. Try taking some vitamin B complex, vitamin C complex.. if you have a beer, go ahead and drink it..
 
2013-11-16 12:40:33 PM  
First time was the best time.
 
2013-11-16 12:40:43 PM  
I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.
 
2013-11-16 12:42:24 PM  
I want to taste flavors and hear sounds.
 
2013-11-16 12:42:29 PM  
On the way home from the lab...I HAVE A BIKE YOU CAN RIDE IT IF YOU LIKE IT'S INFESTED WITH GNOMES!
 
2013-11-16 12:42:33 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I always found LSD to be like a speed trip with a huge laugh in the middle, and best of all, no hangover.


 Ok technically I suppose I never had a "Hangover" in that after I was able to get to sleep I woke up after 10 hours all "yeah, I feel great!" But It would be disingenuous if I didn't include the combination acid/sleep deprivation period where I'm all "fark, I'll never do this again, just let me get to sleep, and I'm done with acid."

Of course there always is a "next time" so however bad it is in the grand scheme of things is debatable I suppose.
 
2013-11-16 12:45:51 PM  
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2013-11-16 12:47:32 PM  
I miss acid.

:-(
 
2013-11-16 12:47:34 PM  
Oh god spiders!
 
2013-11-16 12:48:14 PM  
it's usually the chain smoking and powerdrinking that cause most of the 'burnt' effect.

/or so i've heard
 
2013-11-16 12:48:41 PM  

Amish Tech Support: Alright, Peter, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You're very high right now. You will probably be that way for about five more hours. Try taking some vitamin B complex, vitamin C complex.. if you have a beer, go ahead and drink it..


I loved that sketch...
 
2013-11-16 12:51:35 PM  

CBob: it's usually the chain smoking and powerdrinking that cause most of the 'burnt' effect.

/or so i've heard


Craig Ferguson said he had bad experiences with acid because he was really drunk when he took it and it was in 1970s Glasgow.
 
2013-11-16 12:53:33 PM  
There was that article a while back that came to the conclusion that there was no way he took that first dose accidentally since it can't be absorbed through the skin, and there is no way working with dangerous chemicals that he ingested it accidentally. Not the while bicycle dose, the one before it.
 
2013-11-16 12:53:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-16 12:54:11 PM  

here to help: I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.


Funny, I had the opposite experience. LSD was a sublime, mind-expanding experience, and plus the visual fractals were pretty damn cool. Mushrooms were just dark, bizarre, and mind-shattering.

Thanks for everything, Dr. Hofman, wherever you may be.
 
2013-11-16 12:55:39 PM  

here to help: I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.


Shrooms always mess up my stomach.  I end up too uncomfortable to enjoy it.  These days, if folks are doing shrooms I'll be the designated driver.

But acid is always a good time.  No hangover other than the missed sleep.  Wasn't an issue in my younger days, but now this old man is strictly a day tripper.
 
2013-11-16 12:56:42 PM  
Trippin' balls man.

Getting a kick. Kick. Kick. COLORS!
 
2013-11-16 12:57:27 PM  
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Tripping Balls.
 
2013-11-16 01:00:06 PM  
mmmmmmmmmm.......img.fark.net
 
2013-11-16 01:01:52 PM  

Amish Tech Support: Alright, Peter, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You're very high right now. You will probably be that way for about five more hours. Try taking some vitamin B complex, vitamin C complex.. if you have a beer, go ahead and drink it..


Just remember you're a living organism on this planet, and you're very safe. You've just taken a heavy drug. Relax, stay inside and listen to some music, Okay? Do you have any Allman Brothers?
 
2013-11-16 01:03:12 PM  
You could also say Hoffman inadvertently changed the music industry in the 60s.  We just wouldn't have Jefferson Airplane, Blue Cheer, Hanson (I keed) etc. without him.
 
2013-11-16 01:04:41 PM  
www.sci-fi-o-rama.com
 
2013-11-16 01:05:27 PM  
LSD and mushrooms are best experienced by the light of day, outdoors, without excessive alcohol (but a beer helps get the shrooms started). Think about how good you feel after a nice long hike, and add to that all the universal insights you get from the flowing sun, whispering plants and the breathing earth. Go enjoy some beer or kind weed later in the evening. Walking city streets and/or sitting inside listening to Miles Davis while tripping just forces you inward, which can turn out less than enlightening.

/My wife doesn't want me to have the drug talk with the kids
 
2013-11-16 01:08:51 PM  
Another Dahnkster LSD CSB....   Years ago we were sitting around a beach house 'coming down' after a night of blotter and bar hopping. We had gone out to the beach to a friend's place to smoke a few bong tokes and 'take the edge off' after a night of slam dancing and shenanigans. The new mini Bic lighters had just come out and I palmed my friends regular Bic and replaced it with one of the new tinier versions. (Both were same blue color). When I tossed him the diminutive lighter, he paused, looked TOTALLY bewildered and proclaimed, "MY HANDS ARE HUGE!"

I laughed like a hyena.
 
2013-11-16 01:13:54 PM  
I'll just leave this here.
 
2013-11-16 01:15:30 PM  
I looked up. Sky was flashing purple streaks, the grass was sooo very green. Apparently the head who sold me the beer in the parking lot hit me with a dose. I didn't plan on it, but goddamn if that wasn't an awesome experience.
 
2013-11-16 01:15:52 PM  
Trippped a lot in the 70's and we always had orange juice and B-Complex to take at the end.... made the next day so much nicer.

Tripping at the beach is amazing.......
 
2013-11-16 01:23:05 PM  
I had a pretty sheltered early childhood and I went to bording school from sixth to freshman year, then I came home and went to De La Salle high school in New Orleans.  The nickname for the school was De La Drug.

I quickly made the wrong type of friends and two weeks into the sophmore year (I had never smoked weed) a guy says "hey flatline, I got some acid lets drop it when the last bell rings".  I thought he was farking with me because the little piece of blotter could not contain anything to to f me up.  I spent the rest of the 80s tripping balls.

The 80s were the last decade of good drugs.
 
2013-11-16 01:23:08 PM  

here to help: I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.


Like everything from alcohol upwards it's all about dosage. In moderation you can get away with most things that are not intrinsically addictive
 
2013-11-16 01:24:42 PM  
LSD was very popular when I was in the military in the early 80s because it didn't show up in a urinalysis. So that was nice.
 
2013-11-16 01:27:25 PM  
Never did LSD, Cocaine, heroin, morphine or anything nasty. And I missed............

/probably should have done LSD......
 
2013-11-16 01:27:48 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: There was that article a while back that came to the conclusion that there was no way he took that first dose accidentally since it can't be absorbed through the skin, and there is no way working with dangerous chemicals that he ingested it accidentally. Not the while bicycle dose, the one before it.


Not absorbed through the skin?

I'm no scientist, but I'm fairly certain it can be.  And it was 75 years ago, so I'm not sure what kind of safety precautions he was using.  Remember LSD doses are measure in micrograms.  It doesn't take a whole lot.
 
2013-11-16 01:28:11 PM  
Tripping with cool people is way fun. And it's not really addictive so quitting is mostly just a decision, mostly.
 
2013-11-16 01:32:15 PM  
Great times with the stuff in college.  Perhaps after I retire, I'll give it another hit.
 
2013-11-16 01:34:32 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I always found LSD to be like a speed trip with a huge laugh in the middle, and best of all, no hangover.


I always thought the 5 hour introspective nightmare at the end was far worse than any hangover.
 
2013-11-16 01:38:07 PM  
gimme some wizard of oz blotter and 1992 back, please
 
2013-11-16 01:40:53 PM  

whistleridge: / cue LOTS of 'meh, LSD didn't do much for me/LSD is AMAAAAAAZEEEEBALLLLS' stories


If you don't have much going on upstairs in the first place, you'll just sit and giggle at the TV or whatever.

But if you already wonder about the true nature of physical reality and the human soul when you're sober, buckle up if you take LSD.

Por que tan serioso: I always thought the 5 hour introspective nightmare at the end was far worse than any hangover.


The ego is evil and must be punished.
 
2013-11-16 01:42:22 PM  

gfid: Lars The Canadian Viking: There was that article a while back that came to the conclusion that there was no way he took that first dose accidentally since it can't be absorbed through the skin, and there is no way working with dangerous chemicals that he ingested it accidentally. Not the while bicycle dose, the one before it.

Not absorbed through the skin?

I'm no scientist, but I'm fairly certain it can be.  And it was 75 years ago, so I'm not sure what kind of safety precautions he was using.  Remember LSD doses are measure in micrograms.  It doesn't take a whole lot.


I was pretty convinced after reading the article, but after your post I looked into it a bit, and yes skin absorption is possible, though the absorption rate is very low so it requires a lot more. You'd think they would be more careful in a professional research lab, but it wouldn't be the first accidential exposure.
 
2013-11-16 01:42:40 PM  
 Happy Bicycle Day!
 
2013-11-16 01:47:00 PM  
I was born in the 80s. I feel like I missed out on the era of acid. I wouldn't even know where to find it these days.

And it's so weird to see people reminisce about drugs like this. In a way I'm really disappointed that the boomers (or whoever else came before me) never legalized the more harmless drugs like cannabis, mushrooms, and LSD, etc. What happened to that dream?

/my aunt told me about doing Sunshine acid
//seemed like a great experience
 
2013-11-16 01:49:01 PM  

Zeno-25: here to help: I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.

Funny, I had the opposite experience. LSD was a sublime, mind-expanding experience, and plus the visual fractals were pretty damn cool. Mushrooms were just dark, bizarre, and mind-shattering.

Thanks for everything, Dr. Hofman, wherever you may be.


mcmnky: here to help: I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.

Shrooms always mess up my stomach.  I end up too uncomfortable to enjoy it.  These days, if folks are doing shrooms I'll be the designated driver.

But acid is always a good time.  No hangover other than the missed sleep.  Wasn't an issue in my younger days, but now this old man is strictly a day tripper.


I'll admit I do respond well to most drugs, even pot but acid... wow. I get twitchy just thinking about it and I've seen far too many friends just no longer be themselves after dancing with it. IDK... the mind IMO is the most crucial part of our species, Those deep thoughts and internal enlightenment really aren't all that deep or enlightening in the cold sober light of day. I just don't think it's worth the risk. Many people do fine with it but those that don't? Welcome to schizophrenia.

You can get most of the desirable effects of acid with shrooms so if I get asked by some of the youngsters about this stuff I always tell them to try that route instead. It's just too much of a gamble... especially with street level sh*t. The convictions for possession of LSD are far worse too which is a bad trip even after you sober up.

Not ragging... just saying it is one of those things that the DARE campaigns and WOD scaremongers put young people at serious risk with. It is so common and accepted and almost EXPECTED amongst young people that the very real risks of completely losing ones mind are often glossed over. It is so terribly sad seeing minds with serious potential just get scattered in the breeze for basically nothing.

/old(ish) guy rant
 
2013-11-16 01:51:16 PM  

mcmnky: here to help: I don't care what anyone says. It is a horrendous drug. Just take some freaking shrooms. You're less likely to completely re-circuit your brain.

Shrooms always mess up my stomach.  I end up too uncomfortable to enjoy it.  These days, if folks are doing shrooms I'll be the designated driver.

But acid is always a good time.  No hangover other than the missed sleep.  Wasn't an issue in my younger days, but now this old man is strictly a day tripper.


The paper is what does it. People I knew in college sucked on it for a while then spit it out.
 
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