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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

So Long and Thanks for All the Trips

posted by on April 29 at 13:31 PM

Dr. Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD, is dead at 102.

There’s uncertainty on teh nets whether Hofmann’s passing is just a rumor. However, a call to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies confirms he died last night in his home in Basel, Switzerland. In his honor, please enjoy this classic video of his “problem child” on the battlefield.

Tip from NaFun.

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I'll never take acid again.


Posted by Mr. Poe | April 29, 2008 1:48 PM

I'm with you, Poe. That shit freaks me out.

Posted by Dominic Holden | April 29, 2008 1:52 PM

Acid is still my favorite of all the substances I've done. It'll always hold a special place for me. And here I was just thinking it was time to do it again...

Posted by NaFun | April 29, 2008 1:56 PM

I'll stick to airplane glue and freon.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 29, 2008 2:01 PM

"One hour into the drug, with one (soldier) climbing the tree to feed the birds"


Posted by Non | April 29, 2008 2:07 PM

yes, 5, that was my favorite part, too.

Posted by ellarosa | April 29, 2008 2:31 PM

thanx sooo much albert...

Posted by seb | April 29, 2008 2:47 PM

In our eyes you are immortal.

Posted by Spoonbender | April 29, 2008 3:27 PM

The good doctor did not invent it, he discovered it. It's a fungus that grows on rye plants and he was looking for something to combat it.
Don't you kids ever do research on your drugs?

Posted by older than you | April 29, 2008 5:20 PM

@older than you: LSD itself is not a fungus, but rather a man-made chemical that is synthesized from lysergic acid, which is in turn derived from the ergot fungus. And Dr. Hoffman was not looking for something to combat ergot fungus, but rather searching for possible medical applications of ergot derivatives when he first discovered the drug.

Posted by rocky | April 29, 2008 5:33 PM

Sadly, LSD is the real cause for all the moralistic drug laws we suffer from in our society.


That said, they probably would have used something else to justify finding jobs for all the police to peer into our private lives ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 29, 2008 5:44 PM

I can't do that stuff anymore--too many hard-luck bad trips--but at one time I really enjoyed it, and I distinctly remember the feeling that, in a better world, it could have been used to help people become better-adjusted.

I think a lot of users would probably agree with me on that, at least the ones who didn't burn out or do all their tripping at clubs.

Posted by WeeWeeJumbo | April 29, 2008 6:03 PM

I have little doubt that Dr. Hoffman's discovery is a beneficial technology and certainly better for the mind and body than many alternative 'recreational' chemicals. Despite the condemnation of some (usually from those who have little or no experience or knowledge of the drug), the overwhelming evidence suggests a net positive.

Thank you, Dr. Hoffman.

Posted by Lev Lafayette | April 29, 2008 8:24 PM

i must have tripped at least 5000 times between 1980 and 1995, and i only had one bad trip, which i attribute to lack of planning and a "girlfriend" who was turning into the psycho-hose-beast-from-hell. RIP Dr. Al... 8(

Posted by przxqgl | April 29, 2008 11:04 PM

I want the Army to give me some LSD and a rocket launcher.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 30, 2008 10:34 AM

there is no such thing as a bad trip facinf up to your fears or issues is the key to growth and healing !

Posted by ray thorpe | April 30, 2008 7:26 PM

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