Tuesday, November 17, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: Fear and Loathing in the Major Leagues

No real theme to today's edition of YouTube Tuesday. It's just that I ran across this amazingly entertaining story of the role of LSD in a major league pitcher's no-hitter back in the '70s.

Here's what the YouTube description has to say:
In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter. In the past few years weve heard all too much about performance enhancing drugs from greenies to tetrahydrogestrinone, and not enough about performance inhibiting drugs. If our evaluation of the records of athletes like Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds needs to be revised downwards with an asterisk, we submit that that Dock Ellis record deserves a giant exclamation point. Of the 263 no-hitters ever thrown in the Big Leagues, we can only guess how many were aided by steroids, but we can say without question that only one was ever thrown on acid.
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  1. Although I have never played professional sports,
    I was for a short time, a professional LSD distrubter.

  2. Albert Hoffman (the creator of LSD) admitted to using it often--even later in his life. He lived to be over 100 years old and was one of the greatest scientific minds in psychology. LSD is a great, untapped resource for creativity and physical accomplishment that is probably being used regularly by the powers that be in this country (by which I mean business and artistic powers) even while law enforcement makes sure it is out of access to everyday lay-people. You can tell a lot about a culture by the drugs it uses. In America we seem to be fond of booze, caffeine, TV, cocaine, and steroids. What does that tell you about our dumb-ass culture?


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