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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

This short, silent comedy is a bit of classic weirdness from 1916. Apparently it's quite well known, even considered a cult classic. But I hadn't heard of it before, so perhaps it'll be new to you too. Wikipedia offers this description:

In this unusually broad comedy for [Douglas] Fairbanks, the acrobatic leading man plays "Coke Ennyday," a cocaine-shooting detective parody of Sherlock Holmes, given to injecting himself from a bandolier of syringes worn across his chest, and liberally helping himself to the contents of a hatbox-sized round container of white powder labeled "COCAINE" on his desk.

Fairbanks's character otherwise lampoons Sherlock Holmes with checkered detective hat, clothes and even car, along with the aforementioned propensity for injecting cocaine whenever he feels momentarily down, then laughing with delight. A device used for observing visitors, which is referred to in the title cards as his "scientific periscope", bears a close resemblance to a modern closed-circuit television. What is apparently a clock face has "EATS, DRINKS, SLEEPS, and DOPE" instead of numbers.

The film displays a lighthearted and comic attitude toward Coke Ennyday's use of cocaine and laudanum, while he catches a gang of drug smugglers, he does so after consuming most of their opium. One of the actresses appearing, Alma Rubens, later became addicted to morphine and died young.


Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Feb 04, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Drugs, Movies, 1910's

Drugachusetts

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jan 04, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Drugs, 1990's, Parody

Breaking Bad Toys

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Toy'sR Us is going to carry Breaking Bad action figures and accessories which include bags of pretend crystal meth. I think the pretend crystal meth should be pop rocks!
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts, Drugs, Products, Retailing, Can't Possibly Be True

Wrong Way

Frozen poop pills?!? Yes, that is what they are using to treat Clostridium difficile, or C diff, a bacteria that when over abundant in the bowel causes debilitating diarrhea. Samples of feces from a healthy donor with a good bacterial balance in the bowel are put in capsules that are acid resistant and frozen. The capsule is acid resistant so it will not dissolve before carrying the good bacteria to the intestines where it is needed. It is frozen to make it easier for the patient to swallow. The treatment has been very successful and that is great, but I have one word for the Doctors involved: suppositories!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Oct 12, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Drugs, Diseases, Disease, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Sprayable Caffeine


From the FAQ page of this new product:

Can I use Sprayable Energy on other parts of my body?
While we do recommend using Sprayable on your neck for greatest effect - many users have had success using the product on their inner wrists. As usual, start with 4 sprays (2 on each wrist) and change it up based on the level of energy you'd like (making sure not to exceed 24 sprays in 24 hours).

Yes. But what about other body parts? Because I'm sure bored/curious people will be trying it elsewhere.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jul 08, 2014 | Comments (15)
Category: Drugs

Atomic Rabbit

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Radiation makes everything better.

From this encyclopedia entry:

Atomic Rabbit was a lot like Atomic Mouse, but with a species change and a couple less supporting characters. He protected Rabbitville, rather than Mouseville, from the depredations of Sly Fox, rather than Count Gatto. Instead of an inept assistant, Sly had two kids.

He, too, got his super powers from doubly-forbidden fruit by today's standards — drugs and radiation. But while both their power-enhancers were as radioactive as can be, Mouse's was more blatantly a drug. He got his super powers from U-235 pills, whereas Rabbit's U-235 carrots could be passed off as good nutrition, like Atomictot's vitamins and Popeye's spinach. But while Popeye of the E.C. Segar comics ate lots of spinach for strength through nutrition, the animated Popeye treated it like a drug, getting a huge rush from it and sometimes, just for emphasis, sucking it in through his pipe. Good nutrition or not, Atomic Rabbit definitely fell into the category of drug-based superheroes.


Ten full issues here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 22, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Drugs, Comics, 1950's

Reef Jerky

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Marijuana infused beef jerky, called reef jerky, is available! In states where its legal only, I'm sure. Bonus: Great slideshow of other pot infused treats at the link.

Picture from Yahoo Images.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Feb 15, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Drugs

The Ore Knob Mine Murders & The Nashville Flame

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That's the Nashville Flame his own damn self up there.

More photos here.

Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 15, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Crime, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Death, Drugs, 1980's

Know the language of drugs

From the Huron Daily Plainsman - May 28, 1971.

The Northwestern National Bank evidently thought it was important people know the correct terminology. Click the image for a larger version.
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Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jan 27, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Drugs, 1970's, Slang
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