Sat Eye Candy: Bicycle Day

DR. HOFFMAN TRIES HIS CREATION
FOR THE FIRST TIME

The history of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), or more commonly, acid, is a long strange one. On this day in 1943 the inventor of the drug, Dr. Albert Hoffman sampled what he'd synthesized for the first time. Known as "Bicycle Day," here's a nice recount of this significant moment in self-medication from Wikipedia. Perhaps more than any other substance, LSD eventually helped shape the '60s counter-culture and the music that came out of it.

Here's an excerpt from the documentary It Was 20 Years Ago Today that discusses the impact on people like John Lennon and Jefferson Airplane.


The Beatles and George Martin discuss the impact of drugs including LSD on their music.


Appropriately, here's a wonderfully bent visual interpretation of William Shatner's version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."


For spice, we offer you a neat take on "Lucy" from Barbara Dickson in 1975 for the musical John Paul George Ringo... And Bert


And lastly, a glorious '60s propaganda film that tells the tale a hot dog gone horribly awry.



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BooneRes starstarstarstarstar Sat 4/19/2008 07:31AM
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BooneRes

The last video is halarious!!!!!!!!!!

21mmer Sat 4/19/2008 08:56AM
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21mmer

moral of the story: hot dogs are bad for you!

Jammer1086 Sat 4/19/2008 10:42AM
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Jammer1086

where can i get some of what that chick is on in the last video?!

adamjfreed Sat 4/19/2008 06:28PM
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no no. moral of the story: don't eat animals, they have feelings too (and families)

21mmer Sat 4/19/2008 08:55PM
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21mmer

i thought that hot dogs were made from sawdust and shit not actual animals.

moejoerisin Sat 4/19/2008 10:27PM
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moejoerisin

who's scott medosis?

astroworms Sun 4/20/2008 05:16AM
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astroworms

dude more importantly than lsd is the light that shined through these people.

acid is alright too

River starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/21/2008 10:32PM
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River

dude john called the stuff crack. hahahahaha i;ve bin there lol

Astronaut Jones starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/30/2008 05:54AM
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Astronaut Jones

...and i was was all like "Screw you, Hotdog. I don't care HOW many kids you have at home. I'm gonna eat you! What are you, a troll doll or a man?" Then this order of french fries rode by on a moped and things got a little weird...