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March 23, 2007 8:13 AM   Subscribe

The Bear's Pages - the 'Bear' being the legendary Augustus Owsley Stanley III, the 60s acid cook.
posted by daksya (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Robert Hunter's site.
posted by ibmcginty at 8:28 AM on March 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I always wondered what "Kid Charlemagne" was about.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:47 AM on March 23, 2007


Marijuana was made illegal in the 1937 to remove a threat to the synthetic fibers made by DuPont, just as the same company has connived a ban on Freon, now that their patent on it has run out, under the pretense that it is "harming the ozone"-- a claim completely without any proof whatsoever.

I enjoy scientific skepticism, but not to this level.
posted by geoff. at 8:48 AM on March 23, 2007


Don't forget to take your vitamin C today.
posted by caddis at 8:52 AM on March 23, 2007


The widespread and low-cost (often given away free) availability of high-quality Owsley LSD in the San Franciso area in the mid-1960's may well have been indispensible for the emergence of the "hippie" movement in the Haight-Ashbury area

I'd say that makes up for the canned tuna fish and jello. The good old days, indeed.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:18 AM on March 23, 2007


I think this explains the canned tuna fish and jello.
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:33 AM on March 23, 2007


Owsley also co-founded Alembic Studios, and was at least partially responsible for manybreakthroughs in audio amplification.
posted by Roach at 12:18 PM on March 23, 2007


Don't forget to take your vitamin C today.

More importantly, don't forget to take your vitamin L.
posted by alms at 12:44 PM on March 23, 2007


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