and like, then i saw god, man.
April 21, 2002 7:10 PM   Subscribe

and like, then i saw god, man.
remember lsd?
posted by quonsar (36 comments total)



posted by Settle at 7:11 PM on April 21, 2002

Just think of all the Juice Newton music I could have listened to in that 7 megabytes of bandwidth.
posted by machaus at 7:19 PM on April 21, 2002 [1 favorite]

machaus, you're playing with the queen of hearts, and you know that ain't really smart...
posted by jonmc at 7:32 PM on April 21, 2002

can you tell I've never been experienced?
posted by machaus at 7:34 PM on April 21, 2002

That was fun.

I remember once ending up in a deserted subway station in Berlin. The odd thing being that I've never actually been to Berlin, and I'm not even sure if they have a subway there.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:37 PM on April 21, 2002

Oh my fucking WOW!

That came along about ten years too late. Anybody know who did it? No need to ask why they did, of course. Anybody know the song? Anybody watch it twice?

You weren't alone, stavros, WE were watching. Bwahahahahahaha!
posted by ashbury at 7:45 PM on April 21, 2002

That was incredibly cool, right up to the moment it crashed my browser. Now I HAVE to watch it twice, to see the damn end! There is an end, isn't there? Or do we just go around and around and aroudn adn aruodn nad urodna da ada dadada
posted by yhbc at 7:48 PM on April 21, 2002

settle, you might want to check the link, it may change the way you look at things.
posted by ashbury at 7:49 PM on April 21, 2002

What's with the Canadian at the end?
posted by LoraT at 7:51 PM on April 21, 2002

i am particularly attracted to technicolor woodpeckers emerging from ufos two by two. doh-see-doh. hamlin, pass the skate.
posted by quonsar at 8:01 PM on April 21, 2002

About eight years too late for me. Duuuuuuude.....
posted by adampsyche at 8:05 PM on April 21, 2002

Their flapping heads! I hate those canadians and their flapping heads!
posted by ook at 8:07 PM on April 21, 2002

That, quite simply, kicked ass.
posted by Optamystic at 8:12 PM on April 21, 2002

good lord I could have used some acid this weekend

posted by Settle at 8:27 PM on April 21, 2002

So I did some Googling, and I found this guy's homepage. Looks like it was last updated about a year ago, and parts of it are under construction. The page is pretty cool, though it's a usability nightmare. (Usabiltity's overrated, anyway).

His name is Danny Gomez, and he's a 22 year old Chilean art student, living in Sweden with his wife and child.
posted by Optamystic at 8:33 PM on April 21, 2002

I hope this guy doesn't end up with a huge hosting bill, nosepilot-style.
posted by rodii at 8:52 PM on April 21, 2002

By the way, does anyone recognize the soundtrack music? Is it original? Is it Shpongle?
posted by rodii at 9:04 PM on April 21, 2002

The boy be trippin' on DMT, eh?
posted by five fresh fish at 9:17 PM on April 21, 2002

Methinks you may be right, fishy.
posted by Optamystic at 9:24 PM on April 21, 2002

Somehow, that was curiously authentic. Methinks Danny's been experienced.
posted by BentPenguin at 9:27 PM on April 21, 2002

Yes, rodii, it is Shpongle. "Divine Moments of Truth", from "Are You Shpongled?".

The next track on the album is even better...
posted by lbergstr at 9:31 PM on April 21, 2002

shpongle is fun. i've been listening to them for a month but i have no clue where or how i heard of them. fitting.
posted by techgnollogic at 9:43 PM on April 21, 2002

wow, your perception of time sure gets messed with when you're watching, oh i don't know,THE WEIRDEST FUCKING THING EVER IN THE WORLD EVER.

i don't know how, but i actually watched the whole thing... i'm not sure if i regret it or not.
posted by lotsofno at 9:45 PM on April 21, 2002

Wonder what this (or something properly adapted) would look like in a CAVE.
posted by techgnollogic at 9:58 PM on April 21, 2002

::fes pops in from self-imposed mefi "vacation"::

The Dead played Alpine Valley, Wisconsin in fall of '86; I was there with my brother and his two friends, one of whom is quite possible the funniest human alive. This story isn't about him.

We were camping for the weekend in the prodigious parking lot, Saturday night show done, tickets for the Sunday afternoon show nestly sweatily in our pockets. We are all dressed in jeans and bathrobes, clustered around a desultory campfire made from freshly-peeled beer bottle labels and green wood stolen from the golf course that butts up against Alpine. We are on perhaps three hits apiece, blotter with Mickey Mouse on it. It's pretty tasty, as Dead acid tends to be.

I am mostly watching the show - a steady stream of passersby dressed primarily in hand-me-down SCA-garb lined with aluminum foil, glowsticks a-spin everywhere, engaging in a Brownian movement of full-on party tinged with not-so-surreptitious commerce. It as if my lawn chair is levitating perhaps 2 meters off the ground, so crystaline and encompassing is my vantage. But the air around me seems to solidify a bit, so I follow the vaguely maroon trail left by my brother and the not-as-funny friend, they having departed for parts unknown perhaps a year/second previously by way of a change of scenery/bit of fresh air.

I find them sitting crossleggged on a small wooden bridge arching over an ambery creek. They are both silent, listening intently to the sussurus of frogs filling the night with their talk. I plunk down and ask after what's up.

"Listening to the frogs, fes." says my bro.
"Why?" I ask.
"They're speaking."
"What are they saying?"
"I don't know - it not English."
"It's German," says the friend.

A pause. "You took a bunch of German in high school, right?" asks my brother. I nod affirm.
"Well?" he says expectantly.
"Well what? I ask.
"Well, what are they saying?"

I spent the next half hour or so translating Frog German for my brother. To be honest, it was mostly just chitchat.

::fes pops back out::
posted by UncleFes at 10:21 PM on April 21, 2002

UncleFes: Great story.

As for the link, well, it was actually timed quite appropriately {wink wink nudge nudge}.

I will definitely have to check out Shpongle.
posted by Espoo2 at 10:49 PM on April 21, 2002

Obligatory modem-user complaint. Why can't flash authors get the point of pre-loads? Herky-jerky play simply added to the surrealism here, but not necessarily in a good way.
posted by dhartung at 10:58 PM on April 21, 2002

Whack this URL into GetRight or whatever and dump the whole thing to local disk first. I agree - you shouldn't have to.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 11:11 PM on April 21, 2002

Eh. I prefer my pink elephants and DTs. Had I ever done LSD and had those kindsa weird things prancing about in my grey matter, I probably woulda scratched my eyes out.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:18 PM on April 21, 2002

That was just fucking amazing. My god. I'm just going to turn off the lights, sit here staring at my screen and watch that thing over and over until it eats me.
posted by bargle at 2:41 AM on April 22, 2002

some similar stuff here.
posted by juv3nal at 3:00 AM on April 22, 2002

That was a trip.
posted by iconomy at 3:12 AM on April 22, 2002

Why can't flash authors get the point of pre-loads?

I agree, but considering the content of the flash, I'm not sure this guy was particularly aware of things like usability and download times.
posted by jaden at 6:19 AM on April 22, 2002

wow it was just like the time I volunteered to get hypnotized-- I was falling under the spell for about a good 2 minutes and then I started thinking about what it would be like to be in a trance. Then it's gone. Dammit.
posted by jojo at 6:45 AM on April 22, 2002


but it was so pointless!

that's it :)

there's hair growing from my errogenus zones.
posted by kliuless at 8:27 AM on April 22, 2002

Definitely DMT.

Oh, and Fes, I thought frogs spoke....oh, nevermind.
posted by gnz2001 at 8:53 AM on April 22, 2002

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