If the dudes in power weren’t slamming down cup after cup, this stuff would be illegal.
“The dudes in power….” Hah! That’s kind of funny.
But, seriously…..this coffee stuff is pretty good.
You can make a french press full of coffee….sit and write a blog early in the morning before anyone else is up…and it’s a pretty self-contained good time.
It’s nothing fancy….nothing out of the ordinary…but when that caffeine hits like a 20 megaton bomb and you’re off and FLYING, it doesn’t get much better than that.
(You’re wondering what kind of coffee I buy, aren’t you? Actually, that was a bunch of hype….it’s quite a bit more mellow than that…)
Now, if the “dudes in power” were used to smoking large amounts of marijuana….marijuana would already be legal.
That’s not the case, though.
But….coffee….everybody likes coffee….so that’s still legal all around the world.
I listened to an interview with Aldous Huxley yesterday on Canadian radio that was done in 1960.
Alistair Cooke was interviewing him….and they talked some about LSD and peyote and mescaline.
Apparently, Aldous Huxley was familiar with mind expansion.
In 1960, LSD was available to researchers and wasn’t very common….yet.
LSD was sometimes used in psychoanalysis.
Aldous Huxley said that it could speed up the psychoanalytic process quite a bit….get the wheels turning, uncover the hidden stuff that might take years to reveal through normal methods.
That was a crazy interview…pretty good.
It’s funny how all this stuff becomes illegal….seems like just about the time that they (dudes in power) figure out that people like it, it becomes illegal to have it.
I guess that LSD became illegal in 1966.
That took a while.
Anyway, I’m going to check out “Brave New World”….but not the LSD….although, it’s always been the hallucinogens that were most interesting….but….
Nahhhhhh…..my worldview is already occasionally psychedelic naturally….I don’t need no steenking drugs….and neither do my kids.
WE BE HIGH ON LIFE!!!
When you hear someone with a refined British accent talk about the effects of these things from a “researchers” perspective, it does put it into a different context than when you hear Cheech and Chong talk about it.
But enough about Aldous…time to get back to the coffee.
Coffee was a good invention….although I can’t imagine why they came up with it.
I’m not out in the woods grinding and boiling stuff up just so I can see what happens when I drink it.
I don’t have nearly enough time on my hands to be screwing around like that.
So, who came up with this coffee thing?
It’s pretty crazy if you think about it.
I really do appreciate that fun stuff like coffee is still legal.
Thankyou, dudes in power, for having a coffee jones strong enough to leave a good thing alone.
“black coffee in bed” Squeeze