Post #8

The Hustle always reminds me of human nature. “All the wealth of human beings is just a mask on The Void.” -Žižek

Post #7. What is Humboldt Hustle?

“Humboldt Hustle” is dark, bitter, and realistic drug crime fiction written in the vein of Irvine Welsh, Charles Bukowski, and Hunter Thompson, but it reads more like fun, fast-paced exposé on a day-in-the-life of members of criminal subcultures, like Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen or Mario Puzo. It was inspired to be written by the […]

Post #6. 1967: The Summer of Love

1967 in San Francisco, during the height of the Summer of Love, tablets bearing the name “STP” (supposedly for Serenity, Tranquility and Peace) emerged on the streets of the Haight-Ashbury District in San Francisco. These pills contained 20mg of DOM, 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine, not LSD. (At the time, LSD was often sold in pill form, or “tabulated,” […]

Post #5. 1967: The Human Be In

The Human Be In was an event at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Polo Fields on January 14, that lead up to The Summer of Love, in 1967. It was a response to a new California law banning the use of the psychedelic drug LSD that had come into effect on October 6, 1966. The […]

Post #4. 1966: Tim Leary Turns People On

This is from a recording of Dr. Tim Leary speaking to the youth of 1966: “If you’re over the age of 40, I’m not sure you should listen to this record,” starts out in his signature soft-spoken, monotone voice. “I don’t like to get people mad.” Especially people who have guns and put others in […]