Here's a Normal 1950s Housewife Just Tripping Balls On Acid

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Dr. Sidney Cohen (a proponent of LSD use in a psychotherapeutic setting) filmed a housewife dropping acid. Now, through the magic of the Internet, you can watch her see "individual molecules" and "feel sorry for you" because "you can't" once again. Thanks—as if my Wednesday wasn't going badly enough.


This video, posted several years ago, is blowing up thanks to The Daily Dot and the undeniable fact that everything old is new again. If it's not beehives and gingham dresses, it's dropping acid on camera for the edification of the masses. If this housewife, chosen for her "normality," is still alive, I wonder how she feels about the video being made public, and whether she wishes that Gloria Szymanski were still alive so they could form a support group.

While watching this doesn't make me want to go out and get ripped on acid immediately, I can't help but agree with the sentiments expressed on Neotarama's coverage of the video: I, too, would like to one day experience talking in Technicolor. I can't tell you what it means, but it sounds more awesome than all the grayscale conversing I do now.

It's important to note that Cohen, who conducted the experiment in the video, was also aware of the dangers LSD posed when used outside of a medical setting. In fact, his obituary mentions that Cohen was concerned that the drug would be abused by the "beatnik microculture" and "set serious research back years."

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John Boehner

I love videos like this but can we address something more absurd. Penabler was banned on the Gawker mainsite for this glorious comment.