Monday, December 10, 2012

Where have all the good times gone?

It looks like a couple college students are facing potential criminal prosecution for lacing a batch of brownies with cannabis (that's pot to you and me).  I remember, back in the day of the 1970s and 1980s Utopian vision of a liberal society, such pranks were the domain of really cool kids who knew how worthless the whole button-down hypocrisy really was.  This is the stuff that Boon and Otter could pull off that would have audiences rolling in the aisles, and inspiring a boat load of imitators   Truth be told, I heard dozens of such stories when I was in high school and college of kids drugging other kids for fun. Perhaps they were exaggerations.   Kids will do that sometimes.  Maybe  they didn't even happen.  But it certainly was the stuff we thought that being in a post-hypocrisy nation was all about.  Just like slipping the microphone under Frank and Hot Lips' cot.  Funny how all those things that kids were told would be just sooooooooo cool will now get you arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law, by the very forces that once promised us such a rousing and laugh-filled future.

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