History Main / DrugsAreGood

16th Jun '16 2:05:55 AM CaptEquinox
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j2ej5jqQw "White Horse"]] by Laid Back is pro-cocaine but [[DrugsAreBad anti-heroin]]:

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j2ej5jqQw "White Horse"]] by Laid Back is pro-cocaine but [[DrugsAreBad anti-heroin]]:
anti-heroin]].
* And let's not forget Music/TheBeatles and their amazing technicolor output. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etN0h_e5rvI Tomorrow Never Knows]] (lyrics adapted from Leary's ''The Psychedelic Experience''), "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UQK-UcRezE Strawberry Fields Forever]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaJWdp6NT1U Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HNFqz2VkgA She Said, She Said]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpE6RDofFW8 I Am The Walrus]]", and on and on.
16th Jun '16 1:52:30 AM CaptEquinox
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--> The first time I tried cocaine, I felt like a new man! ... And the first thing this new man wanted -- was more cocaine!
16th Jun '16 1:41:51 AM CaptEquinox
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As the title indicates, Drugs Are Good is the inverse of DrugsAreBad. This trope is for instances in fiction and creative works where the use of drugs and alcohol is portrayed in a positive light. Drugs Are Good is most frequently seen with cigarettes and alcohol, which have always been more or less socially acceptable. It also may accompany depictions of marijuana use, given the common perception of marijuana as a less harmful drug than other illegal drugs. Invocations of Drugs Are Good with harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin are rarer, but not unknown.

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As the title indicates, Drugs Are Good is the inverse of DrugsAreBad. This trope is for instances in fiction and creative works where the use of drugs and alcohol is portrayed in a positive light. Drugs Are Good is most frequently seen with cigarettes and alcohol, which have always been more or less socially acceptable. It also may accompany depictions of marijuana use, given the common perception of marijuana as a less harmful drug than other illegal drugs. Invocations of Drugs Are Good with harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin are rarer, but not unknown.
unknown; both drugs used to be legal and used medicinally and recreationally until the 1920s.



* ''Film/TheMysteryOfTheLeapingFish'' is a very strange short film from 1916 starring Douglas Fairbanks as a private detective named [[PunnyName Coke Ennyday]] who really, really likes cocaine. He is constantly shooting up with cocaine and laughing like a maniac. He defeats the bad guys by jabbing them with cocaine syringes until they're as high as he is.

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* ''Film/TheMysteryOfTheLeapingFish'' is a very strange short film from 1916 starring Douglas Fairbanks as a private detective named [[PunnyName Coke Ennyday]] who really, really likes cocaine. He Possibly a satirical take on Literature/SherlockHolmes, he is constantly shooting up with cocaine and laughing like a maniac. He defeats the bad guys by jabbing them with cocaine syringes until they're as high as he is.




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* Creator/HPLovecraft had hashish as a helpful adjunct to exploring the Dreamlands in the short story "Celephais".
* Creator/LordDunsany may have inspired Lovecraft with his story "The Hashish Man", where a man tells the narrator of "Bethmoora" that he's been there too, by taking hashish.
* In John Crowley's magic-realism novel ''Little, Big'', George Mouse owns a huge crumbling old New York townhouse with a basement full of commercially packaged hashish bars. The building had once housed a Lebanese grocery, at a time when hashish was sold legally and openly as penny candy.




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* ''Series/BarneyMiller'' had the detectives unintentionally ingesting hash baked into brownies by Wojo's girlfriend. It's played as cute and funny, and in Fish's case positively beneficial.
--> '''Fish.''' The first time in twenty years I felt really good -- and it has to be illegal!



* Music/JeffersonAirplane's "White Rabbit" about a young girl who slips down a rabbit hole one day and gets experimental with things labelled "Eat Me", "Drink Me", etc, whilst encountering caterpillars smoking hookahs and self-willed chess pieces and playing cards. Hmmm.

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* Music/JeffersonAirplane's "White Rabbit" about a young girl who slips down chases a rabbit hole one day and gets experimental with things labelled "Eat Me", "Drink Me", etc, that make her larger and smaller, whilst encountering caterpillars smoking hookahs and self-willed chess pieces and playing cards.a talking dormouse. Hmmm.



* Music/TheMoodyBlues recorded ''Legend of a Mind'', a paean of praise to American drugs pioneer psychologist Dr Timothy Leary, who advocated that LSD could be used under controlled medical supervision to heal many forms of mental illness. Leary was repeatedly jailed by the US authorities for his beliefs and made ''persona non grata'' in American academia.

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* Music/TheMoodyBlues recorded ''Legend of a Mind'', a paean of praise to American drugs pioneer psychologist Dr Timothy Leary, who (along with some other psychiatrists at the time) advocated that LSD could be used under controlled medical supervision to heal many forms of mental illness. Leary was repeatedly jailed by the US authorities for his beliefs and made ''persona non grata'' in American academia. His record album ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhgJsg2mMeQ The Psychedelic Experience]]'' is designed to be listened to during a HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs LSD session, what used to be called "mind tripping".



--> Legalize it, and I will advertise it.



* The Sons of Champlin's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oznLE22KILQ Get High]]", initially released on the ''Loosen Up Naturally'' album in 1969, advises the listener that tripping alone helps you understand your true inner nature.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBzQRg_vyBI Granny won't you smoke some]], Granny won't you smoke some...



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdyrphxqtBc Marijuana]]" by Country Joe and the Fish.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdyrphxqtBc Marijuana]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapI6zOlBCY Bass Strings]]" by Country Joe and the Fish.



* Music/TomLehrer's "The Old Dope Peddler", from his debut album ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', is a sentimental tribute to a neighborhood drug dealer who "do(es) well by doing good." The trope is {{played for laughs}} and shock value, the latter especially since it was recorded early in TheFifties.

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* Music/TomLehrer's "The Old Dope Peddler", from his debut album ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', is a sentimental tribute to a neighborhood drug dealer who "do(es) well by doing good." The trope is {{played for laughs}} and shock value, the latter especially since it was recorded early in TheFifties. It was a satire of the 1946 tune "The Old Lamp Lighter".
9th Jun '16 5:54:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* As noted above, many (but not all) {{Stoner Flick}}s are this. The ''Harold and Kumar'' series, where a heartwarming moment is Kumar's girlfriend [[AVeryHaroldAndKumar3DChristmas telling him to use her pee to beat drug tests]], is a good example.

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* As noted above, many (but not all) {{Stoner Flick}}s are this. The ''Harold and Kumar'' series, where a heartwarming moment is Kumar's girlfriend [[AVeryHaroldAndKumar3DChristmas [[Film/AVeryHaroldAndKumar3DChristmas telling him to use her pee to beat drug tests]], is a good example.
10th May '16 7:05:46 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j2ej5jqQw "White Horse"]] by Laid Back is pro-cocaine but [[DrugsAreBad anti-heroin]]:
29th Apr '16 7:36:46 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Kinda-sorta in the case of Gamzee from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. If he isn't stoned off his gourd, he remembers that he's a descendant of the subjuggulators. And bad things happen.
24th Apr '16 5:58:56 PM aye_amber
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* Most of ''{{Hawkwind}}'''s output. ''Motorhead'' is about doing speed. Famously, its author and lead singer Lemmy Kilminster was later thrown out of the band for doing too much of it and took the song with him. ''Hashcake 77'' is an instrumental which manages to convey the way it feels when doing dope. You can ''feel'' righteously stoned just listening to it.

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* Most of ''{{Hawkwind}}'''s ''Music/{{Hawkwind}}'''s output. ''Motorhead'' is about doing speed. Famously, its author and lead singer Lemmy Kilminster was later thrown out of the band for doing too much of it and took the song with him. ''Hashcake 77'' is an instrumental which manages to convey the way it feels when doing dope. You can ''feel'' righteously stoned just listening to it.
26th Mar '16 7:40:11 AM BattleMaster
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* ''Orange County Senior Center Cannabis Club'' by Music/RoyZimmerman is all about how the residents of the titular senior center have a lot more fun with life while stoned.

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* ''Orange ''The Orange County Rolling Acres Senior Center Cannabis Club'' by Music/RoyZimmerman is all about how the residents of the titular senior center have a lot more fun with life while stoned.
thanks to having access to marijuana.
9th Feb '16 3:49:26 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** That said, AlanMoore plays this straight in several of his works, especially his ''ComicBook/SwampThing'' run. The hallucinogenic tubers that grow out of the titular character's back help several characters achieve HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs, though it's suggested that the tubers act as more of a "cosmic litmus paper" that make life a living hell for any ''bad'' people who eat them.
2nd Jan '16 7:56:10 PM WillBGood
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* ''The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test'' is Tom Wolfe's account of Creator/KenKesey and his bus full of hippies going on a road trip across America, dropping acid and enjoying themselves.

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* ''The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test'' is Tom Wolfe's account of Creator/KenKesey and his bus full of hippies going on a road trip across America, dropping acid and enjoying themselves. (Well, mostly.)
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