Q: Have you ever taken drugs?
A: Nothing serious. Just aspirin, Tylenol and Flintstones chewable vitamins.
"I don't need no THC, 'cause I've not yet even begun to see the limits of my natural, sober delirium."
"Well, your outfit, itís sort of bizarre, like my costume on acid, really isnít it? ...Colin experienced my costume on drugs."
"Nope, we're not smoking. We've just lost our minds. It makes it so that we don't need any drugs."
— Misteroo, creator of Arfenhouse
"It's interesting how all the things that should have been made on drugs probably didn't involve any."
"A two-headed mutated Cher-loving date rapist. Why are you looking at me like that? Itís (Chris) Carter whoís on the funny stuff!"
"You can put some Bach on the stereo and huff paint and get the roughly same experience as watching this film."
"'It's like a sword...but it's also a gun,' Nomura explains to Uematsu. 'A blade that uses bullets! This is the best idea I've ever had. Don't you think?' Uematsu nods, only pretending to listen. He is secretly gawking at the enormous size of Nomura's dilated pupils."
—Pat R., "A Series Discovers Its Crack Pipe"
"The storyline is about a King who's dying of illness and needs seven different herbs to cure him. (Yeah, I bet the game designers were smoking 'seven different herbs'.)"
— The Angry Video Game Nerd, Kid Kool
"You suddenly decide 'Hey! The people who made this show must have been out of it, yeah, I mean it's so fucking trippy they must have been on something, right?', all of which is: a) an insult to the imagination of the creators and b) patent bullshit (...) Get someone on acid to make a stop-motion animation and you'll be lucky if they don't try to climb inside the face of the nearest plasticine model and drive it through a lilac stargate."
The peculiar genius of The Apple is that every time it appears that the film cannot get any crazier, it ratchets up the weirdness to almost indescribable levels. It belongs to the curious subset of movies so all-consumingly druggy and surreal that they make audiences feel baked out of their minds even when they're stone-cold sober.. a movie that makes drugs seem redundant and unnecessary.
—Nathan Rabin in My Year Of Flops
I read a review below me and im shaking my head. Why is EVERY song in the world about drugs? It has NOTHING to do with drugs whatsoever. ALL songs are never about drugs unless it's obvious. Drugs act as inspiration, not a topic for the song sop drug references in music may be present. That doesnt mean its about drugs. Good lord. I'm sick of all you people who think artists write about drugs. Uness the song is 'Hits from the bong' or 'Dr Green thumb' or more rap related or 'cocaine', etc... its not about drugs. If a song is about drugs you'll know, not think.
God, this reminds me of the time someone told me Third eye by Tool was about drugs. My response? You sir... are an idiot. Because only idiots judge what a song is about... and only hear like 25% of the lyrics.
—Anonymous, on "Dare" by Gorillaz
"Wow, we came into this adventure late. The Chairman has already turned the police into chairs and wait, what? And Spider-Man's trapped and being interrogated about antique chair shipping schedules? I have no idea how the fuck we got here. And I also have no idea why this isn't celebrated by the Smithsonian as history's first Spider-Man story written by a grandmother filled with paint fumes. If they really did this many drugs in the '70s, shouldn't more of us be centaurs?"
Chris: What is even happening to us right now, Matt.
Matt: Itís a mix between Lovecraftian insanity from horror and some kind of transcendence.
Chris: I feel like Iím drunk. I feel like this movie has made me drunk. I donít think I could stand up right now.
"Batman suddenly has a remote control for the mind-controlled penguins that he got from God knows where, the Penguin disarms him, and then some bats show up for some reason and the penguins shoot their rockets and blow up the abandoned zoo and the Penguin falls through a skylight into an aquarium thatís actually underground now and holy s*** am I on peyote or is this movie actually happening?"
I believe it can be safely said, without hyperbole, that the Super Mario Bros. movie was created following one of the most baffling executive brainstorming sessions in recorded history. They must have sent some intern out to have a vision quest in the Mojave Desert with nothing but a screenshot of the game and a water filter for his own urine, then turned his inevitable police statement into a motion picture.
"You're probably thinking I'm gonna blame this on drugs and alcohol. I probably should, but nope, we were all stone-cold-sober when we made this."
"Looking at the movie, it makes you wonder what they were smoking, snorting, or shooting up in those meetings. Okay, letís have (Bill) Cosby carry around a magic queen bee, letís give him underarm rockets and have him ride an ostrich and have him dance like a ballerina. Meanwhile, letís have killer rainbow trout and vegetarian birdmen who have adverse reactions to beef. Sheesh."
"[T]hereís a shot of Bill Cosby riding across a rooftop. And, umm... heís riding an ostrich. I assure you, I did not ingest any hallucinogens prior to writing this recap. But truth be told, that wouldnít have been such a bad idea."
"If Tim Burton had never done acid, I'd hate to see what happens if he does."
"Big lights! Pretty pictures! It was kinda like being on drugs, except I wasn't on drugs. I kept watching this movie thinking, "I must be on drugs," but I looked and I wasn't on drugs! It's like drugs without drugs. IT'S THAT GOOD!!"
"A happy bowling ball just opened its brain to eat a cherry served by a fish in a tuxedo. What refreshing blend of illegal substances and narcotics must the developer have consumed while creating this masterpiece?"
—LeesusFreak on Mitoza
Luigi: I think Miyamoto was high as shit when he thought of us, though.
Mario: What makes you think that?
Luigi: Think about it, Mario. We're fucking plumbers wearing red and green hats, we're trying to save a hot princess from a dinosaur-turtle, and to stay alive, we have to eat mushrooms.
"It's hard to underscore enough how ridiculous I and most creators I've talked to find this notion that being high is the wellspring from which all bizarre, absurd, or otherwise creative material must necessarily come from. For the most part, there's a very significant difference between quality work and pot addled horseshit.
"It's not that I think all drugs are JUST SO TERRIBLE on principle. But including them as a staple to the creative process is usually a serious detriment to the work in my view."
"I really canít overemphasise how utterly brain-jigged a movie this is. Itís like a film entirely made up of characters deemed too fucked up to be in other films...I like to imagine Nic Cage dunking the Killer Joe script into a lionís mouth for being too out there, then firing his agent while rolling down a hill inside a giant tractor tyre."
"I don't make drug jokes, least of all jokes about being stoned. But if you're too busy doing anti-drugs like pottery and figuring out tight solos on your sitar, this game will seriously teach you exactly what it's like to be one of your 'cool friends' that are frequently high and at either Denny's or IHOP at 2 in the morning."
— Hardcore Gaming 101, review of Snacks'N Jaxson
"You can't do drugs when you're making shows. Maybe after, but not during. We're bizarre, that's all."
"I can honestly say this deserves the title of 'Weirder Than LSD.' I think everybody will agree with me on this one. I think this is an acid trip for the ages. This is: you don't have to do drugs if you do this; you can just play this game."