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Why, then, does the sequel give off such a whiff of near-insanity? How come the climax depicts a shape-shifting Duplo queen being married off to Batman, while a talking ice-cream cone introduces the maids of honor as Marie Curie, Chocolate Bar, Tin Man, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg? Yeah, me neither. But let the record show that, between the first and second Lego films, Proposition 64, permitting the legal sale and distribution of marijuana, was passed in California. Just saying.
Anthony Lane writing for The New Yorker

    Live-Action TV 

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, because if the creators had been taking acid these shows wouldn't have been made at all (...) 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.



Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And scored some more stuff off a spoon

    Web Original 

Miley Cyrus released her latest “Ah am so crazy, y’all!” music video earlier today for a song called “Lighter“, which is obviously the first thing she grabbed before making it. When I described it as a Lisa Frank fever dream, I mean it is literally what the Lisa Frank Bear sees when he tries to bring a fever of 104.6 down with an entire bottle of NocheTussin. Or what Miley sees when her regular dealer goes on vacation and she’s forced to buy weed from H. R. Pufnstuf.

Heck, even the big three put in an appearance: Mark Hamill (who was wearing so much makeup that it appeared he signed a sponsorship deal with Max Factor), Harrison Ford (looking like he’d rather be anywhere else in the galaxy), and Carrie Fisher (who looked... well, there’s just no nice way to put this... the poor girl just look absolutely coked out of her mind. Seriously, it’s a toss up between her and Drew Barrymore for the coveted 'Best Stoned Actress in a Supporting Role in a Crappy Christmas Movie' ''WrestleCrap Oscar.
Wrestlecrap, "The Star Wars Holiday Special – Welcome to the Dark Side"

I like to imagine Nic Cage dunking the Killer Joe script into a lion’s mouth for being too out there, then firing his agent while rolling down a hill inside a giant tractor tyre.

Peter Pan the musical is already weird. A grown woman dresses up like a teenage boy, breaks into a house at night and sprinkles 'pixie dust' on the children (read: drugs them) before taking them up, up, and away. Some may call that a charming, family-friendly musical. I call that an episode of To Catch a Predator.
Michael K. on Peter Pan Live! (2014)

assassin 78954: Jack, what drugs are you on?
Jack: All of them. All of the drugs.

Y'know, a lot of people ask me, "Jack, do you drink 18 cups of coffee before you do Happy Wheels?" No! Cocaine is much stronger!

Without a doubt the most 1980s sequence ever committed to film — if you want to see where everything went wrong in that era just stick these titles on... Poor Lis Sladen is made to look as though she is blissed out on wine wandering around the country in her metro, occasionally getting out to jog along the country roads and pull down a paper and stare into the camera as though she really is sizzled. It’s agonisingly awful and very, very funny. I always stick it on when I am in a bad mood, but as a title sequence to introduce a gritty new series about an investigative journalist it fails on every level.

'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.

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 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: It’s a mix between Lovecraftian insanity from horror and some kind of transcendence.
Chris: I feel like I’m drunk. I feel like this movie has made me drunk. I don’t think I could stand up right now.
ComicsAlliance on Barb Wire

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.

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

"At first I was thinking that it was one of those movies I should be stoned to appreciate, and then it sunk in that I was getting stoned just watching it."
P.Z. Meyers, on Zardoz

the people who made this movie were probably high, and im not implying by that statement that the movie (actually two episodes of a seventies tv cartoon strung together and rereleased in 2002) is especially surreal or creative or visually interesting because thats not the kind of of art that high people make. high people dont want to put that amount of effort into anything, let alone a process as arduous and time consuming as animation. scooby doo meets batman is the kind of movie you would actually make if you were high, in that everything about it feels like it was made up on the spot by someone who didnt care too much.
This post from You Can't Fuck Osmosis Jones

beginner: the person that made this was on drugs
advanced: the person that made this has a fetish

in conclusion, this book was great and J. M. Barrie was possibly on crack and, also, Disney what were you thinking
Tumblr user lotstradamus on the various ridiculous things in the original version of Peter Pan

Some time in 1996 a couple of guys got together and smoked what was apparently a large amount of crack and then injected pure heroin into their eyes and then proceeded to create what is now known only as 'the Doom comic'.
Doomworld on the Doom comic

    Web Video 

It's interesting how all the things that should have been made on drugs probably didn't involve any.

You can put some Bach on the stereo and huff paint and get the roughly same experience as watching this film.

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'.)

I have no idea where anything is. I have no idea what anything does. This is not merely a madhouse designed by a madman, but a madhouse designed by many madmen, each with an intense hatred for the previous madman's unique flavour of madness.

Don't do drugs, do Adventure Time.

If Tim Burton had never done acid, I'd hate to see what happens if he does.
The Nostalgia Critic on the opening to Beetlejuice

Clearly, these writers and directors have bitten off far more ecstasy than they can chew, because there is no story structure or visual logic that could be obtained from any reasonable, sober human being. At least let's pray to God there isn't.

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.

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.
azuritereaction, "WEIRDEST GAME EVER - Revenge of the Sunfish - Part 1"

    Real Life 

Q: Have you ever taken drugs?
A: Nothing serious. Just aspirin, Tylenol and Flintstones chewable vitamins.

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

You can't do drugs when you're making shows. Maybe after, but not during. We're bizarre, that's all.

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, it’s sort of bizarre, like my costume on acid, really isn’t 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 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.

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

Haha! Dude, no. There's no way to get anything done on drugs.


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