Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Mission Public SF moves before opening

March 10th, 2013

Mission Public

Mission Public SF, an upcoming gastropub one can only assume is named after a public restroom, has relocated prior to opening.

Originally slated to open on Mission and 15th, the restaurant is now being built instead in the former Om Shan Tea space at the corner of 14th and Natoma.

As you may recall, Om Shan Tea ran into some financial troubles but managed to reopen, only to be shut down by the police because of the owner’s other business ventures.

Hopefully the new restaurant will be a success. And if it doesn’t work out, well hey, they can always turn to selling acid.

Walk, don’t walk, drop acid

February 9th, 2011

Sometimes I have to stop an ask myself if I just took a mind-altering drug, or if what I’m seeing is real. When I went to hit the walk button the other day, I had to question the state of my consciousness and do a double-take.


Spotted at 16th and Mission.

Beings Of Nibber Glux Six

January 19th, 2011

Back in the winter of 2004 when I was in college — and perhaps more than a bit stoned — I created a short-lived comic strip series called “Beings Of Nibber Glux Six.”

Here they are, reprinted, in their long-forgotten glory.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Trippy Sesame Street: part 2

November 12th, 2009

This is the second part in my look back at exceptionally trippy Sesame Street animated segments. As always, if you have a suggestion for this series feel free to contact me.
See part 1 here.

On to the videos!

A Loaf of Bread, A Container of Milk, and a Stick of Butter
Here’s a video that shouldn’t be trippy, but the strange animation style makes it a real head-trip.


Carrots: delicious, loud, and they’ll get you mugged. Warning: the narrators voice may be a buzzkill.


Daddy Dear
Oh my, where to begin with this one? Anthropomorphic animals, a “daughter” that’s actually a doll, tadpoles with human feet… at least the song is catchy.


There’s probably better ways to teach kids about perspective than to blow their minds.

And last but not least…

The Pinball Song (music by The Pointer Sisters)
What if you got really high while watching Yellow Submarine, stared at a clock for a few hours, then went to play pinball? You could find out the hard way, or you could just watch this video because the good folks at CTW did it for you.
There’s several versions of this video, this is the “twelve” version.

This is Part 2 in my series on trippy Sesame Street animations. Part 1 is here. Is there a video you think I should include in the next installment? Contact me (e-mail is in the right margin.)

Trippy Sesame Street: part 1

November 4th, 2009

Sesame Street was created in the late 60’s and takes place in a zero-crime urban area where giant birds and talking monsters are normal. Even by those standards, some of the animated segments shown on Sesame Street in those early days are mind-bogglingly trippy.

Let’s explore, shall we?

Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home
How this kid managed to get lost after biking in a straight line for five minutes is beyond me, but the truly strange thing here is they’re teaching children that listening to shape-shifting pimps is a good idea.


The Geometry of Circles (must by Philip Glass)
As far as I can tell, there’s no educational content to this video. The animators got a box of paint, a compass, and a ruler and ate a bunch of shrooms. The music makes the whole thing inexplicably creepy.


1 to 20
Maybe this would seem less crazy in Hindi?


My Martian Cutie
Just trying to wrap one’s head around this one has been known to induce a hallucinogenic state. Don’t think about it for too long.


Madrigal Alphabet
I’ve always found this one strangely hypnotic. Watching this might help you sober up and take a nap.


That’s all for now, bye everyone! (This post was brought to you by the letter E and the number 9.)

This is Part 1 in my series on trippy Sesame Street animations. Part 2 is online here. Is there a video you think I should include in the next installment? Contact me (e-mail is in the right margin.)