Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Stoned and Dethroned

November 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments


We can honestly say we’ve never once been tempted to try phencyclidine. Nothing about the drug seems enjoyable in the slightest, starting with the fact that it tends to make grown men strip off all their clothes and rant like lunatics. (Exhibit A: Steve.) That said, it’s always nice to have cinematic confirmation that our “Just Say No” approach to angel dust is, indeed, correct. And so we were recently pleased to come across Death Drug, starring a pre-Miami Vice Philip Michael Thomas. We realize that Thomas isn’t exactly renowned as the Sir Laurence Olivier of his era, but he’s very effective in the scene above—the man freaks out in a grocery aisle far better than he sings.

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  • Jordan

    I’ve always wondered how much you’d even be able to move while on PCP. At least as I understand things it’s a pretty strong diassociative. Not exactly conducive to doing, well, much of anything. Except maybe staying in one place and watching the fucked up pictures go by.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    It probably goes back to something we’ve discussed before–the effects of drugs vary widely by person. I’m sure that PCP essentially paralyzes lots of folks; on the other hand, there’s tons of footage of folks completely freaking out on the stuff. If you haven’t already, I urge you to click the “Steve” link above–it’s a clip I’ve seen a few times. I also recall an episode of Cops in which a naked PCP casualty throws fire extinguishers through a glass door.

    Nothing about the drug sounds fun in the least. If someone can cogently explain the appeal, please do.

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