Should’ve taken sad pills

Last updated on August 10th, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Man scarfs down 40,000 ecstasy tablets in nine years. Now suffers depression.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/04/2006 at 09:27 AM
    1. The Guardian made several attempts to find the man without success. … does the Guardian have an obituary column … that might be a start …

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 04 04 at 09:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Guardian made several attempts to find the man without success.

      I hear his headless body’s somewhere near Baquba.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2006 04 04 at 09:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Speaking of the Guardian, i love this from Jeremy Clarkson: ” it’s the same deal with those thin-lipped angry-looking women you see in Caffe Nero reading The Guardian. You know everything about them before even saying hello’

      Posted by Nic on 2006 04 04 at 09:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rob … I’m gunna say his name was Roland Thompson … Tim, next thread please …

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 04 04 at 10:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was reminded of that Bruce Willis anti-drug commercial:

      [close shot of an egg frying in a pan] “This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?”

      Posted by ErnieG on 2006 04 04 at 10:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Man wakes up next to 39,999 ugly chicks…”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 04 at 10:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, so? I mean look at the “Positive Effects”, huh?

      He is a poor dumb bastard, BUT….

      Users still claim “long lasting improvements in self-awareness, self-esteem, openness and insight into personal problems”…LOL.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 04 04 at 10:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. “…25 pills every day for four years.”

      I’ve had the odd pill in my time (very odd) and reckon this is probably BS, the guy would have gone 4 years without a day of sleep if this were true. Besides how could he have had 25 every freaking day for that period, didn’t he have sick days at least? Days when he couldn’t get his hands on it?

      Posted by HC44 on 2006 04 04 at 10:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. ONLY 25 a day?

      Pffft! What a wuss.

      —————————

      I hope all the Baby Boombers aren’t planning on the E generation looking after them in their severe old age, not unless they want to be left in a piss-soaked bed for four days while a brain-fried former heavy E user and now ‘nurse’ spends 70 straight hours watching flies circle an unflushed toilet saying only, “It would be sooo cooool to have me some wings,” and bopping along to the sound of some stinky old bastard’s emergency buzzer going off thinking it’s music. Man.

      Dooshdooshdooshdooshdooshdoosh.

      Maybe it was that f..cking music that helped do this geezer’s head in? Nobody not on E, or coming down from it, ever listens to that crap and enjoys it. It’s Just Not Possible.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 04 04 at 10:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7, “insight into personal problems…”

      Yeah, fantastic, the insight is that he’s completely F..CKED himself for good.

      Either he’s full of shit about the consumption rate or he was such a nong that dealers were feeding him no-mix Es, which can be caffeine powder mixed with crushed Codrals (or some equivalent cold tablet containing pseudoephedrine). Do enough and you’ll think you’re low-buzzing on Es.

      Come to think of it, he probably manured himself so severely just by so many prolonged periods without sleep. You hallucinate like a bastard after no sleep for 80 hours, if you’re still functioning at all, go longer and your whole body starts to break down.

      They didn’t do sleep deprivation at Gitmo And the Abu just so soldiers could read them Harry Potter books from start to finish.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 04 04 at 10:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. The guy is missing?  Trying looking for someone chained to the bed at Maureen Dowd’s place.  I think she may have found the sex slave she’s been looking for.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2006 04 04 at 10:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 LLL:
      That’s a bit of a leap to Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib in your post … can you suggest a better way to deal with terrorists, insurgents, criminals, or to many others freedom fighters, in 2006?  I don’t think there is a black or white answer to your comment, but since you brought it up, what’s your view?  You first.

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 04 04 at 10:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. 10 L-3

      They didn’t do sleep deprivation at Gitmo And the Abu just so soldiers could read them Harry Potter books from start to finish.

      Why of course not…the real fun part of both Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, according to our men and women was….stuffing the Harry Potter books up these 21st Century challenged bastardsasses….:). I mean come onWE ain’t the Great Satanfor nuthin’, huh?…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 04 04 at 10:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. L3 seems to know a lot about ecstasy.  And seems bitter about it.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 04 04 at 11:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bitter, Rebecca?  I thought LLL was merely waxing nostalgic.  Or offering professional advice on what to do (and not do) for a sustained buzz.

      But I agree, LLL does seem extremely experienced with ectasy, especially for a student.  Must be all those exams.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 04 at 11:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s a bitter pill for them boombers to swallow..

      Posted by crash on 2006 04 04 at 11:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. I can’t speak for the other “boomers” but since I don’t trust the “what-ever-you-call-this-useless-bunch-of-whining-slackers” generation to correctly count my change at a Quick Mart, I most definitely won’t trust them to change my diapers later on.  I’m counting on inexpensive “guest workers” from Mexico to handle the job.  At least they want to work.  And LLL, did you gain this vast amount of knowledge of illicit drug use from the Internet as well?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 04 04 at 12:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Having done some modest research I can now present my findings on recreational drug use as it pertains to cannabis and ecstasy:

      Ecstasy: Go out and use it now. If you have to take 40,000 pills to get any kind of incapacitating side-effects we may be looking at the safest recreational drug ever invented. And it works like a bastard. Alcohol? Depressing pig piss. Throw that crap away and do a pill or 2 next weekend, but make sure you do it around other E users, nothing is worse than being out of drug-sync, ask any barmaid.

      Cannabis: also pretty harmless and just the thing if you want to be pitched head-first into a black pit of existential dread, in which you will come face to face with the fact that you are wasting your life and death is as inevitable and inexorable as the dozens of cancerous tumors that are no doubt springing up throughout your body as we speak because you didn’t get that vague, inexplicable ache you had six months ago checked out and now it’s too late, TOO LATE! So that’s a good one too.

      Posted by Amos on 2006 04 04 at 12:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12, only meant that sleep deprivation has been proven to be a very effective way of ‘breaking’ down an uncooperative guest. People can be trained to withstand all sorts of torture, but nobody can take eighty hours without a decent kip. Less hassle than water-boarding.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 04 04 at 12:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15, they’re only bitter if you chew them instead of swallowing…or so I’ve heard.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 04 04 at 12:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. “I hear his headless body’s somewhere near Baquba.”

      Rob … I’m gunna say his name was Roland Thompson

      “He found him in Baquba,
      In a barroom, drinkin’ gin…”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 04 04 at 12:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. That’s roughly only 4444/year, 85/week, 12/day and one every two hours. I don’t see the problem.

      Yeah, Richard, but that 40,000th chick made it all worthwhile.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 04 at 01:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Water boarding

      There are several different varieties of interrogation techniques referred to as water boarding.

      In the medieval form of water boarding, a victim was strapped to a board and tipped back or lowered into a body of water until he or she believed that drowning was imminent. The subject was then removed from the water and revived. If necessary the process was repeated.

      This technique is also chillingly represented as having been used by the Waffen SS of the Third Reich

      This kind means, you EXCEL in the sport.

      This kind means, you ARE the sport.

      Either, equals fun, fun, fun.

      Personally, to have prevented Leon Klinghofer’s death, Robert Stethem’s death, Israel’s Olympic athletes, the Marines in Beirut, Somalia, Khobar Towers, the U.S.S. Cole, U.S. Embassy kidnappings by Persia, 9/11 and the Bali Bombings and the London Tubes and Spain’s 3/11 and on and on and on…you get the point… I would have pulled this fellows eyeballs out, through his asshole…but then, that’s just me…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 04 04 at 03:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’d be depressed too if I’d clench-jawed my way through 1.4 million bucks trashing my ability to feel joy.

      This is the sort of leftarded wanker stuff that really pisses me off. The progressives are constantly glorifying self-destructive behaviors, and woe to the lemming fool that believes they’re being all modern only to end up metro-screwed-in-the-arse for their effort.

      Remember when the NY Times and fellow snorting travelling ‘mainstream’ media hipsters declared that cocaine was non-addictive?

      It’s like they’re pre-programmed to agitate for maximum human damage before the surviving retards write about the “risks” and “dangers” their forgotten advocacy has caused.

      Sheesh! They’re still spanking themselves silly over the joys of socialism.

      Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 04 04 at 05:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. Was it Richard Pryor who said that Ecstasy was too strong – because it made white folks think they could dance?

      Posted by PeterTB on 2006 04 04 at 05:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. If Richard Pryor didn’t say that, he should have!

      The Guardian does a fuckload of stories on people wasting themselves, in pity poor imitation of the elegantly wasted Keith Richard.

      From the archives it looks like they really hooked into this theme back with Dylan Thomas. Some of the stories about his death in NYC were almost joyful. Cold bastards.

      The Guardian ran prison diaries from that toolend from BabyShitShambles or whatever they’re called, and endless pieces about his various drug use, then busts, then court cases, then more drug use, then another bust, then…you get the picture.

      Their forums were swamped with people telling the Guardian to stop it, stop telling kids this is cool or worthy of newspaper coverage, but they didn’t stop, and now they obviously think they’ve found their mother load in this dipshite.

      Still reckon he was being fed crap, and doing so many a day he would have been buying the cheapies in the UK when can be picked up (apparently for a couple of pound each), hardly likely to be the good, the very good, the ohyeahbabywooh! good stuff.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 04 04 at 06:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Times online reckons this guy swallowed his way to 20 times the previous highest-recorded lifetime ecstasy usage.  Hey, finally the Poms crack a world record!

      Posted by anthony_r on 2006 04 04 at 07:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m with L3 on this one…those numbers don’t particularly seem to add up to me. I highly doubt a perpetual stoner could cobble together the money to pay for 40,000 good-quality ecstacy pills. That kind of stuff just doesn’t change hands for peanuts, especially considering the stuff IIRC was still quite a bit more expensive back in the early 1990s (when this guy started taking it) before every Tom, Dick and Harry started brewing E in his basement. (Not nice on the “LLL’s a druggie” innuendo, btw.)

      At any rate, the article does say that “at the peak, the man was taking an estimated 25 pills every day for four years” which alone adds up to 36,500 pills…doesn’t leave many on average for the other 5 years, so I wouldn’t be surprised if (assuming the story is legit) the reason for his absurdly high daily intake during those 4 years was that his pills were simply shite.

      Posted by PW on 2006 04 04 at 08:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. no-mix Es, which can be caffeine powder mixed with crushed Codrals (or some equivalent cold tablet containing pseudoephedrine).

      As someone who has been taking large quantities of pseudoephedrine (occasionally with large quantities of caffeine) for most of his life, I can attest to the amphetamine-like side-effects (i.e. increased blood pressure, jitteryness, paranoia, short temper).  However, I have never experienced any type of buzz from pseudoephedrine on its own, and taking it with large quantities of caffeine feels just like taking large quantities of caffeine on its own.

      Posted by jic on 2006 04 04 at 08:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Kyda — Problem is, she was the first one.  That club lighting hides a lot of sins…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 04 at 09:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. PW:

      At any rate, the article does say that “at the peak, the man was taking an estimated 25 pills every day for four years” which alone adds up to 36,500 pills…doesn’t leave many on average for the other 5 years, so I wouldn’t be surprised if (assuming the story is legit) the reason for his absurdly high daily intake during those 4 years was that his pills were simply shite.

      I’d be very surprised if the reason was anything else.

      Posted by Leigh on 2006 04 04 at 10:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. The mildly psychedelic effects which make MDMA more interesting than methamphetamine have a high tolerance level. You can’t really roll more than about once a week. So if he really was getting what he paid for he was wasting an awesome amount of the stuff.

      Posted by triticale on 2006 04 05 at 01:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #Thirteen, El Cid,

      I mean come on, WE ain’t the Great Satan , for nuthin’, huh?…:).

      Well, let’s not forget the fact that Americans use cholesterol as a vector to pack evil into hamburgers. That’s like, serious around the world globalization type bad, man.

      Speak of the devil, once upon a time in a far away land an angel appeared to a humble, faceless man. The man trembled in awe at such a sight. The angel gave his name to the man and spoke with words like blood, glory and vengeance.

      Like totally tripping, man…

      Posted by splice on 2006 04 05 at 11:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. PW 28

      the reason for his absurdly high daily intake during those 4 years was that his pills were simply shite.

      Misquoting from bad memory, as Hunter Thompson said to Sonny Barger, “Man, we’ve eaten eight of these things apiece!  If they WEREN’T fake, we’d be chewing down trees like beavers by now!”

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 04 05 at 05:07 PM • permalink

 

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