RDA-L Raiders of the Lost Web

On 10/22/2015 5:25 PM, Pamela Dearinger wrote:
> I found it very interesting, for what that’s worth. Don’t drink the > “kool aide”
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 5:32 AM, Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz
> > wrote:
> I agree with John and Cindy. It seems to me that the author of a > critical e-mail (who is it anyway?) overreacted in a big way. I > suggest drinking some cool aid.

I start this with a “Trigger Warning” to alert people that this does not have to do much with RDA, so they can safely delete this message immediately. Instead it is an explanation to an international group for those who may not know what “drink the kool aid” means.

Apparently, for most people, it is attached to the incredible story of the Jonestown religious group suicide, where hundreds of people died by drinking kool aid mixed with cyanide.

For me though, it always meant doing LSD. It was a popular way to take LSD back in the wild and crazy days before it became illegal. Ken Kesey (the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and his group of Merry Pranksters, went around the US giving “Acid Tests” where they served “Electric Kool Aid.”

It is a wild and true story told by Tom Wolfe in his book “The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test.” Some videos are now on the web about all of them, and I just discovered they finally came out with the movie they made back then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57OaoZZ61oM

I’ll have to see it!

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid

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