Pull up a chair, Beatles fans, I have a story for you, a story about politics, pot, and rock and roll, starring John Lennon and Timothy Leary. IT'S A GOOD ONE.
Counterculture icon Timothy Leary was a longtime advocate of drug use as a way to expand minds. "Turn on, tune in, drop out," became one of his most popular phrases in the 1960s. But in 1987 Leary predicted that people of the 21st century wouldn't need "old fashioned" drugs anymore. Instead, we'd all be using "brain…
While Dr. Leary was fairly entranced by computers and cyberculture in the '90s—what stoner wasn't?—I hardly think he meant "turn on, tune in, drop out" to be used to sell consumer market research services. Shameful. [via press release]