I was sprawled before the stereo, waiting for my turn at the bong, while humming along to “Suicide Is Painless,” the theme from the recently released “M.A.S.H.” album. No, I don’t mean the TV series, which was pretty good, but the Robert Altman movie starring Donald Sutherland and Eliot Gould which was just plain pure-dee genius.
Especially when you consider Stoner Tom’s proposed experiment. His idea was to draw as much cannabis as possible through the dope pipe for a few weeks, then drink the alcohol – noting the effects on our systems and our psyches. Stoner Tom wondered if the effects would be totally alcoholic, or totally marijuana-ish, or a combination of the two.
I wasn't expecting anyone - Carol and little Jason were visiting her parents in San Diego and my brother Charles was away at a two-day actors' camp. In short, it was that rare thing in my life: a bachelor's weekend, with nothing to do but hang out with friends, smoke a little dope and discuss heavy subjects like the "Paul is dead" rumor currently sweeping the country.
Tasha made another noise, then went to the door, tail wagging. Okay, so at least I knew that the visitor had passed the Tasha test and was unlikely to spoil my peaceful time.
Dummy, dummy, dummy!
Besides, the DA's office no doubt reasoned that although Mrs. Mad Bomber hadn’t exactly been Annie Oakley, the fact of the matter was that she was reacting like many a red-blooded American woman might have reacted when she chased down that slut who was interfering with her man, to whom she was lawfully wed.
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