Thursday, January 29, 2009

albert with an 'e'

Albert Speer ; before and after an 'e'.

photographs by david lees, 1970.

ec•sta•sy |ˌɛkstəsi|
noun ( pl. -sies)
1 an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement : there was a look of ecstasy on his face | they went into ecstasies over the view. See note at rapture .
2 chiefly archaic an emotional or religious frenzy or trancelike state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence.
3 ( Ecstasy) an illegal amphetamine-based synthetic drug with euphoric and hallucinatory effects, originally promoted as an adjunct to psychotherapy. (abbr.: MDMA) .

ORIGIN late Middle English (sense 2 ): from Old French extasie, via late Latin from Greek ekstasis ‘standing outside oneself,’ based on ek- ‘out’ + histanai ‘to place.’

Had only they been able to introduce some MDMA into der
Führer's tea... we all might have been able to make sense of his vegetarianism.

"Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall..."

Apologies to anyone arriving here seeking out the Shamen. Think on it as a strictly limited edition; hardly fair, but no more than one might legitimately expect. We live in a constantly changing paradigm...


ib said...

Having sampled unadulterated MDMA in the past - before it was criminalised, of course - it is a major source of amazement to me the shit which nowadays passes for a mellow high.

It is highly probable that teenagers' grandparents have experienced a better time.

ib said...

"Ha Ha Ha! Ever had the feeling you've been had ?..."

ib said...

When I was a child of about 6 years old my mother convinced me that my middle name - as on my birth certificate - was Ebeneeza. I was horrified at the time, naturally. Of course, the whole thing was a grotesque fallacy.

Sadly, in hindsight.