Far out, man. LSD is being openly sold near the southside of UC Berkeley.
The Daily Clog, the blog of the university’s student newspaper The Daily Californian, reported Monday – complete with a picture – on a flier posted on a telephone pole very near campus that boldly proclaimed:
“Want to buy some LSD? (Call) Cosmo.” The flier lists the drug dealer’s apparent real phone number – complete with those little rip-off telephone number tags fliers often offer.
In a pleasant surprise, the Daily Cal blogger, Meagan Kane, doesn’t exactly praise the development.
Due to our high tolerance for the abnormal, a truly strange occurrence is when Berkeley manages to shock us with something — but that is exactly what happened when we spotted this flier stapled to a telephone pole on Southside near campus.This flier raises a lot of questions. However, instead of torturing ourselves with questions we will never know the answer to, let us pause for a moment and reflect on all of the things that we can learn from this photo.
We don’t know who Cosmo is, but his entrepreneurship and brashness is equal parts impressive and alarming. Clearly trivial things like the law aren’t really a concern for him (unless you would like to make a more conspiratorial interpretation of this photo, in which case this is a very clever trap planted by police). Apparently, the LSD market is booming in Berkeley, as there are only two phone number tags left on the flier.
We don’t know how long Cosmo is planning on staying in Berkeley, and we’re not exactly sure how we feel about it. On the one hand, he brings more color to our already colorful city, and on the other, he also brings more illicit activity. Either way, we realize that midterms can be stressful, but do us a favor and find a healthier way to come out of the midterm slump.
As an aside, Berkeley is very proud of its LSD-dabbling past, if its online homage to Dr. Timothy Leary – its most famous acid-dropping professor, is any indication.