L Ron Hubbard’s ‘Fear’ inspired Philip K Dick to do what he did…
Maybe, though Dick's driving forces were certainly broader than he gives Hubbard credit for. Apart from his own personal "episodes" there's the semi-autobiographical Confessions of a Crap Artist. His only non-scifi work, its major theme is wilful gullibility and its consequences. As Dick wrote of his creation, the obsessive-compulsive on-the-spectrum Jack Isidore in his foreword to a later edition, "He's a better man than I am."
Robitussin make me feel so fine
Robitussin and Elderberry wine
Moby Grape, Hey Grandma, 1967.
Robitussin and similar cough remedies offered a cheap recreational altered state experience if you could drink enough of the stuff and keep it down. It was probably mostly due to a dodgy ingredient like pseudoephedrine, so the elderberry wine wouldn't have hurt.
We can all rub along together… right?
Why shoot, ya'll...
Where's the motivation coming from? What strategic genius has prompted this? Just ... baffled.
They were both ripped as a pair of chooks?
Sad news about Jackie's Ian, condolences from me too.
It seems that Jackie also lost her beloved dog last week, presumably the same 'rescue dog' that she used to post about here at PAS. While it's easy to forget precisely what people might have said, the memory of how they made you feel lingers. A happy and fulfilling 2019 to all of you folks of goodwill out there.
Though I did not understood it was an NZ invention rather than something we copied:
The profession of psychopaedic nurse (specialists in nursing intellectually disabled children) was developed in 1960s New Zealand
Are you quoting Hilary Stace's latest article, or the earlier one from 2014? She uses precisely the same sentence in both. I wasn't aware that "psychopaedic nurse" was an endemic NZ thing until she pointed it out. It was significant to me because, growing up in one of the handful of staff houses at Kimberley, I remember the adult conversations that took place over my head, and facts like that provide a context for events. Thank you Hilary.
Which part/s of the govt's Budgets did their funding come from in those days?
If an institution was designated as a hospital - Seacliff, Avondale-Oakley-Carrington, Levin-Kimberley, Templeton, Cherry Farm, Sunnyside, etc. - it was part of the Department of Health gulag. In everyday parlance, the Health Department. Ministry of Health certainly wasn't in common use back then. Each institution was presided over by a medical superintendent. Below him (always a him) was the head attendant as chief of male staff and the matron with her army of female nurses. In the early 60s they all became redesignated as nurses.
Crikey. Not heard of that before...
Hilary Stace posted that info here over four years ago.
on the road…
Any chance you could upload the 3-panel (from memory) strip where a roadie reveals his sensitive pet-keeping side? I liked that one a lot.
Great shots, thank you! Rupert E Taylor looks even cooler than he did three decades ago.