Warning: LSD turns hot dogs into screaming trolls with 7 children

Case Study: LSD, a PSA produced by Lockheed Aircraft (!) in 1969.



  1. Hahahaha! That’s hilarious!

    Oh, wait…I ate a “living” cheeseburger in 1987. He was delicious.

    My bad.

  2. She put on pink capris with a brown and green blouse? And they WEREN’T EVEN HERS?!! Well I’m sold, no acid for me.

  3. I can’t remember where, but I heard someone say “Whatever the motion, marijuana seconds it.” I think that’s true. In my experience, whatever the motion, LSD votes unanimously in favor of it. This lady has issues.

  4. That’s why I never dropped acid myself. I’ve read way too much Lovecraft and other such writers to risk the sort of bad trip that sort of imagination could lead to.

  5. Yeah, whenever I’m at a party, first thing I do is waltz off to the bedroom and start trying on my host’s clothes!

    Seriously though, this is why I almost never trip in urban areas. Or eat (gag) hot dogs while trippin’! I blame her friends for not guiding her better through her first trip, and Immigration Services for letting an illegal talking Polish hot dog into the country! He deserved what he got.

      1. Actually, it’s not that hard to eat while tripping. It’s just hard to digest while your stomach is tied up in knots.

      2. you can’t blame the first timer for getting snacky. after all, she did all of that mary-ju-wana before she dropped. If anything you gotta blame her friend who allowed her to stop to get the snack in the first place.

  6. 1) Obviously the problem here was that she was eating a hot dog made from meat. The spirit of pork was speaking to her. If she’d eaten a tofu dog, she’d have had a better trip.

    2) This is an early crush video!

  7. As the parent of two teenagers, I am compelled to make them watch this video. It’s important that they learn not to drop acid with this chick, no matter how cool she might look in her pink capris.

      1. See, my daughter loves Mr. Gunn. I would trust him to escort her safely through any adventure with recreational drugs. Wouldn’t the world be better if he dressed us in the morning? And the validation! “You’ve rolled that joint quite well, and you’ve not dropped a smidge on your Christian Dior haute couture blazer and skirt. Well done!”

  8. I can remember gorging on donuts while tripping metaphorical balls once. But while I can remember many other details of my many and storied teen acid trips, I cannot remember having eaten any food during any of them, strangely enough.

    1. (Follow-up to a discussion on another thread)

      @Xeni: do I understand correctly that you are a current and/or past user of illegal drugs who is NOT unambiguously pro-legalization? If so, how do you reconcile that?

      Please don’t take this as the personal attack it probably sounds like, I’m just genuinely curious about your thoughts on the issue.

  9. I wish I could have shown this to my daughter when she was young but, alas, it’s too late to save her now. She always puts ketchup on her hot dogs. You just don’t do that in Chicago.

  10. Okay, so if you’ve got a wife and seven children, why are you working as a hot dog in the first place? Seems needlessly hazardous to me. Why not be a stapler? Or a tub of plaster?

  11. Damn, what did she think would happen? That hot dog had kids.

    When I dropped acid I petted a fern for an hour and it just kept getting greener. Also The stones on the beach didn’t like me stepping on them. That was mean, but I couldn’t help it, there was so many of them and they were everywhere.

  12. Two things I don’t understand about this video:

    1. Why did they think this story would frighten people away from LSD? I mean, even conceding that the story is true, which I don’t entirely buy, it’s just the sort of thing some teens would think was cool.

    2. Why was it produced by Lockheed Aircraft?

  13. 2. Why was it produced by Lockheed Aircraft?

    “Parents: stop your kids flying on drugs, and let them fly on our aircraft.”

  14. LSD is always worth it, no mater how many hotdogs must be slaughtered.
    Burton’s Alice In Wonderland was especially delightful in LS3D!

  15. Eating while tripping, Xeni? Sure! Nachos are a very complex intellectual problem in that state, and you need to have the hand-eye coordination to keep each piece at least vaguely right side up, and you get all the crunchy tactile sensations. Yum. And that’s after walking into the taqueria and buying them, which was its own challenge.

    (Or, so they tell me anyway.)

    Rider#24, Troll Dolls haven’t always been Retro Kitsch. Once upon a time they were Brand New Kitsch, and in the US, that time was the early 60s. (Wikipedia says they were a ripoff of a 1959 Danish wooden design.)

  16. That’s more of an instructional than a warning. Just try eating a hot dog on LSD. I mean, come on. They could have taken it further by tying the act to filtering that the psyche performs continually to deal with the end products of mass industrial death processing.

    Great find!

  17. Hi, fellow trippers. Could I hang with you guys sometime soon? All of my current friends are boring as hell. Anyhow, just wanted to make fun of her comment: “pretty jacked up on marijuana.” :b

  18. The only things you should eat while under the influence of LSD are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Anything else bears an essence of poison.

    1. Or pixie stix, skittles, starburst, FUN DIP… for some reason I was always tickled pink (capris?) by sugary fake-fruit-flavored candies. Like a rainbow laser-beam to your face!

      I would definitely have trouble eating a hot dog. That sounds like the oddest choice of tripping food ever, maybe next to rocky mountain oysters or head cheese.

  19. What kind of asshole takes a first-timer out in public during the first half of the trip?

    Set and setting people, set and setting. Sheesh.

  20. @Billstewart and The Life of Bryan:

    Yup, I went into a convenience store for a Coke just as my first hit ever was kicking in.
    I could have SWORN that clerk picked up the can and shook it vigorously before handing it back to me (yet it never foamed).

    Gummi-bears always seemed like a challenge, due to the chewing and chewing and chewing and chewing…well, you get the point.

  21. When I was about 6, my mom gave all us kids a 45 single (vinyl record, for those who recall them) that had a story very similar to this video … and while being just audio, it had such an effect on me that I never tried anything above cigs or drinks .. (well, there was that one cookie i had no idea what was in there)

  22. Reminds me of one of my favorite Eddie Izzard quotes:

    “If you’ve never seen an elephant ski, you’ve never been on acid.”

  23. I never would have mixed all that loco weed with what was probably pretty clean acid. Oh, for some clean acid. As someone who hasn’t tripped in many years, who’s lost contact with serious and committed hippie chemists, some LSD-25 from 196x sounds pretty nice right now. (Magically preserved, of course.)

    No DOx compounds, no RCs… no speed-infused 50mcg hits. Just clean acid that’s sold by people one knows and trusts. I miss that. (Those 300 mic Piggies hits were pretty sweet too, c. 1988.)

    I know clean LSD is still out there, and nothing worth having isn’t worth a little work and a little time. I’m sure they’re are tons of younger peeps who have similar connects these days. But I do read a lot about DOx compounds and I’d hate to find myself in for a 30 hour ride. 12 hours was usually more than long enough.

    Anyway, my stomach could ever handle anything but fruits and paletas, maybe the occasional slightly-chemical popsicle. But those watermelon paletas from the corner store… heaven. Or piña, or coconut. Melón, límon and fresa! Mmm.

    That girl shouldn’t have gone anywhere near that gristlewurst! With ketchup! You know she’s the same chick who doppelgangs Annie Hall in the 70s and orders pastrami on white with mayo and lettuce. It’s sad.

    I blame Lockheed Martin and the white bread and ketchup-lovin’ culture they represented.

  24. Lockheed’s R&D must have been on vacation when they produced this. That isn’t how it works. And clean 25 is available in most places that have a decent chem lab at a university.

  25. I bet you never smelled a real school bus before.

    Gummi bear? They’ve been in my pocket. They’re real warm and soft.

  26. A touching story. And i sure don’t envy the person who had to break it to those seven little cocktail weenies that daddy’s not going to be coming home tonight.

  27. I think she’s being a little hard on herself. Who hasn’t jumped up and down on a hotdog on Market street.

    1. Well, much as I’d like to, I don’t believe I’ve ever set foot on Market Street (at least that Market Street), so I really haven’t had the opportunity.

      If BB users send me enough money, I will go to Market Street and stomp on a hotdog. The key is funding the plane trip. (And yes, I will clean it up…and no, I will NOT take a bite first. Hotdogs, yuck.)

  28. Wow, I was shown this film in my 6th grade class back in 1975 as part of our “drug awareness program”! I have never been able to get the picture of the stupid troll doll in the hotdog bun out of my head, even after 35 years. This is just too funny.

  29. Aside from the overbearing production around it, the girl’s story sounds pretty legit to me. I kinda sorta had a similar experience.

    It was my first time trying acid and I only took half a hit. I was at a friend’s house with a bunch of pals and had brought one of those $4 McCain’s chocolate cakes from the supermarket for us to share. I was about to cut myself a little square piece but when I looked at the cake it began rolling and tossing like a tumultuous angry ocean. I was half convinced that the knife would just splash into this choppy sea of chocolate frosting so I couldn’t compel myself to do it.

    So I stayed up all night playing playstation and listening to goa trance and had a really marvelous time.

  30. Oh, I produced a puppet show that used the audio for this at the Edinburgh Fringe, I hadn’t seen the video though….

  31. Surely this is a public information film about Health and Safety in local fast food places?? I’ve found a couple of trolls in a kebab from a shop in town that was later shut down for that kind of thing!!

  32. So, LSD gives this woman a profound insight that she hadn’t thought about before; That in the simple act of eating a hot-dog, she has commited murder. But LSD is bad for making us see that truth, right? [[Note; I’m not a vegetarian, though I do recognize the harshness of eating meat.]]

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