Does this melt your butter or what? And looking back, we should have seen it coming. I mean, where else did we think righteous indignation of the 1960s was going to end up if not for sale in a shopping mall 20 years later?
What we have seen so far: Huey Newton and his cookbook, Eldridge Cleaver fashions, to be followed now by none other than the one-time advocate of “rolled and pleated” grey matter, Timothy Leary, out to sell a home computer game that can only be purchased by those who didn’t follow his advice to begin with.
“Tune in, drop out.” Remember? Boy, I missed that phrase clean the first time. I thought he was talking about a bottle of Lydia Pinkham. But be that as it isn’t, according to our former fearless leader, this new home computer game will cost about 40 bucks, if we’re so inclined, and is based on his own theory of “psycho-Geometry” which he tells us allows people to measure human behavior just like atomic particles can be measured. Right.
Different programming titles in his upcoming game includes “Social Sophistication,” “Personal Dynamics,” and “Life Adventure.”
And, of course, if anybody’s life has been an adventure, it’s ole Tim Leary’s. There are few among us, I figure, who owes as much to gravity as he does.