He liked a bit of powder, James Bond, benzedrine was his choice of sniff. Raking up the buzz in the early novels, trying not to be over confident on a combo of bennys and champage, when executing the plan for Queen and Country. Bond's success is really the product of a drunken glory, a golden age when being drunk stood for something good. Sadly, being drunk is now sadly frowned upon, or nervously laughed at. Budweiser ads are all repsonsible. Imagine a Budweiser ad that showed drunk people in Kansas trailerparks drinking their stuff. And not some pseudo-yuppie message. But back to Bond. And the powder. Ian Fleming himself loved boozing. And he wrote brilliant books. Admittedly while lounging on a beach in Jamaica. The age of the stupid cocktail and wine circuit has ruined the value of drink. Applying some kind of alcohol caste sytem to boozing is alco-fascist. I was mocked when asking for a beer at a San Francisco wine party. You goddam snobs, I thought, move to England immediately. You have the mind of a subject.
Hopefully Obama will bring back beer boozing. Declare it fine to stand drunk and tall. And get back to the glory of standing on the shoulders of beer kegs! It will be good for the country. Take drink back to the people. Lower the drinking age to 18!
While the drug was initially used for medical purposes, as a bronchodilator, early users of the Benzedrine inhaler discovered that it had a euphoric stimulant effect, resulting in it being one of the earliest synthetic stimulants to be widely used for recreational (i.e., non-medical) purposes. Even though this drug was intended for inhalation, many people abused it by cracking the container open and swallowing the paper strip inside, which was covered in Benzedrine. The strips were often rolled into small balls and swallowed, or taken with coffee or alcohol. The drug was often referred to as "bennies" by users and in literature. Because of the stimulant side effect, physicians discovered that amphetamine could also be used to treat narcolepsy. This led to the production of Benzedrine in tablet form. Benzedrine was also used by doctors to perk up lethargic patients before breakfast. Now we know how Dennys got big.