"Psh, what am I supposed to be, impressed? I can do that with a ping-pong ball and an iPod."
Because of shady research practices, skewed results and questionable subjects, the Ganzfeld Experiments did nothing to advance the theory of ESP, but if you really feel like tripping balls, and not so much like eating fungus picked out of cow-s**t and then staying up for five hours past the point when it stops being fun, Ganzfeld might do a little something for you.
It doesnât alter your blood chemistry, it can be stopped at any point, itâs practically free, and it seems like something out of a Buck Rogers episode.
You look like a total and complete tool.
Propanolol is a form of beta blocker
, which have long been used for their calming effects by pretty much anybody with nerves. Musicians, athletes, lawyers and teachers all swear by them for maintaining your cool when a s**t ton of people are looking at you for extended periods of time and you think your fly might be down. Itâs most often prescribed for circulatory disorders like hypertension, because it affects blood flow. However, itâs most often abused for itâs suppression of the physical effects of your fight or flight reflex. If, say, a horse-mounted lion leapt out at you, roaring and neighing itâs terrifying battle cry, your body would shoot adrenalin throughout your system, allowing you to react faster and hopefully get away.
This is a handy instinct for actual fight or flight scenarios, but these signals frequently get crossed, and come in quite a bit less handy when youâre trying to tell a girl how beautiful her eyes are and your body is essentially still screaming âHOLY s**t! LION! RUN!â
"JESUS CHRIST IT'S A WOMAN! GET IN THE CAR!"
In short, itâs artificial confidence in pill form. It does not muddle your thoughts or change your personality in any noticeable way, it just suppresses nerves. Finally allowing you to deliver lines like âdo you have colon cancer? âCause that ass is killer!â without your voice shaking like a pubescent Parkinsonâs patient.
Sure, other drugs like alcohol inspire a sort of artificial confidence â but thatâs really more like reduced judgment that comes along with mental impairment. So while liquor may give you the confidence to use your best lines on pretty girls, youâre also more likely to screw them up and end up saying something more along the lines of âdo you have colon cancer? âCause it looks like a tumor. YOUâRE NOT BETTER THAN ME!â Propanolol gives you booze-nerves without the retardation.
Among the side-effects are nightmares, confusion, and hallucinations. So to further elaborate on this example, you may well have the mental acuity and confidence to pick up on a pretty girl, but she may only exist slightly between this plane of light and the next and have tits made out of snakes and fire.
There are two ways to progress technologically, you can invent entirely new and innovative products, or you can just improve on existing ones. Theyâre both valid approaches; somebody invents cold fusion reactors, for example, and somebody else puts a clock in them and makes them syncable with your iPod. Acomplia is more along the lines of the latter approach. Initially