Re: [mythsoc] Mary-Jane Baggins?
- Unfortunately, I think the psychedelic covers of the 60s might have helped
toward that conflation. I heard (long before I read him) that Tolkien had a
kind of "drug" connection. Being counter-counterculture, it took me a long
while to finally read the books, and when I finally did read them, of
course, Longbottom Leaf and other varieties were CLEARLY labelled TOBACCO,
and I could never figure out how folks made the "drug" connections. These
days, since marijuana is likely more "priviledged" than tobacco, some could
twit JRRT for another kind of "drug" connection----niccotine. ---djb
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Fisher" <visualweasel@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:54 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] Mary-Jane Baggins?
> The Merry and Pippin scenes after the destruction of Isengard
> look like something out of a Cheech & Chong film. Some of
> the commentaries address the leaf = marijuana connection too,
> I believe.
Apt comparison, David – and funny. And yeah, this whole thing grew up out of
the culture wars of the 60s, right? It's a shame that pipeweed / marijuana
have come to be so conflated by so many. It bothers me, too, but
regrettably, that ship had sailed long before Peter Jackson's films came
along. And before *I* was born, come to that. :)
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