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    Phantom Flasher... Markp.com's Avatar
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    Forgot to post this on the 3rd!

    A really interesting and weird story!

    Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897–November 3, 1957) was an Austrian-American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and author, who was trained in Vienna by Sigmund Freud.

    In the 1930s, Reich claimed to have discovered a physical energy, which he called "orgone," and which he said was contained in the atmosphere and in all living matter. He developed instruments — orgone accumulators — to detect and harness the energy, which he said could be used to treat illnesses like cancer. His views were not accepted by the mainstream scientific community.

    When his Mass Psychology of Fascism, published in 1933, was banned by the Nazis, Reich realized he was in danger; he moved to the United States in 1939, where he continued his orgone research. In 1947, following a series of articles about orgone in The New Republic and Harpers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into Reich's claims about orgone therapy, and won an injunction against its promotion as a medical treatment. Charged with contempt of court for violating the injunction, Reich conducted his own defense, which involved sending the judge all his books to read. He was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

    In August 1956, several tons of his publications were burned by the FDA. He died of heart failure in jail just over a year later, one day before he was due to apply for parole.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgone_..._and_cloudbust

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    i know a song about them..

    I've got an orgone accumulator
    It makes me feel greater
    I'll see you sometime later
    When I'm through with my accumulator

    It's no social integrator
    It's a one man isolator
    It's a back brain stimulator
    It's a cerebral vibrator

    Those energy stimulators
    Just turn your eyeballs into craters
    But an orgone accumulator
    Is a superman creator

    It's no social integrator
    It's a one man isolator
    It's a back brain stimulator
    It's a cerebral vibrator

    I've got an orgone accumulator
    And it makes me feel greater
    I'll see you sometime later
    When I'm through with my accumulator

    lyrics by hawkwind..
    who remembers them eh?

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    Not me... I hope someone read the link... its an interesting 5 minute read...

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    Did he use orgone to mold that amazing hairdoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruitloops
    Did he use orgone to mold that amazing hairdoo?
    Um... yes.

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    dude... that's like a half-flock of seagulls haircut or something... the balding version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruitloops
    Did he use orgone to mold that amazing hairdoo?
    Nah, that's just a standard issue crazy people hairdo.

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