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SuaSponte
11-21-2005, 01:13 PM
I know that recreational drugs have their fashions, like everything else, but I've known of none that have completely disappeared from common consciousness like Quaaludes have. What happened to them? I can't think that people decided they were too dangerous or something - that's never been a problem with other drugs.

Sua

Happy Lendervedder
11-21-2005, 01:19 PM
Apparently, mixed with a little weed and smoked, it's still quite popular in South Africa.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaaludes

Cliffy
11-21-2005, 01:28 PM
Cliffy thought #1 -- Hey, I just saw a movie this weekend where a guy took a qualuude!

Cliffy thought #2 -- It was Hannah and Her Sisters, which is 20 years old. So, never mind.

--Cliffy

Hoodoo Ulove
11-21-2005, 01:33 PM
As the Wikipedia article mentions, in1984 methaqualone was classified as a Schedule 1 substance in the US, illegal to manufacture.

vetbridge
11-21-2005, 01:33 PM
Oxycodon has taken over as the down of choice. So I've been told. ;)

SuaSponte
11-21-2005, 02:50 PM
As the Wikipedia article mentions, in1984 methaqualone was classified as a Schedule 1 substance in the US, illegal to manufacture. Yah, as is Ecstacy. One possibility is that Quaaludes are considerably more difficult to manufacture than other illegal drugs, and you would need real pharmaceutical facilities to make them en masse. Any truth to that thought?

Sua

The Great Sun Jester
11-22-2005, 09:01 AM
Oxycodon has taken over as the down of choice. So I've been told. ;)
I prefer liberal dispensation of oxcytocin, myself. Calms the wife right the hell down.

erm...*bump*

It's a shame they can't me sold here anymore. The name alone just screams "DruGz." I wonder if:

a) the name could be re-copyrighted to another substance, just so we could say it again. and
b) Quaaludes are considerably more difficult to manufacture than other illegal drugs, and would require real pharmaceutical facilities to make them en masse.

Just a couple thoughts I had.

scm1001
11-22-2005, 11:47 AM
good history of the "lude" http://www.johnharris.me.uk/arch/interview/quaaludes.htm

Martha Medea
11-22-2005, 11:48 AM
aka "Vitamin Q" in Tales of the City.

UncleBeer
11-22-2005, 11:56 AM
Whatever happened to Quaaludes?
I took them all back in 1981.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
11-22-2005, 12:44 PM
Now that that's settled, what ever happened to Quay Lewd (http://www.thetubes.com/20021026/pages/36Quay%20Lewd%20A.htm)?

Jake
11-22-2005, 02:55 PM
I took them all back in 1981.
They wear off yet?

plnnr
11-22-2005, 03:12 PM
Now that that's settled, what ever happened to Quay Lewd (http://www.thetubes.com/20021026/pages/36Quay%20Lewd%20A.htm)?

All together now:

"White punks on dope
Mom and dad live in Hollywood..."

Joey P
11-22-2005, 03:14 PM
aka "Vitamin Q" in Tales of the City.

Or Outside Providence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125971/), Here man take some Vitamin Q, it relaxes the throat.