She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie….Cocaine

joaquin andujar1

4 time All Star loved the yayo.

Joaquin Andujar, who famously supplied fellow teammates Lonnie Smith and Keith Hernandez with copious amounts of cocaine in the 80’s died recently on September 8th, 2015 at the age of 62. In memory of Andujar I’ve decided to pleasure you with some of the best quotes concerning the yayo that Eric Clapton famously crooned about in song. 

“If I have a near-beer, I’m near beer. And if I’m near beer, I’m close to tequila. And if I’m close to tequila, I’m adjacent to cocaine.” ― Craig Ferguson
“Happiness lies within one’s self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine.” ― Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
“It’s not the side-effects of the cocaine – I’m thinking that it must be love. — David Bowie
“This original version of Coca-Cola contained a small amount of coca extract and therefore a trace of cocaine. (It was eliminated early in the twentieth century, though other extracts derived from coca leaves remain part of the drink to this day.) Its creation was not the accidental concoction of an amateur experimenting in his garden, but the deliberate and painstaking culmination of months of work by an experienced maker of quack remedies.” ― Tom Standage, A History of the World in 6 Glasses
“Until you’ve got your mouth full of cocaine, you don’t know what kissing is. One kiss goes on from phase to phase like one of those novels by Balzac and Zola and Romain Rolland and D. H. Lawrence and those chaps. And you never get tire. You’re on fourth speed all the time, and the engine purrs like a kitten, a big white kitten with the stars in its whiskers.” ― Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money. –Robin Williams
(Cocaine) is neither moral nor immoral — it’s a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole. –Frank Zappa
If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution — then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise. –Aldous Huxley

6 Comments

Honestly, I’ve never tried cocaine, so I can’t say which of these quotes is most “accurate.” But I am partial to pretty much anything Frank Zappa had to say. They don’t make them like him anymore.
Good stuff,
Bill

I am afraid to “like” this as it may carry an unspoken assumption that I therefore “like” cocaine; but in truth I am way too much of a health freak and general wuss to have ever tried it.I haven’t discovered cocaine but I have discovered your blog which is so awesome it could possibly be just as addictive (and cheaper!). 🙂

No assumptions…..welcome to the madness….err…..I mean baseball history!

Gary – You highlight some names of the past that have receded. Joaquin Andujar, being one of them. I didn’t know (or remember) that he was associated with cocaine. I also forgot that he played with the A’s. It seems I don’t remember much about Joaquin Andujar.

“That’s why I don’t talk. Because I talk to much.” – J. Andujar

Bruce, I know what you mean. I’m supposed to be an “expert” regarding this team and there are some names from the 90’s that I had forgotten had sported the green and gold. Either the players come and go at a rapid pace or I’m getting old. Let’s hope for the former.

Oh for sure, Gary. It’s the former.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: