Marylin Monroe and Amphetamines was also just coming onto the scene.
The joke for Marilyn Monroe was "whats the difference between Marilyn Monroe and a Rooster".
The answer was that a rooster would say "cock a doodle do" and Marilyn Monroe would say "Any Cock Will Do".
John F Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy and Amphetamines were also coming into being.
Frank Sinatra and Hank Williams..
They gave my mother amphetamines but she flushed them down the toilet after a bit.
She said they made her teeth grind.
I think they had them in some kind of biscuit form for awhile there.
She was suffering with depression after losing my sister Patty to a fever in 1952.
Patty was nine and I was six or seven I think.
Doctors handed out amphetamines like candy during and after World War Two.
Weight loss or depression or just not feeling good.
Everybody took them.
That's when The Hells Angels came into being.
Amphetamines were used by all sides during World War Two.
From top to bottom.
Probably Even Eisenhower and Patton and McCarther.
Definitely Hitler and Emperor Hirohito of Japan.
Amphetamines and Methamphetamines.
Doctors prescribed inhalers before the pills were prescribed.
The doctors and nurses themselves often took them.
Night shifts and all.
I'm sure Rosy the Riveter was on speed.
College students for studying and taking tests.
Race horses were banned from using them and their Jockeys.
The wealthy race horse owners were not tested I don't believe.
World War One and Germany and Amphetamines I haven't studied but I will look into it.
1893 I believe amphetamine was discovered in Germany.
I think World War One was about 1918.
The year my dad was born.
J Edgar Hover was probably on Amphetamines.
Probably Englands Winston Churchill.
The CIA and the FBI and the Pentagon..
You got to remember doctors were handing it out like candy.
I think they had it in K Rations for American and British Soldiers in World War Two.
Australian and Canada I'm sure were in there too.
France and Spain.
The whole world it seems.
Nobody then or today understanding the effects of all this speed.
My dad was hooked on cokes while in The United States Navy serving over seas..
Kamikaze Pilots were on speed.
Amphetamines and methamphetamines.
They sunk my dads ship at the end of the war and he died coming home with strep throat and fever.
He went into a comma and died in Minneapolis on his way home to see me and ma and Patty.
I was three months old.
Patty was two and ma was twenty one or twenty two I think.
Amphetamines swept everything from industry to sales to music and Hollywood and Universities and Colleges.
Science and teaching.
Truck Drivers and Farmers and Processing.
Wall Street and Banking you can be sure.
Bars and Restaurants and the night and alcohol scene.
Workers and patrons alike I'm sure.
Martini lunches by businessmen and government were fueled by alcohol and amphetamines and caffeine and nicotine and sugar and wheat and honey.
I'm not sure how many thousands of tons of amphetamines and methamphetamines are manufactured today both legally and illegally but I'm sure it's billions of doses if not trillions of doses.
Being consumed today by Saudi Arabia and Dubai and ISIS and Boko Haram and probably Hamas.
These days our kids are partying on speed and weed and amphetamines and LSD and alcohol and nicotine and sugar and caffeine and of course wheat and milk and honey.
It's fucking them up royally.