On the the other hand, I now have a reason to hate the French.
Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > Dutch Tighten Drug Laws Because of Stupid Tourists:
"The Dutch government is banning the sale of all magic mushrooms after a series of high-profile incidents involving tourists who had taken them.
Calls for a re-evaluation of the drug grew after a 17-year-old French girl jumped from a building after eating magic mushrooms during a school trip to Amsterdam in March.
This is reminiscent of the wonderfully offensive Onion headline, "Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids.""
More aptly, the immortal Bill Hicks weighs in, from beyond the grave, natch:
"Always that same LSD story, you’ve all seen it. “Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.”
What a tragedy? What a dick. Fuck him! He’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off from the ground first? Check it out. You don’t see ducks lining up to catch elevators to fly South. They fly from the ground, you moron. Quit ruining it for everybody. He’s a moron, he’s dead, good. We lost a moron, fucking celebrate. Boy I just felt the world get lighter - we lost a moron...
I don’t mean to sound cold or cruel or vicious, but I am so that’s the way it comes out."