Before the San Francisco Symphony's performance of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

a group of pharmacology students reading the Pharmacotherapy Handbook, by Barbara G. Wells, Joseph T. DiPiro, Terry L. Schwinghammer, and Cindy W. Hamilton for a final exam the day after Thanksgiving--what timing! They were (bitterly) oblivious to the holiday.

The perfect drugs for the symphony:

While they were quick to point out that a non-pharmacological alternative should always be tried first, they recommend, for performers with stage fright--beta blockers and, for audience members who wanted to heighten their senses--a bar of dark chocolate or, another alternative, LSD.

Over their Pharmacotherapy textbook they recommend The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan for its practical approach of thinking about life and Fear no Evil, by Robert Heinlein, because it's disturbing.

(not pictured +4 disgruntled students)


Bill said...

Hey, we weren't all disgruntled students. Some of us were just with the disgruntled students. My gruntle is still firmly in tact.

Sonya said...

I'm glad you *all* weren't in misery. Thanks for visitng my blog and Happy Thanksgiving!