xeni at March 11th, 2014 14:17 — #1
imb at March 11th, 2014 14:31 — #2
I don't know where it could have come from, and this terrible, but it does explain some of the apparel worn by the people of Walmart.
cinemaveritex at March 11th, 2014 14:32 — #3
Maybe they were using paper plates and it was on the plates not the beef? Just a guess.
therizz at March 11th, 2014 14:37 — #4
Obviously WalMart mislabeled it - it wasn't beef, it was mule.
charleston_chu at March 11th, 2014 14:41 — #5
Should have kept quiet…now everyone will want LSD beef...
dragonfrog at March 11th, 2014 14:42 — #6
Wow. A shame they didn't know until later that the cause of the hallucinations was LSD - the emergency delivery, which I imagine would have been quite traumatic, would probably have turned out to be unnecessary.
cleveremi at March 11th, 2014 14:46 — #7
Good grief, that's horrible. What could someone get out of doing that? Gah.
I understand the desire to take hallucinogens oneself, but what's the point of giving them to unsuspecting people, especially children?!? As for the pregnant woman, I don't know whether the LSD would have any impact on the kid-in-utero, but maternal stress isn't good for 'em, and getting dosed must be stressful -- even more if you've never tripped before.
happy_professor at March 11th, 2014 14:48 — #8
Shame on Boing Boing! Forwarding scare headlines helps nobody!
LSD would disintegrate in cooking. Police drug tests are notoriously incorrect.
This 'LSD Beef from Wal-Mart' scare headline is based on the word of one police officer. I have no doubt that they ate something that sickened them, but the idea that somebody went in and so thoroughly soaked a piece of meat in LSD that it survived the cooking process and got everyone in a family is straight out of 'reefer madness'.
writebastard at March 11th, 2014 14:53 — #9
Seriously, BB, WTF, and other all caps expressions of disappointment.
imb at March 11th, 2014 14:53 — #10
Good point. Being sick from a terrible infection can make you hallucinate as well, amongst other things.
samwinston at March 11th, 2014 14:58 — #11
Who the hell would waste good LSD like that?
profofflogic at March 11th, 2014 14:58 — #12
What with LSD being a fragile chemical, the ignorant speculation by law enforcement, the mass hysteria aspect, credulous reportage, and did the whole family all eat the same piece of meat, seriously?
I'm not buying it. It smells like 'Batboy' to me.
tekna2007 at March 11th, 2014 14:59 — #13
So apparently not everyone knew to avoid the brown meat.
euansmith at March 11th, 2014 15:01 — #14
Maybe we'd best ask the CIA why they used to think it was worth doing to people?
samwinston at March 11th, 2014 15:01 — #15
Me neither. LSD breaks down very fast at cooking temperatures. It reminds me of those stories in the 60's warning school kids to avoid the 'stickers' laced with LSD that hippys would just 'give away' to kids.
More likely explanation. It was in the house already and the kids got into and this is a cover story.
euansmith at March 11th, 2014 15:03 — #16
One should always stick to the True Black Meat.
jandrese at March 11th, 2014 15:06 — #17
I'm expecting to see this show up in email chains and then on Snopes.
gilbertwham at March 11th, 2014 15:08 — #18
Or a crazy neighbour/relative/random Floridian spiked 'em some other way. If, as has been said, there was any acid anywhere. I dunno about the states, but it's canny hard to find here these days.
gilbertwham at March 11th, 2014 15:08 — #19
Wait, you can email acid?
snapdragon at March 11th, 2014 15:13 — #20
The story says steak. Rare steak doesn't get cooked that much in the center (hence the phrase "cold-center steak"). I would hold off on dismissing the possibility that the meat was tainted prior to cooking until we have more information.
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