It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early irish novel ... total loss of all basic motor skills: blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue---severance of all connection between the body and the brain. Which is intresting, because the brain continues to function more or less normally ... You can actually watch your self behaving in this terrible way, but you cant control it. A total body drug. The mind recoils horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column.
You approach the turnstiles leading into the circus circus and you know that when you get there, you have to give the man 2 dollars or he wont let you in. But when you get there everything goes wrong: you misjudge the distance to the turnstile and slam against it, bounce off and grab hold of an old woman to keep from falling, some angry rotarian shoves you and you think: Whats happening here? Whats going on? Then you hear your self mumbling: "Dogs fucked the pope, no fault of mine. Watch out!... Why money? My name is Brinks; I was born... born? Get sheep over side... woman and children to armoured car... orders from captain Zeep. Ether is the perfect drug for las vegas. In this town they love a drunk. Fresh meat. So they put us through the turnstiles and turned us loose inside.
- Hunter s Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
January 18, 2005