[ExI] The Old Dope Peddler

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 16:11:48 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 7:36 PM,  udend05 at aol.com wrote:


> My background is in philosophy and I am currently working towards being a professional counsellor with a view to doing postgrad' research into the link between the talking therapies and emerging technologies - I am particularly interested in the question of whether it would be desirable to do the work of counselling/psychotherapy with a pill. In other words, if you could swallow a pill (where pill=some form of as yet undreamed-of but technologically-based therapy) and have all your problems disappear,


Old technology.

When the shades of night are falling,
Comes a fellow ev'ryone knows,
It's the old dope peddler,
Spreading joy wherever he goes.
Ev'ry evening you will find him,
Around our neighborhood.
It's the old dope peddler
Doing well by doing good.

He gives the kids free samples,
Because he knows full well
That today's young innocent faces
Will be tomorrow's clientele.
Here's a cure for all your troubles,
Here's an end to all distress.
It's the old dope peddler
With his powdered ha-happiness.


Keith  :-)

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