Under the pseudonym “Mr. X,” Sagan wrote a 1969 essay for Time magazine about the personal benefits he’d seen from cannabis use . Then in his mid-30s, he admitted to smoking throughout the prior decade. “I find that today a single joint is enough to get me high,” he wrote , going on to observe that marijuana had enhanced his appreciation for art and music. He concluded that “the illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”
Born: August 1972
Educated: James Ruse High School, University of Sydney, Harvard University.
Books: Disconnected (2010), Imagining Australia: Ideas for Our Future (2004), The Prince’s New Clothes: Why do Australians Dislike Their Politicians? (2002).
Offices, past and present: federal Labor MP for Fraser (ACT); Professor of Economics, ANU; Frank Knox Scholar, Harvard University; researcher, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington; trade adviser, federal opposition; associate, Justice Michael Kirby; lawyer, Clifford Chance, London, Minter Ellison, Sydney.
We all know Angelica is a little nutty, but the Rugrats theory takes it to a whole new level. Get this — “The Rugrats really were a figment of Angelica’s imagination. Chuckie died a long time ago along with this mother; that’s why Chaz is a nervous wreck all the time. Tommy was a stillborn; that’s why Stu is constantly in the basement making toys for the son who never had a chance to live. The DeVilles had an abortion. Angelica couldn’t figure whether it would be a boy or a girl, thus creating the twins.” Okay, well that potentially explains why Angelica can speak to both the adults and the babies, but we’re still not entirely convinced. What about Susie?!