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  • - We have discovered

  • a crashed flying saucer.

  • - Holy (bleep).

  • (theme music)

  • - Good day to you, my friends.

  • My name is Duncan Trussell

  • and today, we're gonna talk about Timothy Leary.

  • - I have a quick question I wanna ask you.

  • How much is acid?

  • Okay.

  • There's my answer.

  • - Well, it should be free.

  • (Derek laughs)

  • - So, Timothy Leary was a professor at Harvard

  • and he starts doing these amazing experiments with LSD.

  • So, Timothy Leary

  • starts announcing to the world,

  • "There's no reason that you have to go to war

  • "and kill people you don't know.

  • "We're all one thing, man.

  • "I've learned this from this chemical.

  • "Tune in, turn on, drop out."

  • Nixon was president.

  • So Richard Nixon said,

  • "Timothy Leary must be stopped."

  • Like, they wanted him in jail.

  • They're psychopaths!

  • You're dealing with a psych--

  • You're dealing with like lunatics.

  • Okay, so Timothy Leary is in Laguna Beach,

  • gets pulled over by a cop, they plant joints on him.

  • The cop is like,

  • "Oh yeah, we found two roaches in your (bleep) car."

  • So Leary's like,

  • "Really?

  • "You're gonna arrest me for this?

  • "That's who you are?

  • "You asshole!"

  • So he got put in jail

  • and the sentence is 30 years.

  • He goes to prison in San Luis Obisbal...

  • Obispo.

  • San Luis Obisbal.

  • (laughs)

  • I can't sit up.

  • So Leary is in prison, sitting in his bunk

  • thinking to himself,

  • "Why am I in prison?

  • "I'm in prison 'cause of some backwards bullshit,

  • "narcicisstic (bleep) government

  • "that we're supposed to act like is the way things work

  • "in this shit game we call the United States."

  • So he starts planning an escape.

  • So like, he made friends with the people

  • who've been in prison the longest.

  • They tell him like,

  • "Well, there's a cable that runs over the prison.

  • "That, if someone had the guts, they could crawl across

  • "that wire and probably get free

  • "and that's how you get out of here, baby."

  • - Calling him baby?

  • - Yeah.

  • Okay, so he meets every Sunday with his wife, Rosemary,

  • and he's like,

  • "I love you.

  • "You're amazing, you're beautiful,

  • "I want to get out of prison so let's raise some money

  • "and figure out a way for someone to get me

  • "the (bleep) out of this shit hole."

  • Rosemary raised $23,000, gave it to the Weather Underground.

  • So the Weather Underground is a group of activist students.

  • They were like,

  • "Listen, if you really want to get out of this prison,

  • "do it in late September

  • "because that's when the fogs come."

  • And so he waits.

  • And he starts working out.

  • So Timothy Leary was like, playing handball,

  • sit ups, working out in the day.

  • Timothy Leary's playing handball,

  • doing (bleep) bench presses, sit ups, getting ripped.

  • So on September 12th, 1970,

  • it's foggy, it's the perfect time to escape.

  • So Dr. Timothy Leary decided,

  • "All right, I'm going to get the (bleep)

  • 'out of this stupid shit hole."

  • (dramatic music)

  • So he creeps out of his cell.

  • He gets out of there, goes out into the hallway,

  • and he looks around the hall.

  • So he sneaks around into a doorway

  • that opens up to the prison yard.

  • He runs across the prison yard in the dead of the night,

  • he avoids the lights, and climbs up a tree.

  • He climbs up a tree.

  • And he's like on the rooftop, like a squirrel.

  • Runs over the roof.

  • And there's a wire.

  • So he gets to the cable, he begins to climb

  • across the cable.

  • So he's hanging--

  • really think about this, man!

  • This is Galileo!

  • This is one of the smartest people that ever lived.

  • This is one of the smartest of us.

  • - I'm with you.

  • - All right.

  • So, halfway through the cable, he thinks to himself,

  • "I'm out of energy.

  • "They're gonna poke me out here like a (bleep)

  • "sloth in a tree with a stick.

  • "I'm gonna die."

  • And then he found something deep inside.

  • Some reservoir of energy and he's like,

  • "No, I'm gonna keep moving and I'm gonna climb

  • "across this (bleep) cable."

  • And that's what he did.

  • Climbed across the cable, dropped down.

  • So Leary's running down the (bleep) road.

  • Half mile, he's been training for this.

  • Rocky Balbo--

  • (stutters)

  • (stammers) (laughter)

  • - [Derek] Now you have to say it.

  • - He's Rocky Balboa.

  • He's running down the street.

  • Van pulls up,

  • it's the Weather Underground and they're like,

  • (laughs)

  • "Let's go to Algeria, you idiot."

  • (laughs)

  • So, they capture him again.

  • He gets sentenced to Folsom.

  • And then Governor Jerry Brown gets him a pardon.

  • He leaves a free man.

  • He went to jail for nothing.

  • He was in prison 'cause he was too smart.

  • If being smart was illegal, we would be in the best

  • planet on earth.

  • Being smart is not illegal.

  • Being dumb

  • is legal.

  • - What are your dogs' names?

  • - This is Fox and that's Gatsby.

  • It's ruining everything.

  • I knew they would.

  • - I thought they were being locked away in the basement?

  • - Well they got out.

  • They escaped.

  • My (bleep) dogs escaped!

  • - Hello.

  • Today we're gonna be talking about

  • the Roswell UFO crash of 1947.

  • (laughs)

  • So Mac Brazel, a foreman for a sheep rancher,

  • he sees some metallic

  • pieces laying upon his acreage.

  • He's like,

  • "Well this is very interesting.

  • "I mean, what the ding dong could this really be?

  • "There are some things going on on this ranch

  • "that defy human explanation."

  • So immediately, he contacts a local Army Air Force base,

  • they sent out a guy named Major Jesse Marcel.

  • A very decorated, very smart individual.

  • The Major Jesse Marcel's like,

  • "Well this is not from us.

  • "This is not from the Air Force.

  • "This is not from

  • "a crashed airplane.

  • "This is not crash from satellites.

  • "This must be alien."

  • So Major Jesse Marcel contacts the local paper and says,

  • "We have discovered

  • "a crashed flying saucer."

  • Holy (bleep).

  • In the newspaper, they actually put

  • the military has recovered alien space crass--

  • spacecraft that has crashed with wreckage.

  • The Pentagon is freaking out.

  • So they're basically saying,

  • "Oh, Jesus Christ.

  • "Project Mogul, you know that thing we're doing?

  • "The

  • "balloon that we're testing with microphones,

  • "trying to detect

  • "Russian nuclear activity?

  • "Our top secret project has crashed on a sheep rancher's

  • "property, man."

  • This was the most

  • top secret

  • project going on at the time.

  • And Project Mogul was

  • a weather balloon, atmospheric craft

  • that was going to detect sound of a nuclear

  • test going on

  • with nuclear weapons.

  • All of a sudden, the Pentagon,

  • they are swarming the area.

  • They're cornering off the whole area,

  • they're picking up debris.

  • The Pentagon kept the Air Force in the dark

  • about this whole thing.

  • So Major Jesse Marcel said,

  • "We are in the midst of a huge coverup.

  • "Holy (bleep), this is crazy."

  • Which, for the Pentagon, is exactly what they wanted.

  • Secret military, alien.

  • The perfect smokescreen.

  • Years go on and on and

  • no one gave a (bleep).

  • The local town people sort of forgot about it

  • and it wasn't a big deal.

  • They're like,

  • "Oh yeah, well we're not really sure what happened,"

  • blah, blah, blah, everyone forgot about it.

  • Until 1978.

  • Jesse Marcel, now a very aging man calls up

  • famed UFOlogist, Stanton T. Friedman.

  • I need to tell you a bit of a story.

  • It's the story of the Roswell UFO crash.

  • Stanton Friedman's like,

  • "I'm all ears.

  • "Give me the juice.

  • "Give me the juice that I so desire."

  • Sorry, I'm lost.

  • - We were talking about Roswell.

  • (laughs)

  • - And yeah.

  • (laughs)

  • So Stanton Friedman flies down there

  • from northern California and is just like,

  • "I'm loving this, this is a great situation."

  • Marcel, he gives him the whole Roswell spiel.

  • Stanton Friedman hears all about this and so he's like,

  • "Paydirt.

  • "Eureka, I am going to write

  • "a book."

  • And write a book, he does.

  • He writes a best seller.

  • Roswell, now, which had been forgotten about

  • for 30 years, becomes a huge deal.

  • And thus is born a whole new generation of UFOlogists.

  • It must be an alien spacecraft

  • from another planet.

  • Capiche?

  • - [Derek] Capiche.

  • - In 1995, citizens kept on writing in saying,

  • "Can you please tell us what happened with Roswell?"

  • So the Pentagon says,

  • "All right, you deserve to know.

  • "We will release all the Freedom of Information Act,"

  • FOIA documents, they do so,

  • and the whole story about Project Mogul comes out.

  • The reality of the situation is is that

  • extraterrestrial beings from another planet

  • did not crash in the desert of Roswell, New Mexico.

  • And you know, now today, Roswell the town

  • refuses to acknowledge Project Mogul.

  • So they are the ones projecting the UFO angle

  • with all this stuff.

  • Well this is

  • kind of a rendition of the typical pleiadians gray alien.

  • He's got the teardrop, almond eyes,

  • the nose with the limited slits, and then the mouth.

  • - How much did you pay for this thing?

  • - $450.