At this point everyone knows about antivirus tycoon John McAfee's troubles with the law. Okay, maybe not. If you don't know, McAfee is wanted for the murder of his next door neighbor in Belize.
While that's disturbing, what disturbs me even even more is what Gizmodo (sorry) dug up regarding his drug use. He's apparently quite the fan of the bath salts:
"Writing under the name 'stuffmonger,' a handle he has used on other online message boards, McAfee posted more than 200 times over the next nine months about his ongoing quest to purify psychoactive drugs from compounds commercially available over the internet. 'I'm a huge fan of MDPV,' he wrote. 'I think it's the finest drug ever conceived, not just for the indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown.'
Elsewhere, he described his pursuit of 'super perv powder' and warned about the dangers of handling the freebase version of the drug: 'I had visual and auditory hallucinations and the worst paranoia of my life.' He recommended that the most effective way to take a dose is via rectal insertion, a procedure known as 'plugging,' writing: 'Measure your dose, apply a small amount of saliva to just the tip of your middle finger, press it against the dose, insert. Doesn't really hurt as much as it sounds. We're in an arena (drugs/libido) that I navigate as well as anyone on the planet here. If you take my advice about this (may sound gross to some of you perhaps), you will be well rewarded.'"
Emphasis mine. Regardless of whether or not he's a murderer or if he wrote these posts, whoever did, if they were sincere, is in serious need of help. I'm all for you doing your thing, but when you start shoving psychosis-inducing chemicals up your butt for fun, perhaps it's time to take a look in the mirror.