I found a book on how to make crystal meth in your kitchen. It’s selling on Amazon for $75. And I don’t know what to do.
I’ve picked up some weird items to sell on Amazon. This one gets the crown.
Here it is:
Yes, a book on how to make crystal meth in your kitchen. “Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture” by Uncle Fester. Published by Loompanics in 1994.
You’ll probably get put on a list somewhere just for looking this up on Amazon, so I’ll save you by posting a screenshot of the details here:
I picked this up last week for $1. The second punchline to this absurd joke is exactly where I found it. I’m going to hold of on revealing this part, but I will work it into a future post. (Hint: It has to be in one of the top three places on earth you would expect to find a book like this.)
The comedy continues: You can’t make up an Amazon review like this
“Ah, the book that started it all. Gotta love Uncle Fester…. If I’m not mistaken, the ephedrine recipe didn’t come out until the 3rd edition, and even then the ratio of iodine, red phosphorus, water, and ephedrine was off.” (Three stars)
This book is exactly what it says
You’re possibly tempted to think this is an academic look at the chemistry of methamphetamine production. A lot of books cover criminal activity or similarly fringe topics from a detached scientific or sociological perspective. That’s not what this is. This is a very detailed explanation of how people make drugs in their house, written for the layperson.
And because the money is in the weird, this book is selling on Amazon for…
So here’s the question…
Recap: Selling for $74 on Amazon . Ranked reasonably well. But it’s on doing a really illegal thing in your kitchen.
All of this raises a huge ethical dilemma, which I’ll put out to you:
Would you sell this book on Amazon?
Leave your answer in the comments below.