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The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Operation: Absinthe

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The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Operation: Absinthe

Going in search of a new world in absinthe

Commonly referred to in historical literature as "The Green Fairy," possibly because of its popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries among Parisian artists and writers, but more likely it is due to wormwood, or Artemisia absinthium, historically used as a tincture, being more intensely hallucinogenic in decades long past than anything found today. In fact, French Symbolist poet Paul-Marie Verlaine wrote so many IOU's during his lifetime due to acute absinthe addiction that his signatures are worth nothing compared with those of his contemporaries. Other fans of absinthe include Ernest Hemingway, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, Erik Satie, and Alfred Jarry.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/food/2013-07-09/the-drink-drank-drunk-issue-operation-absinthe/


   
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(@christibrany)
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As n.o.x. here can atest, after many 'drink drank drunk' phone calls, I am quite the fan of the absinthe.Β 
It is a pity though, you def. do not get any hallucinations.Β  Closest I ever came to that was just vivid colours.Β  Absinthe is def. its own drug though, the wormwood (I believe) makes it extremely clear and focussed.Β  None of that stumbly blurry stuff, you feel drunk and relaxed but you also feel clear headed. Its unique. I love it for writing. Unfortunately it doesn't create ideas. So I can have a few glasses and be brain-dead, and then after wards, still be brain dead πŸ™ But yes I reccomend it.Β  I like to get Absinthe Ordinaire which packs a slightly less punch as a 'liqeur' at like 45% but still the same amnt of wormwood.Β  Plus it's cheaper.Β  I would like to visit the absinthe house in 'nah-lins' if it's still there; that AC wrote about.


   
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Chris,
Aye, you are quite the "drunk dialer"!Β  I, personally, have only experienced Absinthe a couple of times.Β  The first time I had taken other "strange drugs" beforehand so I don't have much to say about Absinthe's effectiveness that time.Β  However, my second time drinking it I do recall some closed eye visuals.Β  They were not as intense as those produced by LSD, MDMA, or Psilocybin, of course, but they were there nonetheless.Β  Next time, try relaxing with your eyes closed after a few glasses.


   
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(@satansadvocaat)
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Well, the only thing that I can safely say on the subject is that I love AC's "Absinthe: the Green Goddess" - otherwise the nearest I've got is Ouzo.

And, oh yes - you are just a pair of very naughty boys !


   
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(@obitus)
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I live 2 hours away from the Absinthe House in New Orleans. Yup, it's still there.

http://www.ruebourbon.com/oldabsinthehouse/


   
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(@christibrany)
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Thats very good news obitus. im trying to save up enough to go down to thu' Durty South again and Nahlins for the first time πŸ˜€ and drag nox along too.
lol yes satansmagistrate we are pretty fun people πŸ™‚ and SERIOUS too! upwards and onwards!


   
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