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pierre verte (Petermarc)
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Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 488
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

one must take note that like pastis, the grates should be 45° for safety's sake...
Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
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Post Number: 155
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Serious sewer-grate collectors (or sewertheurs as we're known) must of course be eternally grateful for the groundbreaking work of the Delaware Bicycle Council in this field:
http://www.deldot.net/static/bike/meetings/2000/minutes_10_4_00.pdf
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 380
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 3:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I hear on the "Winnie Sock Puppet Forum" that they use the "Nasal Fire" method....As demonstrated by Slake.
slake
I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy to state I've finally won out over it........Elwood. P. Dowd
Mrs. Head (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
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Post Number: 1280
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Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You guys are ALWAYS in trouble.

btw- workin' on that "vomiting milk thru nose" emoticon. Righto.

Once saw a drunk on a bus projectile vomit whiskey and, well, vomit thru his nose. he had a good 4 foot squirt going.

I never got over the smell of THAT. I decided NOT to become an alcoholic that night.




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The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 302
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 2:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I hear Betty has the only one in exsistence and she's doing a solid silver repro which will retail for $50,000 via her site www.allabsintheripoffs.com
"Please pardon our appearance while we are levitating..."
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 379
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've always wanted to see that ellusive TL sewer grate......I bet Horace 16 has one.
I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy to state I've finally won out over it........Elwood. P. Dowd
Crochety Old Bastard (Artemis)
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Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

But the name of the one I have is Fred.

When I find another to complete the pair, I will name that one Ethel.
"He is an unapologetic, crochety old bastard who will peddle any fibs that will make him a buck, or put him on a pedestal."
Crochety Old Bastard (Artemis)
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Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 2:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"What is the name of those odd circular spoons?"

Those are the famous cuillères circulaires étrange
(Koo-yair cir-koo-lair ate-rahnzh). Be sure and ask for them by name when in France (or even Haiti). Legend has it that the design for those came to Henri de Toulouse Lautrec himself as he was contemplating a sewer grate somewhere near Montmarte.
"He is an unapologetic, crochety old bastard who will peddle any fibs that will make him a buck, or put him on a pedestal."
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 297
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm sure glad I'm not drinking milk right now...
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Marc Chevalier (Chevalier)
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Post Number: 1425
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

There's always:

www.notaparticularlygoodplaceforchristobuyabsinthespoons.com
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 296
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:19 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I know it, but for now...LET THE MADNESS BEGIN!!!!
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Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Post Number: 375
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Madame Kallisti is going to kill us when she gets back.
I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy to state I've finally won out over it........Elwood. P. Dowd
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Post Number: 374
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's called a nasal douche.
I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy to state I've finally won out over it........Elwood. P. Dowd
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 293
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If I was drinking milk, I would've just shot it out of my nose (why don't we have an emoticon for that?).

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Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Post Number: 372
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Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I wonder if that Mr. Oxygenee feller has some of them ther abinthe spoons fer sale cheap.
That ther leaf lookin one shore is purty.

http://www.oxygenee.com/absintheSPOONS1.html


I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy to state I've finally won out over it........Elwood. P. Dowd
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 292
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Most or all of the repro spoons sold by LdF are Frenchman repros. See link below.
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Tobi Whaley (Touchmoney)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

the un emile site has some nice spoons you might want to check out http://www.absintheonline.com/
Alphasoixante (Alphasoixante)
le Duc
Username: Alphasoixante

Post Number: 145
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

it's worth trying the french ebay site too. these aren't dull, for example:
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3238995075&category=3269
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3622698307&category=14525
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 290
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

>"What is the name of those odd circular spoons? you know, the ones which are more like a metal disc, with a pattern cut into them, which were used as absinthe spoons?"

You mean the Les Grilles? I've never seen a repro of one, and the antiques are quite pricey.
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The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 289
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Frenchman's repros are far from cheap in quality (although if you buy from him, certainly cheap in price). Most of them are silver plated brass and quite nicely made. They're the nicest repros you're likely to come across. If you don't like those, but an antique from A.O.
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Chris G (Alisoviejoguy)
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

thanks for the links. Found the sites already.

What is the name of those odd circular spoons? you know, the ones which are more like a metal disc, with a pattern cut into them, which were used as absinthe spoons?

The reproductions seem pretty dull from what i've seen. I don't really want a cheap shiny spoon, seems like I might be out of luck...

Thanks for the links so far guys!
The Levitating Grin Salesman (Rimbaud)
le Duc
Username: Rimbaud

Post Number: 285
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 7:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I find absinthespoon.com too pricey for repros. Go directly to the source: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/frenchmanltd/final/order.htm
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Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
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Post Number: 154
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 3:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

An absinthe spoon? Good luck searching, they're scarce as hell. I heard a rumour that there was one for sale in France last year, but it was snapped up within hours.

Perhaps if you went and lived in France or Switzerland for a year or two, you might get lucky. Don't even bother trying online - there's no mention of them on the internet at all (I mean, if you type "absinthe spoons" into Google all you get is 1330 listings, headed up by ABSINTHESPOON.COM and ABSINTHEORIGINALS.COM, so that's certainly no use at all.)
pierre verte (Petermarc)
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Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 487
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

original-absintheoriginals.com
repros-absinthespoon.com
Chris G (Alisoviejoguy)
Paysan
Username: Alisoviejoguy

Post Number: 12
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, been a while since i've last had any absinthe. Just made my order.

I originally had the lafee spoon, but I'm tired of it. Can anybody post up some links to where I can find some spoons? I did a search, but not much came up

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