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ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
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Post Number: 1505
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 8:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's warm by the fire here, Gimpy. We'll see ya tomorrow.
Where once I was lost, I now come back to pee.
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Post Number: 263
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yep, L.L. is right,.....I brought a couple of bottles to Philly via Houston,...... Damn it's cold up here compared to Texas.
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
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Post Number: 1493
Registered: 12-2001


Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Philly is a suburb of Absinthetown.
We don't fuck around.
Where once I was lost, I now come back to pee.
Dr. O (Dr_ordinaire)
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Post Number: 458
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The good news is that now we know that not only Oscar Wilde commited suicide, but that he did it under the influence of absinthe...
Refugee (Sheepprofessor)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 9:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Could be that they were trying to fill the niche of the various cocktails that require absinthe as an ingredient, figuring that people wouldn't be clever enough to substitute a straight-up anisette when absinthe was called for.
But yeah: an interesting thing, that.
Marc Chevalier (Chevalier)
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Post Number: 1239
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 8:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3220473236

This is the first time I've come across a U.S. "absinthe substitute" that (very) directly associates itself with the dreaded "A" word. No pussyfooting here: the product's label states that it is "made to smell, to taste and to look exactly like the old genuine Absinthe, but is entirely free from wormwood". A pretty dubious claim, in spite of its being 120 proof; but what surprises me is that a Philadelphia-based distiller would even mention the word "absinthe", with all its negative connotations. Does anyone else find this odd?

Also, how old do you think this bottle is? From before the 1950s?

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