Why Ted Will Never Use Biblical 'Wormwood'

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Thru December 2001: Why Ted Will Never Use Biblical 'Wormwood'
By Melinelly on Saturday, August 25, 2001 - 01:31 am: Edit

LOL. thanks for the laugh before bed, Doc hehe.

By Dr_Ordinaire on Saturday, August 25, 2001 - 12:23 am: Edit

"Cat
kept running across
my groin all night."

Yeah, same here...

(Inner joke for Bay Area Forumites...)

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 10:31 pm: Edit

and Vera, I love it when those little hairs rise up on the back of your neck. It's so sweet.

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 10:28 pm: Edit

Don,
I was out of it
this morning. Cat
kept running across
my groin all night.

Whisky
India
November
Kilo

November
Uniform
Delta
Golf
Echo

By Verawench on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 09:29 pm: Edit

Head is a master of the laconic and the understated. He says in 3 words what some on this forum could not say in a 300-post thread composed of rants, pedantic epics, and countless "sit down, junior!"'s.

Imitators are easy to spot and inevitably fail at their task.

Anyway, mess with Head and meet my wrath.

By Don_Walsh on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 03:58 pm: Edit

Nothing personal, Head. Your own posts are often so subtle they merely seem to be idiotic to the uninitiated. (+secret handshake+)

It's the wannabe Prostheses that I am talking about.

By Dr_Ordinaire on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 01:09 pm: Edit

Perruche, the only "idiotic" advertising campaing is the one you don't remember...

By Perruche_Verte on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 11:33 am: Edit

Pataphysician, your story is in fact true -- but it was Pepsi -- which some might argue is merely the other head of the same monster -- they were responsible for Taco Bell's idiotic "Che"huahua campaign. No quiero Taco Bell, gracias...

By Morriganlefey on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 08:38 am: Edit

Oxygenee - your collection of old absinthe adverts & photos amazes me. Fantastic! (I've noticed some of it on Ebay recently, and believe me, if I had the $$, I'd buy some!)

Keep sharing it here - we love it!

- M

By Oxygenee on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 08:33 am: Edit

Of course, there is nothing new about the Cola vs Absinthe debate: Le Courier Francais, 29 September 1901.
La Kolamarque

By Pataphysician on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 07:27 am: Edit

More proof of Coke's Satanic powers: When Coke first began selling in China, they had trouble getting a good translation of their ad-line: "Coke Adds Life". They had billboards that proclaimed: "Coke Brings Back The Dead".

(If this story is not true, please don't tell me. I like it too much.)

By Lordhobgoblin on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 07:10 am: Edit

"And I do like a bit o' Turkish Delight every now n then."

Turkish birds do give good head.

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 07:01 am: Edit

HEY!?!?!?

By Don_Walsh on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 06:34 am: Edit

Actually this is what we call 'Head Prosthesis Syndrome, and it is characterized by idiotic hijacking of a thread usually resulting in demise of said thread at a premature age.

Seems to be highly contagious.

By Aion on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 01:58 am: Edit

Ahh now I know, mad cow syndrom!
A.

By Petermarc on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 01:39 am: Edit

read the cow bible...

By Aion on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 09:23 pm: Edit

Coca-Cola-ism, the Absinthism of the
new Millennium.
Now lets find out what is McDonalds part of
the apocalypse.
A.

By Head_Prosthesis on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 05:16 pm: Edit

It really is

By Petermarc on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 10:14 am: Edit

it's funny 'cause it's true...

By Heiko on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 10:10 am: Edit

Biblical wormwood in coca cola?
Wouldn't it be fun to spread a rumour? "Coca Cola is the sign of the apocalypse...and as it is one of the first global companies this is a sign that globalized companies are the satanic hordes who will destroy earth"

Hehe, that's fun :-)

By Missthing on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 03:54 am: Edit

I grew up in Narnia. I love that other writers have paid homage to CS Lewis, such as Julian May's books and that Young Ones episode...

And I do like a bit o' Turkish Delight every now n then.

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 07:26 pm: Edit

I read the Screwtape letters and was referred to as Aslan by an old girlfriend.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 07:02 pm: Edit

I'm surprised that more forumites don't refer to Lewis.

By Don_Walsh on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 06:44 pm: Edit

C.S.Lewis was great! and he was a pal of Tolkein, too.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 06:27 pm: Edit

In C.S. Lewis's THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Screwtape's demonic nephew is named Wormwood. The Bible made him do it!

By Don_Walsh on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 06:23 pm: Edit

Of course, we are assuming that the German author knows the difference between anise and licorice. If not, and A.judaica ia anise-tasting-wormwood, then A.judaica could be a great one-stop herb. I'm just joking folks.

I dunno why they are also calling this 'cocacola-wormwood'. As far as I know A.judaica isn't used in the Coke formulation. And Coke doesn't taste like licorice OR anise.

By Don_Walsh on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 06:18 pm: Edit

The consensus is that A.judaica is 'wormwood' as far as all the biblical references are concerned, and that A.absinthium is off the hook.

I'm sure the Blue Cross preachers made a lot out of the contrary opinion a century ago, but they were people who never wanted to be confused with facts.

By Tomjoad on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 06:04 pm: Edit

I thought maybe you were refering to that apocalypse thing.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 05:06 pm: Edit

That image reminds me of parsley.

By Don_Walsh on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 04:59 pm: Edit

artemisiajudaica

By Don_Walsh on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 04:57 pm: Edit

Here's a German site's (machine translated) entry about A.judaica:

"Coca Cola, coca-Cola-Wermut
very intensive licorice taste, silver-grey upright leaves, dry location"

The german name is 'Lakritzenvermut'. Licorice-wormwood?

Ted's FAVORITE taste. Send him a Kg for Christmas!!

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