Three Go Crazy in Bangkok

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Thru December 2001: Three Go Crazy in Bangkok
By Mr_Carfax on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 01:51 am: Edit

Ahh, well I guess what we got was a one off Jade variant as Don had run out of one of the herbs (see below)...but the master alchemist that he is made sure that pilgrims to the House of Jade such as ourselves had something to wet our whistles and relate to our grandchildren.

But it rocked. Hard. Seriously Marc, get yourself on a plane as soon as you can...

PS How's the Bundy Don?

By Marccampbell on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 11:59 pm: Edit

how was the absinthe? Does Jade rock?

By Mr_Carfax on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 02:49 pm: Edit

Fear not good sir!

I got my photos developed this week, as has Midas (ya lookin' sexy Don- even the skull with the Fez looks good!), and we will try to put something up this weekend- I am loathe to block up forum bandwidth so I will set up a geocity account....stand by for Mad Dogs and Goths Go Out in the Midday Bangkok Sun...

By Don_Walsh on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 09:26 am: Edit



By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 04:28 pm: Edit


By Mr_Carfax on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 03:34 pm: Edit


Midas and I got back in yesterday morning at 6.30 am - and then I had to fly interstate for an all day meeting with the Health Dept at 9.00am....needless to day I have been doing most of my sleeping on planes and in airport lounges so a comfy bed was a blessing last night.

We have some pictures of the frivolity at the House of Jade and exploring Ayuddhya which we'll post to the forum soon (unfortunately we don't have pictures of the roast rat vendors and "lucky snake in a plastic bag" sellers we passed on the highway so you'll have to use your imagination).

Much absinthe was indeed consumed, and by all rights we should have been very hungover next morning - which we were after a fashion- but it was a disturbing hangover that involved no nausea, no headache, shakes or other symptoms- a testament to the quality of manufacture I think. But dammit, if you are hungover, it is comforting to be able to justify it with a tangible symptom!!!

I think what Tav alludes to is quite true, in that the discussions on the forum are quite secondary to the role it can play in bringing forumites physically together and share a common love of absinthe, good food, and good company. I am more than happy to fly around the world for those sorts of reasons- and it is something I wouldn't do for any other email list.

A big thank you to Don and Yupha for the culinary delights, absinthe and hospitality.

I'll try to get the photo's up soon (and yes Head, I think I have a photo of Thai girls in tight leather, just for you....)


By Verawench on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 09:25 pm: Edit

Y'all be fallin on some porcupines.

But don't let that split your pickle.

By Geoffk on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:35 pm: Edit

"Drop your panties Sir William, I cannot wait until lunchtime."

Yeah that's a great sketch. I've actually done stuff a bit like that. Once I invited a friend of mine along and we went out with some Korean-American friends of mine. He wanted to impress the ladies, and asked me how to say "Hello" in Korean. I told him just say "Na nun Pa-bo." Sucker. Everyone, including me, was laughing their heads off (it really translates to "I'm a moron" or "I'm stupid").

-- Geoff K.

By Louched_Liver on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 01:15 pm: Edit

Tavvy-typing in tounges.

By Chevalier on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 01:01 pm: Edit

"My nipples explode with delight!"

By _Blackjack on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 12:54 pm: Edit

"My hovercraft is full of eels..."

By Tavarua on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:44 am: Edit

I just saw that skit a couple of weeks ago? Takes place in a tabacco shop right, with that guy eventually getting knocked out?

By Petermarc on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 02:17 am: Edit

no, heiko, you are right, even us english mother-tonguers didn't know what the hell was going on...

By Heiko on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 01:28 am: Edit

Only to be sure I wasn't misunderstood (which is very easy in a foreign language). I wanted to say that I cannot judge if anybody's English utterances are understandable or not, maybe they are only too complicated or colloquial for ME to understand. So, if I say "I don't know what you're talking about", it's probably my own fault.
If I say the same to a German in German, then it might also mean "your sentences are nonsense", but not in English.

I guess you already knew and I didn't get it again...
Maybe even my last post was funny (I suspected this "schoolbook sentence" might be very funny for Americans, even I didn't know why). It somehow reminded me of the "Hungarian-English Dictionary" Sketch by Monty Pythons with me in the role of the friendly Hungarian :-)

By Tavarua on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:29 pm: Edit

Heiko, even I have limits, and buddy you just went past them at an exceeding rate. But...since you have no chickens or even kittens, well, I guess you're left with little choice, do what you gotta do.

By Heiko on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:22 pm: Edit

Aaaah, now I understand. I didn't even get the chicken part. But nevermind, I'm foreigner who sometime not understand when not talk slow with easy words ;-)
The book 'English for Beginners' suggests the following answer:
"Sorry, sir, I have no kittens or chicken. May I shave myself instead?"

By Tavarua on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:09 pm: Edit

Actually, I wanted to say that it's cool that a lot forumites are getting together. But, I guess it just didn't come out right the first time.

By Tavarua on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:59 pm: Edit

I agree. I rarely understand what I am saying myself. All except for the shaved chickens part, that should be obvious.

By Heiko on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 09:12 pm: Edit

I'm glad I am not the only one who didn't understand a word of Tav's comment. I thought it was my English or something...

By Don_Walsh on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 07:19 pm: Edit

Tavarua, what the ??

By Tavarua on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 11:04 am: Edit

Sounds like a lot of friendships being formed, or should I say "allegiances". More on this story later. In the meantime, get your kittens out of public eye, and for heaven's sake, shave your chickens. La Resistence has begun.

By Ekmass on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:19 am: Edit

so that is what that noise was... I thought she sounded kinda funny

By Petermarc on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:16 am: Edit

i called twice...

By Ekmass on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:14 am: Edit

Uhhh, yep I heard the phone ring, thought it was the baby crying, saw she was asleep and went right back to bed! Good to meet you and I gotta say I am impressed that you kept goin after you lefy AND made it to the show the next day.

By Petermarc on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:05 am: Edit

the buttons on my jacket are black...

By Absinthedrinker on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 08:17 am: Edit

I wondered how you felt in the morning Eric when you weren't answering your phone...Peter and I took a taxi across town and hit a bar after we left you. Crashed around 4.00 am and felt bright as a button in the morning.

By Ekmass on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 07:39 am: Edit

Well Don I see we spent similar saturday evenings. Three went crazy in Paris sat with I should say roughly 10 different samples; homemade, antique and 2 less than stellar comercial brands. We said to the hell with the city of lights and made it the city of green. Was a fun time by all but I cannot say I enjoyed the headace the next morning.

By Marccampbell on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 03:37 am: Edit


Venus, the nightclub in Vegas, requires my constant attention.
I can't wait to a have a few weeks of downtime.
But, it won't be soon.

By Don_Walsh on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 07:51 pm: Edit

Twas Frater Carfax and Midas from the Land of Oz. We killed a bottle that I made up Saturday night and Sunday morning, and I gave them half a bottle that was left over to take back home (if it lasts that long). Today they are being escorted round the old capitol city of Ayuddhya (destroyed by the Burmese in 1787) by my wife Yupha, it's her hometown and she loves to show off the temples and the ruins to anyone interested, and they will stop for lunch at Bang-Pa In and gorge themselves on Thai seafood.

Doubtless they will be posting about the visit and the absinthe -- which was a one off Jade variant, I discovered on Saturday too late that I was out of one herb that I buy locally -- when they get back to Sydney. We had long discussions about the regulatory state of affairs in Australia, which is improving, and other burning issues ranging from H.P.Lovecraft to the best places to find antique opium paraphernalia.

Hey, Marc, I thought you were heading this way?

By _Blackjack on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 03:12 pm: Edit


By _Blackjack on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 03:10 pm: Edit

Two, two, TWO lucky bastards, ah-ah!

By Verawench on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 08:58 am: Edit

Two lucky bastards...

By Marccampbell on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 06:18 am: Edit

Man, that's the company I wanna keep.

By Don_Walsh on Saturday, November 10, 2001 - 09:50 pm: Edit

Tonight there will be an impromptu gathering at the Walsh abode as two stalwart forumites are now visiting Bangkok. Green liquid will flow. So will conversation.

More later, in six or seven hours.

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