I hear irony's dead

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By Verawench on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 11:26 am: Edit

Seriously, thank you all.

Look for some heavy duty updates on the Emerald Quest soon.

By Wormwood on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 04:45 am: Edit

"what this forum needs is a good enema... "

Yes it does, but which asshole would you stick it in.

By _Blackjack on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 02:56 pm: Edit

With friends like these...

By Mr_Carfax on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 07:07 pm: Edit

Wilburrrrr!

By Verawench on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 04:27 pm: Edit

*sound of rubber glove being snapped on*

By Artist on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 12:21 pm: Edit

Is a clyster related to a clysdale?

By Admin on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 10:26 am: Edit

Kallisti's got the clyster ...

By Petermarc on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 06:04 am: Edit

what this forum needs is a good enema...

By Mr_Rabid on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 12:00 am: Edit

Hey, Anatomist- Don't be such a Mister Frowny Face!

Remember when the Joker goosed Batman? AHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAAA!

By Anatomist on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 09:05 pm: Edit

I would not like to add my voice to the chorus. I would like to be a big pain in the ass. It's wonderful when one's goals are in such easy reach....

Have you been going to graduate school, Vera? C'mon, fess up. You've been. This is almost as turgid as something I would have written when I fancied myself an academic philosopher. No matter how much sense it makes to anyone with the patience to decipher it, it's all heresay -conveyed so abstrusely that I can't finish it. This is the worst piece of writing in the history of the known universe. I pity you and all the squirming gonad-bound gametes that aspire to be your progeny.

K.

By Artist on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 05:21 pm: Edit

I would like to add my voice to the chorus...wonderful article. Bravo!!!

Ya know, it's funny in a sad way...I mention absinthe to supposedly intelligent and enlightened people and quite often the response is, "Oh, you mean the stuff that gives you hallucinations? Or, the stuff that made Van Gogh cut off his ear?"...

Now I have something that can set them straight...

Thank you, the lovely miss Wench...

By Tavarua on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 01:52 pm: Edit

That's some good shit Vera.

By Zman7 on Tuesday, January 01, 2002 - 07:24 pm: Edit

The honourable Ms. Wench,
Excellent article. I'll be sure to recommend it to those who are looking a well written introduction to the green fairy.
Thanks for sharing.

By Perruche_Verte on Tuesday, January 01, 2002 - 12:29 pm: Edit

Yes, well done.

By Wolfgang on Tuesday, January 01, 2002 - 12:27 pm: Edit

Nice article Vera, congratulations !

By Bjacques on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 10:45 pm: Edit

Swank!

Happy New Year!

Time to catch a cab and then a train. See y'all in 10 days!

By Admin on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 10:21 pm: Edit

The Wench let me add her article to my reference section ...

http://www.feeverte.net/absinthe-muse.html

have a lookie-loo

By Mr_Rabid on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 03:56 pm: Edit

The Wench rocks!

By Bjacques on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 03:45 pm: Edit

Haha, pull quotes, you gotta love 'em. At least Sentimentalist readers will take that one in the proper context. Good article. Martha Stewart too? Well, she earned geek cred with her server farm, so I guess this is a natural progression. I can't get the Sentimentalist here; the nearest source is that north London Goth colony.

By Petermarc on Sunday, December 30, 2001 - 06:45 am: Edit

mmmmmmm....saucy...

By Admin on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 10:30 pm: Edit

Brava! Very well & beautifully put.

We thank you!

By Verawench on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 07:55 pm: Edit

Thanks, Petermarc. Actually, though my gut reaction is to be irritated at the quote, i would imagine that it is "saucy" enough to draw people into the actual text.

By Chrysippvs on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 04:44 pm: Edit

LOL...oh the places we'll go...

By Petermarc on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 03:50 pm: Edit

nice job, vera...it is amazing, though, after all the trouble you went to make a clear-headed, detailed report, that the publishers still found a phrase to splash and, to the quick browser, could be taken out of context, leaving the same impression as the hysterical writers...
thanks for being among the first to really attempt to explain things, and still have the art and skill to make the story remain romantic...

By Verawench on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 02:22 pm: Edit

By Head_Prosthesis on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 02:14 pm: Edit

K

By Bjacques on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 02:11 pm: Edit

Hahaha! If only the author of that article had taken Chrysippus' advice and, therefore, the gas pipe. Alas, it's too late.

In my absinthe-soaked delirium, I see the accursed spoon looming above me like a giant fruitbat, mocking me!

Absinthe Breezers!
Seagram's (80 proof) Absinthe!

AIIIEEEE!!!!!

By Verawench on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 02:08 pm: Edit

..and Head.

By Head_Prosthesis on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 02:07 pm: Edit

...

By Verawench on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 02:06 pm: Edit

Bleh.

Below is my answer to your usual journalistic bullshit, in this quarter's issue of the Sentimentalist. Though I don't particularly care for the quote they slapped in the middle of the first page, I hope I've done the green fairy SOME justice. These are scans directly from the magazine and are large and a bit hard to read:

http://www.beautyandruin.com/article_page1.jpg
http://www.beautyandruin.com/article_page2.jpg
http://www.beautyandruin.com/article_cover.jpg

..And this is the text version:

http://www.beautyandruin.com/absinthe_article.html

I had intended to send copies to those who helped me with the article; however, I received fewer free copies than I thought. Regardless, thanks yet again to Blackjack, Ted and Justin.

Wench

By _Blackjack on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 01:30 pm: Edit

Oh dear god.

Difficile est saturam non scribere...

By Alphasoixante on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 01:23 pm: Edit

the idea that warfare can be blamed on the disuse of emoticons is simply ridiculous.

By Lordhobgoblin on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 12:36 pm: Edit

We enjoy loads of crack in Ireland, maybe one day we'll all get busted for it.

By Petermarc on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 12:32 pm: Edit

this is a perfect example of the danger of discouraging the use of smiley face icons, and is probably why there is still so much war and hatred in the modern, computer-linked world...free the smiley icon!!!

By Alphasoixante on Saturday, December 29, 2001 - 09:55 am: Edit

this may be interesting to some, especially chrysippvs and blackjack:

"The amount of thujone in original absinthe was unregulated, but experts insist the controversial substance's reputed mind-expanding properties are more imagined than real. Thrill-seekers scouring the Internet would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. One message board contributor claims the absinthe effect is 'generally like really good crack (cocaine).'" (The whole article can be seen at http://ca.news.yahoo.com/011210/5/fhxh.html)

For the source of the article's quotation, see "the absinthe portal", http://forums.vantagenet.com/8/6/261414286/forums/261414310/msg1367290.htm

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