Riddle me this....

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By Destiny on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 09:38 pm: Edit

Congrats, Justin. Drinking liquor that is older than you - the sign of a well-bred gentleman!

By Auntieminda on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 07:07 pm: Edit

Happy B-Day, oh Southron man...
Welcome to the legal ranks.

Smiles,
Auntie M

By Heiko on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 08:36 am: Edit

"cuffed" ?

By Petermarc on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 02:02 am: Edit

cough

By Pablo on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 01:30 am: Edit

Only if you're cought!

(that also applies to white slavery, murder, drugs and other character building things)

By Pikkle on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 12:50 am: Edit

No, but it is against the law to be in possession.

By Pablo on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 12:47 am: Edit

Its not against the law to drink in the US if you are under 21, so long as you dont get cought.

By Mr_Rabid on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 08:51 pm: Edit

Happy birthday!

Now you can get into bars- come see what you've been missing! Smoke! Vomit! Darts!

That old Ukranian guy who just wants a cigarrette all night long!

By Rimbaud on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 07:53 pm: Edit

Happy Birthday! You did seem a little older on TV, though. Maybe television adds a few years...

~21st Century Rimbaud

By Pan on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:31 am: Edit

I just recently turned 21, mahself. Congratulations, Chrys!

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 06:50 am: Edit

In Chile, the legal drinking age is 18. In fact, if you merely look 18, you can drink.

By Timk on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 06:40 am: Edit

Happy 21st, and thank god I live in the U.K. where the legal drinking age is 18, or even 16 if you buy alcohol with food in a pub : - P

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 06:29 am: Edit

Yes, yes ... but didn't the young Milton spend a few years just hanging out in his bedroom, reading a book a day and destroying his eyesight? A 17th century slacker nerd. ;-)

By Chrysippvs on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 06:14 am: Edit

Thanks everyone...

Blackjack: Young, I actually went though a period when I thought all was lost, Milton Latin and Greek perfectly by 15, I still feel bad that I didn't match him...

Peter: Certainly not! Thanks again for Paris, and for one of the Best B-day rituals...

Wolfgang: Well you can't actually, and we have been banned from two of three coffee shops in town, for that and being rowdy with the marxists...

By Perruche_Verte on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:37 am: Edit

Mine was celebrated with...

*sigh*

3.2 Budweiser from the convenience store, courtesy of my state's blue laws. Why I didn't just wait and celebrate the next day, I'll never know.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:34 am: Edit

You'r just 21 ?! I wouldn't have been surprised to read you were celebrating your half a century birthday !

I'm also surprised to see that you can bring your own alcohol into a coffee shop. Here in Montreal, with all those crazy prohibisionist laws it wouldn't be possible.

Anyway, happy birthday and thanks for sharing.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:26 am: Edit

For my 21st, I recall buying a bottle of oily vodka from the local "Liquor Barn". You live in better times, Justin.

By Etienne on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:20 am: Edit

Happy Birthday, Justin.

Sorry you didn't get that Agricola.

By Petermarc on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 12:40 am: Edit

happy birthday...i guess i don't have to send you a present...

By _Blackjack on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:21 pm: Edit

I think I got hit by a taxi on my 21st...no, no that was 22...

By Don_Walsh on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:18 pm: Edit

C'mon. He's entirely too well read to be 111.

I know you, Joseph Curwen, and I know your cursed magic to be true!

By Admin on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:18 pm: Edit

Cheers!

My 21st was just as ironic, as I had already been sober for over 2 years.

As opposed to right now, having just returned from a wee left coast Mardi Gras celebration. And I make up for the anti-climatic 21st, as I still regularly get carded.

Cheers Justin, cheers to Mardi Gras, cheers to all!

By _Blackjack on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:12 pm: Edit

You're entirely too well read to be that young...

By Don_Walsh on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:08 pm: Edit

Happy 21st birthday, Justin!

By Chrysippvs on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 09:49 pm: Edit

All good guesses, but alas not the answer I was looking for...


Ladies, Gentlemen, and trolls, you are looking at the first legal, so to speak, glass of absinthe that I have ever imbibed. The content, prior to consumption, was an utterly fantastic glass of vintage CF Berger. As for a review I must say that the nose was full and floral, sweet like spring. The louche was heavy and white, rendering a milky feuille morte color, unleashing a perfume into the air of a local coffee shop (which is actually in a 110 year old train station) that certainly persisted for an hour. The flavor - nothing short of a flood of floral complexity, with a wonderful bitter background, and a dryness that persisted, but sadly could not be vanquished with another glass.

After Sunday (my birthday, and also the day Socrates committed suicide), I am sad to report that all current absinthe tasting pales in comparison. I am glad to have shared to much with this forum up till this point in my absintheuring days, now, finally I can imbibe the fairy without those buggers asking for a ID. It is funny to think that not until a few days ago I could not go and buy a bottle of Pernod Pastis....

At any rate I raise a cyber-toast to this forum and its menagerie of denizens, I hope it continues to thrive, and I likewise hope that absinthe will one day be enjoyed by many others, and become a source of stimulating conversation, fighting, love-making, poetry, and psychosis as it has to all of us...

I hope I didn't disappoint,

- I V S

By Drbeer on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 09:38 pm: Edit

It's a glass I want.

By Thegreenimp on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 09:07 pm: Edit

A glass from the Moulin Rouge film.
Jay

By Illequipped on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 08:03 pm: Edit

Scary sex toy from Don's dungeon.

By Etienne on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 07:31 pm: Edit

Been there... been there many times!

By Etienne on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 07:27 pm: Edit

Hey Wolf;

Have another drink, my friend, that's Justin's glass and spoon! ;-)

By Pantagruel on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 07:13 pm: Edit

my ferret's ass?

By Zman7 on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 06:37 pm: Edit

Looks alot like the glass that is up to $250.00 so far on E-bay.

By Wolfgang on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 06:33 pm: Edit

Fuck I don`t know what`s in your mind Phil but this picture is very entertaining...Why won`t you just fill it with absinthe now ?

By Wolfgang on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 06:30 pm: Edit

You`r right Etienne, I was just too drunk ...and now it`s just getting worse...I have to test all those absinthes from the moon man you know ;-)

I say it`s a sunset; the sun drowning in the deep blue ocean.

Or a pair of sun glasses (you got to drink a lot to see the pair...)

By Etienne on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 06:04 pm: Edit

No, not Petermarc's "other" glass, it's shaped much differently, especially the reservoir...

Riddles were used in ancient Egypt as a form of torture.

By Themagicman on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 04:25 pm: Edit

It looks like a picture to me...
(ha...ha...)
but a very nice one at that.

By Chrysippvs on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 04:07 pm: Edit

no none has gotten it yet....I will reveal the answer when I get back from eating...keep guess...

anyone that gets it right will receive a happy!

- J

By Sicboy13 on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:47 pm: Edit

a jack for a 1972 Pinto Hatchback, in repose.

By Petermarc on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:40 pm: Edit

the last temptation of christ...

By Wolfgang on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:37 pm: Edit

What an idiot I was!

This is Petermarc's glass ! (the other one from the set)

By Wolfgang on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:34 pm: Edit

Ok, the boring answer : this is a new repro set you'r about to sell ? (please say yes!)

By Chrysippvs on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:20 pm: Edit

everyone is still way off....keep guessing..

By Wolfgang on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:20 pm: Edit

This is : "This damn Les Grilles #1 may be a fancy thing but it won't allow me to stir the sugar deposit at the bottom of my even fancyer reservoir glass so give me a "fits all stir all" Les cuillères instead !".


How much for the set ?

By Lint on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 02:19 pm: Edit

weird absinthe spoon-sugar-strainer thing in a glass...no?

By Chevalier on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:54 pm: Edit

The Romantic says:
"This is a stone that kills only one bird. This is a slot that cannot stir. Feeling inadequate, it has jumped into the glass: a feeble attempt at suicide."

The Accountant says:
"This is about half a grand, minus shipping fee."

The Realist says:
"This is an old piece of blown glass and a pronged bit of pressed metal, paired unconventionally."

The Tippler says:
"This glass is dry and therefore worthless. Where's the absinthe?"

Antoine Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry says:
"This is an elephant inside a boa constrictor." But what does he know, anyway?

By Chrysippvs on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:36 pm: Edit

who can guess what this is?

riddle

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