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Provenance
The following appeared in "An Epidemiology of Drug Abuse," American Journal of Public Health, September 1971.

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It appears probable that even a very attractive drug, causing dependence, can be controlled by appropriate social effort. It is a matter of experience that epidemics such as drinking or sniffing ether or taking absinthe have disappeared.


Now that absinthe has made a comeback, can ether-soaked stawberries be far behind?
Jaded Prole
I'm looking forward to the Paregoric revival.
Tibro
Who would take absinthe? That's kleptomania not substance abuse.
Provenance
There's some absinthe I wouldn't take on a dare.
Kirk
Helium is the next big buzz, makes me light headed.
G&C
N2O.
Steve
I was knocked out with ether anesthesia when I had my tonsils out when I was 5. Worst hangover of my life, I don't recommend it.
G&C
QUOTE
There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.
thegreenimp
QUOTE(Steve @ May 17 2011, 12:02 PM) *

I was knocked out with ether anesthesia when I had my tonsils out when I was 5. Worst hangover of my life, I don't recommend it.


Same here, they had to tie me down when I started to scream, and fight the anesthesiologist as he held that strainer full of ether over my face.

Lost my friggin' tonsils and gained a case of asthma from that episode.

Steve
It must have been pretty traumatic for me, because I remember it vividly 50 years later. I didn't even have an anesthesiologist, it was just done in the doctor's office, he did it without any assistance.
Donnie Darko
QUOTE(Kirk @ May 16 2011, 08:17 PM) *

Helium is the next big buzz, makes me light headed.

And it makes you talk like Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Try sulfur hexafluoride. That makes you sound like a 100 foot tall demon. I don't think it pops any neurons though.

As for ether as anesthesia, my grandfather was an anesthesiologist but switched to emergency medicine precisely because he had seen so many people injured by ether. Now with diprivan, anesthesia works great with very little if any long-term side effects aside from a tiny minority who get anesthetic awareness (terrifying occurrence of when you wake up during anesthesia but can't move or communicate).
Tibro
Anesthetic awareness. I think I've self-administered to that end before.
Donnie Darko
I never had my tonsils out, but they still fuck up wisdom teeth extractions all the time. I woke up during my procedure because they didn't administer enough anesthesia, so they put me back under with a higher dose. But then the idiots expected me to leave the recovery room in spite of getting a double dose because they wanted to stay on schedule. I insisted I was too fucked up to leave, and the nurse said, "well get up and try". I decided to try, and made it half way down the hall, coincidentally right in front of the waiting room entrance, and vomited blood onto the floor for all in the waiting room to see. After that, they took me seriously and let me go back to the recovery room.

Kirk
I woke up while they were driving a 2 foot nail long ways down through my knee to my heel. The nurse was taking turns hammering it in, her and the doctor were getting very tired.
Steve
Kirk: you win! shock.gif
Donnie Darko
No kidding. I was freaked out when they removed an ingrown toenail and I could feel them grinding around, just couldn't feel any pain. I can't imagine being awake with a doc driving a pin into my leg. I'd be begging for Ether or someone to whack me on the head with a hammer.
Artemis
When the dentist recommended my wisdom teeth extraction, he set me up with a specialist. I could tell by the furnishings in his office, not to mention his quarter-million dollar car outside, that he was in a whole different league. I told them I wanted no part of the anesthesia drip - that shit can kill you. They said they wouldn't pull the teeth unless I agreed - "We can't have you flinching - get your tongue cut off that way ... "

So they hooked me up to the lethal injection and told me to count backwards from ten. I got to about five and then woke up and saw my wife sitting there. She asked if I was ready to go and I said, not until they pull those teeth. Everybody started laughing. Ninety minutes had gone by since I got to five. Deepest sleep I've ever known. No dreams, no thought, no nothing. No pain until later ...
jacal01
QUOTE(G&C @ May 16 2011, 09:35 PM) *
N2O.


Just say nno.
thegreenimp
They wanted to knock me out to remove my wisdom teeth, I said no way.

After they shot me full of Novocaine, the oral surgeon split all four wisdom teeth with a chisel and extracted the pieces. I was awake and alert the whole time.

I never felt any pain during the procedure, on the way home I found out why TV's Dr. House likes Vicodin so much, I was zonked out for several hours after those babies kicked in.

If I had to do it over again, I'd just take a bullet.

Donnie Darko
QUOTE(jacal01 @ May 19 2011, 06:23 PM) *

QUOTE(G&C @ May 16 2011, 09:35 PM) *
N2O.


Just say nno.


Ha. I love chemistry jokes.

Here's the worst one I've ever heard:
Q: What is the chemical symbol for diarrhea?
A: (CO(NH2)2)2

(di-urea)
jacal01
Most of the ones I picked up in college and so long forgotten were graphical in nature, but here's the original one I learned from high school days, which is why it probably stuck:

HI + O2 + Ag(m) --> HIOAg

Defines the word sophomoric for sure.
Patlow
Getting my wisdom teeth out next Friday. I only have two, thank "god."

I am getting the lethal injection, and I plan to spend Memorial Day weekend on the couch w/ pain killers.
jacal01
Okay, okay… I guess I can share a couple more I remember. Aromatic levity:

What would you call MD substituent groups on the 1 and 2 positions on a benzene ring?

Orthodocs.

MD groups at the 1 and 4 positions? Paradocs.

Matter of fact, in a past life as a young chemist I had a lab coat with hands at the 1 & 4 benzene ring positions embroidered on the breast pocket.

I cracked me up.

Come to think of it, some humor can be pretty mind numbing, too.

Donnie Darko
Poor meta position, always under-represented in bad chemistry jokes.
Bruno Rygseck
Wisdom teeth removal was a real pain for me, too. I have had a hernia operation some years later and it was more like a haircut compared to the pains and bleeding after the tooth removal.

Speaking of chemistry, Sulphur is an important element in our daily life.

"We will be using a household item known for its rich iron content. Can you work out what it is?"
Tibro
I'd like to see them get inside the mind of Stefano in the next episode.
jacal01
Oookay. What's a euphemism for 4 numerals at the 1 & 3 positions…

Define bad.
Donnie Darko
QUOTE(Bruno Rygseck @ May 20 2011, 04:40 PM) *

Speaking of chemistry, Sulphur is an important element in our daily life.



That's awesome!
Thanks for that.
jacal01
What is a metadoxy, anyway?
Artemis
A picture of a picture of a whore.
jacal01
I was vacillating somewhere between a transitional trollop and a transcendal confidante, myself.

One or the other, and maybe both illusory.
Absomphe
QUOTE(Artemis @ May 24 2011, 02:45 PM) *

A picture of a picture of a whore.


If that's the case, the 'orthodoxy' must refer to an erect whore, which explains so much about the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn I remember so fondly. pirate2.gif

jacal01
And that leaves paradoxy as an auxiliary or apprentice whore.

Have I already mentioned the time back in ’70 when a mama-san was so taken with my banter one evening that she gave me to a new young recruit? She wanted the girl to have a good first boyfriend experience so that she wouldn’t sour on the trade. And because I was part of her “training”, so to speak, I even had special non-paying privileges.

Would that be considered halcyon days?
G&C
Or daze.
jacal01
Or dais. Treated me like a king.

Pert near ruint me for American women. Still, we're what you would call a captive audience.
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