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Old 04-29-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Absinthe in the News Today

...http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/...gmysterysolved

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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I've been trying to tell people this since I started working at a liquor store. They choose to beleive the rumors that within the younger generations was brought about in the movie "Eurotrip".

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:57 PM   #4
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I tried some american version this past weekend called Absente or something like that. Definitely didn't make me see a green fairy, but i can definitely say it tore me the f*** up. I don't remember a damn thing about that night.. which sucks because I didn't even get to enjoy/remember the first bottle of Apfelwein I made.

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Old 04-29-2008, 09:05 PM   #5
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I've been trying to tell people this since I started working at a liquor store. They choose to beleive the rumors that within the younger generations was brought about in the movie "Eurotrip".
I know. I've had bottles of it when I lived there and was not impressed no matter the color...
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #6
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Everytime i've tried it i just got a nasty headache. When i used ice and sugar then it was OK, but that's being generous. Is it just a connoisseur drink?

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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Now, you should all realize that science & truthiness have nothing to do with each other. People who KNOW, KNOW and that makes it true.

One guy I know is such a nut about it, he is planning on commercial production now that it's legal. I'm ok for a couple sips.

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:24 PM   #8
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I always wondered if the hallucination were true. The other guy that drank it was Toulouse-Lautrec(sp?). He was a midget, so truly deserved to get f*cked up once in awhile.

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I think it's pretty darn tasty...but then, I like Ouzo, too.

As for hallucinations, not so much.

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:16 AM   #10
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it's pretty ridiculous, you can't convince anyone that isn't well versed in alcohol that it doesn't make you hallucinate. They always throw that thujone or whatever the **** it is argument up there, but while that chemical is apparently toxic in high quantities, it would take enough absinthe to kill(ethanol) you like 5 times over before the thujone did.

Personally I can't stand the price of it, especially since it was just ok. I think it's like $50 a bottle for the one kind the local store keeps. I'll go buy a bunch off good beer or a very nice bourbon for that.

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