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#1 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:50 PM

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalms 51:7)

(Sounds a bit racist to me!) :devil:

#2 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:28 AM

So the guy wanted a hyssop enema, and had a desire to be transformed into an albino...

Hey, we all have our little quirks. :)

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#3 Pan Buh

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:59 AM

From the happy-hippy-witch, Jeanne Rose:

"The hyssop mentioned in the scriptures -- which was used in bunches for purificatory sprinkling rites and the ritual cleansing of lepers by the ancient Hebrews -- is probably not this hyssop (hyssopus officinalis) but a similar plant, the caper (capparis spirosa). But nonetheless, hyssop has been used for thousands of years -- as a purgative, and as a tea with honey for lung, nose, and throat infections. ... The leaves are laid on wounds to cure infection and to promote healing. In fact, penicillin mold grows and thrives on hyssop leaves."

#4 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:00 PM

Biblical wormwood.

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:20 PM

I'll pass
"I really like depriving myself of things. It's fun! Very monastic." - Kosmo

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:49 PM

The Brick Testament

#7 Pan Buh

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:18 PM

I'm glad my sons weren't around when I opened that. :)

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:51 PM

"In the symbolical language of the Apocalypse (Revelation 8:10,11) a star is represented as falling on the waters of the earth, causing the third part of the water to turn wormwood."

So, a third of the worlds' oceans turn to a wormwood liqueur? Heaven! Get the sugar ready!

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#9 Absomphe

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:34 AM

Or, preferably, not..

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 10:25 AM

Bad news for the nematodes.
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#11 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:13 PM

It's the end of the world as we know it!

(Where are you, eschatography?)

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:33 PM

Bad news for the nematodes.

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What a pity
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#13 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 10:47 PM

"...if all the matter in the universe except the nematodes were swept away, our world would still be dimly recognizable..." :blink:

Yikes! Methinks Nathan Augustus Cobb was, as Spiro Agnew might have said, a nattering nabob of nematodes in need of a good anthelmintic, like maybe absinthe, for instance! :cheers:

#14 ShaiHulud

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:35 AM

Man, no one reads signatures anymore.
Litany against fear of Absinthe - I must not fear Absinthe. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my Absinthe. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the Absinthe has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

#15 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 10:48 PM

"It's after the end of the world, don't you know that yet?" - Sun Ra :blink:

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 10:52 AM

The commentary part is even better.
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#17 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:04 AM

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalms 51:7)

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#18 Absomphe

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:49 AM

Johnny Winter, how far you have fallen... :devil:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#19 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 11:33 AM

But not as far as Edgar! :dev-cheers:

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:20 PM

I'm hearing sequel... "Ocean's Alambic" anyone?

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#21 Wormwood

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:01 PM

"It's after the end of the world[/url], don't you know that yet?" - Sun Ra  :blink:

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Sun Ra / It's after the end of the world 1970 Awesome Sun Ra concerts.

#22 kjBrew

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 01:56 PM

I've heard that mead gives you a Biblical Hangover!

#23 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:54 PM

From Mead Lover's Digest #100, Fri 19 March 1993:

A word of warning about mead hangovers: they are the stuff of legend-- and
rightly so! The combination of high alcohol content (relatively speaking) and
high sugar content are perfect for the induction of the Ultimate Hangover.
One author I've read on meads, in an attempt to convey to the reader the
potential severity of a mead hangover, referred to the Biblical story of
Judith and the Holofernes. The author pointed out that Judith saw to it that
the Holofernes got thoroughly drunk on mead, waited until they had slept
awhile, and then had the Hebrew army attack-- beating on their shields! As
the author put it: "What else could the Holofernes do but throw down their
arms and accept slaughter with gratitude?"

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 09:32 PM

Nicely researched.
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#25 Pan Buh

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:12 PM

Yup. There have been times that I would've welcomed being slaughtered with gratitude. Gotta be better than being slaughtered with malice. :P

#26 ShaiHulud

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 11:03 AM

I haven't heard from Fritz Perls in ages, nice sig Guillaume
Litany against fear of Absinthe - I must not fear Absinthe. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my Absinthe. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the Absinthe has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

#27 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:07 PM

Thanks! And for the record, Shai, you really shouldn't refer to yourself as "český výměšek." You're a capital (& I don't mean Prague) fellow! :dev-cheers:

#28 Pan Buh

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:17 PM

True, I too don't think it's apt. Even if it is highbrow elocution.

Besides, do you know how to actually say it properly?

#29 ShaiHulud

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:24 PM

I suppose blowing a raspberry would not qualify
Litany against fear of Absinthe - I must not fear Absinthe. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my Absinthe. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the Absinthe has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

#30 Pan Buh

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:28 PM

If you can make it sound like "ř ř ř" you're home free with me.


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