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#1 hartsmar

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:24 AM

I guess some of you may have seen this, but for those who haven't...
Anyone interested in absinthe should definitely have a really close look at this and I am quite sure it will be the book on absinthe. Oxy have done the probably not that easy work of compiling the contents of the Virtual Absinthe Museum (and then some) into the definitive absinthe guide. YAY!
http://www.oxygenee....buy/books6.html

Now I need to pre-order me one...
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#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:26 AM

Pre-ordered mine yesterday! Along with a few other goodies. :secret2:
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#3 elfnmagik

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:57 AM

I think you've got more dough than Sockey.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:13 AM

Must be patient. End of summer sucks for teachers.

#5 hartsmar

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:24 AM

Yeah, you have to go back to work. But you know what, end of summer sucks for all of us...
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#6 Oxygenee

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:24 AM

Yes, you'll have to go back to not working at work, rather than not working on holiday.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

What's going to be the centerfold? :devil:
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#8 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:43 AM

Just so long as it has a punt and some nice ullage, who cares?

Yes, you'll have to go back to not working at work, rather than not working on holiday.

:laf: Perfect!


But who is this David Nathan-Manson, and does he know anything about absinthe?


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#9 Jonathan D.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:54 AM

But who is this David Nathan-Manson, and does he know anything about absinthe?

:poke:


He's a devil that periodically raids my bank account!

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:31 AM

He carries a Dropper he got from a Blind monk.
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...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

#11 Joe Legate

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:42 AM

Yes, you'll have to go back to not working at work, rather than not working on holiday.

Until I go back to not working at work, I can't afford your damn book.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:12 PM

But who is this David Nathan-Manson, and does he know anything about absinthe?

:poke:


He's a devil that periodically raids my bank account!

Yes, that devil takes money from me all the damn time. He must have implanted a subconscious meme in my head commanding me to order every time that infernal newsletter comes out. Curses on him and his absinthe. :twitchsmile:
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"Leave the gun. Take the Rossoni" - Peter Clemenzza
"Give me wormwood, or give me death!" - Patrick Henrry
"I find your lack of louche....disturbing" - James Earl Jjones
"No maceration without distillation!" - Reverend Jonathan Mayhhew
"It is by absinthe alone I set my mind in motion" - Frank Herrbert

#13 hartsmar

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:53 AM

Yes, you'll have to go back to not working at work, rather than not working on holiday.


hmmm... you seem to know me all too well.
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 07:02 AM

Yes, that devil takes money from me all the damn time. He must have implanted a subconscious meme in my head commanding me to order every time that infernal newsletter comes out. Curses on him and his absinthe. :twitchsmile:


I hear the devil's greatest trick is convincing us he doesn't exist. I really hope that's not true.

Because the devil has pre-ban. :devil:

#15 Meatwaggon

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:57 PM

I feel a strong subconscious urge right now to buy another bottle of Taboo Gold. I don't know where this urge is coming from, I think it's emanating from the newsletter. I know it's definitely not me.
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Helfrich verte" - Anthony Hopkinns
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"Give me wormwood, or give me death!" - Patrick Henrry
"I find your lack of louche....disturbing" - James Earl Jjones
"No maceration without distillation!" - Reverend Jonathan Mayhhew
"It is by absinthe alone I set my mind in motion" - Frank Herrbert

#16 buddhasynth

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:06 PM

right there withya Meat. Yet another voice to add to the infernal chorus.
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...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 09:01 PM

Economy's hitting the restaurant business pretty hard. I won't be able to afford that book for 6 months. But I'll be saving up for it.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:50 AM

I've pre-ordered it. I think I read that it's going to be 50 pages more than originally thought. Looking forward to it.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:37 PM

I think I read that it's going to be 50 pages more than originally thought.

Yeah. He increased the type size so Absomphe could read it.

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#20 Absomphe

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:59 PM

And there I was, all set to use my 1888 International Detective's Conference souvenir magnifying glass, just to get in the spirit of the thing. B)

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#21 Sol2Sol

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:54 PM

Looks like there's additional pages from the last update and yet another delay on the shipping date.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

It was my birthday this past weekend and I was a little disappointed when I saw that my present was not shaped like it would hold a bottle of absinthe.

When I picked it up and felt it, I thought, "Ooh, goodie! I think this is The Absinthe Encyclopedia!"

I opened it and my heart leapt when I saw that I was right!

And then my wife started laughing.

She printed up the cover to the Encyclopedia and taped it on to one of our books.

She had a good laugh but then explained that the book was delayed. Shoot!

I must say that was funny...I guess.

Anyway, I can't wait for it to get here.

If people thought I was a pain before, wait until I get my encyclopedia. :twitchsmile:

#23 Mat B.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:22 AM

I’ve been anxiously awaiting it since its announcement. Me thinks it’ll make a good fireside read come the New Year. :)
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

Just heard that copies are on their way to Oxy from the printers in the US.

Any day now. Me very eager too. :)
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#25 LeRoy

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:39 PM

Fantastic!




Now I just have to wait until Christmas to see it since the wife and kids bought it as a present for me.


Hmmm, I wonder if I'm supposed to know about it? :secret2:

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:33 PM

That's why I got it for myself for Christmas. I'll open it the day it arrives and taunt you with descriptions. :devil:

Oh, I never ask for anything for Christmas, I'm too impatient. :cheers:
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:06 PM

Just heard that copies are on their way to Oxy from the printers in the US.

Any day now. Me very eager too. :)



Yay! My copy will be well traveled! :cheers:

#28 Belarmin

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:12 PM

Hey, did anybody get their copy yet?

#29 Brian Robinson

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:37 PM

Still waitin. I was wondering why they had to be sent from the manufacturers (in the US) over to the UK, then BACK to the US to the customer. :twitchsmile:
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#30 OMG_Bill

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:34 PM

Patience friends, when it arrives we'll all do the happy dance.

Perhaps Oxy will sign and number each one for us. Just a guess.

Optimism, it's ok in moderation. *smile*
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