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#1 Beautiful Loosher

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

http://www.thujone.i...bsinthe-20.html

This is an interesting article, in that it details the effects of thujone poisoning. Several things are very clear:

0) Dude orders wormwood essential oil from the internet, drinks it, thinking he'll get all Too Loose La Trek. Instead, he has severe full-body seizures and gets taken to the hospital, where he's treated with an anti-psychotic drug.
0a) (note that the essential oil in question is intended for use in aromatherapy. You could probably drink any number of those types of oils and get hugely sick or even dead).
1) At no point does this hapless high-seeker seem like he feels particularly "high", that is, apparently no ballz were tripped. He does almost die.
2) His kidneys fail, and what causes his kidneys to fail is "rhabdomyolosis", the result of muscle damage which was caused by the seizures induced by the thujone in the pure extract he drank.
2a) It is maybe interesting to note that many "statin" drugs also warn of rhabdomyolosis as a possible rare side effect.
3) He also suffers from congestive heart failure while being treated in the hospital, I'm guessing from all the crud in his bloodstream due to the rhabdomyolsis.
4) He does recover from all of this after treatment, all his blood issues returning to normal within three weeks.

So, what a lot of thujone causes is seizures, not what you'd consider a sought after effect, which in turn can lead to all kinds of life-threatening complications.
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#2 Joe Legate

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

The essence of this information is easily found all over WS and FV. Still, it's a great red flag for any dumb ass that still thinks the real absinthe experience is all about trippin' balz. That's not what absinthe is about and it's not what The Wormwood Society is about.

Maybe if we keep pointing that out for the next couple of decades, the dumbasses might get a clue.

#3 Sola

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:05 AM

You're such an optimist. :tongue:

#4 buddhasynth

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:33 AM

The Darwin Factor cannot be ignored either.
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#5 dakini_painter

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:42 AM

trippin' balz. That's not what absinthe is about and it's not what The Wormwood Society is about.


:shock: I've been duped all this time!!!

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#6 Absomphe

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:05 AM

Ignorance is bliss. :twitchsmile:

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

You got a problem with that?


#7 Jonathan D.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

My big cat likes to play with various ball-like cat toys, and has a bad habit of leaving them out and about right where the humans who dare cohabitate in his house are likely to walk over them, potentially even prompting them to stumble. So I can assure people that tripping on ballz is not all its cracked up to be.

#8 Joe Legate

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:20 PM

Ignorance is bliss. :twitchsmile:

Lemme guess, one of your old Profs said that while you were attending Eton?

#9 Butch Onufrak

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

And stupidity is rampant.

#10 Absomphe

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:43 PM

Not really surprising, considering the average teacher's I.Q. weighs in at a hefty 104. :rolleyes:

Ignorance is bliss. :twitchsmile:

Lemme guess, one of your old Profs said that while you were attending Eton?


Why, yes.

He was quite the rabid Eric Blair fan. B)

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#11 Larspeart

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:45 AM

Astounds me... still... that people would drink absinthe even if it DID cause you to trip ballz™.

It's about as expensive as coke, for crying out loud.


Smoke bud. Drop acid. Roll.

Save your money.

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#12 techdiver

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:34 AM

Ignorance is bliss. :twitchsmile:

Thought that was a Buddhist concept.

#13 Absomphe

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:12 AM

What, you've never met a Buddhist, tongue wagging, evil clown before? :tongue:

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#14 buddhasynth

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

or a dirt-worshipping heathen vampire?
What part of Klaatu Barada Nikto don't you understand?


...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

#15 seeker of truth

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:38 PM

I was a dumb ass, optimistic, dirt-worshiping, tongue wagging, heathenish, & vampiric, evil clown Buddhist professor once. :devil: Oh, and a cat.
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#16 shangfu

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:33 AM

If I remember correctly, the guy on the article was going to try it again with a smaller dose, after he got out of hospital....

Stupidity is rampant indeed.... :dry:

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:41 AM

I...um...


*speechless*
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:19 AM

One drop of steam distilled essential oil is about a shopping bag of wormwood plants......


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