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#1 Jack Griffin

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:30 PM

I was lucky enough to find this great piece, an actual page from an 1883 issue of La Monde Illustré!
It was torn from the newspaper, but is in great shape except for the crease where the paper was folded in half. It depicts absinthe's battle quite well. The artist is Darré. I find the "Infanticide" at the bottom particularly amazing. Man the things they did to make absinthe go away!

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#2 Derrick

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:33 PM

Wow, that's hardcore!
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#3 m.a.mccullough

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:47 PM

:devil: jealousy besets my sinful nature. :dribble:
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#4 uglybiker

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

Man the things they did to make absinthe go away!


And their descendents use the same tactics against tobacco and fatty foods.

The more things change.......

You need to see if that can be made into some nice high quality prints.
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#5 Absomphe

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:48 PM

Wow, that's hardcore!


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

You got a problem with that?


#6 buddhasynth

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:15 AM

got a copy hanging in my workspace! :dev-cheers:
What part of Klaatu Barada Nikto don't you understand?


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

#7 mgs

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:35 AM

very nice !!!!

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:45 AM

One of my favorite anti-absinthe pieces and yet I never noticed the phrase Infanticide before.

Nice find!
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#9 Jack Griffin

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:16 AM

Yeah, nothing like throwing a toddler off a bridge to rally public hatred of something. Not unlike tactics currently being used by a certain group of politicians. It seems we never learn!

Here's a historic example of JUST what we are going thru now!

"Of course the people dont want war...that is understood. But voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -- Hermann Goering

#10 rob fritz

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:02 PM

How true those words are Scott, I guess rocket science is not the only thing we got from the Germans in WW II

#11 Absomphe

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:10 PM

Yeah, nothing like throwing a toddler off a bridge


You had me right there, dude. :laugh:

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:13 PM

heartily seconded! :hysterical2:
What part of Klaatu Barada Nikto don't you understand?


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

#13 OMG_Bill

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:34 PM

Yeah, nothing like throwing a toddler off a bridge

Or an ex spouse. Just sayin'. :devil:
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#14 mgs

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:10 PM

Or an ex spouse. Just sayin'. :devil:


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