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#31 baubel

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:07 PM

Sweet! Looks interesting!

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:13 PM

Could we beat you up, just a little?

Looks great Scott!
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:16 PM

Too rich for my recently laid off blood, but then again so are luxuries like food that tastes good.

Good luck with the book sales!

Edited by Phoenix, 15 April 2011 - 12:19 PM.

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#34 Mat B.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:47 PM

Holy tits, how'd I miss this one! Looks great! Best of luck with it Scott!!

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#35 Jack Griffin

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:24 AM

I just added a preview page on the site to provide samples of the style and content.

#36 OMG_Bill

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:01 AM

Very attractive pictures.......stunning subjects. :thumbup:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#37 Jack Griffin

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:29 AM

Exciting news! The book will be soon available on-line through Drink Up NY and Absinthe Devil.
Both are fine supporters of our community, with superb customer service.

Thanks again for all the support!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:53 AM

I got my copy a couple of days ago. The book is beautifully designed and shot. The collection is very cool. Lot's of pieces I've not seen before.

A very nice addition to my library.

Congratulations, Scott!

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#39 Jonathan D.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:49 AM

Absinthe antiques, nice! Does Absomphe get his own chapter?

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:35 AM

Tried to order it online, but apparently, it's not available for europe....Is there a site that's ships to Belgium?
Tata!

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Absinthe antiques, nice! Does Absomphe get his own chapter?



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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:27 AM

Thanks for asking Deiter! It was just published 3 weeks ago, and is not yet in the system for Amazon, Borders or Barnes & Noble. It should be up on Amazon in the next couple weeks. If you go to Amazon's USA site, and create an account, you can buy it and they'll ship to you very inexpensively. By July, the same will be possible with Barnes & Noble, without having to create an account. Amazon is easy though, and should be available soon! PM me with your e_mail, and I'll let you know as soon as it's up!

Best, Scott

#42 Absomphe

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

Absinthe antiques, nice! Does Absomphe get his own chapter?


Are you kidding?

Actually, I wrote the whole book about me, and Scott's just my nom de plume:devil:

Edited by Absomphe, 10 May 2011 - 09:13 AM.

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:05 AM

Well ABs, I don't know how old you are, though it seems to be a running theme here!!!
What I can say is, you were generous on the two or three occasions I ran NON-absinthe antiques thoughts your way, that related to the still-life chapter. You're a good guy, and I hope to toss an absinthe back with you one day in person! :cheers:

#44 OMG_Bill

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

:shock:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#45 Absomphe

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:45 AM

Wassamatta, Bill, you don't think I'm a good guy?

Damn perceptive Okie manatees! :laf: :laf: :laf:


Thanks Scott...and THANKS! ;)

I'm glad I have somebody fooled around here! :laugh: :cheers:

Edited by Absomphe, 10 May 2011 - 12:01 PM.

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

You got a problem with that?


#46 Absomphe

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

I just received my copy of Absinthe Antiques, and I must say, it's one classy publication.

The text/captions are very informative and interesting, but the photos are the real stars of this volume (as it should be, since we all know how many words a picture is worth :laugh: ).

Seriously, Scott, those are some absolutely stunning shots, and I've happily placed this book at the head of my collection, right next to Barnaby Conrad's ur-absinthe revival classic. :cheers:

I'd heartily recommend this to anyone who would enjoy perusing one beautiful collection of absinthiana while sipping its liquid counterparts.

Edited by Absomphe, 18 May 2011 - 03:11 PM.

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

:wub: thanks so much Absomphe!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:48 PM

very nice. I think I may need to get my hands on a copy. Well done sir.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:33 AM

Astounding! Congratulations on the release, Scott, and much success with the sales.

I don't know what I enjoy more, if reading about absinthe, or looking at pretty pictures of antique displays. Placing it on my wishlist...
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:43 PM

Hello All,

I recently had the pleasure of attending an Absinthe tasting at Scotts house.He was brave enough to invite me based solely on my desire to obtain a bottle of Ridge(I didn't know where to find it on the East coast).Well, Scott had some and basically said come on over!
Well the Ridge was great as was the company. Many of Scotts neer-do-well friends were in attendance,some noobs(like me)some not. I learned alot but the coolest part was the evenings theme: We got to drink excellent Absinthe out of many of the items in Scotts book. Just thinking about who might have held those same glasses and spoons 100 or more years ago gave me chills(or maybe it was the air conditioning).

Seriously though if you aren't lucky enough to live near Scott....buy the book(I did).It will make a great addition to any coffee table.



Great work Scott! :cheers:

Edited by nos4a2, 01 June 2011 - 01:52 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

I'm just waiting on delivery. Impatiently. :wave2:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:20 AM

I don't own a coffee table. :3869-sadbanana:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#53 Jack Griffin

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:44 AM

Here you go Bill! :tongue:

Kramer's Coffee table boob, coffee table

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:04 PM

It's ok, Bill, we don't either .... imagine tails of doom swinging wildly at precisely the right height to cause maximum mayhem.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:53 AM

They make up for the mayhem by being lovely and loving.

I don't drink coffee....no need for a coffee table.

Well, we do have grandkids. :devil:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:46 PM

HUH? I SWEAR I typed "Kramer's coffee table BOOK" in the above post!
Sorry about the typo, folks, this tiny new Mac keyboard is killing me!

On another note, my book is on sale for 30% off at Borders, at least for now. As money is tight out there, I thought some of you might appreciate knowing about the discount.

Borders

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:05 PM

:laugh: It's the little things in life.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:03 PM

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Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:33 PM

On another note, my book is on sale for 30% off at Borders, at least for now. As money is tight out there, I thought some of you might appreciate knowing about the discount.


That's cool, Scott. Did Borders offer this to you as an option as a seller or did you request it so that more people could buy your book?
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:09 PM

I had no clue. Borders buys from a distributor called Baker and Taylor, and my publisher has no control over pricing in these cases. Borders has a habit of doing this to move product, because they buy at such a low price. It KILLS royalties, but it isn't about that for me. If it helps folks afford it, all's well! I hope to meet you some time jcbphd!


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