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#1 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:55 PM

Here is the Link
An entry for absinthe is on page 91


It is a how to book for just about anything you can think of for that time in history.

#2 Absomphe

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:16 PM

Especially starting an unsuccessful commune in Paris.

Maybe they needed more absinthe. :laugh:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

It looks like it's been translated from French as it uses the word absinthe when referring to the drink and AA. I like the part found later that talks about mixing perfumed spirits that says:

The flavor of star-anise is accompanied by a slight, but objectionable odor of bedbugs; a very small addition of green anise and fennel counteracts this.


Below is a pic of the two absinthe recipes that are in there. The first one certainly don't sound very appealing, but I've much seen worse. I'd imagine the second one could turn out decent in the right hands.

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Edited by Phoenix, 14 June 2011 - 03:52 PM.

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#4 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

objectionable odor of bedbugs;


That would be fun phrase to use in a review!

#5 Evan Camomile

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:26 PM

Nice find. It is always interesting to see old and original documents.

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#6 Joe Legate

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:53 AM

objectionable odor of bedbugs;


That would be fun phrase to use in a review!

Not mine, I hope!

I'm sure it is objectionable but what the hell does a bedbug smell like?

#7 Brian Robinson

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:56 AM

Star anise apparently. :pirate:
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#8 Absomphe

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:04 AM

A lot of people probably wish that a lot people smelled that good. :twitchsmile:

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:42 PM

I'm sure it is objectionable but what the hell does a bedbug smell like?


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Edited by Phoenix, 15 June 2011 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:49 PM

Phhhbbb!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:02 PM

¿Que?
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Baubel, I see you've come and gone without a response.

I'm still not 100% what that emoticon and phhhbbb means, but I've since spent a fair amount of time on the interwebs trying to figure out what they mean and I've found the the emoticon appears to be you sighing. The closest I can find to phhhbbb is phhbt which apparently means you wish to convey a disgusted attitude.

I'm not sure why my post would cause you to sigh in disgust, but know that it was just supposed to be a joke as I think rasberry stuff smells good. I thought it was funny, but sometimes my sense of humor translates rather crappily over the internet. You have my apologies if my post offended you.

Joe, you have my apologies as well if you found my post offensive or disrepectful.

Edited by Phoenix, 15 June 2011 - 07:09 PM.

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#13 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:46 PM

my interpretation was:

phbbb is a spelling for blowing a 'raspberry' also known as a Bronx cheer
I took it to be a comment on the word raspberry, not at anyones post.

#14 baubel

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:46 PM

No offense taken, and I wasn't disgusted at all, but was trying to make a disgusting funny, and stretching it at that (I was still at work doing mindless data entry stuff after a long day yesterday and today). I should have done a little research as well. I was trying to reference a bi-labial fricative, or "blowing a raspberry". The pseudo-logic in my mind at the time was if an insect were to smell like a raspberry, it would be of the more odorous type, and not of the fruit.

I like the raspberry fruit quite a bit as well and clearly, it's my sense of humor that translates incredibly craptastic through the internet. I hope you didn't spend too much time searching for what the heck I meant. I guess I need to remember Joe's PSA about things getting kind of sloppy. Sorry everyone for the complete derailment.

Now I hope Phoenix isn't disgruntled at my vagueness.

Yup, LoucheyMonster had it, and expressed it more eloquently than I. I haven't even had a drink tonight.

Edited by baubel, 15 June 2011 - 07:47 PM.

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#15 Phoenix

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:21 PM

Whew, well that's a relief. :)
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:31 AM

objectionable odor of bedbugs;


That would be fun phrase to use in a review!

Not mine, I hope!

I'm sure it is objectionable but what the hell does a bedbug smell like?



We need a member called Mattresspickinblues for this one! :devil:

#17 baubel

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

Don't give Ron any ideas. :pirate:

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

I read somewhere that bedbugs have been used as a color stabilizer in some beverages. <shrug>
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#19 baubel

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:16 AM

They probably don't taste like raspberries. Maybe they're like tiny crawfish.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:11 PM

Sea monkeys, the water logged cousin of the Flying Monkeys.
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.

#21 baubel

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:18 PM

They probably get along swimmingly.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:37 PM

Joe, you have my apologies as well if you found my post offensive or disrepectful.

I can't imagine why I might find it so. I'm more concerned about raspberries (and therefore, bedbugs) smelling objectionable. I think the aroma (of raspberries) is very pleasant.

I'm thinking of renaming my raspberry mead, Bed Bug Bedlam.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

I'm for it. Last time I saw a bottle, your raspberry mead was named...raspberry mead.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

He's clever like that. B)

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:32 PM

I'm beginning to think we really have met before. :dry:

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:35 PM

Indeed.

That's why my real photo isn't my avatar. :laugh:

Edited by Absomphe, 16 June 2011 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:39 PM

With or without the make up, I'm sure you look the same, flashing eyes, wagging tongue and all.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:56 PM

I'm beginning to think we really have met before. :dry:


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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:36 PM

Keeping in mind that Dick's is responsible for a notoriously bad absinthe "recipe" that set a few people on a disappointing path some years back ...

It's possible that the writer confused star anise with coriander, and the punaise (stink bug) with the punaise de lit (bed bug). The punaise, which sucks juices from succulent plants, was from ancient times associated with coriander, not star anise, and that because of the smell of the coriander plant, it seems. That the bed bug, which sucks blood from humans, also has a smell is attested to by the French using the same name with a modifier to indicate "bed", but I don't recall ever seeing either bug associated with star anise, which I'm confident from personal experience doesn't smell like bugs in any amount, . I can well believe cilantro has been associated with all manner of nasty things, but I just had that discussion elsewhere so I won't belabor that issue.

Edited by Artemis, 17 June 2011 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:47 PM

Good to see you Artemis; thanks for dropping by.

I can well believe cilantro has been associated with all manner of nasty things,

For instance, any food that it's used in.

< --- Not a fan.

I don't recall ever seeing either bug associated with star anise, which I'm confident from personal experience doesn't smell like bugs in any amount,

I have it on good authority that certain cockroaches, c. 1950s, tasted like licorice. At least that's what my mom said after she found one in a cheeseburger. A taste for them may hereditary, as she informed me that she retrieved their remains from my mouth numerous times when I was a toddler.

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