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#1 Joe Legate

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:53 AM

Sure, absinthe will cure your libido. insomnia, psoriasis, halitosis and most STDs.

I'm moving all "Cure" threads out of pubic viewing into "Behind the Green Door" to avoid potential public perception that we as an organization endorse using absinthe to cure anything. We don't and it won't...mostly.

Just sayin'. ;)

#2 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:42 AM

Sure, absinthe will cure your libido. insomnia, psoriasis, halitosis and most STDs.


You forgot death.

I'm living proof, even if I have yet to prove to most of you folks that I'm actually living. :laugh:

Edited by Absomphe, 21 June 2011 - 10:09 AM.

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#3 Père Ubu

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:07 AM

Google most anything related to absinthe, and invariably some decades old thread comes up, and you Absomphe are invaribaly in the midst of it. Usally derailing things with humor. :)

Good move Joe, my tummy ache relief could be down to placebo, or just plain old numbing of the senses from the 62% component.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:13 AM

There's a big difference in threads that ask if absinthe will help with certain ailments and threads that flat out state that absinthe helped cure somebody.

In threads that ask questions, a reader would find many answers stating that absinthe won't cure your medical issues.

In threads that state that absinthe fixed their problems, one can always post a response about the placebo effect, but then there's still someone stating that absinthe has a possibility to be used in place of actual medicine. I would hate to see a reader looking for alternative medicines to read that and think they could skip out on actual medicines and substitute absinthe thinking that they'll achieve results.

I personally have no issue with the threads that ask questions, but I can see where the mod staff may not feel like discriminating or being put in a position to choose what stays and what doesn't.
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#5 Ron

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:47 AM

I always like reading stories in the news from published medical journal reports which document the benefits to the body from daily red wine consumption and alcohol in small amounts. I also like reading the anecdotal reports, which are sometimes non-peer reviewed, non-scientific stories from ordinary observers.

In the case of herbal medicines, of course there are documented properties related to many plants and herbs which have been used historically to treat all sorts of ailments and ills. There have been some pretty cool stories here from WS members on success they've had with some GI issues by supplementing their medicines and routines with a healthy and responsible amount of absinthe. I think that's pretty nifty, truth be told.

But I'm in agreement with Joe. We have a need to not appear as dispensers of medicinal advice in regards to absinthe as a cure (or a replacement for proper medicines), which surely has some tacky snake oil salesmen qualities at best, and liability issues at worst.

I don't see any harm in moving threads which talk about the healing properties of absinthe or its constituent parts into a members-only reading area. That way it's totally still available for us to read, but shouldn't pop up as a search result when people are googling alternative medicines for diverticulitis, gastroenteritis, acid reflux, etc.

But that's just my two cents.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:56 AM

I'm mostly just irritated that there's 3 or 4 threads from the last month or two all roughly on the same topic. Read a little before posting willy-nilly please! :thumbdown:

Sorry...I like hyper-organization. :laugh:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:00 AM

What she said.

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#8 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:01 AM

UsUally derailing things with humor. :)


Or being a curmudgeonly spelling and grammar nazi. :tongue:

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#9 Père Ubu

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

Keep it up, and I'll ship you to Belgium. :tongue:

Auto-correct doesn't work well in Windows. :fork: :wacko: (Yes, I see the spell check) :pirate:

I'm just amazed there were so many absinthe aficionados while absinthe was banned, and that the forum discussions so quickly devolved into name calling / sexual innuendo back then too. I knew of it, but not until recentlly when I figured out wikipedia, did I actually learn about it.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:56 AM

Very good idea Joe. We love to play around on here, but how awful it might look from an outsider looking in. They probably take everything we say as truth. Which it is right?!? ;)
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:02 PM

Keep it up, and I'll ship you to Belgium. :tongue:

Auto-correct doesn't work well in Windows. :fork: :wacko: (Yes, I see the spell check) :pirate:

I'm just amazed there were so many absinthe aficionados while absinthe was banned, and that the forum discussions so quickly devolved into name calling / sexual innuendo back then too. I knew of it, but not until recentlly when I figured out wikipedia, did I actually learn about it.



...why Belgium???? :g:

#12 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:07 PM

Archive enough Sixela posts (particularly on The Lounge and Fee Verte), and you'll have the answer you seek. :)

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#13 Ambear

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

I'm just amazed there were so many absinthe aficionados while absinthe was banned...


I most certainly was, but I was also still a minor.
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#14 Père Ubu

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:23 PM

The sad part is that my favorite NOLA bar in the late '80s, and early '90s was the Absinthe House Bar.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:47 PM

Sure, absinthe will cure your libido. insomnia, psoriasis, halitosis and most STDs.


Sadly, not eczema. :paperbag3:

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#16 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:03 PM

Nor imp...

ishness. :twitchsmile:

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:09 PM

Can Absomphe and Baubel have their own section behind the green door, too? :police:

Edited by Phoenix, 21 June 2011 - 02:09 PM.

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#18 Père Ubu

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:52 PM

:laf:

Although Bill, myself, and a few others, should be thrown in with them.

Edited by Miguel, 21 June 2011 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:04 PM

I must confess, I am curious about wormwood as a mosquito repellent. That being said, I won't be using my absinthe as a perfume anytime soon.

Edited by painted bottle, 21 June 2011 - 03:29 PM.

edited for grammar, forgotten thoughts and references.

#20 Père Ubu

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:06 PM

I'm mostly just irritated that there's 3 or 4 threads from the last month or two all roughly on the same topic. Read a little before posting willy-nilly please! :thumbdown:

Sorry...I like hyper-organization. :laugh:

I'm responsible for two of those, :blush: but they were different topics. :tongue:
One was for absinthe as substitute for Dr. Tichenor (which turns out some did in one direction or the other), and the other as prescribed by Dr. Ordinare (the real one, not the one haunting forums). I thought I did put mine Behind the Green Door (Why I'm I thinking of Ivory commercials?), to avoid issues, since I was aware that placebo might be my real medicine.

That and the first one got hopelessly derailed with the finer points on using PreBan PF to gargle with. :laugh:

#21 Ambear

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:18 PM

I hear it also makes an excellent nostril-rinse. :devil:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:32 PM

Adds the neti pot onto the list of things to use while preparing absinthe. They do give a nice steady stream of water.
edited for grammar, forgotten thoughts and references.

#23 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

I hear it also makes an excellent nostril-rinse. :devil:


Oh, the nostalgia! :cheers:

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#24 Brian Robinson

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:53 PM

I won't be using my absinthe as a perfume anytime soon.

I've got a couple of colognes that mimic different liquors. I've got a Gin and Tonic one, an Eau du Quinine, and one called Mediterranean Garden that, I swear, smells EXACTLY like a Sazerac cocktail. One of my favorites though is the Pomegranate Anise one from Fresh.

My point being don't knock a wormwood cologne until you try one. It might be quite nice! :pirate:
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#25 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:55 PM

Can Absomphe and Baubel have their own section behind the green door, too? :police:


:laf:

His youthful impetuousness would probably wear me out, mano a mano.

Besides, I'm not sure I could trust him to keep his hands to himself.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

The only geriatrics I get tickled by are my jokes.

The idea of being sequestered with Abs doth seem hellish, and against the Geneva convention.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:55 PM

I've got a Gin and Tonic one, an Eau du Quinine, and one called Mediterranean Garden that, I swear, smells EXACTLY like a Sazerac cocktail. One of my favorites though is the Pomegranate Anise one from Fresh.


You metro! B)
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:19 PM

I know a moderate amount of absinthe cures my stuttering. :biggrin:

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:26 PM

I've got a Gin and Tonic one, an Eau du Quinine, and one called Mediterranean Garden that, I swear, smells EXACTLY like a Sazerac cocktail. One of my favorites though is the Pomegranate Anise one from Fresh.


You metro! B)

You know me so well. :heart:
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#30 Absomphe

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:26 PM

The idea of being sequestered with Abs doth seem hellish, and against the Geneva convention.


The Geneva Convention?

Bah!

Nothing but new-fangled, liberal falderol, that is. B)

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