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#1 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:41 PM

From the society that brought you such titillating topic titles like "Sipping Absinthe ; ) Listenin' to Music" and "Sipping Absinthe : ) Watchin' Movies" comes……………………. "Sipping Absinthe ^_^ Reading Text of Some Kind or Another"………………………Because we all know booze makes for more interesting books…...… or whatever the hell else you are reading………………



Drinking: Jade PF 1901

Reading: The Gas Heart by Tristan Tzara

Edited by Alfred Jarry, 09 September 2011 - 02:42 PM.

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

Drinking: Duplais Balance

Reading: Gas-X chewables label instructions for heartburn.

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#3 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:13 PM

Because how the hell else would people know how to consume chewable tablets?

I should suspect it to be almost as bad as the directions on a packet of pop-tarts.

That said, you should have no fear. I am slowly ingesting your joke as we speak. It tastes well-crafted with a slight hint of wit in the finish. :cheers:

Edited by Alfred Jarry, 09 September 2011 - 04:20 PM.

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:36 PM

Sipping Leopold Bros and reading a Robert Mapplethorpe biography. Some of his flower photos are quite something after a few glasses of absinthe.

#5 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Guillaume Apollinaire - Selected Poems :thumbup:
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

'Medium Raw: A bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook'- Anthony Bourdain.

"Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly." - W.E.P. French

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, 13th Edition, Backpack Edition
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:30 AM

Jade Eddy, MoL, and Duplais V... and finished Remarkable Creatures, great book about 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning.
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#9 Brian Robinson

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:03 AM

Was sipping on a glass of L'Artisanale while reading volume two of Modernist Cuisine last night.
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

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#10 OMG_Bill

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

I have been sipping THE Blanche and started reading The Help.

Pretty interesting considering I just finished Uncle Tom's Cabin a couple weeks ago.
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 17 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

'Medium Raw: A bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook'- Anthony Bourdain.



Related to this (not to make a habit of quoting myself), but I just finished the "Lust" chapter of this book.

No joke- It may be the finest chapter I have read, in any book, in years.

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#12 Ambear

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:47 AM

:heart: Mr. Bourdain. I need to finish that book.

I'm in the middle of Wuthering Heights...it's kinda like reading a 19th century reality show. :thumbdown:
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:27 PM

Brian- 1. Why am I not surprised. 2. I am utterly jealous you have a copy. 3. Make me something using superberry extract.

Ambear- Did you get as far as that chapter, at least?

After next year, with work and all, I am going to be SO, so Bronte'ed out. I think I already am. :(

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#14 Ambear

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:40 PM

Oh yeah, I'd say I'm 3/4th of the way through. I thought the chapter was OK, I just feel like I've seen everything he was talking about, so I felt unqualified to determine how good it was when my brain would have unintentionally filled in any blanks.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:41 AM

Perroquet and "Labyrinthes" by Jorge Borges. For the fourth time.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:52 AM

I feel that.

I've been a fan of that trippy bastid for decades. :laugh:


Mark Helprin's A Soldier of the Great War and a tiny eye opener of Mephistopheles onacuz I'm feel all intellekshal 'n xit. :twitchsmile:

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#17 Kjetil Kverndokken

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

I'm reading Enders Saga at the moment - but no absinthe, I have a couple of bottles, but I cant take the thought of drinking the low quality stuff anymore, waiting for my two Eich!
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#18 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Meadow of Love :heart:

Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont :devil:

Moral: Child's blood and tears are tasty. :mellow:

Edited by Alfred Jarry, 01 May 2012 - 05:03 PM.

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

#19 redwun

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

Drinking: Duplais Balance

Reading: Gas-X chewables label instructions for heartburn.

:laf: Nice work Scott!!! :cheers:

Edited by redwun, 01 May 2012 - 05:41 PM.

You Know there ain't no Devil that's just God when he's drunk"...Tom Waits

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

Cervantes' Don Quixote with a glas of Ridge V.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#21 Absomphe

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:26 PM

Drinking: Duplais Balance

Reading: Gas-X chewables label instructions for heartburn.

:laf: Nice work Scott!!! :cheers:


Cardamom poisoning, eh? :laugh:

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

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#22 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

Meadow of Love :heart:

4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vache :thumbup:
"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

Drinking homemade ginger ale because I'm deathly ill.

Reading Voltaire's Candide.
When life gives you lemons, garnish your martini.
When life gives you honey, trade it for some lemons.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:34 PM

"Is it not better to stay peacefully at home than to go roaming the world in search of trouble, not to mention that many who go for wool come home shorn?"

Don Quixote's niece trying to persuade him to leave off his quest

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#25 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

Meadow of Love :heart:

The Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician by Alfred Jarry

Edited by Alfred Jarry, 09 May 2012 - 03:31 PM.

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

#26 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

Meadow of Love :heart:

Seventy-Three Poems by Paul Verlaine

Edited by Alfred Jarry, 09 May 2012 - 03:30 PM.

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

#27 Absomphe

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Tell us how you really feel about Meadow of Love, Dead Guy. :laugh:

Nevermind, I already know...the same way I do. :heart:

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#28 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

It is our number-one go-to beverage (alcohol or otherwise). :heart: :cheers: :heart:

Edited by Alfred Jarry, 09 May 2012 - 03:38 PM.

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

#29 Pčre Ubu

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

I need to read more of Alfred's prose. I still belive Johnny Depp should make a biopic of Jarry.

#30 Absomphe

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

As long as Tim Burton agrees to direct, he probably will. :rolleyes:

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