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#1 Songcatcher

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM


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'.


#2 greytail

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Cool. Have not seen this one yet. Thanks. This should be required viewing before being allowed to post here.
Nos adepto quis nos mereo. Nos mereo quis nos adepto.

#3 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Very nice find! :thumbup:

#4 Cajun Magic

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Good stuff SC thanks for sharing! :)
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
L' Huere Verte! C'est le bon temps!
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

#5 greytail

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

Funny thing is that since 2004 I have been reading, seeing and hearing Ted talk as well as others about basically the same stuff with some new developments thrown in along the journey. I still enjoyed it. Fun listening to others talk when they are passionate about something.

Edited by greytail, 07 January 2013 - 03:25 AM.

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#6 Absomphe

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

Sweet!

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

You got a problem with that?


#7 redwun

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

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

#8 Viseguy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Very informative and entertaining! Thanks for posting.
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#9 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Very nice. I enjoy good resources like this which I can easily share with people. A very approachable talk.

#10 Riley5

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Ted offers a wealth of information and is very enthusiastic. I really enjoy listening to him.

#11 Wormwoad

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:59 AM

I quite like his enthusiasm. All of my friends think I'm a little nuts for my enthusiasm for this stuff, so it is good to know I'm not alone out there.
I think it is nice to see someone addressing the public's questions like he did near the end.



#12 gee13

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:49 AM

I watched this some time ago, found it on youtube after seeing a small article on Jade Liquers. Was under the impression before joing WS that most had seen it?

#13 SethP

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

Nice summary of most things that's worth knowing about absinthe. :like:


Top five brands so far:
Jade (PF) 1901 - this is a winner but also quite an expensive brand (It can be well diluted though) | Grön Opal - Swedens most excellent and newest absinthe | Libertine 72 - for the low price and because it can also be diluted really wellDuplais Balance - very tasty indeed and for quite some time my favourite | Mansinthe - which I find a little bit more "spicy" than others, but with no downsides



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