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#1 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

This story, in the mainstream press, is a perfect example of everyone here should do whatever you can to discourage absinthe fire stunts.

Posted in NY Daily News:

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1336919

 

From the WS FAQ # 8

At no time in the history of absinthe, until the late 1990's, has the
“Czech Method” of lighting absinthe-soaked sugar on fire—recently
popularized in the movies From Hell, Moulin Rouge, and Alfie—ever been
used.  This is a modern innovation and a pointless abuse of good
absinthe.  Aside from spectacle, it has no effect whatsoever except
possibly that of introducing a burnt-marshmallow taste to the absinthe
thus obscuring the delicate herbal nuances and ruining its flavor.


No one who knows anything about absinthe and its history would use
this method.  Compare it to shaking a bottle of champagne.  Given the
high-proof nature of the liquor it can also be very dangerous, resulting
in a cracked or broken glass, injury and accidental fire.

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#2 Derrick

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Stupid is as stupid does.  :wacko:


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#3 rob fritz

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

I hope people ? keep doing dumb shit like that, 'cause it makes for some great dumbass video ;)



#4 Evan Camomile

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:19 PM

No sympathies. He got what he deserved for disrespecting the green fairy like that.


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#5 Hedonmonkey

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

The depth of stupidity is truly limitless.


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#6 Songcatcher

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

When I was younger, I used to say that when I went out I wanted to "go out at 300 mph with my hair on fire."

 

 I change my mind. 

 

 Dumbass.


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'.


#7 Absomphe

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

A prime example of the misguided notion of the catchphrase, "Czech yourself before you wreck yourself".


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

You got a problem with that?


#8 Viseguy

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

Dumb-dee-dumb-dumb.


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#9 -TJ-

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:46 AM

And that, boys and girls is what happens when you leave stupid people unattended. 



#10 Todd

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:01 AM

Stupid is as stupid does.  :wacko:

 

i agree it is extremely hard to feel sorry for the epically stupid!!


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#11 Trinity Absinthe

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

I immediately shared that video when I saw it as yet another reason to keep those lighters pocketed. The customer was a dumbass, and, maybe I'm wrong to judge, but bartenders should be a bit more skilled at pouring, don't you think?



#12 Hedonmonkey

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

... don't you think?

I think if you're stupid enough to pour flammable liquid on your face, (especially when it's already on fire) you should expect to get burned.

 

...and you should expect to have people laugh at your dumb ass.


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#13 Cajun Magic

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

And he's suing, I hope the judge strikes it down. :thumbdown:

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#14 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

While I don't like to see stupid people rewarded, I think the the bar and bartender need to be held responsible. 

Someone who is intoxicated can be talked into doing something they would not normally do.

 

Even if the stunt was the victim's idea, the bartender and establishment are at least equally negligent for going along with it.




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