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Everything posted by chrisemt74

  1. I finally saw that episode. Bourdain never has absinthe, and his first night, he's treated to pre-ban??? Oh, the pain!
  2. Two a week is usually the limit for me. It's more a time thing, as I'm usually working that night, and will not consume any alcohol. Oh, how I miss my twenties!
  3. And this July, in Ireland... A FATHER-of-two killed his girlfriend and left her brother fighting for his life in a frenzied knife attack fuelled by the same "poison" that drove people insane in Paris in the 19th Century. Kevin Prendergast (31), of Knockeen, Grange, Co Tipperary, was jailed for life by the Central Criminal Court. Mr Justice Paul Carney was told that the defendant’s only regret is that he didn’t kill himself in the seconds after stabbing Joanne Mangan and her brother, Edmond, last year. Poignantly, Joanne Mangan’s last words were to call out her killer’s name. The court heard that the frenzied stab injuries were such that they might have been inflicted by “a lunatic”. Prendergast’s defence counsel, Brendan Nix SC, warned that the tragic case was “a salutary lesson” about the dangers of binge drinking and alcohol-drug cocktails, including the drink Absinthe. Mr Nix warned that Ireland already has enough problems with binge drinking and drug abuse without the re-emergence of Absinthe which became notorious in France and Europe in the 19th Century for literally driving addicts insane.
  4. Please let it not be St Antoine! I actually enjoy the stuff. I feel myself going blind!
  5. Maybe....but wasn't absinthe first banned in Belgium? I didn't think they had a big wine lobby, but I could be wrong.
  6. How discouraging. I guess all of that history and prestige mean absolutely nothing....however, I can't say this with conviction, because I have not tried it.
  7. I bet he has to paint on his eyebrows.
  8. That's a shame. I've had some of the best meals of my life over there. If they served absinthe, it would have enhanced the experience.
  9. Hi all. I was wondering about the popularity of absinthe in France today. My girlfriend and I took a recent trip. We started out in Bordeaux. I, at once, went to the local liquor store to pick up some absinthe. All they had was François Guy 45. When I asked if they had any other COs, I was told "There are some stores that carry a higher alcohol level, but they are very difficult to find." So, the odessy took me to: Cap Ferret St. Emilion Quimper (Brittany...great oysters btw) Nothing! Is it that difficult to find? Is it popular in France at all? Will it be? I plan on going back very soon, and would love to stuff a suitcase. Cheers
  10. That's too bad. I was hoping to see some reviews.
  11. Ah, so you must be the one to blame!
  12. I don't mean to stray off topic, but those pre-ban samples on Oxy's site went fast! Less than 24 hrs is my guess.
  13. I guess I'm an odd ball...I kinda liked the old formula.
  14. Yeah, if you live near Three Mile Island....
  15. Hopefully mine will be here soon. I hope it is as good as I think it will be!
  16. If you don't have a spoon, you can use a fork. Cheers.
  17. I think the doctor has some good points. Couldn't have said them better myself.
  18. Listening to a Lewis Black CD and picking up a case of "Nyquil". The nectar of the gods.