Sunday, June 17, 2007

Absinthe making a comeback in the US?

We've uncovered a new blog called The Bottle Gang: The Twin Cities Guide to Sophisticated Drinking, which has been added to the blogroll.

We were delighted when we read recently that absinthe is now being manufactured under the trade name Lucid in the United States. It is true that this new concotion is legal because it has a low level of the psychoactive ingredient Thujone.

So if you just want to try absinthe, give Lucid a try, but go easy... Lucid is 62% alcohol by volume, party responsibly and select a designated driver before diving into a bottle with the Green Fairy.

To drink absinthe in the traditional French fashion, Lucid suggests:
Pour 1.25 - 1.5 oz of lucid into an appropriate glass. Place a sugar cube atop a flat, perforated spoon that rests on the rim of the glass. Using the sugar and spoon are optional. Slowly drip 4-5 oz of ice cold water on top of the sugar cube (or directly into the glass), which slowly dissolves into the Absinthe. The cold water causes lucid to louche ("loosh") into an opalescent cloud as the herbal essences emerge from the Absinthe and perfume the room. |Link|

If you really want to get your freak on and try out the high thujone Absinthe, you'll have turn to the imported market.

It's good to get high and never come down

Ok, let me put down the bong for a minute and post a few items. There's a new children's book about Marijuana called It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story of Marijuana available anyone wanting resources for responsibly teaching children about the privileges and pitfalls of marijuana use.

The Lord only knows how much credibility our government loses daily through its lies and propaganda.

We should demand better from them. We must demand fact-based education for our youth (rather than misinformation on evolution, climate science, and the effects of drugs). While we're at it, a rational drug policy rather than the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs to ensure Pfizer's profit margin would be great.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

High on Jesus

Arthur Blessit is a man on a mission.

Time to take some bong hits for Jesus.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bill Hicks' Positive LSD Story

Cocaine Kate

Cure for tooth ache?

So I broke a tooth the other day and I can't get in to see the dentist until next week. Luckily one of my clients, a less savory type, heard me bitching about my tooth and gave me most of a bottle of vicodin in exchange for a break on his attorney's fees.

Both of us came away from the deal pleased. Although between the weed, the whiskey, and the vicodin, I am one fucked up dude. I'm going to bed now to dream of the tooth fairy.

God, Country, and Whiskey

George Washington was a not only our nation's first president, he was also a purveyor of fine whiskey. Archeologists and historians have re-constructed Washington's distillery and have it up and running again.

Washington's farm manager, Scotsman James Anderson, began distilling whiskey in February 1797, in the final months of Washington's presidency. Anderson convinced a reluctant Washington to build a large-scale distillery a few months later, and the distillery was completed in March 1798.

By 1799, Washington was producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey a year -- sold at 50 cents a gallon for the common variety and $1 a gallon for the more refined product, which was run through the still four times. See CNN's coverage for more.
I knew he grew hemp, but I didn't realize he was into the whiskey so much.

So three cheers for our Founding Fathers. They knew how to have fun!