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So, I guess this means you're all now Team GiDaE CaTS now, doesn't it
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Post by Adamas » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:24 pm

Great, now I have to find the time to read yet another comic! WHY DO YOU PPL HATE ME?!? :p
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where are you guys finding the time to write all this stuff anyway?
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or your cutie mark, as it were.

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Dave Zero1 wrote:Turns out Writing comics is my superpower.
Moar like supervillain power, amirite? :P
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Post by BlairFan » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:59 pm

Will Sandra drink absinthe, and have fascinating hallucinations? (Some very famous people have been absinthe drinkers.)

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Post by Spidrift » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:21 pm

The evil stuff, with lots of wormwood toxins, is no longer available. Modern absinthe is just extra-strong Pernod.
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Post by Artemisia » Sat May 11, 2013 5:15 am

Actually, Spidrift, tests performed on vintage bottles of absinth going back about a century before the ban found that there weren't enough toxins in the finished product to cause any issues unless you drank several gallons of the stuff in one go. At which point, the alcohol would have killed you. Absinth at its highest concentration is about 150 proof. The problem was that people were drinking near pure alcohol. The poisons were pretty much gone by that point.
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Post by Spidrift » Sat May 11, 2013 7:27 am

Yeah, come to think, I've heard before that all those famous absinthe drinkers were, basically, just very drunk. The stuff evidently acquired a spurious mystique.

Still means that the modern version isn't half as ... effective, of course.
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Post by Artemisia » Sat May 11, 2013 7:29 am

Well, alcohol passed about 150 proof is illegal almost everywhere, and most alcohol has to be far less than that. It pretty much was just the fact that the stuff was nearly toxic with alcohol that made them hallucinate. No worries, though.
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Post by Don Alexander » Sat May 11, 2013 8:36 am

Hm, we have Stroh 80 here (Rum, 160 proof), and it's not associated with mad young poets, but with dying bums... :-?
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Post by Bambikles » Tue May 14, 2013 8:06 am

*Jaw drop* This is ridiculous! It's the same than drinking medical alcohol! :ymsick:

Some info that i roughly translated and shortened from the French wikipédia:
In 1870, absinthe made for 90% of the apéritifs drank in France. Production grows, lowering its price and increasing its popularity.
Between 1880 and 1914, the production skyrockets while prices crunch. French production goes from 700 000 litres in 1874 to 36 000 000 in 1910. Poor quality absinthes proliferate. At the time, a glasse of absinthe was cheaper than a glass of wine.
No wonder it became the N°1 target to fight alcoholism. Indeed, in French collective imagery, absinthe is associated with delirium tremens, which comes from alcohol alone.

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puisqu'en 1870, début de la guerre franco-prussienne, l'absinthe représente 90 % des apéritifs consommés en France. La production d'absinthe augmente, entraînant une diminution des prix et une popularité grandissante.
La période de 1880 à 1914, début de la Première Guerre mondiale, marque une explosion de la production et une chute drastique des prix. La production française passe de 700 000 litres en 1874 à 36 000 000 de litres en 1910. Des absinthes de mauvaise qualité, surnommées « sulfates de zinc » en raison de la coloration obtenue grâce à ce composé chimique, prolifèrent. Un verre d'absinthe est alors moins cher qu'un verre de vin
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