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What not to do

-- By  Bob Sanders in  Unspecified location on Sun, 23 Oct 2011 at 13:20.

Last night one of my friends brought a bottle of this "devil juice" to my apartment. By the end of the night i had drank about 10oz. of this stuff thinking that how much different could it be from wiskey or vodka. O how wrong i was, it was amazing feeling at first. But then everything started to feel wrong, just all wrong. I was laughing my ass off at the fact that i knew i was going to die. But to put a very long and painful night into a sentence, i thought i saw god and then i thought a saw the devil. Now that was the first time i had drunk that stuff and i can tell you know it will be my last time

 
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'Meeting the Green Fairy' is a metaphor sometimes used to describe the curious effects of the green liquor.


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When it comes to the effects of drinking absinthe, people's opinions -- and experiences -- vary wildly. Some go as far as to claim the drink is psychoactive, while others say there is no "secondary" (that is, other than alcohol-induced) effect at all.

As early as 1993, Matthew Baggott posted his Absinthe FAQ in the Usenet newsgroup "alt.drugs" (there wasn't much of the web as we know it back then). As you will suspect from the newsgroup's name, the issue of absinthe's "psychoactive qualities" was one of the interests of the document.

Some people take it further still. We definitely do not recommend any experiments with Paxil and absinthe (nor, for that matter, mixing any medicine with alcohol). Anyway, it's quite clear which way the wind blows here, since Jasmine Sailing's bizarre piece more or less concludes absinthe is a narcotic. Is it really? Yup, it does read like the girl was out of her mind when she wrote the page -- and no, we don't think the Fairy was to blame!

A far more sober look at the effects of the Green Fairy can be found in "The Return of the Green Faerie", an article written by Frank Kelly Rich of the Modern Drunkard magazine (no pun intended). Recommended reading.

 



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