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Topic created by La Fee Vertigo
on Mon, 2 Apr 2012 at 17:31

La Fee Vertigo said on Mon, 2 Apr 2012 at 17:31...

Drinking absinthe shots? Good or bad? There's a picture of a gal called Katie Wright (who?) "necking absinthe shots" in the tabloid press. It seems she had quaffed champagne before "necking" the green fairy.

"Down the hatch ... Katie Wright necks absinthe"

"If she can stand up to all that booze, she can stand up to Alan Sugar."

Has the world gone mad?

Dixie said on Tue, 3 Apr 2012 at 07:43...

The world has gone mad, yes. This is one way of viewing the cultural mayonnaise of the reality TV genre. Absinthe shots are as mad as Alfred Jarry's Ubu (Jarry drank absinthe neat, but probably not by necking a shot)
Fat, ugly, vulgar, gluttonous, grandiose, dishonest, stupid...not Alan Sugar, but Ubu.

ty9 said on Tue, 3 Apr 2012 at 13:55...

malaise surely?

Old Nick said on Fri, 6 Apr 2012 at 09:04...

Necking! When the fairer sex started drinking absinthe (back in the day) it was considered rather risque. Heaven knows what they would think of modern woman (circa 2012) and all this necking of spirits.

ty9 said on Sat, 7 Apr 2012 at 08:36...

Quite. In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. But now, God knows, anything goes. Good authors too who once knew better words now only use four-letter words. Get out the gramophone and drown out the hubbub of modern life, Nick :-)

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Mon, 9 Apr 2012 at 19:40...

Drinking neat absinthe? Must burn, right? Of course it is deeply wrong, absinthe is a concentrate and it needs water to bloom.

La Fee Vertigo said on Fri, 13 Apr 2012 at 10:55...

High proof and all those alpine meadows jam packed into the distillate...waiting to be liberated. Errrr yes it burns....

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Thu, 19 Apr 2012 at 11:02...

I understand that some actually sink a shot of spirit into a beer mug...and then gulp it down. Is it called a sinker or something like that? Not my idea of a pleasant way to spend an evening. This sort of thing is all about getting very drunk. The attraction of that is what?

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