Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Drink too much, and you suddenly realize why Van Gogh cut off his ear

Originally uploaded by MISTAKENKINDNESS.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a picture from flickr of what was clearly a wild evening. I asked:

I'm wondering if the liquor is talking to her.

And she posted back as a comment:

this is my photo....un-cool. It is from the night we were drinking absinth.

Never having drunk absinthe , I didn't know what fun they were really having. I still don't know, at least from personal experience, but I did see this article in Wired.
The mystery of the green menace: It's been celebrated as a muse and banned as a poison. Now an obsessed microbiologist has cracked the code for absinthe - and distilled his own.
Sounds fun! I ought to be able to scrounge a bottle somehow...

1 comment:

  1. Actually, the girl in the picture is not mistakenkindness, she is my fiance. You can buy absinth online. It is pricy but well worth the experience.