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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
And what happens after three glasses, Oscar?
This New York Times article on absinthe has been making the rounds on a few local blogs over the past few days. Supposedly, the murky legal barriers banning its use in the states are falling and two companies now successfully export it from Europe. Unfortunately, the good folks at Metroblogging Portland have yet to find a bar or liquor store here in Portland that sells the stuff.
The author of the article tried absinthe and says it induced "a kind of relaxed alertness" but skeptically cautioned he may have just been drunk on over a century of hype and hysteria surrounding the drink. I tried a glass recently and I'd like to think there's more to it than that. Thankfully, it didn't inspire me to write any poetry though.