Media Can Absinthe Please Stop Returning?
posted by November 12 at 14:03 PMon
Lead story in today’s NYT arts section:
Absinthe Returns in a Glass Half Full of Mystique and Misery
To which I have only one thing to say: Stop it. Just fucking stop it.
Hasn’t absinthe been “returning” since, like, 1996? Haven’t scientists established that there’s nothing special about wormwood, at least not in the trace amounts in commercial absinthe? Isn’t it just booze that tastes like licorice and lighter fluid? Isn’t it already legal everywhere? Doesn’t Marilyn Manson already have his own brand? Do the goths really have that much control over the newspapers? Can’t we just get Donald Trump to gargle some on TV so nobody will ever want to talk about it ever again?
Can everybody please just get over it?