December 5, 2007

"The image of a spider monkey beating on a skull with femur bones... implied that there are hallucinogenic, mind-altering or psychotropic qualities."

Isn't it odd that the U.S. Treasury Department opines about such things?

11 comments:

Hazy Dave said...

Next thing you know, people will be seeing disembodied eyeballs hovering over truncated pyramids!

George said...

Hazy--

Isn't that what salvia divinorum? does? And it's legal!

Sigivald said...

The real question is why does Treasury have to approve labels at all?

Their job should be to ensure that tax is paid and collected on liquor; truth-in-advertising enforcement shouldn't be Treasury's job. That's what the States, or at worst Commerce or FDA should be doing.

JSinger said...

Curiously,

JSinger said...

Curiously, the Boston Globe has a similar article today. Absinthe seems to have moved from hipster to newly-discovered-by-MSM trend in lockstep in the two cities; which is odd, given that the Boston hipster community usually lags even the Times by two years.

Revenant said...

Huh, I hadn't realized absinthe was legal here now. I'll have to try some.

Smilin' Jack said...

Isn't it odd that the U.S. Treasury Department opines about such things?

It certainly is. That's the Supreme Court's job.

Ann Althose said...

Ann, I'm proud of you for trying acid. You know that box wine wasn't really doing it for you anymore. Not after Sanjaya was booted.

Palladian said...

Absinthe just tastes like Ricard Pastis (the stuff that the absinthe makers invented after absinthe was banned), only more bitter and more alcoholic. Merely a curiosity.

Trooper York said...

Toot Braunstein: [drunk] I thought you loved me, Captain Morgan!
[smashes bottle of booze against the wall]
Toot Braunstein: Oh no, you're bleeding! I'll save you, Cap'n Morgan!
[licks booze off wall]
(Drawn Together 2004)

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