The thing is, no one knows what makes it work. Some believe its a push-pull effect from all the different herbs combined with very strong alcohol i.e. uppers - downers. Some believe that it was shady distillers using alternative toxic ingredients to save money. Personally, the shit is minimum 50% alcohol. That alone is enough to make a slightly disturbed person ****ing stupid crazy. From my experiences, it does have something "extra" which a lot of people cant handle.
Just to make this reply even longer, Ill add a short story. My friend was over one night and we were drinking some beer and decided to have some of the aforementioned homemade absinth. Now, I should mention this batch was particularly strong in both alcohol (estmd 80%) and wormwood content. After a couple glasses we were sitting in his car listening to music, he started going off on his girlfriend cheating on him blah blah blah... Next thing I know mother****er says "I gotta go" he jumps out of the car and just starts running! The next day I found him at his house, he had ran all the way home, probably 15 miles through cornfields and shit just to see what his girlfriend was doing.
Post of the day and an old article coming eventually.
Homemade booze is just as real as all the other shit ya buy in a store or at a bar IMO. Just less safe, and as ya certainly know, often more potent.
Today, we've got a good six holiday, and two birthdays.
Frozen Food Day
White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
Fall of the Alamo
Independence Day (Ghana)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Birthday
Frozen Food Day is not for the sake of promoting convenience over taste in frozen TV dinners, oh no. First of all, it celebrates foods that are meant to be frozen; y'know, ice cream and such. None of us should have a problem celebrating that half of the holiday. The other point of the holiday is to celebrate the invention of frozen food itself, the refrigerator/freezer, etc. Considering that frozen food has been sold in grocery stores for roughly eighty years now, I'd say such a modern convenience deserves a holiday. Lastly, preserving large portions of certain meats for special occasions, or simply buying en masse isn't plausible without the freezer. Frozen food is awesome, no matter how much I hate TV dinners. 'Nuff said.
White Chocolate Cheesecake Day is awfully... specific. If you read yesterday's retro articles, you damn-well know my stand on this. GTFO!
As delectable as a quality cheesecake is...
Cheesefare Sunday is, unexpectedly, a religious holiday... Kind of. A few weeks before Easter (the day Jeebus Christo is given a phoenix down every year), Christians are supposed to abstain from certain types of food. Dairy is one of them; so the day before the Great Lent's fasting begins, everyone pigs the **** out of delicious dairy products like cheesecake. Though, that's sort of an example of gluttony... ... ...
Namesake Day is the day to get in touch with relatives that aren't exactly relatives by blood, or even marriage; quite a few surnames are used by two separate families that have very little, if anything, to do with each other. For example, I know for a fact that there's a family in Poland that shares my surname. If I'm related to 'em, it sure as shit goes back a few hundred years (if not more) on the family tree. Can't say I'm 'bout to celebrate this day, but... feel free to yourselves. At the least, go use google and see if you've got some "relatives" you and your family have no idea about.
Fall of the Alamo honors the day the Battle of the Alamo came to an end, easily the most remembered battle and siege in the Texas Revolution, a day where no quarter was given to a single man. After a thirteen day siege, the mission-turned-fortress was assaulted by the Mexican army's troops-more than 3000 men strong. Easily more than ten times the size of the Texians holed up in the Alamo, it was a battle of numbers. Pretty obvious who was gonna win.
The assault raged on in the early dark of the morning, the first two waves of Mexicans amazingly driven back to regroup. Eventually on the third attack however, some of the Mexicans made their way in by scaling the walls and were able to find and open a postern on the northern wall, allowing the army to storm right in. Once they gained direct entry, it was only a matter of time. The chaos caused by the in-pouring Mexicans forced Texian troops to redirect their fire and men, thinning defenses at the other walls. This allowed even more of the enemy to climb the undefended walls without getting shot down. The Mexicans' numbers alone allowed them to flank as such, and once they gained ground, they continued to steal more. Texians were forced into close-quarters combat, and at that point it turned into a massacre. The Mexicans may of suffered up to two thirds of their forces; 2000; winning the final assault. But those who defended the Alamo to the death sure as shit died with honor, and took many of the enemy with 'em. In memory of such bravery (the troops who were originally stationed were about 100, against the Mexican army's original 1,500; they all knew they were going to die fighting), this gets my holiday pick of the day.
Ghana's Independence Day celebrates the day it had gained independence from British colonial rule after 83 long years, in 1957. Ghana was the country who started it all really, what with it being the first African country to declare independence.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a well-known poet of the Victorian era (1837-1901). She was certainly a child of potential, given that she was reading novels by the age of six (children these days still can't manage that...), and by the age of 15 she already had ideals, said ideals being in regards to some of the earliest feminist philosophies in history. Even more prodigious for the time is that she was entirely against slavery; even though her Father had a stake in the business; and her views on slavery are... pretty obviously reflected in some of her poetry. Not only was her poetical talent thoroughly abundant, but she was played part in philosophy, ideals, and even politics late in life. Even with a highly prestigious up-bringing, her accomplishments are note worthy to say the least.
Oh, and here's a fun fact for all you Yu-Gi-Oh players: one of her friends had the name G.B. Hunter. lmfao.gif
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni Long-Name is; hell, you all know who he is. The famous painter, architect, sculptor, poet, and engineer of Renaissance Italy. The name alongside Leonardo da Vinci that pops into everyone's head when you mention the Renaissance. Everyone's heard of his work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the like. It'd be a disservice to ramble on 'bout 'em; he's legendary enough that I need say no more, I'd say.
Note: the film John Wayne made (cleverly titled "The Alamo") is not historically accurate, but it certainly is a good watch.
Triple post because I'm awesome.
December 29th is up. I'm finishing these later every morning... @_@
Today, we've got a somewhat small four holidays.
Crown Roast Of Pork Day
Be Heard Day
World Maths Day
Cereal Day celebrates the breakfast food we all know, and should love. Whether because it's healthy without bein' nasty, or it's loaded with sugar tasty, it's almost impossible to not find a cereal ya like. Cereal's somewhat modern sort of food, the first cereal invented back in 1863. It was a bran cereal that was considerably heavy, and as a result, it'd be too hard to eat unless soaked overnight... Yeah. A tad inconvenient, so it never came on. But come 1879, George H. Hoyt made the cereal Whetena; the first boxed cereal ever. Most people would buy cereal scooped from barrels by the pound. Having a portable box of cereal at the ready is plenty more convenient than buying from a store, so cereal quickly began to caught on, and the rest is history. As both representing the evolution of marketing and the evolution of food, this gets my holiday pick of the day.
Crown Roast Of Pork Day celebrates this utterly delicious dish. Those who're clueless about what it is might think it looks like the insides of an animal ripped straight out, sure, but it's much simpler than that: it's just pork ribs tied into a circle. Any man NEEDS to know how ****in' delicious ribs are (right up there with sushi for my own preferences), and crown roast of pork makes ribs even better. The "crown" shape achieved by tying the ribs together isn't just for looks, since this let's it hold a number of difference foods to add flavor as it cooks, most popularly stuffing. In short, ribs + gourmet additions = DELICIOUS! ... I crave ribs now. ;_;
You might think Be Heard Day is a day for people to speak up 'bout shit they're keeping quiet or somethin', but that's quite the opposite. Today's the day for... small businesses to get attention. Yep. Everyone knows how the largest businesses like Wal-mart overshadow smaller businesses wherever they crop up since they can afford lower prices; or at least, until the smaller places are put out of business, anywho. This day is represented all year 'round though, with the recent invention of "cash mobs". The one thing I respect Facebook and Twitter for. Might as well turn this into Cash Mob Day, since they're accomplish waaaaay more for small businesses than what this holiday does.
World Maths Day celebrates that one incredibly boring thing I bloody hate by having a Math competition on the internets. Oh, joy. I think I'll pass this time, but maybe next year.
My sources are being ****in' stupid lately... How a triple check on my three biggest sources can provide me an incorrect holiday is beyond me. ._.
So, who's got a favorite cereal? Can't say I do, but I'm definitely a Kellogg's fan. For whatever reason, I really like corn flakes...
December 30th is finally up. And by finally, I mean roughly six hours late. **** YOU PC! >=/