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12-30-2015, 02:27 PM - 1 Like   #22171
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Your "cousin" Vinnie wasn't the only one drinking the absinthe. Jean's Swiss namesake Jean Lanfray caused absinthe to be outlawed after drinking the stuff and killing his family. The fact that he, in addition to the two ounces of absinthe, had consumed seven glasses of wine, six glasses of cognac, two coffees laced with brandy, and two crème de menthes, was not considered relevant.

So be sure to get the right (err, or left?) ear!

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I know that ear! That's my crazy cousin Vinnie! I'd recognize him anywhere!
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Your "cousin" Vinnie wasn't the only one drinking the absinthe. Jean's Swiss namesake Jean Lanfray caused absinthe to be outlawed after drinking the stuff and killing his family. The fact that he, in addition to the two ounces of absinthe, had consumed seven glasses of wine, six glasses of cognac, two coffees laced with brandy, and two crème de menthes, was not considered relevant.

So be sure to get the right (err, or left?) ear!
Wimp.
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Wimp.
You realize that I am just kidding ...

Say, "Good night, Gracie" ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Your "cousin" Vinnie wasn't the only one drinking the absinthe. Jean's Swiss namesake Jean Lanfray caused absinthe to be outlawed after drinking the stuff and killing his family. The fact that he, in addition to the two ounces of absinthe, had consumed seven glasses of wine, six glasses of cognac, two coffees laced with brandy, and two crème de menthes, was not considered relevant.
Clearly, the absinthe was the problem here.
Water is just as deadly, however.
Years ago, when I was stationed in Alaska, there was a guy who sat in the bar at Moose Creek drinking scotch and water for most of the night. He tried to drive home, took a wrong turn, drove into the Chena river and drowned.
See? Water killed him, not scotch.
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A lawyer? No way! My cousin VInnie was a respectable insane drunken starving artist!
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He was a man who pleaded that the "yutes" he was representing were innocent
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Water killed him, not scotch.
Darn tootin! If he had drank it straight, he would have been too drunk to find the car!!

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MY COUSIN VINNY
Cool movie! I loved the scene where he went to the jail to get some sleep!

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Your "cousin" Vinnie wasn't the only one drinking the absinthe. Jean's Swiss namesake Jean Lanfray caused absinthe to be outlawed after drinking the stuff and killing his family. The fact that he, in addition to the two ounces of absinthe, had consumed seven glasses of wine, six glasses of cognac, two coffees laced with brandy, and two crème de menthes, was not considered relevant.
It was the coffee. Give coffee to a drunk, get a wide-awake drunk.

Lanfray's lawyers were the ones that came up with the 'absinthe defense' (no doubt because Twinkies had not been invented at that point).

It is also reported that Lanfray had eaten - a sandwich!!!!
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It is also reported that Lanfray had eaten - a sandwich!!!!
Lutefisk on toast with extra sharp Tillamook?
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Lutefisk on toast with extra sharp Tillamook?
It doesn't say, but it makes sense - the rage, the copious amounts of flavored alcohol (attempts to get rid of the taste, no doubt).
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Darnit, I seem to be developing a runny nose and cough. I think I've caught 'cheesy lung' from Amy. It spreads over the Internet, you know.
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It doesn't say, but it makes sense - the rage, the copious amounts of flavored alcohol (attempts to get rid of the taste, no doubt).
That brings up another issue. One of my (many) pet peeves. If you don't like the taste of booze, don't drink it!
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Darnit, I seem to be developing a runny nose and cough. I think I've caught 'cheesy lung' from Amy. It spreads over the Internet, you know.
Typhoid Amy?
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