Karlsson-on-the-Roof from Maripuka85 on Vimeo.
Young boy subject to hallucinations is befriended by drunken fairy godfather. In Russian, but that hardly matters.
The German live-action version is even odder.
Wikipedia entry here.
Way to harsh my buzz, man!
The 60s: when the menace of beer was apparently worse than heroin.
The takeaway message? Drinking and driving is an eternal fun recreation of humanity, encoded in the genome of the species, and will never cease.
What is this miraculous "sambuci wine?" I'm glad you asked.
Preparation.—Take of elder bark, parsley root, each, in coarse powder, 1 ounce; sherry wine, 1 pint, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a medicated wine by maceration or percolation, as explained under Vina Medicata, and make one pint of the preparation.
Original ad here.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Wine of elder is useful in dropsical diseases, especially ascites, and dropsy supervening upon scarlatina or other exanthematous diseases. Dose, 2 fluid ounces, 3 or 4 times a day.
Does this bout of insane tedious bickering make you want to purchase Seagram's liquor?
, powdered alcohol, sneak it into 'dry' venues or places where booze is prohibitively expensive. The makers say it can even be snorted, but use responsibly. It has been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and should be available this fall.
Update: After all the hype the Feds
say maybe not.
It's a question that comes up often this time of year. What wines and beers should I pair with girl scout cookies?
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
interviewed experts to find the answer. Basically, you want sweet wines and beers, but they offer some more specific recommendations. For instance:
a sparkling Shiraz, or a hoppy, chocolatey American porter.
a fortified wine (such as R.L. Buller Victoria Tokay), or a dry, Irish stout aged in bourbon barrels.
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