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  • Started 5 years ago by Budohorseman
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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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We got a decent run of Doctor Who episodes this Monday and I just got to see a few of them tonight, with a new bottle of Absinthe. So tell me, my friends from across the pond, how many "extras" do you get (we do not get your Christmas Specials) and is your Absinthe as expensive as ours? (cheapest I can find is 36-65 US which is about 2-3 euros nowadays so sad).

But for reals, I love Doctor Who, and if I can get the stuff we miss out on here in the US, I would greatly appreciate it.

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whs
whs
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What does it matter - after a few glasses you won't remember the price anyhow. I'll check the price next time I am in a store that sells it.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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i didn't even think that you could get absinthe in the us? and i think the conversion factor isn't that bad but is still pretty bad either way you look at it.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I very much doubt the Absinthe sold now is TRUE Absinthe.
TRUE Absinthe is made from wormwood, which contains THC (the active chemical found in cannabis)

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Scott
Scott
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/livesc.....fu8BoE1vAI

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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We have one old bottle of absinthe in the house. It's 45% alcohol by volume (approx 90 proof) and contains very little, if any, thujone.
That is a commercial brand.
In France, for drinks like absinthe and Eau d'Vie you have to go for the home made stuff. Minimum 80% (160 proof). This can be made legally or illegally.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Back to Dr Who. I used to watch it years ago, and recently got to see the last 3 years worth. Vast improvement I thought.

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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It was great to see them bring back Doctor Who, but I hear that they have run a special or two over there and we haven't gotten them over here very sad.

As for the absinthe, I'm pretty sure the infusion of the wormwood is pretty weak. I must admit, a nice cup of wormwood and Damiana tea before bed is always nice, once you develop a taste for bitter teas that is!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I haven't seen any specials either, yet.
Maximum amount of thujone allowed (per bottle) in Europe is 35mg. Thats the commercial stuff.

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ScottW
ScottW
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Check out the episode tab on this page for Doctor Who (2005) show listings:
http://www.tv.com/doctor-who-2.....mmary.html

There are a small number of shows marked "Special".

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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There is usually a "Christmas Special". But I haven't seen one as of yet. (and they tend to be more of a pilot for the coming season)

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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I just wish that they would let us see them too, so sad...

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Scott
Scott
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http://www.youtube.com/results.....#38;tab=w1

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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I'll need to check that link out when I get home (can you believe the fact that they actually block youtube here at work?!?!)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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here at school they block pretty much every thing.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I can't believe you guys. I went to school, to learn. I went to work, to work.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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umm... well at school i have a free period and that is when i am on here every day and when i work i work at a sk8 park with a pc right next to me so i can multitask.

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Scott
Scott
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Jack, this is ours, http://www.skateboardparks.com.....index.html

Not many in the whole State, this could be the largest.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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here is mine http://www.renegadeboardshop.com

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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@Budohorseman. I got to see the 2007 Christmas Special. I thought it was awful

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