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They Blinded Me With...Science
April 3, 2003 5:30 AM   Subscribe

They may not have staples in their stomachs, but these monthly pictorials might have you wishing that there were more than 12 months in a year. Meet January's lovely Absinthe: mysterious, intoxicating, barely legal, and February's naughty Anthrax, who can only be described as dangerous and intimidating. Or perhaps you prefer spicy Myrrh, December's offering - exotic, refined, desirable. safe for work
posted by iconomy (16 comments total)

 
Hmmm... Ricin makes such a lovely backdrop. So pretty. So artistic. I'm guessing it must taste nice too. I'm just going down the chemists to see if they have any. Won't be long...
posted by twine42 at 6:09 AM on April 3, 2003


It's not really on the same track, but this reminded me of the Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names page.
posted by misteraitch at 6:20 AM on April 3, 2003


okay, where's the absinthe molecule? is it under its scientific name, or something? :)
posted by pxe2000 at 6:22 AM on April 3, 2003


I'd like to take one of these home and feed it til it pops.
posted by Frasermoo at 6:23 AM on April 3, 2003


pxe jan 99.
posted by twine42 at 6:29 AM on April 3, 2003


yummy, yummy absinthe...........
posted by kaibutsu at 6:45 AM on April 3, 2003


"The traditional method of 'presentation' (drinking) involves charging a perforated 'absinthe spoon' with a sugar cube and placing it over an 'absinthe glass' which greatly resembes a modern parfait ice cream glass. The glass has a line around it demarking the proper amount of absinthe it should contain so that when full, the glass will hold the proper 5 parts of water fo 1 part absinthe -- almost no one ever drinks this liqueur neat, save for a few show-offs."

I am proud to be a show off. Never dilute your liquors, kids. Just because it tastes like windex don't mean it don't love you just the same.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:50 AM on April 3, 2003


I'm just going down the chemists to see if they have any. Won't be long...

Try upstairs at the chemists...

As for Meet January's lovely Absinthe: mysterious, intoxicating, barely legal, and February's naughty Anthrax, who can only be described as dangerous and intimidating. Or perhaps you prefer spicy Myrrh, December's offering - exotic, refined, desirable. safe for work

I wanna work where you do!
posted by mattr at 6:57 AM on April 3, 2003


what's wrong with those then Mattr?
posted by twine42 at 7:11 AM on April 3, 2003


Whoa, DEET's molecular structure even looks scary!
Cool link, iconomy!
posted by Shane at 7:55 AM on April 3, 2003


Ah, the memories of a misspent youth.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:43 AM on April 3, 2003


Mmmm! Hey, baby. I see potential t-shirts.
posted by Shane at 9:03 AM on April 3, 2003


[this is good]
posted by plep at 9:15 AM on April 3, 2003


Aw, this is gyp!
posted by hairyeyeball at 11:49 AM on April 3, 2003


random fact... I've just found out these were all made with software my fiancee's employer sells!

woohoo
posted by twine42 at 12:40 PM on April 3, 2003


I'm with plep on this one.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:42 PM on April 3, 2003


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