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Kim Kelly

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The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« on: January 19, 2009, 12:29:41 PM »
I think I love it when old Condé Nasty publications try to be "hip." Case in point:

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“This might be just the thing for jittery Wall Street right now.” The merchandise was liquid—a six-pack of tall purple cans with the word “DRANK” printed beneath a drawing of what looked like a bottle of Robitussin, along with the slogan “Slow Your Roll.” To a hip-hop fan, if not to a banker, the allusion is obvious: purple drank is a kind of instant moonshine, originating in the Houston rap scene, and consisting primarily of cough syrup and 7UP. (Variations abound, some featuring Jolly Ranchers.) It’s a sedative, and therefore well suited to the slow, vaguely psychedelic Southern rap favored by artists like Lil Wayne, whose song “Me and My Drank” includes the lyrics “I’m a sip until I lean hard / Drink got me moving slower than a retard. . . . One more ounce will make me feel so great / Wait, now I can’t feel my face.”

It gets better. Wait, what's the opposite of "better"?
Too soon?

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 02:26:45 PM »
Cough syrup guzzling baffles me.  It's the worst taste in the world, and you can get capsules with the same drugs in them if that's what you're after.  But, I want to try some (non-cough syrup) Drank.

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Purple was satisfied with a harlequin effect. “One eyelid says, ‘Come hither,’ ” she said. “The other, ‘Go thither.’ ”

Shaggy 2 Grote

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 02:35:29 PM »
I've been drinking cough syrup with codeine every night for the past week just to sleep and I can't imagine how or why anyone could/would want to party on the stuff.
Oh, good heavens. I didn’t realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the O’Connor family.

Keith Whitener

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 08:00:42 PM »
Looks like the New Yorker finally got around to reading The AV Club: http://www.avclub.com/articles/taste-test-drank,2365/

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 09:53:09 PM »
I have a bottle and almost drank some a few weeks ago out of boredom. But I guess breathing problems don't mix well.

OH WELL, at least I have some suicide-juice.
"I LOVE HONEY BUNCHES AND OATS,BUT THE LAST THREE TIMES I WAS EATING IT,T EXSPIRIENCED SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN AND ACID REFLEX PROBLEMS.SO THIS CEREAL IS OF MY GROCERY LIST" - Monika54

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 11:57:07 PM »
Grote- how much you want for that bottle?
Breakfast- I'm havin' a time
Wheelies- I'm havin' a time
Headlocks- I'm havin' a time
Drunk Tank- not so much a time
George St.- I'm havin' a time
Brenda- I'm havin' a time
Bingo- I'm havin' a time
House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

Shaggy 2 Grote

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 10:49:06 AM »
There's not that much left, and I was drinking straight from the bottle with a bad cold. 
Oh, good heavens. I didn’t realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the O’Connor family.

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 07:01:08 PM »
Prescription cough syrup would be an awkward form of contraband to peddle. 

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009, 07:46:50 PM »
Prescription cough syrup would be an awkward form of contraband to peddle. 
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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 08:01:05 PM »
I've got a source of over-the-counter acetaminophen/caffeine/codeine tablets.  More portable if less potable (ha ha ha ha ha--I'm so hilarious).

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 08:23:04 PM »
waitaminute

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its active ingredients are melatonin, rose hips, and valerian root.

This is just a bunch of herbal sleep aids.

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 11:36:08 PM »
sweet jesus
maybe if I ignore it long enuff it will go away

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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2009, 01:26:14 AM »
Come now we all know that doesn't work.
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Re: The New Yorker staff gets crunk
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2009, 02:13:45 AM »
I bet if we ignored North Korea, they would go away, or just dissolve. Aren't we just interested in keeping the situation stirred up there so that we can keep our bases on the Korean peninsula?

My apologies for departing from the subject of purple drank.