Sunday, June 14, 2009


This video is described by its producer this way:

Short film inspired by the faux term propounded in the 19th century to describe "victims" of "absinthism" as well as to further the absinthe prohibition movement.

He does a good job of showing the supposed madness which will claim the victim of the "Green Fairy".

Of course the hysteria about absinthe was every bit as irrational and trumped up as the anti-marijuana movement - with the same result. The banning of a harmless substance (when used in moderation).

Absinthe is now legal once again in Europe and the US. Perhaps a rethinking of other pointless laws against victimless crimes is now in the works. . .