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... sprinkled with wine a white rose will sing.

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In my opinion, GVC have made arbitrary changes to historic accounts and refuse to answer any questions. IMO, do NOT trust and avoid all GVC brands!

PartyPoker & PartyCasino, RIP. January 2019


Do you agree that marijuana is, in fact, a far healthier intoxicant than, say, wine?

Biblitz replies:

Aside from medical marijuana, which is now regulated in many jurisdictions, no!

According to the Canadian Lung Association:

Marijuana smoke contains over 400 chemicals; many of these are the same harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Using marijuana can harm your lungs. Just a few of these chemicals are:

Carbon Monoxide (found in car exhaust)
Carbon Monoxide (found in car exhaust)
Arsenic (rat poison)
Ammonia (found in window cleaner)
Acetone (found in nail polish remover)
Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison)
Napthalene (found in mothballs)
Sulphur Compounds (found in matches)
Volatile Alcohol
Formaldehyde (used as embalming fluid)
Butane (lighter fluid)

When you smoke, all of these chemicals mix together and form a sticky tar. The tar sticks to clothing, skin, and to the cilia (tiny hairs) that line the insides of your lungs. The cilia help to clean out dirt and germs from your lungs. If the cilia are covered in tar, they can't do their job properly, and germs, chemicals and dirt can stay in your lungs and cause diseases.

Second-hand smoke is also dangerous.

Even if you yourself don't smoke, you can still get sick or die from tobacco. When you breathe the smoke from another person's cigarette, it can be as bad as smoking cigarettes yourself. Learn more about what second-hand smoke does to your lungs

It can also increase your risk for these diseases:

Chronic cough
Recurring lung infections
Cancer of the head and neck
Heart disease
Memory loss
Learning problems
Mental health problems

Babies born to mothers who smoke marijuana can have health problems, including low birth weight and prematurity.

Wine, on the other hand, well:

Ode to a Nightengale

By John Keats

O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been
Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
Dance, and Proven al song, and sunburnt mirth!
O for a beaker full of the warm South,

Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
And purple-stained mouth;
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
And with thee fade away into the forest dim:

... Dans les bars a la tombee du jour
Avec les marins
Quand on parle de filles et d'amour
Un verre a la main ...


Miracle Fair

Selected Poems of Wislawa Szymborska


Translated by Joanna Trzeciak

More of poetry's brightest lights from Eastern Europe.

Drinking Wine

He looked at me, bestowing beauty,
and I took it for my own.
Happy, I swallowed a star.

I let him invent me
in the image of the reflection
in his eyes. I dance, I dance
in an abundance of sudden wings.

A table is a table, wine is wine
in a wineglass, which is a wineglass
and it stands standing on a table
but I am a phantasm,
a phantasm beyond belief,
a phantasm to the core.

I tell what he wants to hear - about ants
dying of love
under a dandelion's constellation.
I swear that sprinkled with wine
a white rose will sing.

I laugh, and tilt my head
carefully, as if I were testing
an invention. I dance, I dance
in astounded skin, in the embrace
that creates me.

(-- p. 17)

Bon Appetit


Ricky Gervais

October, 2009

Any favorite indulgences?

Here's the bottom line. Cheese, wine, and Champagne are amazing. Salt and chocolate are amazing. It's not rocket science. We're mammals - we like fat, salt, and alcohol. Mammals love alcohol. You know, drunkenness occurs the same in animals as in adults, from mammals down to insects. Antelopes eat fermented apples and go down to the watering hole the next day and they're hungover. (-- p. 130)


Number Two

* Collector's Item

a magazine of suppurating poetry edited by F.A. Nettelbeck and published whenever there is some money on the table - hopefully quarterly by The Horseheard Nebula Press, mailing address: 15930 Kings Creek Rd., Boulder Creek, Calif. 95006 - 75 cents a copy, $2.50 per year's subscription, (be a patron for $50.00, fucker!) ...

Charles Bukowski Answers 10 Easy Questions

("10 Easy Questions" shall be a regular feature of THROB and will envelop a different poet each issue. We hope to give you the clearer, more defined picture of the poet and his "excuse" and will continue with more bemusing questions in the future) ... Summer-Fall, 1971

... Heavy drinking and heavy loving seldom go hand in hand after the age of 35. I'd say a good chilled wine is the best way out and it should be drunken (drank) slowly after a meal, with just perhaps a small glass before eating.

Heavy drinking is a substitute for companionship and it's a substitute for suicide. It's a secondary way of life. I dislike drunks but I do suppose I take a little drink now and then myself. Amen. (-- p. 59)