In search of the Green Fairy
...or, "Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder"...:-)
Oft vilified in the west, absinthe is making a comeback but in the late 1800s it was the target for outrage. Once French critic said:
"Absinthe makes you crazy and criminal, provokes epilepsy and tuberculosis, and has killed thousands of French people. It makes a ferocious beast of man, a martyr of woman, and a degenerate of the infant, it disorganizes and ruins the family and menaces the future of the country."
Not bad for a drink which actually isn't any more degenerative than any other. Mind you it is good going to finish off a bottle on the street and leave your empties behind.
This is actually in Krakow, Poland and the poster is advertising a local band... honestly!