Thursday, November 09, 2006

Boozers are Losers

Lest anybody think I'm bullshitting about most of the vodka being sold around here being completely bogus mixtures of rubbing alcohol and water (if you're lucky -- these poor bastards got industrial solvent of some kind, looks like.)

Recent stories on BBC.com --

Siberia Ravaged By Bootleg Vodka

Fake Russian Alcohol 'Kills Many'

As I said, we switched from drinking the counterfeit vodka at our local nightclub to drinking absinthe, figuring it would be better for our health, but judging by our increasingly horrendous hangovers, they've just been dumping methylated spirit into the absinthe to make it stretch a little further.

My god, is nothing sacred in this fucking place?

Putin's response is to nationalize the Vodka industry to insure quality control. Judging by the quality of the railroads, public transport, and the roads, I'm thinking I'm going to invest in stock in Russian coffin makers and stomach pumps.

1 comment:

Zachary said...

"Putin's response is to nationalize the Vodka industry to insure quality control."

That should be "ensure".