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May 20, 2009



After reading this guest post by Owl Meat Gravy, all I have to say is, yuck: 

Oh baby, you are the total package.

I'm talking about beer and cigarettes together. And not like the time that I took a swig from a bottle of Carlsberg Elephant that someone was using as an ashtray. If only you could combine them in one delicious synaptic cocktail.
Good news?

Those crafty Germans have created NicoShot beer which contains 3 milligrams of nicotine alkaloids. NicoShot is brewed like regular beer, with a tobacco-leaf extract added at the end of the brewing process.

Sounds terrible! Nothing says fine German brewing like maker Nautilus GmbH Laboratoriumsbedarf.

You can almost taste the bedarf ...

The appeal to smokers who are banished from bars now seems obvious, but I just don't see it happening. Three cans of NicoShot have the amount of nicotine in a pack of Marlboros. Sweet slim Virginia Plain! That's a lot of nicotine.
The makers market it as nicotine replacement therapy, but I don't buy that for eine Minute. A six pack of that stuff might stop my heart. Someone will eventually create some form of OTC speedball like Nico-Red VodBullKa. Woohoo! Can I get a shot? An adrenaline shot!

Seriously. My heart is shutting down.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:00 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Owl Meat's Tipsy Tuesdays


The myth of "Virginia Plain" is Bryan Ferry created a painting of a women holding a pack of cigarets, standing in a field.
The cigarets are Virginia Plain.
The women is Virginia Plain,
and the field is Virginia Plain.

The song itself was the "A" side of Roxy Music's first record released in 1972.

That is simply disgusting. Thanks for some belly-laughs, Sam!

Wow, that's interesting. Thanks GDA.

GDA, I was just playing off of Virginia Slims. Do they still make those?

Disgusting? The product? Not really. Less disgusting than someone blowing smoke in your face. You guys are weirdly sensitive. I like the bad fake glamour shot. I get the joke. That's funny. Nothing more disgusting than seeing a beautiful woman light up a cigarette IMHO

According to Wikipedia: Yes they still make and market those, “…brand loyalty is well above average, and is still one of the highest in the industry.”

Some early Virginia Slims Commercials (1969) from

Come on, would this have been so unappealing if I put a hot babe up top instead of the average woman?

I don't have to be around people who smoke anymore, so I don't know. I thought Marlboro Lights had taken over the world. Remember those weird super skinny brown cigarettes that ladies of certain age smoked? Or am I confusing two different ones?

Capris were the skinny ones. Silly. No idea what the brown paper ones were.

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