Is that 40 Stone Street, or 40 Stoned Street?
February 10, 2015 at 8:17 am
I can think of so many taglines. “It’s good fer what ails ya!” I understand that they used to put laudanum in cough syrup and also prescribed it for women’s “hysteria”. Since I live in an area, where the inhabitants are routinely thorazined (I believe laudanum is a precursor of this particular psychotropic drug) up to the gills and the neighborhood looks more like the set of “The Walking Dead” without the crunchy-munchies, I’d say hysteria has been pretty well conquered in this neck of the woods. I know too, that in later years, they put codeine in Vick’s Cough Syrup, which could be bought over the counter for a long time, until someone figured out that all the winos were slurping the stuff and no one was getting over their sniffles.
This is all swell, as our nannny-state continues to try and keep us from destroying ourselves, but the winos just moved on to Sterno and I do believe I saw someone drinking brake-fluid at the bus stop, the other day. Although my vision is somewhat sketchy at best, I recognized the shape of the bottle and the coloring. I dare hardly think that anyone with 2 functioning brain cells would drink ANYTHING out of a brake-fluid bottle, unless it was brake-fluid. But then again, they’re sniffing bath salts and eating one another, so none of this shocks me in the least. Glad to see the human race is predictable! Thanks, Colin!
February 10, 2015 at 8:30 am
Funny stuff, Mary. You’d think if someone took up drinking brake fluid you’d be able to make them stop, right?
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