The Unswung Bat

Monday, January 12, 2004
 
Shoot Up, It's Good for the Flu

The first sample's free . . .

Byron is cool. Finbar is cool.

Finbar is a lobster who plays drums. Byron is not. He plays keyboards. He's still not a lobster, though. He wrote this, and if that baseline doesn't qualify him for a bad ass name like Papa Groove Skank, I don't know what does.

Update: Yeah I know he only wrote the baseline. Now you know too. Now quit complaining and admit it's good.

Meanways, a sketchy, quasi-reliable source informs me that the word "heroin" was originally a trademark of the Bayer corporation, the people who make aspirin. And it turns out the drug they were calling heroin was - heroin. Though you probably know it by the "street" name diacetylmorphine, or the completely self-explanatory C21H23NO5. Seems that from 1898 to 1910 it was an over-the-counter medicine marketted as "non-addictive morphine substitute and cough medicine for children."

And speaking of bullshit, my essay's comin along fine. It's about poems.

If it hadn't been for the Heroin Act of 1924, the pharmaceutical version might still be around. Extra-strength Heroin. Heroin for Kids. Non-Drowsy Heroin.

Maybe it would be the itchy sneezing scratchy coughing swollen bloated bleeding spasm shock and headache so you can shut up and go to sleep medicine, instead of that other stuff.

Speaking of which, good night.

Yes, the address on that ad is on Stone St.



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