Sunday, April 18, 2010


The unpleasant truth is that a majority of us – back in our youth when we were bold, cute, uppity, and stupid – had moments of grisly fun with NyQuil, Night Nurse, and other packaged, over-the-counter, numb-mind potions and products that usually involved some combo of Dextromethorphan, Doxylamine and Doxylamine, maybe cocktailed up with some form of Pseudoephedrine. Hell, Lester Bangs as good as died from a recreational diet the stuff, and it didn’t do Elvis too much good either. But now these guys who call themselves Hot Knives have come up with an organic version that is probably a good deal less damaging and maybe a bunch more fun.

"As much as you'll hear us brag that we never fall ill (largely due to copious amounts of garlic, onions and vitamin C) we do -- once in a blue moon -- get sick. And yes, we have chased the green dragon. NyQuil, DayQuil, other sorts of new fangled drugstore opiates in their generic versions. We will fess up. The stuff works! But not this year. When one of us woke up last week with a throat tickle that blossomed into a gnarly case of the flu, we took it on with fresh produce, organic sweeteners and thimbles of liquor. In place of Acetaminophen (pain and fever reliever), Dextromethorphan HBr (cough suppressant), and Doxylamine succinate (sleep aid) we used green chile, ginger, citric acid and booze -- all herbal, if subtler, forms of the chemical stuff. A couple shots, errr, doses, of the stuff is perfect for sitting on the couch in a sweatshirt and sweating out your germs. Take that Big Pharma!" (Click here for recipe and a video)

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Anonymous said...

I want to start a new band called Isotope Tablets...

Diamond Jim said...

And you shall, anonymous, you shall.