- From: "John F. Eldredge" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 8 Jan 2009 03:23:00 GMT
On Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:15:02 -0800, Chris Peterson wrote:
On 2009-01-07 03:06:35 -0800, abuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Corlett) said:
Dr Dan Holdsworth <dan1701usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: [...]
Same here; caught it some time around Christmas day, and subsisted on
the weak rubbish that passes for anti-cold medicine these days. So,
hardly a drop of alcohol has passed my lips this holiday, worse luck
(paracetamol and ethanol do not together make one's liver happy).
Somebody explained the "two hats" cold cure to me. You require a hat
and a bottle of scotch. Retire to bed and put the hat at the foot of
the bed. Drink scotch until you see two hats.
I'm a large fan of the south of the border version that was once told to
me as a "traditional Mexican remedy".
Replace scotch with tequila.
Replace the hat tricks with eating lots of habenaro peppers.
Worked well for me once I stopped crying from the massive capsium
"ain't nothing survivng that stuff vato"
Of course, you then get to spend much of the next day on the porcelain
throne, experiencing the burning sensation a second time...
John F. Eldredge -- john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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