Oooooh, My Head

I’m not suffering, but I certainly feel less than tip-top. My concentration is shot, my eyelids are on the scratchy side, and my brain feels like something you find at the back of the fridge.

What’s your favorite hangover cure?

15 thoughts on “Oooooh, My Head

  1. You did say you needed a cure….I have never tried this but I hear it is the best hangover cure that ever was. Coffee Enema. Apparently the coffee in the colon has some detoxifying effects and the results are almost immediate. Rumor has it that Jack Nicholson was pro-coffee-enema.

    Let me know how it goes.

  2. You’re just trying to get me to put coffee up my butt, aren’t you, Pants? Nice try, bucko, but I can hear you sniggering from all the way over here.

  3. I heard a good one yesterday that sounded like it ought to work. One ingredient was bananas; I forget what the other was. I remember it made a lot of sense, because the bananas would restore electrolyte balance and the other ingredient would treat dehydration. Maybe it was vinegar.

  4. Old sailors’ hangover cure: take salt beef or salt pork, simmer in water, drink the resulting broth. Variation: Norwegian sailors use salt fish instead.

  5. The ever helpful Pants wrote:

    “You did say you needed a cure….I have never tried this but I hear it is the best hangover cure that ever was.”

    Reminds me of a scene from ‘The Road to Wellville’ that involved 5 gallons of yogurt…

  6. Here, in the CZ, whenever the caterers know the crew has been out late the night before, the breakfast table is blessed with a large pot of garlic soup. Perhaps a garlic soup enema would do the trick’

  7. Latest word from the Land of Enchantment, not a hangover cure, but a preventative measure: prickly pear cactus extract, taken before one goes out drinking, has been shown to prevent the main cause of hangover, dehydration. Seems that the cactus has enzymes that maximize the absorption of water, and since dehydration is the cause of most hangover symptoms, if you take enough cactus juice before you take the tequila, you can avoid the hangover.

  8. So here’s a get-poor-quick scheme: exporting nopales (prickly-pear cactus pads) to the CZ and other places where people drink heavily. Of course, to be really grand, we’d have to be talking extremely big-scale. We’d be dealing with industrial-sized prickly-pear farms, which, given the current water shortage in the Western US, would replace currently troubled heavy-water-use crops such as alfalfa.

    There would be the psychological barriers, such as getting farmers to plant something that previously they’d been eradicating with more-than-religious fervor. And there’s the totally alien concept of growing something that doesn’t require irrigation, so they no longer have something to fight over with the government about allocations — and also no ability to blame the government if the crop fails. The sheer common sense of the idea would also be a tough sell: Why should farmers switch from a crop that serves purely as livestock feed to one that can have a direct benefit to a large number of human beings?

  9. I don’t know if its a cure, but my step-mom has a 2 step process. When we go out drinking together, before she goes to bed, she takes either calcium or prenatal vitamins. It might be hard for you to come by the prenatal vitamins Jer. Then for breakfast she fixes macaroni and cheese with tomatoes in it. I don’t think that would work particularly well in enema form.

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