Hello, everybody. Nice seeing you again.
I was pretty sick during most of our recent fund-raising Marathon. I really can’t handle staying up all night and then going to my dayjob the next day like I used to. Stn. Mgr. Ken suggested I sleep on the floor of his office one night, and I was surprised to realize that I don’t do that kind of thing anymore. I’m a grown-up old lady now, I guess. So the only way I could get through the various shows and co-hosting slots and public singing humiliations I’d signed up for was to ingest massive amounts of cough syrup.
That’s probably why I noticed the little pamphlet at the drug store last Saturday. It’s a Parent’s Guide to Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse, from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
Q: Where are teens finding information about cough medicine abuse.
A: There is little in current teen culture—music, movies, fashion, and entertainment—that promotes or even mentions cough medicine abuse. The one exception is the Internet. A number of disreputable web sites promote the abuse of cough medicine containing DXM.
I wanted to help, and I thought it would be good to make the FMU blog a reputable web site to promote the abuse of cough medicine. During the year he spent in a fancy, expensive, small liberal-arts college, my brother-in-law tried every cough syrup on the market and wrote up little reviews of each one, and I thought it would be nice to post those here, but he says he doesn’t have them anymore. Actually, he says he doesn’t even remember writing the reviews, and I’m not sure he remembers being in college, either.
Since my various WFMU shows have always been drug-free zones, I decided promoting cough syrup abuse was probably not such a great idea anyway. I have always promoted drinking, though, and I was pleased to find the recipe for a fine, fine superfine cocktail. You mix Lipton Raspberry White Iced Tea with Rumpleminz Schnapps, and it’s supposed to taste exactly like Robitussin. Like you drink that stuff for the flavor. But at least the toxic ingredient is alcohol, not dextromethorphan. The drink is called a “WannaTussin,” and I swear I am not making that up.
Thanks to Flakmag.com for the nifty photo. And here is a video of Japanese schoolgirls eating Finnish salt licorice. You’d think anyone who would eat those salt plums would be all over salmiakki, but I guess not.
Thanks for reading my blog post this time, and may God bless.