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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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Here's one for you. You know how people take deep breaths of their dollar bills and then declare, "This one smells like cocaine," then sigh with exaggerated melancholy? Well, maybe it's not that a surprising percentage of our currency is suffused with the aroma of the coca plant. Maybe, just maybe, cocaine simply happens to smell a lot like our paper money. For all I know, they use byproducts of the coca and hemp plants to make it. I wouldn't put it past them. What better way to catch users than to provoke them into saying, "This one smells like cocaine"?


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tommix From: tommix Date: February 10th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Money is flesh... fleash in your hands

Who are you hanging around that smells their money? I, on the other hand, like to stick my nose into an ounce of coke to see if it smells cash -- it doesn't, it just smells like good times.
bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: February 10th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
US paper money definitely has a smell, quite different from ours.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 10th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It does, doesn't it? Indeed, it smells like no other money. I wonder what's up with that.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: February 10th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
On occasion I fantasize about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of..." Then I shudder and put my unlicked money away.

_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: February 11th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I always thought it easier to get the "this smells like cocaine" jaw clench effect just by opening a bottle of nail polish remover the, blech, sniffing money.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 11th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sounds like you heard about some bad cocaine. The good stuff I heard about smelled like freeze-dried Coca-Cola, minus the caramel color. I wonder what that is. . . :-)
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 12th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I always get a Proustian coca-jolt when I smell wet paint. Or hear Steely Dan.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 12th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Latex or enamel? Which album?
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