Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Good Ole Days.

Have you ever wondered why our great grandparents were always so dam happy and all had such fond memories of their youth? Well... I'm surprised they remembered ANYTHING at all!!!

Forget Tums & Tylenol.
Forget Aleve & Benedryl.

Look at the stuff they had back then!!!

"Bottle Of Bayer's Heroin"

Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine.
It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.

"Coca Wine, Anyone?"

Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.

"Mariani Wine"

Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.


Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York... It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should only take half a glass.

"An Old Paperweight"

A paperweight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.

"Opium For Asthma"

At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams. It didn't cure you... but you didn't care!
(Please Note: It actually says 3 grains on the box not grams. 15 grains = 1 gram)

"Cocaine Tablets"

All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice.

"Cocaine Drops For Toothache"

Very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

"Opium For Newborns"

I'm sure this would make them sleep well. (not only the Opium, but also the 46% alcohol).

It's no wonder they were called, "The Good Old Days".
From cradle to grave... everyone was FUCKING SHITFACED!!!

Please Note:
I don't know who originally wrote this, it was just from an e-mail i was sent. If it was YOU please let me know so i can add your name and credit it to you. Ps, Thanks for making me chuckle whoever you are. Cheerz!!! :D