Paul Di Filippo (pgdf) wrote in theinferior4,
Paul Di Filippo

Death by Irish Car Bombs

At Readercon 2007, which all four members of the Inferior 4+1 attended, a certain tall, hairy member of this blog introduced the practice of drinking "Irish Car Bombs."

Here's the recipe, given solely as a prophylactic measure, so that you will be able to recognize this infernal cocktail, should ill chance put you in its path:

Another member of this blog, a female who shall remain nameless, attempted one such, and later regretted her consumption of the evil drink.

It's a good thing said member had the sense to quit. Because now we learn of a woman driven to suicide by this devil's brew.


"Early police reports indicated Olson became distraught and suicidal after O'Neil suggested skipping the show, but O'Neil said there was no disagreement over the concert - only too much celebration.

"The couple began drinking over dinner at Planet Hollywood and continued at The Perfect Pint, guzzling Irish Car Bombs - Guinness and a shot of whisky, O'Neil said.

"'All evening we were laughing with the people at the bar about how we met,' said O'Neil, who asked Olson out a month ago after she helped with his root canal. 'They said it must have been destiny. We were having a blast.'

"O'Neil said he left the bar, which was across the street from the Night Hotel on W. 45th St., where the couple was staying, and returned alone to their room. Olson arrived a little later, came into the room, lay on the bed for a moment and then left, said O'Neil, who thought she was headed back to the bar.

"Instead, a witness told cops, Olson climbed the hotel fire escape, and then fell to her death about 9:45 p.m. There is no evidence of foul play, cops said, and the medical examiner declared the fall a suicide."


Read the full article here:

So at this festive season, when consumption of spirits rises, please take heed, readers of the fairer sex, of the perils attendant on following the lead of a large, burly man constitutionally fitted, unlike you, for life on the edge.

Posted by Paul DiFi.
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