Mickey Finn

Mickey Finn

Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

March 3rd, 2008, 11:54 pm #1

I was just looking up the spelling of "Mickey Finn" while typing out the lyrics to "It's The Hard-Knock Life" - "make her drink a Mickey Finn" - and thought you might find the background of the drink interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(drugs)

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March 4th, 2008, 12:16 am #2

..what a Mickey Finn was when I got the Annie album ! Funny the orphans had this knowledge !
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Dina
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March 4th, 2008, 12:53 am #3

I was just looking up the spelling of "Mickey Finn" while typing out the lyrics to "It's The Hard-Knock Life" - "make her drink a Mickey Finn" - and thought you might find the background of the drink interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(drugs)

Julie
It's funny, because the therapy work I do specializes in addictions--and I have worked with literally hundreds of alcoholics over the past 15 years. I will never forget the first time one of my clients spoke of having a "mickey" of vodka...I right away had an image of Molly sluggin' back her imaginary bottle in HKL! It was the only association I had with that word, up to that point in my life.

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March 6th, 2008, 7:06 pm #4

I was just looking up the spelling of "Mickey Finn" while typing out the lyrics to "It's The Hard-Knock Life" - "make her drink a Mickey Finn" - and thought you might find the background of the drink interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(drugs)

Julie
...like Mickey Finns, or political/historical people (Jack Dempsey, Harold Ickes, Don Budge etc.)
It could be quite an education !
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