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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Trigger’s Little Helper

posted by on April 18 at 13:05 PM


According to a Reuters news item, more than 300 horses stabled at the Belgrade Hippodrome might have to be sedated when the Rolling Stones hit Serbia this summer. Apparently there’s nowhere suitable to move the animals, so they will remain in their stalls only meters from the stage. Front-row seats at a Stones show normally go for upwards of $500.

Veterinarians plan on using diazepam, a tranquilizer that first became popular with non-horses in the ’60s as a means of easing the comedown from harder drugs. It was the top-selling US pharmeceutical from 1969-1982. In Serbia it sells under the name Bensedin and was a hugely popular sedative during the continuous bombing of Belgrade in 1999.

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By the photo I expected this to be an article about Tom Petty.

Posted by elswinger | April 18, 2007 1:49 PM

Diazepam = valium.

Posted by Fnarf | April 18, 2007 4:08 PM

Diazepam is just valium.

Posted by Fnarf | April 18, 2007 4:09 PM

Di@zepam is just v@lium.

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Posted by Fnarf | April 18, 2007 4:10 PM

Fucking hell.

Posted by Fnarf | April 18, 2007 4:11 PM

"Zachyot! Aftar zhzhesh bgiii :)"? I don't speak Bulgarian, but that doesn't even seem pronounceable...

Posted by Andy | April 18, 2007 4:20 PM

"Making them not only the youngest but also the soberest concertgoers in attendance at the..."
Oh, forget it. It's too easy.

Posted by flamingbanjo | April 18, 2007 5:52 PM

i know, thats what i loved about this whole situation. so many knowing jokes to be made.

Posted by jz | April 18, 2007 5:56 PM

Truly, Fark had the best headline for this story: "Keith Richards to change name to Belgrade Horses", with a link to the Yahoo story entitled "Belgrade horses may be drugged for Stones gig."

Posted by Jessica | April 18, 2007 7:24 PM

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