“Have you tried this Kava thing…” Time for another True-ish tale of Denizens, Bars, Characters in the City and Other Low Places. Time for a new 30 MILES OF CRAZY! (#101)
This week: ‘Doing Kava’ … or ‘WHAT THE HELL IS KAVA?’
Well… per wikipedia:
The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative and anesthetic properties. Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia. (See canoe plants.) Kava is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity. Its active ingredients are called kavalactones. A Cochrane Collaboration systematic review of its evidence concluded it was likely to be more effective than placebo at treating short-term social anxiety.
… that said, there is a new kava place in the neighborhood. No alcohol. Just kava and a lot of bamboo. I mean, A LOT of bamboo. Cue the first panel…
… and so … Three… Two… One… Musical Accompaniment! …. and GO!