Tuesday, 08 June 2010
People do stupid things when they drink. That's a given. Maybe that's how some of the worst drinking trends found their start. Keg stands and beer bongs better watch their back. They are about to become the binge drinking techniques of yesteryear.
The granddaddy of dumb drinking trend, vodka eyeballing probably escalated from the doldrums of lighting shots on fire and vodka snorting. Vodka eyeballing is exactly what it sounds like, it's when you take a bottle of vodka and pour it in your eye. The ill-conceived logic behind this painful act is that the effects of alcohol are felt faster by passing it through the mucus membrane of the eyeball and then directly into the bloodstream. Sadly, you don't really get drunk and are only left with a painful reminder and maybe a couple of new YouTube followers.
Check out this funny piece by Stephen Colbert on the subject:
The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Vodka Eyeballing Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
Butt-chugging takes stupid attempts at getting drunk faster to a new level. It involves inserting a beer bong in your...you guessed it, rectum. It is literally a beer enema. Again, it is the same failed logic behind vodka eyeballing that taking alcohol through any orifice that is not the mouth will get you drunk faster.
And then there is vodka-soaked tampons. It is exactly what it sounds like (coming up with clever names is not exactly the drinking trend inventor's forté). But this trend isn't just for girls, guys can insert the tampon rectally as they do with the beer bong. Although I haven't tried it, I'm sure it hurts even more than vodka-eyeballing.
Do you know anyone who does this? Have you? Do you know of any other drinking trends dumber than these? Is it just a way to get attention or do people actually believe these are good ways to get wasted?
Is drinking from a glass simply too passé for the 21st Century?