Topic: alcohol

Things I Wish People Could Be Breathalyzed For

Things I Wish People Could Be Breathalyzed For

Substances like meth, cocaine, heroin, morphine and weed may soon be widely detectable via breathalyzer tests. But science, oh science, when will you start helping me determine what really matters?

If only breathalyzer tests could allow us to weed out the people we know we will never get along with. Sure, opposites can attract, but there are certain “quirks” to people’s personalities that I am quite sure I want to avoid. It would eliminate the awkward silence that comes after somebody mentions their undying loyalty to Ann Coulter during dinner or that frustrating moment when you realize you’re talking to a person who says “literally” and “ironic” as often as possible and seemingly has no idea what either word means. These are nice things to avoid, but the following are even more so. More »

Let’s All Celebrate Our Poor Life Decisions! (And How Far We’ve Come)

Letâs All Celebrate Our Poor Life Decisions! (And How Far Weâve Come)

The other night, I posted a Facebook status saying “Let’s all celebrate our poor life decisions! Here’s mine: “In college (circa 2006) I would come home really drunk and stay up until 5 am reading Wikipedia entries of famous Nazis and chain smoking indoors while using a mug as an ashtray. Now you go.” And the responses came pouring in, hilariousness ranging from the substance-induced to the just-plain-dumb-because-you’re young kind of stuff. More »

Philippe Starck Creates Aerosol Spray That Instantly Makes You Drunk

Philippe Starck Creates Aerosol Spray That Instantly Makes You Drunk

Do you like whippets but prefer your headrush with a little more tannin? Making inroads in the dubious-sounding genre of ”aerosol cuisine,” French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Harvard professor David Edwards to create “WA|HH Quantum Sensations,” an aerosol spray that dispenses .075 ml hits of alochol, just enough to stimulate the brain. More »