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Old June 29 2013, 05:29 AM   #1
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Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

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Chug-a-lugging and binge drinking not risky enough for you? How about vaporizing alcohol and inhaling it?

The trend didn’t really gain popularity until earlier this year when a YouTube user uploaded a video clip showing how to vaporize alcohol using a plastic bottle and bicycle pump. Copycats have since uploaded videos of themselves also “smoking alcohol.” Some pour the alcohol over dry ice instead of using the plastic bottle and bicycle pump.

Kids seem to think that by smoking alcohol, you can bypass some negative consequences of consuming alcohol such DUI or your parents catching you and grounding you. (Please note: If you ingest alcohol it will show up in your bloodstream. You can get charged with DUI and your parents are probably going to notice.)


Also, inhaling alcohol is really bad for your health. It’s toxic to the lungs. It goes straight to the brain, meaning you lose the benefit of slow metabolization and if you overdo it, the protective impulse to vomit isn’t going to save you.
Apparently this has been going on for a while, but this is the first I've heard of it. BTW, it's really, REALLY dumb.
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Old June 29 2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

Ron Swanson says: "This the wrong way to consume alcohol."

That being said, these youth fads that get played up into a "save the children!" frenzy in the media are almost always ridiculously exaggerated and fade away almost as fast as they appeared.
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Old June 29 2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

It goes straight to the brain, meaning you lose the benefit of slow metabolization and if you overdo it, the protective impulse to vomit isn’t going to save you.
So NO PUKING.

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Old June 30 2013, 02:47 AM   #4
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

They were doing this with wine on "James May's Man Lab" Christmas episode last year. You think this is a horrible fad? Then blame foodie and wine expert Oz Clarke. I think it's a wonderful fad, and recommend trying it with a good snifting brandy. Single malts are good too.
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Old June 30 2013, 05:27 AM   #5
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

I wish one of these 'dangerous fads' would really work in large numbers. You only tend to lose a small handful of people with each one (like planking, for instance) ...we'll never thin the herd without some real hard-hitting deadliness.

How about "redback snorting?"
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Old June 30 2013, 05:39 AM   #6
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

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I wish one of these 'dangerous fads' would really work in large numbers. You only tend to lose a small handful of people with each one (like planking, for instance) ...we'll never thin the herd without some real hard-hitting deadliness.
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Old June 30 2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

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I wish one of these 'dangerous fads' would really work in large numbers. You only tend to lose a small handful of people with each one (like planking, for instance) ...we'll never thin the herd without some real hard-hitting deadliness.

How about "redback snorting?"
Here's what we do: First, you try out a bunch of surefire methods of stupidity, and we'll wait and see which one kills you while looking really cool. Whichever method that is, we'll then spread the idea around to all the kids you wish to see dead. That way, you get what you wish for, with only a minimal loss of time and resources.
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Old June 30 2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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Nah, I'm too much of a square to do anything cool.
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Old June 30 2013, 10:09 AM   #9
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Nah, I'm too much of a square to do anything cool.
Hey, it's hip to be square.
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Old June 30 2013, 10:45 AM   #10
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

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I think it's a wonderful fad, and recommend trying it with a good snifting brandy. Single malts are good too.
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Old June 30 2013, 11:40 PM   #11
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

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It goes straight to the brain, meaning you lose the benefit of slow metabolization and if you overdo it, the protective impulse to vomit isn’t going to save you.
So NO PUKING.

Sold.
Puking as normal - it just won't save you!
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Old July 1 2013, 06:32 AM   #12
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Old July 1 2013, 07:33 AM   #13
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

inb4 "kids these days/culture is in decline"
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Old July 1 2013, 07:40 AM   #14
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Nah, I'm too much of a square to do anything cool.
Hey, it's hip to be square.
"Do you like Huey Lewis and the News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor."
You know, I've never seen American Psycho. I'm curious, but I am really not a fan of hyperviolent movies. I used to like them, but in recent years I've shied away from them. Still, I hear the movie is good.
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Old July 1 2013, 08:24 AM   #15
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Re: Latest Really Stupid Youth Fad: Smoking Alcohol!

You couldn't pay me to watch it.
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