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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thunderstruck Thursday: I Can't Believe My Eyes!

People never cease to amaze me with the bright ideas they generate.  The latest I just saw on TV and read about is called Vodka eye-balling.  When I heard the name, silly me, I thought it must be something about trying to gage the proof level of vodka by looking at it.  That would be an amazing feat, since with my limited exposure to vodka, it all looks like water to me!  I don't have a discerning palate; you can make my vodka gimlet with Smirnoff, Grey Goose, Blue Ice, Jett, or some other brand, and most likely I wouldn't know the difference.  Just give me a lot of vodka with a drop of lime juice and I'm happy.

Imagine my shock when I saw this:


I initially thought it must be a joke.  Surely no one in their right mind would pour alcohol directly into her eye!!  I did a little more investigating and came upon this:



I guess I am definitely over the hill!  I cannot even  begin to understand this new trend among college students.  The purpose of this activity is to catch "a faster buzz!"  How the hell much of a hurry do you have to be in to get drunk to pour straight vodka into your eye??  Maybe there's just ten minutes between classes and you have to "get 'er done" quick?  According to opthalmologists, there is extreme risk of burning to the cornea, infection, and even possible blindness.  (not to mention the obvious self-inflicted pain)

Just as I felt the next step from Vajazzling would be Dickorating, I had some real concerns as to where this would lead.  It seems today's youth are way ahead of this old broad.   There were follow up stories about coeds inserting vodka soaked tampons into their hoo hahs, and  the guys, not to be outdone, are engaging in an activity that looks much like self-administering an enema called "butt chugging!"  Now that brings a whole new meaning to the old drinking toast, "Bottoms Up!"

I pray that none of my grandchildren get caught up in any of these activities;  at the moment, none are in college, but one may be in a year or so, and the younger ones may end up there, too, eventually.  I just want them safe, with no health problems brought on by stupidity.

How about it, you young ones out there?  What are your thoughts on this.  Am I totally behind the times?  A party-pooper extraordinaire?





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32 comments:

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oh...my. I saw that term on a website a few days ago and really didn't give it much thought.But if I had, THIS definitely wasn't what I would have thought. Are they stupid?? Are kids really that stupid anymore?? No wonder the world is going to end in a few years. We don't have a prayer.

As for the Dicktorating...I'm going to look into that for my husband... :)

Helene said...

Are you serious? What ever happened to sniffing glue and smoking cloves???

The youngun's these days like to live dangerously...yikes!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

I saw this on The Doctors TV show and was stunned. It just gets crazier every day it seems.

I'm Jane said...

Wow. Cuz, you know, nothing is sexier than watching a guy funnel beer into his ass (and then presumably watching said beer come OUT of his ass).

Hot.

Coffee Slut said...

Unbelievable.

My name is PJ. said...

Posts like this allow me to feel comfortable about sounding just like my mother.

Some years ago, there was a show on TV somewhere called Jackass. I never saw it, but it garnered a lot of press because there were lawsuits; kids at home trying truly brainless, very dangerous things.


At the time, I thought, "How could the lawsuits have merit? Kids today can be dumber than stumps without watching TV for ideas."

This is such a sad commentary on young 'adults'. Really makes folks feel secure about sending their kids away to college too. Oy.

The Good Cook said...

I had never heard of this (I have never heard of Vajazzling or Dickorating either) but am going to have a talk with my 19 year old son right now. Then, I'm going to google Vajazzling and Dickorating.

R. J. said...

That's why we call it "young and foolish." It is unfortunate that they don't realize that the price they will pay isn't worth the temporary gratification, whatever they think that gratification might be. I'm just an old stick-in-the-mud who doesn't know how to have fun.

DJan said...

This is just crazy. I had not heard about it, and I'm hoping it will go away as soon as somebody manages to blind himself. It is amazing what people will dream up to abuse themselves with. Depressing, too.

TornadoTwos said...

Oh...my...word! I was so much happier in my little ignorant bubble when I was completely unaware of things such as these. My oldest is 12 and I have 4 more behind him so things like these scare me.

Blackberry Cottage said...

I am speechless this morning - those parents must be thrilled to be paying for a college education that includes this, and butt chugging (that's a picture I do not want in my head!)
Susan

The Retired One said...

Bottoms up????? hhahahahaaa
Or....pour it in your ears...than you can toast by saying "Hear, hear!" hhahaaaaa

confused homemaker said...

My husband told me about this being done inn Vegas (he saw it on the news), it's the dumbest thing ever. The damage that could be done to your vision is huge. I don't care how young you are, it's pure stupidity. What's even sadder is in the Vegas story he saw the people were our age (late 20s early 30s). Brilliant.

glnroz said...

you definitly seem to get out more than I do.. never, ever, heard about this,, lolol

Eva Gallant said...

Jane: My heart goes pitty-pat at the thought!

Cooffee: I agree; were it not for the videos, I wouldn't have thought it possible for people to be so stupid. I spared everyone the butt-chugging video!

Glen: Hell, I don't get out much at all; but I surf the net and watch the Colbert Report.

Kristina P. said...

I saw this last week. I work in a substance abuse program with teenagers. I want to ask them about this in group, and if it's become popular. People are stupid.

Canadian Blend said...

This sounds like a bad idea... and I'm saying that as a person who was on the hose end of a beer bong once.

When I was in college, the kid in the next dorm room once snorted Tylenol. He thought it would cure a hangover faster. I don't know that it worked.

jules said...

I just heard about this too! Since I work for an Ophthalmologist I asked his thoughts and he really didn't think on would get drunk any faster and only slightly if at all. Now we are just sitting back and waiting for the first dumbass patient to come in as a result of these shenanigans! I'll keep ya posted if we are so lucky!

Writing Without Periods! said...

This to me is insane because I've had some bad eye problems...and it's not fun being without sight. You're not over the hill, just SANE!!
Mary

Tam said...

I'd rather be a party pooper than a beer pooper.

Meeko Fabulous said...

It's news to me! I like to take my vodka the old-fashioned way . . . LoL

Brian Miller said...

that is sheer madness...

Unknown Mami said...

If it weren't for you I really would not be up to date on all the shenanigans youngsters are up to. As someone who has gone through lots of issues with her eyes recently, I would have to say that the faster buzz is just not worth the risk.

Steven Anthony said...

Ok, I love me some grey goose...but holy cow, this is crazy!

Eva Gallant said...

Steven: Awww...No "butt-goose?" lol

Tam: I see your point!

Jules: I'll be curious to hear.

Canadian: You devil, you!

lakeviewer said...

I am not shocked by youth's excesses. I just pray that their parents are smart enough to intercept at the appropriate time. It seems to me that hormones just cancel every other brain activity.

rose said...

it's sad that people are doing things like this for whatever. this doesn't say much how future generations will be . rose

injaynesworld said...

"Bottoms up..." LOL!!! I must be living under a rock. I've never heard of this. People have truly gone start raving mad. When I was a kid we just mixed it with Kool-Aid.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

So... If you pour the stuff in your eye, do the calories count?
Can... You ingest carbs by inserting soaked tampons?

Have they found a new diet trick?

Midday Escapades said...

Seriously?? Are they running out of things to do? That is just plain scary. I hope my boys never ever find these things.

bettyl said...

I agree...they never cease to amaze!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Hadn't seen it, but people were talking about it at the gym. How frigging impatient do you have to be that you can't wait for straight vodka taken the usual way to f*ck you up?