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?