May 19th, 2010


The Eyes Have It

As some of you know, I really don't like things touching my eyes. A lot. That's why it's a good thing that I have the best (unaltered) vision in my family, because I would never be able to cope with contact lenses or LASIK surgery like my siblings. So you can imagine how much a story like this bothers me:
Daily Mail — Even as drunken student antics go, it was, by any stretch of the imagination, a disturbing scene. Surrounded by cheering rugby players, applauded by fellow members of the university netball team, 19-year-old Melissa Fontaine tipped back her head and giggled as fellow drinkers in the Students' Union bar pulled apart her eyelids and allowed them to pour a shot of vodka into her left eye. 'Vodka eyeballing', as it is known in student circles, is the latest drinking craze to sweep through Britain's universities. Those who do it claim that it induces feelings of drunkenness at break-neck speeds, providing an instant high. But the devastating long-term damage it causes is becoming a major concern among doctors and university authorities who already worry that Britain's student drinking culture is out of control. …
Ew. Seriously. I realize that there are any number of orifices (use your imagination) on the human body which can be used for alcohol absorption, but I'm stick to the mouth. I guess I'm just old-fashioned like that.