A Blindin’ Drinking Game

Do you remember the days when drinking games consisted of playing – for example – a board game, and every time an action of your choice happened, the ‘unfortunate’ person had to take a shot of alcohol?  Or maybe the days when we just had tequila shots with the salt and lemon, and that was enough to get us in that nice and tipsy place, and any drink after that may just have taken us that little bit further?  Well it seems those types of games are old hat, and there’s a new challenge in town that you would not believe…

…Vodka Eyeballing.  Yes, Vodka Eyeballing.  It’s exactly as it sounds.  Vodka in your eyeballs.  Apparently this is the latest craze to sweep through Britain’s universities, and is said to have started in the U.S. when barmaids performed tricks for more tips.  It consists of  pouring a shot (or bottle, your choice) of vodka into your eyes, which supposedly induces the feeling of drunkenness and provides an instant high.  Devotees who spoke to the Daily Mail claim that this is because it passes easily through the mucous membrane and enters the bloodstream directly through veins at the back of the eye.  But medical experts have not backed this theory, saying that those who participate in this practice are usually already drunk and just convincing themselves that the eyeballing is making a difference. So far reported cases have seen some young people with eyes that are constantly watering, which in turn run the risk of causing the loss of sight.

I’m not actually sure when the last time was I heard of anything so stupid.  Are students nowadays so hell-bent on having a good time, that they risk their health even further than the damage that is more-than-likely already happening to their liver?  I for one am not into self-harming in any way, and that is what this is.  This craze is another way for them to score points with their peers, showing a competitive side that probably didn’t really exist in the first place, and if we want to look deep into it, it’s rather a lack of self-esteem that would push anyone to want to partake in this nonsense.  Some of these students will now graduate with more than the grade they bargained for…


One comment on “A Blindin’ Drinking Game

  1. Whats sad is it started in America and people in the UK are following it…

    No disrespect to our American cousins, but I think if I’m not mistaken, its been proven many times over the years that they are not as mentally endowed as ….well most of the world.

    “WASHINGTON (CNN) — After more than three years of combat and nearly 2,400 U.S. military deaths in Iraq, nearly two-thirds of Americans aged 18 to 24 still cannot find Iraq on a map”

    “The study found that less than six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, 33 percent could not point out Louisiana on a U.S. map.”



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