Why Weed and Alcohol Don't Mix

The scientific explanation for getting the spins.

Comments

1

I find it hard to reconcile the Stranger asking for money while posting articles like this.

2

Lighten up, Xima.

3

@2, I don't know if that's a spelling error or intentional...but either way I like it.

4

What @2 said. Jeez.

5

@xina -- it's
The Stranger.

Like Public Radio
ya get what
ya pay for.

and I'm gettin' My Money's Worth.

6

Oh, but YES if ya just GOTTA mix 'em -- it's pot FIRST; the other way round's a nasty, regrettable condition (they don't call it 'the Whirlies' for nothin' and you'll be damn Thankful when they're gone). A very Bad Trip on a Not-so-merry-go-round.

Oh, and go EZ on the booze, after.
Going to far too fast is too Ez.
And then you'll be praying
your guts out to the
Porcelain Gawd.

Oh, and NEVER Drive
under such conditions.
You might hit me.

END of psa.

7

Eagerly awaiting the speedballing post.

8

@2 I went to college on the east coast and where that college was, Zima was a test market. We drank quite a bit of free Zima. When it was no longer free, it was abandoned. So @5 I hear you and point taken.

9

Good god. What a bunch of babies we've become. I don't need advice on how to get fucked up. I don't need to be told I'm doing it wrong. There isn't going to be a test. They are called recreational drugs for a reason. But it looks like we've taken the fun out of literally everything. We don't need to get the scientists involved. Old fashioned experimentation and pattern recognition still works just fine.

10

8,

Zima was popular in gay bars when I was 21. I’ve never been enthusiastic about beer-the taste, ads targeting adolescent hypermasculine straight men, etc- and cocktails, while tastier and fun, were often too strong for me. Wine coolers in general were my go-to.

Somehow, Zima became a target of Dave Letterman, and I guess that kinda put the zap on that particular brand. That said, it wasn’t bad.

11

As Freewheelin' Franklin used to say, "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope." https://images.app.goo.gl/9ghKFhTztjXXGyAH7

12

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers used to say, "Smoking dope and drinking beer is like pissing into the wind!"

13

Apparently "The Cuervo Gold...The Fine Colombian", when combined, do NOT "make tonight a wonderful thing"

14

I remember intentionally going for the affect. But for me it was like pulling massive G's,
As if I was reaching the highest point on a roller coaster and then zooming down at full speed for about 2 seconds..... The spins I never experienced..Fun article..