Sunday, December 04, 2005

This week's column:
A mist opportunity for drinkers

Here in Massachusetts we have our share of problems worthy of attention by our state legislators. For instance, there's the fact that what you'd pay for an average home here would, in Florida, purchase Cape Canaveral.

I'm sure the legislators will get to that, but in the meantime they're making progress on at least one other important issue. I'm speaking of course of their efforts to outlaw Alcohol Without Liquor (AWOL) machines, which are devices that turn alcohol into a mist so you can, yes, inhale it. This apparently doesn't sit well with people who feel that alcohol should be in liquid form, which makes it easier to pour through the funnel.

In fact, the makers of the AWOL, Spirit Partners Inc., have come under fire in several states for their device, which they bill as "a fun, new, exciting way for adults to enjoy alcohol in a responsible manner." And as we all know, when you look up "responsible" in the dictionary, there's a picture of people snorting alcohol into their lungs like some kind of crazed sauce junkies.

For the rest of this week's AT LARGE by Peter Chianca, click here.


MuppetLord said...

lmao. Actually sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...


Now I just need a way to drink my marijuana and I'll be all set.

No-L said...

HEY, Cape Canaveral is just a lttle bit more expensive then a house up here. You know the housing market has gone up considerably in the last couple of years down there ;)

Anonymous said...

actually, the website says it's "Alcohol With Out Liquid", not with out liquor.

Anonymous said...

I remember this machine getting press over in Ireland. Can't remember if they banned it or what, but, as you might expect, booze + easy breathing = drunker, quicker...annoyinglier.