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.

smudge said...

Great, instead of sipping drinks in a bar we'll all be sitting around wearing face masks and breathing like Darth Vader.

Seriously (well semi-seriously) alcohol without liquer is waaaay to dangerous. A person can only drink so much before the liquer does it's job to show everyone around you that your drunk.
1. You have to pee (and nearly fall down doing so)
2. You lose what stomach contents you have currently in your possesion.
3. You have a pile of glasses and bottles scattered around you along with an array of fruit on plastic swords or tiny umbrellas decorating your body. This is another tell tale clue of just how much you've had to drink and that it is time to stop!!!

Now inhaling.. you can keep on doing that .... right up until you can't. By then it's a little too late for anybody to do anything for you.

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.