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August 27, 2013 6:48 AM   Subscribe

"Anything else you want to add? Don't do drugs kids?" "Yeah That's a good one." In a highly (un)scientific experiment, BuzzFeed video producer Andrew Gauthier spent one night drunk and one night stoned while performing identical tasks. He filmed the results for our entertainment education..
posted by quin (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
My friend did this with Wave Racer on the N64. He did his best ever while stoned, and crashed the fuck everywhere while drunk. One data point.
posted by symbioid at 7:21 AM on August 27, 2013


He rolls his pants up?
posted by symbioid at 7:22 AM on August 27, 2013


Friends of mine had a Drunk Vs Stoned Olympics. A series of sports, games and challenges, refereed by a person who, under the rules, had to be both drunk and stoned.
posted by entropone at 7:22 AM on August 27, 2013 [19 favorites]


My friend did this with Wave Racer on the N64. He did his best ever while stoned, and crashed the fuck everywhere while drunk. One data point.

Wave Race 64 is incredibly fun when you're drunk.

I speak from three-days-ago's experience.
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:29 AM on August 27, 2013 [1 favorite]




Goldman, Dolphin Cop
posted by box at 7:40 AM on August 27, 2013


After A rousing night at the bar, I woke crusty eyed and dry mouthed in front of the TV. I had come back at some early hour and decided to play Granf Theft Auto- Poor CJs car was slammed into a tree, the engine block smoking. It was the most effective PSA of all time.
posted by GilloD at 7:49 AM on August 27, 2013 [11 favorites]


That alcohol stuff looks pretty horrible.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:05 AM on August 27, 2013


Video producer Andrew Gauthier is living the career dreams of 17 year old me.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:14 AM on August 27, 2013


refereed by a person who, under the rules, had to be both drunk and stoned.

This is how you wake up underneath a pull-out sofabed, covered in popcorn. Or so I hear.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:22 AM on August 27, 2013 [8 favorites]


Nothing like an all-night drunken festival of the Super Mario Lost Levels. That's probably one of my favorite video game experiences of all time. Combine the general impairment of the drunkenness with the sheer uncompromising relentlessness of that game.... It's like 'drunken brain surgery' but with lower stakes.
posted by kaibutsu at 8:31 AM on August 27, 2013


Isn’t this called "late teens, early 20’s"?
posted by bongo_x at 8:35 AM on August 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


The real tests would have been how you behave when a smaller stranger (you're not afraid of this person) is an aggressive asshole to you, how you behave when an attractive stranger tries to bed you without birth control (alternatively: how you behave when that attractive stranger suddenly changes their mind and says no to your advances), and how you behave when it's time for you to drive home.
posted by pracowity at 8:45 AM on August 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


FWIW Artworld versions of the experiment: , Jerry Saltz review of Drunk vs Stoned, Roberta Smith's NYT review of Drunk vs Stoned 2, press release for D vs S 2.

Those were fun times...
posted by snaparapans at 9:01 AM on August 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


This was hilarious! I pay attention to how I play something like Team Fortress 2 while either drunk or stoned. While drunk, I equip the demomans melee stuff and the grenade launcher so I can run full force in to the enemy swinging my axe like a crazy person. I usually do terribly. While high, I have fantastic game sense and a deadly accurate aim with the grenade launcher. I can hit people flying through the air very reliably and I'll be at the top of the board if not near the top.

stoned - 1

drunk - 0
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 9:22 AM on August 27, 2013




I was waiting to see a control where he performs the tasks sober, too.
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 10:23 AM on August 27, 2013


Somehow I think he would be an awful dancer stone-cold sober, too.
posted by Kokopuff at 10:40 AM on August 27, 2013


That was damn funny! Can I add to this: Stoned, he looks very cute/adorable; Drunk, he looks like he's justaboutthiseclose to throwing up.
posted by MoxieProxy at 11:17 AM on August 27, 2013


Not to be excessively wonky, but which night did they film first? Because some of those tasks (like the exercise, drawing and legos) are stuff you could conceivably do better on night two, because Learning, y'know?
posted by feets at 11:48 AM on August 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


This was hilarious! I pay attention to how I play something like Team Fortress 2 while either drunk or stoned. While drunk, I equip the demomans melee stuff and the grenade launcher so I can run full force in to the enemy swinging my axe like a crazy person. I usually do terribly. While high, I have fantastic game sense and a deadly accurate aim with the grenade launcher. I can hit people flying through the air very reliably and I'll be at the top of the board if not near the top.

Playing MechWarrior Online (haha, the spell checker puts in the IntraCap) while stoned I oscillate between a pure crystalline awareness of the vectors and intentions of every mech on the field and a befuddled confusion as to why they're all shooting at me.

How have I offended them, I wonder.
posted by Sebmojo at 2:20 PM on August 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


Just this weekend I was playing the co-operative levels of portal with my boyfriend, and we definitely found that it was much easier to figure stuff out on sunday, when there were no drinks, than on saturday, where there were moderate drinks. Ahh wine, I love you, but you make me stupid.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:27 PM on August 27, 2013


Gardening on Salvia
posted by Tom-B at 5:53 PM on August 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Been a first hand observer of this experiment a few times in a real car driving on real roads. No, I was never the driver. I was in most cases barely competent to be a passenger. Early 80s Devon, and rural 90s Ireland, plus some whacky exploits during the London Orbital years, afforded the opportunity with less general condemnation than perhaps today.

Stoned wins. By about a planet or two.
posted by Devonian at 5:55 PM on August 27, 2013


Yes, but to be fair, we need a Control Group that is not under the influence of Buzzfeed.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:31 PM on August 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Been a first hand observer of this experiment a few times in a real car driving on real roads. [...] Stoned wins. By about a planet or two.

Yep. But there's also both at the same time. In a car full of teenagers. In the dark. In a snow storm on long straight roads that felt like they would never end. I'm glad I wasn't driving, because it was as if the car was standing still and the snow was racing past us in a wind tunnel. Back before MADD, before air bags, before people wore seat belts. Don't ever do that. Christ. I don't know how and why we got home.
posted by pracowity at 5:31 AM on August 28, 2013


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