All the really fun stuff is bad for you. :: :: ice cube enemas
September 27, 2003 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Experts say putting ice cubes up the rectums of unconscious people has no physiological benefit and can even lead to seizures and stroke. "An overdose in a club is embarrassing enough for the person involved... The sight of the incapacitated person with their pants around their ankles having people inserting ice cubes is beyond humiliating and potentially dangerous."
posted by quonsar (28 comments total)
 
I can see how this would have no real benefit for someone experiencing an overdose. However, guess what I'm gonna proposition the little wife with when I get home from work?

You betcha!
posted by bradth27 at 1:12 PM on September 27, 2003


I'll lay down money that this idea started out as a prank, and someone had to come up with a bullshit story about it being beneficial when confronted.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:16 PM on September 27, 2003


you mean someone got caught with their fingers in the pie?
posted by quonsar at 1:17 PM on September 27, 2003


damn! there goes another hobby.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:19 PM on September 27, 2003


You can still do it for kicks though... right?
posted by Blue Stone at 1:45 PM on September 27, 2003


I used to do this a long time ago, but I got fired for being too slow serving soft drinks to the customers. Shortly after I met an man who showed me that using pennies was much better idea anyway.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:54 PM on September 27, 2003


More news from the Twilight Zone; self circumcision not cool! (Prob. NSFW)
I thought crackheads got blue lips?
posted by asok at 2:10 PM on September 27, 2003


I wonder if they re-use the cubes after the life-saving attempt?
posted by Blue Stone at 2:12 PM on September 27, 2003


that's some cold shit
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:17 PM on September 27, 2003


I guess someone stupid enough to use GHB as a party drug would be stupid enough to fall for it.
posted by 2sheets at 2:22 PM on September 27, 2003


Space Coyote
... started out as a prank ...

Not necessarily. There's a reference here to "the technique of anal dilation, popular at the time" being used in an attempt to resuscitate Abraham Lincoln.
posted by raygirvan at 2:25 PM on September 27, 2003




Back when I was, um, living a questionable lifestyle, I'd always heard this trick as a potential solution for a heroin OD. Everyone seemed to "know someone who knew someone" that had done it.

...never did it myself, nor have I had it done, but I'd be willing to bet that the GHB kids picked it up from junkies.
posted by aramaic at 2:52 PM on September 27, 2003


...never did it myself, nor have I had it done, but I'd be willing to bet that the GHB kids picked it up from junkies.

And the Circle of Wisdom goes on.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 3:12 PM on September 27, 2003


whats wrong with Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate apart from 'self medication' by people who really shouldn't be touching it? (like most drugs, really)
posted by dabitch at 3:13 PM on September 27, 2003


This is why I stick with herb. I'm not gonna end up in a situation where a) I would require ice shoved up my butt or b) I would think shoving ice up someone's butt is a good idea.
posted by macadamiaranch at 3:21 PM on September 27, 2003


"So I've gotta stab her three times?"

"No you don't gotta stab her three times!"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:23 PM on September 27, 2003


Of course ice cubes that have been first shoved through a young addict's rectum are considered the best for black russians on the rocks.

Or was that coffee beans?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:26 PM on September 27, 2003


My vacation plans are ruined....
posted by spilon at 3:28 PM on September 27, 2003


What a bunch of dumbasses. Everyone knows you're supposed to use DRY ice. Sheez. Talk to your local streetcorner junkie more often.
posted by skallas at 3:44 PM on September 27, 2003


Dammit, Miguel, and I was *this* close to nominating you for MeFi's Bartender Laureate.

(eyes martini suspiciously)
posted by arto at 4:19 PM on September 27, 2003


I had never heard of this "remedy" until a recent MetaFilter post about Gram Parsons. The relevant excerpt was in this article:
Meanwhile, Parsons scored some heroin in town and then topped it off with morphine he acquired from a drug connection, who was staying at the Inn. Several hours later, a wasted Fisher showed up at McElroy's door in a frantic state. Parsons had overdosed, she said. They grabbed some ice and went to Room 1, where he was passed out on the floor, blue. There Fisher revived him with an ice cube suppository -- an old street remedy for overdoses. When McElroy left the two alone again, he was walking around the room, seemingly recovered.
posted by hashashin at 4:58 PM on September 27, 2003


I bet Steve Jobs shit his pants when he heard about -

oops. sorry, wrong thread.
posted by soyjoy at 6:49 PM on September 27, 2003


using pennies was much better idea

Are those pennies out of the fridge/freezer or microwave?
posted by billsaysthis at 7:37 PM on September 27, 2003


I think he's refering to this Upright Citizens Brigade skit. (8 meg divx downlod)
posted by skallas at 1:11 AM on September 28, 2003


<paranoid>This rumor was started by the DEA so that officers could find "drug paraphernalia" at bust sites that would otherwise be empty-handed embarrassments.
posted by wobh at 9:25 AM on September 28, 2003


Hey, cool link!
posted by dg at 10:17 PM on September 28, 2003



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