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February 24, 2005 9:12 AM   Subscribe

What's That? You say you want to stay drunk for a longer period of time?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy (31 comments total)

 
I'll take 500 crates!
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:20 AM on February 24, 2005


Taking pills to prolong a drunk is like dancing about architecture.


Who am I fucking kidding? I'll give it a whirl. Hell a few of those and some vanilla extract and I'm good for friday night.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:25 AM on February 24, 2005


The photo of Mikhail Kasyanov (at right) appears to be related.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:27 AM on February 24, 2005


Philip K. Dick would be so proud.
posted by spock at 9:28 AM on February 24, 2005


Up next: a pill to prolong hangovers
posted by spock at 9:29 AM on February 24, 2005


don't forget to bring some RU-486 along with your RU-21. (And I hope U R 18+)
posted by bendybendy at 9:31 AM on February 24, 2005


I could see bad things happening if someone mixed this with Cialis.
posted by Cyrano at 9:34 AM on February 24, 2005


"from the people that brought you the cold war now comes a hot pill" may be the best tag line ever...
http://www.ru21.com/
posted by hatutah at 9:37 AM on February 24, 2005


a few of those and some vanilla extract and I'm good for friday night

Too good for Nyquil, are you? <grin>
posted by spock at 9:38 AM on February 24, 2005


Imagine seeing this after you took your pill!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 9:41 AM on February 24, 2005


I don't know about this. A pill like this could easily work by the placebo effect.
posted by driveler at 9:42 AM on February 24, 2005


I want that dog!

I'm on the pill. The prolonged-drunk-effect pill.
posted by mic stand at 9:46 AM on February 24, 2005


“I’m not sure I’m going to market it in the U.S.A. I don’t want it to become a party drug. We are for responsible drinking,” Chiabery said.

"Oh, those drunk-ass irresponsible Americans..."

I noticed the same thing when I was in Europe: apparently Americans have a real reputation for drinking too much and not holding our liquor well. I'm not sure whether to be offended or agree. A bit of both, I guess.
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:55 AM on February 24, 2005


guy: (whispers in her ear) are you on the pill?
girl: yles, immm onthu pil...(passes out)

“I’m not sure I’m going to market it in the U.S.A. I don’t want it to become a party drug. We are for responsible drinking,”
come on, give us the damn pill, commie!! Like it's not going to used as a party drug anywhere else...
posted by hellbient at 9:57 AM on February 24, 2005


whoops, ya beat me to it, nebulawindphone.
posted by hellbient at 9:59 AM on February 24, 2005


Imagine seeing this after you took your pill!


That crime-fighting camera should result in some spectacular close-up images of piles of poop!
posted by spock at 10:00 AM on February 24, 2005


That crime-fighting camera should result in some spectacular close-up images of piles of poop crotches!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 10:02 AM on February 24, 2005


That crime-fighting camera should result in some spectacular close-up images of piles of poop other dogs' asses!
posted by Specklet at 10:13 AM on February 24, 2005


is this an early April Fool's joke?

"RU-21?"

C'Mon! that's a punchline for sure...
posted by Al_Truist at 10:14 AM on February 24, 2005


But among its ingredients are acids that are natural anti-oxidants and reportedly rid the body of some of the harmful by-products of alcohol breakdown that lead to hangovers.

Please, hangovers are caused by dehydration, and can be cured by 'water'.

Also, GHB has the same effect. In fact, you don't need to drink any alchohol in order for the drunk-effect to be amplified by that!
posted by delmoi at 10:15 AM on February 24, 2005


a few of those and some vanilla extract and I'm good for friday night

Too good for Nyquil, are you?


If I wanna get drunk I'm gonna drink ethanol, if I want to have a philosphical debate with Flavor Flav and Tycho Brahe in front of the bodega or ride down flatbush avenue on an invisible skateboard I'ma drink the Q.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:36 AM on February 24, 2005


Maybe this will be the key to Russian economic superstardom. Your average Josef can get just as drunk on fewer rubles. Less cash on booze frees up more money for necessities (In Russia, breakfast eats us! I love this country!) and investment. And we all know, drunkenness is no barrier to sound investment and wise household planning.

Long live the patriotic Russian liver, which has endured so much and complained so little over the centuries. The soul of the long-suffering patriot streams from its cirrhotic depths. Za vashe zdorovye!
posted by breezeway at 10:37 AM on February 24, 2005


Watercress has the same effect. Tastes good, too.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:48 AM on February 24, 2005


delmoi, hangovers are caused by a combination of dehydration and the toxic effects of ethanol metabolites. A little of the booze gets evapoated through your breath, but most of it ends up getting converted to acetaldehyde and acetic acid. These are not things your body likes to have in elevated concentration. Also, metabolism of congeners (non-ethanol stuff in liquor) is a popularly cited source of potential hangovers.
posted by rxrfrx at 10:53 AM on February 24, 2005


Other hilarious stories(same site)
posted by tr33hggr at 11:06 AM on February 24, 2005


Al_Truist: It's probably intentional.
posted by abcde at 11:32 AM on February 24, 2005


is this an early April Fool's joke?

"RU-21?"

C'Mon! that's a punchline for sure...



Huh, makes me think of getting "eighty-sixed" from a bar for... well, the for is not important. Ahem.

But anyway, would RU-486 then become a question-pun about abortions? As in, "RU-486ing that fetus?"

Wow, the lengths I'll go to.
posted by zekinskia at 12:09 PM on February 24, 2005


That's either the largest pill or the smallest glass I've ever seen.
posted by odinsdream at 3:04 PM on February 24, 2005


That's either the largest pill or the smallest glass I've ever seen.

Shot glass.
posted by sellout at 3:32 PM on February 24, 2005


Divine_Wino that was poetry, man, poetry! (I loved it!)

As for "abortion pills", I gotta quote Consolidated here:

"RU-486? / Yes I am, sir!"
posted by Al_Truist at 7:25 PM on February 24, 2005


You can already buy the RU-21 pills in Boots (biggest chain of pharmacies) here in the UK- well, the boring no-hangover ones, anyway. Fingers crossed they'll bring its more interesting sister to the party soon. I must admit I didn't cotton on to the name, particularly since the legal drinking age is 18!
posted by flameproof at 4:10 AM on February 25, 2005


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