Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A Healthy Lifestyle?

The headline read "Special K taking over from ecstasy among clubbers". How nice, I thought, those vibrant young people have turned their backs on mind-altering substances, and have taken instead to consumption of Kellogg's breakfast cereal (presumably to help in their calorie-controlled diets).

Imagine my surprise when I realised that the Special K in question was not the Kellogg's variety, but the anaesthetic drug ketamine? Effects of the latter include hallucinations, out-of-body and near-death experiences (!) as well as coma. Flash backs can occur a year after use and death can occur with 1 g of the drug. Now doesn't that sound like the basis of a good night out?

Call me old fashioned if you like, but the propensity for these idiots to swallow potentially toxic substances with unpredictable effects supplied by shady little shysters never ceases to amaze me! What's wrong with a few pints of lager and a packet of crisps? It might not give you the same "high", but at least you can be fairly sure your brain will come through the experience unscathed.