A highly attractive shot of Cusack and Kimmel after their celebratory shot of Purell. (Image from www.gossipcop.com)
If you’re looking for a new self-purifying ritual, we here at USDemocrazy can help you narrow your search.
We highly recommend not following the example that a few teens in California are setting. Since 2010, there have been 60 reports of California teens getting what must be an incredibly desperate need for alcohol by drinking hand sanitizer.
Just in the past few months, six teens in the Golden State were hospitalized for imbibing this highly alcoholic sanitizing liquid.
Actor John Cusack and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel decided to give this latest teen fad a shot on Kimmel’s show. A doctor in the audience warned them that it probably wasn’t such a good idea, and we feel obligated to reiterate to our readers that the doctor was probably correct in his assertion that taking hand sanitizer shots (that’s 120 proof, people) is, in fact, a pretty bad pregame plan. Seriously though, it’s a really bad idea.
After their daring experience, Kimmel and Cusack appeared to be fine, but both agreed that the sanitizer tasted quite “terrible,” and Kimmel reported the following:
But if those California teens experienced any initial symptoms like these from the first shot, it apparently did not deter them from chugging a few more–at least not until their Purell consumption sent them to the hospital.
Maybe there’s a somewhat logical reason for this. Perhaps they were trying to do an inner body cleanse–maybe they were concerned that they’d contracted a disease from some crazy cow in their home state.
Eh, there’s no use trying to justify it. We can all agree that those teens really were just absurdly desperate to get clean drunk.