Be careful out there.

A few reasons I wouldn’t mind being a wire editor: You boost your chances of running the “current affairs” category on “Jeopardy!” You learn fascinating facts about Burkina Faso. And, occasionally, the job is grimly hilarious:

A man became so hooked on the “dance drug” ecstasy that he took 25 pills every day for more than four years, doctors revealed yesterday. Throughout his 20s, he was estimated to have taken more than 40,000 ecstasy tablets, the highest-ever recorded intake.

Dr Fabrizio Schifano, one of the doctors who assessed the man, known as Mr A, at St George’s Medical School, London, said: “He repeated himself all the time, couldn’t keep appointments and found it difficult to go the supermarket because he couldn’t remember what he had already put in his trolley.” Dr Schifano, one of the doctors who wrote about Mr A in the journal Psychosomatics, said yesterday: “He was addicted and his life revolved around the drug.”

This explains trance music, too.

Posted at 8:20 am in Popculch |

4 responses to “Be careful out there.”

  1. deb said on April 5, 2006 at 9:27 am

    this is personal and off-topic, but i’m on a humanitarian mission and for some reason the e-mail link on your site isn’t working for me right now. i know i should have your e-mail address committed to memory by now. too many lost brain cells. pbbbt. so.

    i have a friend who’s going to fort wayne for a seminar this weekend and would appreciate some tips on hot spots to visit if the seminar is boring. suggestions? i have only henry’s, and i’m not even sure if that’s a hot spot.

    sorry i missed your call yesterday. we need another visit, dammit.

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  2. mary said on April 5, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    I think I interviewed this guy for a job in the emergency room last week. He kept forgetting what he was saying mid-sentence. He had been fired from his last ER job for forgetting to come back from a break.
    I didn’t hire him, by the way.

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  3. Joe Kobiela said on April 5, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    Tell them to try O’sullivans pub, west of Henry’s on main about 1.5 miles.
    There is a home rugby game Sat so the place should be full of interesting people.

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  4. mary said on April 5, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    Omigod. Eminem is divorcing his wife again. He isn’t my neighbor.

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