Skip to comments.How Teens Smuggle Booze Under Your Nose
Posted on 10/24/2011 6:48:37 AM PDT by justlurking
You can watch the full video at the link, but I'll summarize:
Under-age teens have figured out that they can soak Gummi candy (bears, worms, LifeSavers, whatever) in vodka, and then carry the candy into school, sporting events, movies, etc. The knowledge is spreading quickly through social networking like Facebook.
Left overnight, the gelatin in the candy can soak up a lot of liquid. Since vodka doesn't have much of an odor, you have to eat the candy or smell it carefully to realize it has been soaked in liquor.
the same way you did when you were their age?
They will find a way to smoke and drink if they want to.
I had Jack Daniels in a coke bottle inside my locker during high school. Some of the uppity cheerleaders who had lockers next to mine never ratted me out(God Bless Them) and one actually asked me for a swig before one of her big tests.
I was a real piece of white trash in high school before I grew up.
I am embarrassed that I never thought of this.
What I find disturbing is how they are drinking. I used to drink to excess, get sick, pass out and sleep for several hours - wake with a hangover and swear to never repeat that process again. I think many of us did.
But, what’s changed now is the emergence of “5 Hour Energy” drinks. If you haven’t tried one, you out to; just to see how well they really do work. It’s not just caffeine (no jittery feeling), not just complex carbs (sugar free) and only 4 calories. I suspect they bind up Seratonin, but that’s just a wild conjecture on my part (I’m an engineer, not a MD or biologist).
What I do know, is that they make you wide awake, alert and full of energy; now what the kids are doing is mixing a shot of Vodka with a shot of this stuff - so you wind up with a highly stimulated drunk, who can’t sleep if his life depends upon it. So, instead of getting drunk and sleepy; they get drunk and are wired and frenetic.
I don’t see anyting good coming from this mixture - I would antiipate seeing an increase in alcohol poisoning; something that used to be relatively rare.
I don’t ever remember ‘gummy-shots’ in high school, seems they’re relatively new. I just think no one knew they could soak that much alcohol otherwise we probably would have tried it in high school.
Just an old twist on the jello shot.
Didn't care much for it then. I was much older before I discovered the reason why: I can't stand the mass-market American beers.
When Carter signed a bill legalizing home-brewing in 1979, the craft beer industry followed, providing many more choices. It was one of the few things he did right.
Not any different that when I was in HS in the early 60’s. (OK, the candy was different and we used hypodermic needles to inject vodka into oranges) but the principle was the same - sneak booze.
Kids these days have it too easy. Back in my day we had to do a little recon before we deposited the stash in the shrubbery in the cul-de-sac where I lived. Then we had to distract the stepfather so that we could smuggle the beer into the basement. All that work made us thirsty.
I think you mean a "new" twist. :-)
And yes, that's exactly what I thought when I first heard about it.
We used to take a hypodermic syringe with a horse needle on it and use it to inject oranges with vodka. After they sat overnight you couldn’t detect any alcohol until you actually ate one. Each orange was the equivalent of a screwdriver. I scored the outside of the needle to render it useless for intravenous injection just in case it was ever discovered.
“we used hypodermic needles to inject vodka into oranges) but the principle was the same - sneak booze.
As did all of us in Prep School, early 60s. We had a snack break at 10:15 every day.
I’ve seen the YouTube videos, and can tell you that this is not a smuggling scheme. The candy becomes a soupy mess, as opposed to becoming invisibly smugglable.
This isn’t about spiking gummi bears. It’s about dissolving gummi bears in vodka to make it taste like candy.
Mr. Vulcan, please be so kind as to report to the Headmaster’s Office.
didn’t have gummy bears when I was a teen, had to drink from bottle
We had a friend who worked in a hospital. She got us some hypodermic needles which we used to inject vodka into oranges - we’d stand on the corner and eat them right in front of the cops. They never suspected a thing.
We would just get large coffees “to go” and poured an airline-size liquor bottle in with the coffee.
yes, sometimes getting a bit of booze in your system requires work... and work ain’t all bad...never have been a welfare boozer... unless I found an “unopened” in ditch or someplace...however I don’t get around much any more... I do appreciate “beer wars.” $15,00 a 30 pak of the REAL Coors...sets good..etc, etc, etc...
Good idea. Will try it as soon as possible.
It wasn’t like this when *I* was a youngster! When *WE* wanted to drink, we had to hike 20 miles up a mountainside in the Blue Ridge Mountains, without shoes, with no pathway, clearing the way by gnawing through the brush, till we got to a still. Then we had to hump a 100 gallon barrel back up another mountainside in the Alps, just so we could get one single drop of the liquid on our dry, parched, bleeding lips.
I do know the kids have been drinking Red Bull with their alcohol of choice for years - Party On!
Funny thing is I was a pretty creative drinker during those days too.
According to scientific data, my frontal lobes weren’t fully developed!
That was always the problem with coke - it would keep you up to PROVE what an ass you were - rather than slowing down your “ass demonstration rate”
We used to take speedto keep partying. A lot cheaper than coke.
The key to any of these is prevalence. We were pretty hard core. But not so uncommon. Nowadays - demographics are different. More abstainers - and maybe more hard core partiers, who don’t know what they are doing. Also - more “99% abstain, go wild one weekend types” to try to ear stree tcred as a partier. We partied 3-4 nights a week. These kids - are good for three weeks - then try to “let loose” - not a good mix. (As if my mix were better!)
We were awesome hard core - but no one ever got hurt. Maybe just luck. But some of these modern kids - are like amateurs on St Pat’s day.
A friend and I installed a seperate windshield washer system in his car and had a hidden spigot under the dash. Get a softdrink at the drive in,hold it under the dash and push the button!
“Who spiked the punch?”
We were injecting watermelons with Vodka and Everclear a long time ago its Gumibears now.. who woulda thunk it?
Good trick -
We used to just put vodka in oranges with a syringe. Bu tit is hard to carry 30 oranges and not be obvious.
Very health conscious.
None of these techniques allow for much real volume. 5 oz of Vodka is one thing - but by the time you are done sharing with your friends, and giving a few to cute girls - inventory gets crushed - and you are back in the parking lot. Real partier needs about 6-8 ozes - EACH - for a football game - just to keep the buzz from tailgating, and not get a headache.
Injecting oranges with alcohol goes back at least to when Rutherford P. Hayes was President. First Lady Lucy Hayes was known as “Lemonade Lucy” after she decreed that no alcoholic beverages would be served in the White House during her husband’s administration.
For four years there was a steady traffic in rum-filled oranges smuggled into the WH during official functions.
Anyway, I enjoy a drink as much as anyone but I wait until the day is over and survival instincts don’t need to be at their sharpest. Drinking during the day? Yuk!!
We would just smoke pot with our shop teacher in the parking lot. Never did alcohol at school.
Used to do the Red Bull and vodka to keep going.
Sleeping is more fun than the party these days, so no need anymore.
Heh, that's outstanding. I had a '73 Pontiac Grand Prix that had a large, deep spare tire well in the trunk. We'd move the spare and pull the rubber drain plug down there, then set a pony keg in the well with several sacks of ice. The tap hose was passed forward through the rear seat's folding armrest cutout.
Reminds me of my former father-in-law. A relative always gave him a bottle of Rebel Yell for Christmas every year. Real rotgut whiskey. He would use it as antifreeze in the windshield washer of his car. It reeked terribly; you wouldn't want to use it around a cop.
Did you happen to see the new Ken Burns documentary on Prohibition? There was an interesting bit about illicit liquor deliveries to the U.S. Capitol Building.
(insert Captain Renault pic here)
My father was a bricklayer and every morning before he left for work he would put a shot in his coffee!
Kids have been doing such things for a long time. I knew a high school boy who always sported a plastic canteen with water in it on a web belt. When asked about it, he complained that the water at school tasted “metallic”.
It soon became unnoticed, and soon was filled with vodka. And for many lunch periods thereafter, he would sit out by himself, drinking screwdrivers with cafeteria orange juice.
When his friends pointed out to him that this probably wasn’t good for him, he pointed to a group of students sitting by themselves and noted that they spent their lunch hour sniffing butyl nitrite poppers and drooling on themselves.
This is not new and something they just figured out.I graduated in 1978 and kids were doing it way back then....
Yes another way to do it.White Russians look very much like chocolate milk at lunch out of a thermos....
“Did you happen to see the new Ken Burns documentary on Prohibition? There was an interesting bit about illicit liquor deliveries to the U.S. Capitol Building.”
Capitol liquor deliveries were replaced by a Scotch pipeline during the Ted Kennedy decades. It has since been rerouted to his eternal flame in Arlington.
About 10 years ago, on one of our cruises to the Caribbean/Mexico, we had a cruise line that wouldn’t let you bring local booze on board. So help me, they checked your packages. We figured they wanted you to buy the same stuff on shipboard, which while cheaper than the U.S., it wasn’t by much.
Wifey and I packed LARGE water bottles in over the shoulder bandoliers, filled them with gin or vodka and strolled aboard unmolested.
Didn’t take that cruise line again. Don’t want to mention names as we took four cruises and I can’t remember which one it was. It wasn’t the looked-down-upon Carnival, where we had a pretty good time with the younger crowd even though we were old fuds even then.
So Billy Beer wasn't just happenstance.
Actually, Billy Beer preceded the signing of the bill.
It was distributed by some big brewing companies... at least they were at the time. It was a promotional gimmick that used the President's brother as a spokesman. But, even Billy preferred something else.
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