Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Specialist subject, the bleeding obvious (slight return)

Doctors at St George's Hospital in south London (where else?) have revealed that a patient took 40,000 ecstasy tablets over nine years. That's about 12 a day. And that doesn't include the cannabis. Or the previous use of acid. And amphetamines, and cocaine. And solvents. Did I mention the heroin? That too.

"The Mini-Mental State Exam revealed disorientation to time, poor concentration, and short-term memory difficulties," they observe, sagely, in George Clooney voices.

That's all well and good (except for him, of course), but what we really want to know is: does he still dance when the microwave beeps?

Update, 8 April: Sam Leith in the Telegraph points out that an equivalent dosage of espressos might have a similar effect, or worse.


patroclus said...

Bloody HELL. I can't even imagine how it's possible to get into a state where you're taking 25 pills a day. I mean, why on earth *would* you? This guy shouldn't even be alive!

Wyndham said...

I believe he's now earning a good living as a set of traffic lights.