Reader: I thought whiskey's serving size was the whole bottle and now I'm crazy intoxicated!

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Our post about a new pot-edibles education campaign noted that the idea was inspired in part by the reaction to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's account of a bad edibles experience in Denver. Many of our readers were directly critical of Dowd for not following serving-size recommendations -- but this one manages to make the same point in a subtler and funnier way.

See also: Maureen Dowd's bad edibles experience helps inspire First Time 5 education campaign

Matt Leising writes:

I just drank this whole bottle of whiskey and I feel crazy intoxicated! Why don't they put an appropriate serving amount on these things?!

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Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

However, syphilis and MRSA are truly terrible. They cause deterioration of the brain tissue, and decomposition of flesh, respectively. If this seems familiar, it's what your girlfriend gave all the dogs in the neighborhood.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

Not really. magic Johnson still doesn't seem to care, and Mathew maconaughey made it look super fucking cool in Dallas buyers club.

Virgil Dunn
Virgil Dunn

AIDs is a helluva disease, ain't it?

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

Your mom is probably still in the mental hospital after i made her become suicidally insane. Who knew she would not want me to fuck her till she had a prolapsed uterus and anus after feeding her a milligram of lysergic acid... Wtf? #mulligan

Virgil Dunn
Virgil Dunn

That's precisely what every nigga in the hood has already done to ur mom for the past several years.

Virgil Dunn
Virgil Dunn

That isn't the only thing you don't get, phag boi.

Lynn Stiles
Lynn Stiles

Has it occured to anyone who ever got too high, to eat something to come down?

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

What Foster said!! This is crap not news or even a good story!!

Mark Hendryx
Mark Hendryx

This post is kind of a parody of a NY Times article written by Maureen Dowd.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

And this retard who can't hold his liquor...

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

I know, but they fail to even report consistently on Denver's music/party scene! It's all just them stirring up fake drama with accusations by uneducated "readers" and a bunch of crap about a violent gang of gay clowns.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

Hey that was a pretty legitimate burn, baby dick. Now quit fapping, log off, and do your chores before your stepdad has to molest you some more while your fat whore of a mother sits there and flicks her bean while watching.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

Dude, I literally added them two weeks ago... Pick fights much, baby dick?

Virgil Dunn
Virgil Dunn

Considering that it took you this long, that speaks volumes about your own legitimacy, bub.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

Denver Westword, you are unfollowed. You haven't linked a legitimate news story in ages.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

The original photo on this item has been used on several Westword posts over an approximate five-year period, and to my knowledge, we never received a complaint about it before today. However, in light of the reaction below, we've switched out the image. Thanks for your feedback.

Elaine Avrus
Elaine Avrus

In addition, even if this picture was staged or the woman agreed to the picture (which I highly doubt) what the image perpetuates and the message it sends to readers, and anyone who has been the victim of sexual trauma is completely unacceptable.

Cathy Keller
Cathy Keller

Absolutely agree. We have no idea of the circumstances of this picture. She is clearly not sober enough to consent to having this picture taken. Even if she consented to having it posted all over the internet (did Westword research that? I doubt it) it perpetrates the idea that it is ok to take advantage of drunk women. That happens enough on college campuses without a respectable (I thought) publication spreading this garbage around. And frankly, cheap laugh that's not really funny

Cathy Keller
Cathy Keller

I'm sure you thoroughly investigated this photo and know that she wasn't the victim of roofies and left there by a bunch of frat boys after being gang raped, right? Way to perpetrate a culture where taking advantage of drunk women is acceptable and humorous. Disgusting.

Dawn Fornear
Dawn Fornear

This is disgusting and inappropriate. Do you have consent or a signed release to use this woman's photo?

Michelle Scott
Michelle Scott

Totally inappropriate. On so many levels. Way to perpetuate the myth that because someone is vulnerable they are free game for people to do whatever they chose. From a legal standpoint do you have a model's release? Yeah, I didn't think so.

Faith Landsman
Faith Landsman

This is entirely inappropriate. Unless you have the consent from this woman to post her photo (which I'm guessing you don't), you have no idea what the circumstances were or what happened to her. Take this photo down.

Samantha Updegrave
Samantha Updegrave

The photo with this story is a poor choice, even if it's a posed and fake shot. The article was written by a man, and there's plenty if stock photos of drunk men, and even women, both fully clothed.

Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox

Wildly offensive and totally inappropriate.

Kim Howard
Kim Howard

Agreed. With all the stories about photos of young women taken and spread without their knowledge or consent Denver Westword should be ashamed.

Ashley Eder
Ashley Eder

Thank you Sarah Lister Lippa. I had the same response. Totally inappropriate.

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

If she was concerned she wouldn't have gotten naked in public before she passed out

Sarah Lister Lippa
Sarah Lister Lippa

No whiskey bottles on that table. Just a faceless, naked girl surrounded by beer who probably had no idea her body would be used as click bait. How would you feel if that was your wife? Sister? Daughter?

Matt Leising
Matt Leising

She drank the whole bottle of whiskey. No serving amounts on there...

Momo McHoney
Momo McHoney

X-D Matt, you crack me up!! Hahaha! Nice quote, I wish whiskey came with serving sizes... Ha!

Sarah Lister Lippa
Sarah Lister Lippa

There are so many things wrong with you choosing this photo, I don't know where to start. WTF does it have to do with the comment? Do you know this woman? Where did you get the photo? Total click-bait.

Michael Barry
Michael Barry

Quite a picture. Would spark big debate on college campuses these days.

Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

Now if Jack Daniels put the entire alcohol content of a bottle into a single brownie or cookie then perhaps dispensary shill Matt Leising would have a valid point.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Those are the symptoms of Romnesia, along with foul temper, lying and memory loss.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

So sad she couldn't cope with having produced an idiot like you.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@michael.roberts


Translation: Fluffmaster Michael is a misogynist puerile punk, plagiarizing and/or copying any prurient photos he can find online, and so lazy that he'll repeat the same dreck over and over -- 5 fucking years -- until the din and cry from the hoi polloi becomes too loud to ignore.


Tell us again about your article on the Ugliest Whore on Colfax, complete with mug shots.


Your daughter must be so proud.





DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Boycott Mysogynist Matt Leising's Marijuana Dispensary!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

I wouldn't want her to drink excessively. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@Hot.Sauce Alcohol is a potent and dangerous drug, be in in a brownie or a sugary drink.

The comparison with the Maureen Dowd propaganda is interesting.

mattleising
mattleising

What high dose edibles have that on the label? And where does it say on a bottle of Jack not to drink the whole thing? Just sayin....

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