While all of my posts are for your entertainment to some extent, this one in particular is intended as pure entertainment. I have to say such things, because otherwise people may think I’m serious.
If you didn’t read the above italics and somehow missed the word “stupid” in the title, let this be yet another warning. These can be dangerous, so don’t try them at home… or in car… or in a park… well anywhere outside of the home either. Simplified… just don’t try them… thanks.
Donate blood to save on alcohol
Go on a Ramen and water diet for a month
Hypermile by tailgating big truck
How it saves you money: Get drunk off of 1 beer instead of a 6-pack. Your beer budget just dropped more than 80%. By donating the blood you can even make money.
Why it works:Since you have less blood, your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) goes through the roof with less alcohol.
Why it’s stupid: Donating blood = good. Drinking a beer = good. Donating blood + drinking a beer = bad. Besides that, getting drunk… not exactly recommended by 9 of the 10 leading doctors. I knew someone who tried this in college. Though he could out-drink anyone I knew under normal circumstances, the result of this experiment wasn’t pretty – he was wishing that Doc Brown had a DeLorean for him. Some things you should just trust me on. This would fall into that category.
How it saves you money: You can probably eat for less than $10 for the month.
Why it works: Ramen is ridiculously cheap. Water is even cheaper.
Why it’s stupid: I shouldn’t have to explain why malnutrition is bad… so I won’t. Plus I’m too Lazy to look up how long it takes for scurvy kicks in… despite the bonus “cool points” for dying like a pirate.
How it saves you money: You get much better gas mileage.
Why it works: Wind resistance is greatly reduced, so your car requires less fuel to keep it’s current pace.
Why it’s stupid: I’ve never looked at a pancake and thought, “It would be cool to be one of those”, have you? Even if you have this deep pancake fetish, think of the person in the truck or the other 86 cars that would be in the pile-up. I’d wager that at 80 of those drivers would put “Try not to end the day as a pancake” at the top of their wish list if you presented them with this scenario.
I wish I could say that these are contrived examples that no one would ever think of doing. Sadly, I bet they are being done by someone as your read this.