I was recently neknominated by a friend. For those of you who have been living on a desert island (that has no internet access) for the past couple of months, Neknominate is an internet-spread drinking game whereby the nominated drinks a pint of alcohol (often beer) and then passes on the nomination to someone else via social media. As the game spreads, the nominees perform the challenge in more extreme circumstances by drinking something more potent (read. ridiculous), or by taking part in some lame-brained stunt whilst consuming the drink.
I looked online to get some inspiration, and found that for everyone that had taken part in the spirit (excuse the pun) it was intended, there are numerous prats who had taken the game too far. There's always someone who ruins the fun for everyone else. Anyone who has contemplated downing a pint of spirits and not realised the potential consequences needs their head examined.
The game has even spread to children, with a 10-year-old drinking a concoction of Nando's sauce, cream, mayonnaise and vodka. Unsurprisingly, he was violently ill and had to be seen by a doctor. Maybe he should have used Reggae-Reggae sauce instead?
Anyway, I came up with a cunning plan and that was to buy a couple of bottles of non-alcoholic beer. When I posted the video, nobody knew the difference. Granted, I had pretty bad trapped wind for a few hours, but the next day I was able to remember the night before, and more importantly, I had saved face in front of my alcoholic friends, which is the most important thing, right? Right?!
We at Stinky Mike Comedy have produced a special report on the craze, which looks at the darker side of Neknominate, rather than the happy funsters who have taken part and just trashed their house.
Speaking of the dark side, our report also exclusively reveals that a 'neknom' may have led to the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars.
(The Emperor dishing out an evil Neknomination in the new Stinky Mike Comedy video)
To find out exactly how, why not have yourself a little watch of the vid below? And remember kids, drink safely!
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