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Published 03/07/2014 | 02:30

Senseless: The online drinking game, Neknomination
Senseless: The online drinking game, Neknomination
Wags: Fiona Lyons and Bruce

You may be able to cast your mind back a few months, when the media craze was the ridiculous proliferation of 'Neknomination' – the online fad which saw people dare each other to enjoy dangerously copious amounts of drink, ideally consumed in as bizarre a location as possible.

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Now, the easiest thing to do as a responsible columnist would be to purse one's lips in a disapproving manner, furrow one's brow and start to behave like the guy from the classic 1936 propaganda movie, Reefer Madness.

In case you have never seen it, and I really recommend you do, Reefer Madness was the first Hollywood warning against weed, on the grounds that simply smoking one joint would be enough to turn you into a drooling, depraved simpleton with no control over your bowels.

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