Wow, I never thought I’d see the day: Special K is about to get a makeover! Remember the drug’s sleazy clubbing days in the ’90s? The highly-addictive drug, called ketamine, started off as a humble animal tranquilizer but worked its ways into the hottest night spots, sending users into an ecstasy that made time stand still — or, more accurately, into a “dissociative anesthesia” that could lead to a psychotic breakdown.
But here’s the latest twist in ketamine’s history: It could revolutionize the way depression is treated. I’m not talking your garden-variety blues. This is for real, serious, deep, clinical depression. How could something so toxic for club kids be so helpful for people who are ill? Read more...
The 911 call made by Demi Moore’s friends on Monday night has been released. (You can listen here.) A panicked friend says the actress is “convulsing” and “semi-conscious” after “she smoked something, it’s not marijuana, but it’s similar to … it’s similar to incense and she seems to be having convulsions of some sort.” The friends hand the phone around to each other — and at one point, if I’m not mistaken, two people address “Ru,” possibly referring to her daughter Rumer — as they urge the dispatcher to send paramedics immediately because she’s “burning up” and breathing “shakily.” Keep reading »
It turns out that fake butts and boobs are really versatile — and operate as great storage units. A 33-year-old Italian model was arrested and charged with smuggling more than five pounds of cocaine in her fake breasts and in her fake butt. Security officers stopped the woman at the airport after she failed to explain what she had been doing during her trip to South America. The woman apparently thought that wearing a tight fitting shirt would help get her through customs faster (ah, that old gem), but it only served to draw more attention to her, um, illegal assets. “They stopped her for questioning because she was so alluring and her story about why she was in South America just fell apart,” said Antonio Di Greco, police chief at Fiumicino airport. The woman, whose identity has been concealed, was charged with international drug trafficking and is currently being held at the Rome airport. So much for those implants paying for themselves. [SF Gate]
She’s just being Miley, y’all. A super chill, relaxed, munchie-having Miley, that’s all. At her recent birthday party, hosted by Kelly Osbourne of all people, Miley was caught on tape announcing that she’s a “huge stoner” and “smokes a lot of f**kin’ weed,” after a Bob Marley birthday cake was unveiled. Cue the outraged parents declaring Miley an unsuitable role model for their children! Personally, I am not very moved. Don’t most teens/early-twentysomethings, have a stoner period at some point? I did. I turned out alright didn’t I? Not that I’m encouraging the use and abuse of illegal drugs, of course, but something tells me that Miley isn’t actually the “huge” stoner she claims to be. If you feel the need to talk about it, you’re probably not. [Buzzfeed]
Boston University professor Irina Kristy is a regular Walter White! The mathematics prof and her son Grigory Genkin (the Jesse Pinkman to her Walt) are facing charges for cooking and distributing methamphetamine. Genkin was charged with distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to violate drug law, and drug violation near a school zone. How very “Breaking Bad” of them! As one adorable BU student posited, “It could have been possible that Professor Kristy had no knowledge of the fact that there was a meth lab in her house.”
“Her son could have convinced her that it was some crazy lab experiment, but chances are she knew full well,” sophomore Urbashee Paul continued. “Although I do not support her involvement in the issue, I hope that it does not affect her chances to teach at BU.” [Daily Free Press]