So there’s a brilliant new phone app called “Drinking Mirror” that will make you either stop drinking, or drink way, way more to forget that you’ve seen this app.
Put out by a public advocacy wing of the Scottish government called the “Drop A Glass Size Campaign,” the app urges you to drink even a glass less of alcohol a week, and really drives the point home by giving you a horrifying look into the future of your face 10 years down the road. Red-faced, bloating, cloudy eyes — that is pretty much a checklist of my day-to-day self. But the revelation is a jarring one for other, prettier, more vain people.
The app is currently available for free on Android and iPhones (take that shit-ass Windows phone!), and advocates that typically, anything more than 2-3 drinks a day for a woman and 3-4 drinks a day for a man (yeah guys! extra drink! extra drink!) is too much. Personally, I find the app to be a little sensationalistic — I’ve been drinking like Nicolas Cage in “Leaving Las Vegas” since high school and I am the picture of … you know what? Maybe the app is right kids — slow your roll. Maybe take up crystal meth instead? That’s safer, right?
To give you some idea of how transformative alcohol can be (or how good the special effects on this app are) here is some of the staff at NMR, showing their before and after shots. Not good, people. Not good at all.