My decision to give up drinking had a strange point of origin. I finally committed to the decision after reading an article on the subject by Roger Ebert, but I first started thinking about it after an embarrassing episode on Facebook. Someone I know had posted a link to a video of a large-breasted woman on a roller coaster showing a great deal of cleavage with the caption: “Girl has orgasm on a roller coaster while her boyfriend watches.” Now, this is the kind of inane babble that would make me rail against Facebook. That particular morning, however, I was groggily mesmerized by the boobs and I clicked the link. Up popped a window that claimed the video was unsuitable for underage viewers and that I needed to enter the ‘captcha’ phrase to proceed. As anyone who has been caught by this scam will tell you, instead of loading the video, the phrase you type is posted as a comment from you and the bogus link is now on your Facebook wall.
I did it twice. (more…)