Although iPhone apps aren’t the reason I switched to an iPhone, they are quickly becoming the reason I haven’t switched from the iPhone! For my first installment of Claps for (iPhone) Apps, I bring you…
Walk the Line: Short of integrating a breathalyzer into the body of the iPhone, Dutch brewing company Grolsch might have figured out the next best thing with their new Walk the Line app. Utilizing the iPhone’s motion-sensing accelerometer, the application tracks a user’s ability (or lack thereof) to refrain from weaving when attempting to walk a straight line. The test encourages users to walk a straight line while holding their iPhones as level as possible and trying to keep a dot in the middle of target on the screen. A final score indicates whether you’re inebriated or not. Of course this app is no way meant to serve as true gauge of one’s sobriety but it’s fun. Unfortunately, this app isn’t available in the states yet… but hopefully it will soon.
Johnnie Walker launched a new $3,000 blend available only in the Singapore airport… random, right?!? It’s a blend from casks from nine distilleries, including some from the company’s hoarded stocks from long-closed distilleries including malt whiskey from Glen Albyn and grain whiskey from Cambus (both closed in 1983). The whiskeys have been blended and given a final final maturation in a 100 year-old wood cask. Blah Blah Blah… the best part is that it is sold in individually numbered hand-blown Baccarat decanters.
However, if John Walker isn’t quite in your budget, perhaps you should look into Mr. Burglar whiskey. Not sure how great it tastes but that’s not why you’d buy it… The packaging, designed by London based agency called Fantasist, is heat sensitive so that when you put your hand on the bottle an image of a thief appears beneath your fingerprints.
I thought this image was brilliant until I read the title and description… then I knew for sure.
Title: “You Embarrassed Me at My Sisters Wedding!!”
Description: “Relationship dealbreaker in progress.”
Definition: A hard-up very unattractive girl that hangs around in bars/clubs waiting to sexually assult males who are too drunk to defend themselves or know better.
Question – Is this where the term “swamp ass” came from?
The Yahoo headline People Really Do Look Better When You Drink feels as though it was ripped right out of The Onion.
It appears that, “For the first time, scientists have proven that “beer goggles” are real – other people really do look more attractive to us if we have been drinking.”
Lesson: Don’t blame yourself the next time you do the walk-of-shame. It’s not your fault.
On that note, have a liver-soaked weekend!