“as addictive as cocaine”

Store bought cupcakes.

Store bought cupcakes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ha!

If I read the phrase “as addictive as cocaine” one more time I’m going to hit the bottle.

Anything that is either overused, pleasurable or has become vaguely associated with the dopamine system is compared to cocaine.

In fact, here is a list of things claimed to be as addictive as the illegal nose powder in the popular press:

World of Warcraft
Power
Nicotine
Junk food
High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Ice cream
Cannabis
Love
Gambling
Fatty foods
Porn
Facebook
Sugar
Cupcakes
Running
Stories

And here is a scientifically verified list of things genuinely addictive as cocaine:

Cocaine

[via Andrew Sullivan]

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3 responses to ““as addictive as cocaine”

  1. lorishu48108

    These blogs, Jason, are becoming to me as addictive as………

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