They say birds of a feather flock together and last night’s Twitter discussion about Channel 4’s #drugslive brought every tweeting ex-raver, pill-popping, drug loving gurner back to their drug-fuelled roots with enough class 140-character piss-taking to prove that MDMA doesn’t rot the brain it just takes your humour to the next level.
Presented by Jon Snow and Dr Christian Jensen, the show saw a collection of volunteers – amongst them a female priest, Keith Allen, former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris and We Need to Talk About Kevin author Lionel Shriver – take a dose of MDMA, and go through a battery of tests including an MRI scan. The whole shebang was presided over by a huge Brass Eye/Dr Who light-up brain and was ‘all in the name of science’ obvs.
There were those E-listers who refused to go on it
And those who knew it all already
And no one could quite believe Shaun Ryder had coincidentally appeared on Celebrity Mr & Mrs earlier in the evening
Anyway I digress, back to Drugs Live - Presenter Jon Snow managed to avoid saying ‘Coming up after the break’ but he did the following TV gold moves
But we all would have loved
Earnest Lionel Shiriver, confessed to enjoy ‘getting out of her head’ on occasion and felt that the prescribed dosage of 83mg wasn’t quite enough
She was predictably articulate about her experience
Along with the brain the star of the show was the utter muppet ‘long-time raver- Shabs who within minutes of appearing sweating, gurning, toothless and blithering ended up with his own hashtag. Clearly like Marmite he was either touted as the best entertainment ever or the best anti-drugs advertisement ever. No doubt he is also going to end up in the dictionary – we’ve all done a ‘Shabs’ – though luckily most of us kept our teeth.
Poor old Shabs
All is not lost however
As for the three posh boys peaking in bed with daft hats on, they had every MILF in the country controlling their inappropriate feelings and gagging for a pill. Midway through the ground-breaking doc we had this side-splitting tweet
Twitter gold with glitter, laser beams, top DJs and awesome beats surrounding it goes undoubtedly to Caitlin Moran and Lily Cooper nee Allen for this classic conversation about their Dads
Caitlin also delivered a great tweetpic (albeit verbal not visual) at the show’s end
May there be many more drug focused TV shows that unite us all.. Apparently
Give us an E, Bob
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