If Inspector Gadget Was a Sloppy Drunk, This Would be His Watch

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For most, the only clear indication you’ve had too much to drink usually comes after a moment that will be known by the next day as “The Incident.”

“The Incident” can cover any number of occurrences (usually vomit related) that would never have happened if you had simply decided to end your night of debauchery at a point when you were still functioning on a basic human level, and had yet to turn into an alcohol triggered hulk on a rampage of bad decisions.

Instead of relying entirely on hindsight though, why not be able to see that turning point when it occurs, with the same 20/20 vision, no matter how thick a pair of drunk goggles you’re sporting at the time?

The fine folks at Tokyoflash thought the same, and as such have created a watch that allows you take a breathalyzer test without risking “The Incident” with an officer of the law present. Simply blow into a port on the side of the watch, and shortly thereafter you get not only your current Blood-Alcohol Content level, but a handy color coordinated LED system for quick reference. Just like a traffic light, if the watch is green you’re still good to go, while yellow means to slow it down, and of course red is a sure sign that you should put that shot down and walk away.

Not just a one trick pony though, the watch also has a built in sobriety game that sees you having to stop a moving line dead center, as well as a digital time display that is easy to read regardless of your current status.

While probably not accurate enough to use in court (“Cmon judge, I was in the yellow!”) this is a handy little device for the drinker who occasionally tests the limit, but earns its $100 buy in price for most as a great way to start a game/conversation at any bar.

 

Behold the Finest Achievement in the History of Man

In “2001: A Space Odyssey” director Stanley Kubrick opens his film with a group of apes discovering the monolith, which was a towering structure of great significance, that would serve as a beacon to change of global proportions, and shape the events of everything that was to come.

In 2013, we now know this was not a creative plot device and instead a herald of the real future, as the monolith was recently discovered, and it has taken the form of an arcade machine called The Last Barfighter.

The Last Barfighter is a Big Boss Brewery sponsored arcade machine that allows two players to play a few rounds of a simple 2D fighting game featuring a host of wacky characters. The game is mostly irrelevant though, as the real story here is that the victor gets his or her cup filled with a free beer straight from the machine, immediately putting to shame every Chuck E Cheese gaming prize you’ve ever garnered.

The machine runs off of motion sensors that recognize cups and not quarters, and it only appears at special events, most around the brewery’s home state of North Carolina. With any conceivable amount of luck though, they will start getting these to venues everywhere as it is not only one of the more significant milestones in all of human endeavors, but the best combination of beer and games ever.