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If you were turned off by teenagers using techniques like "slimming" and "vodka eyeballing," then you're probably not going to be a fan of the latest get-drunk-quick scheme that's sweeping the nation: chugging hand sanitizer (which, by the way, has about the same amount of alcohol as hard liquor).
Yes, teens really will do anything to get a buzz nowadays, and we aren't the only ones to think it's stupid. Jimmy Kimmel went on a brief rant about the fad Tuesday night during Jimmy Kimmel Live -- and then proceeded to do a shot of the stuff with guest John Cusack. Watch the video below!
"Steal a shot of Jack Daniels from your parents' liquor cabinet, and refill it with iced tea like normal American kids! Get a homeless guy to buy it for you, like our forefathers did!" Kimmel joked.
But just because Kimmel is a talk show host doesn't mean he's above the influence. Cusack, who was on the show to promote his role as a crime-solving Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven (in theaters April 27), had just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- and so he suggested they celebrate by sharing a shot of the Purell Kimmel had on is desk.
"I feel like maybe we should uhh celebrate that and Cinco de Mayo maybe by maybe having a little shots, if you know what I mean? You and me," Cusack, 45, prodded.
Although Kimmel was clearly a bit taken aback by the suggestion, he obliged, saying: "I should point out that this is not a planned thing so we didn't think to put some fake Purell in there." And then -- bottoms up! -- the pair did some quick spurts of the sanitizing liquid. Not surprisingly, they weren't huge fans.
"Wow, that's terrible," Kimmel said, chasing the shot with some water. "These kids are really determined to get drunk."
Talk then moved on to Cusack's experience getting a star on the Walk of Fame, but about a minute after the shots, Cusack steered the convo back into Purell territory.
"Do you feel kind of the Purell kicking in? I feel a kind of a yeah," Cusack said. "I feel like my sinuses are clear too. It's kind of like a horseradish situation."
"I feel cleaner inside," Kimmel responded. "I feel like the cleaning lady got at my tongue with some Lemon Pledge or something. It is lemony, though."
Don't worry, though: Kimmel was clear that he does not suggest trying this at home -- and neither do we.