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Commenters to this blog sometimes admit to posting under the influence, and their comments usually reflect that fact. It would be nice if they’d wait until they’re reasonably sober before deciding whether to embarrass themselves, but– until somebody figures out how to install breathalizers on computers– I can only make that a plaintive suggestion.

Meanwhile here’s a cautionary tale on the potential pitfalls of GOWI (Going Online While Intoxicated):

The wife of British radio deejay Tim Shaw sold his Lotus Esprit Turbo on eBay for less than a dollar after her husband announced on-air that he would leave her and their two children for a model.

BBC News reports Hayley Shaw sold her husband’s 25,000-pound ($45,833) luxury car for 50 pence, or 92 cents, within minutes of posting it on the online auction site. Her ad read, “I need to get rid of this car immediately — ideally in the next two to three hours before my husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street.”

Shaw admitted she was under the influence when she sold the car, but said, “I just wanted to get him back.” She added, “There is no hope for reconciliation.” No kidding.

A spokesperson from her husband’s station would not comment, because “this is a personal issue and not work-related.”

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