Drunk Man Riding a Moped Is Natural Selection at Its Best

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Even though to a drunk man two wheels probably look life four, there’s only one reality and in it it’s not a good idea to get on your moped after you’ve had a drink or ten.
A friend of mine - it doesn’t matter who, you wouldn’t know him - has ridden his bicycle while under the influence and said that he didn’t notice any issues with maintaining balance or any other type of impediment. On the other hand, we also tend to think we’re better dancers when we’re drunk, but videos from the last party you’ve attended would beg to differ.

It could be that a bicycle is easier to ride under these circumstances, as it requires to move your legs, forcing your brain to focus and pushing the alcohol out of your system. A moped is quite the opposite: you just sit there just like you were sat on the bar stool only ten minutes before. Hell, come to think of it, you’re actually starting to regret you didn’t bring along that bottle of beer you left half full on the counter when the bartender told you that you had enough.

This clip is a cinematographic masterpiece: it’s a lesson in building suspense, and it comes with a very strong moral at the end. You can see the rider on the blue moped struggle to keep a straight line and failing miserably, but at first, it’s not clear whether he’s just trying to chase boredom away by swerving from left to right, or he’s just matching the spinning image of the road in his head.

After a while, it becomes apparent that we’re faced with the latter situation, and the outcome seems inevitable. You just don’t know when and how it’s going to happen. He goes close to that large truck on a number of occasions, and then tailgates the white car at a fairly high speed, before executing a surprisingly clean right-hand turn.

There’s this brief moment where it looks like the man forgets he’s sitting on a moving vehicle, and he just wants to get up and go to the toilet. That’s where it all goes wrong. We won’t say more, but we will commend him for at least wearing a helmet. If he hadn’t, he’d probably be dead now. He must have been very glad he decided to put it on, thinking about all the booze he would have missed otherwise.

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"Boy meets car, boy loves car, boy gets journalism degree and starts job writing and editing at a car magazine" - 5/5. (Vlad Mitrache if he was a movie)
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