Stay Away from Boxed-Wine—It's a Gateway Mistake

Alie and Georgia are still drunk. They started drinking boxed-wine last night and, well, one thing lead to another. Dr. Keller Wortham and Fran Kranz give the two tripe soup to try and cure their hangovers

Released on 9/8/2014

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Starring: Dr. Keller Wortham and Fran Kranz

Transcript

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[Voiceover] Can tripe soup cure a hangover?
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We've created a facility to test the world's hangover cures,
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and we're gonna test 'em all.
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I'm Dr. Keller Wortham, doctor of internal medicine.
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[Voiceover] I'm Fran Kranz, I'm not a doctor,
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but I've been hung over a lot.
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Welcome to the GQ Hangover Lab.
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(modern rock music)
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I'm Alie.
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_ I'm Georgia.
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We make food and cocktail videos,
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and TV shows for the cooking channel.
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Yeah.
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So what happened last night?
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Did you guys let each other go overboard or?
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The box wine is really a gateway.
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It's a gateway mistake.
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(laughter)
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Do you mind if we snoop around and check out your night?
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Oh dear.
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Hello!
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Hey!
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Okay, I notice the soda.
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Sugar.
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Sugar, yeah.
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The sugar aspect isn't necessarily a bad thing
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when you're drinking alcohol.
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However the bubbles in the soda will make the wine
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get into your blood stream faster.
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Really?
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You basically made your own champagne,
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in a weird way.
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How does it translate?
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What are you feeling?
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Craggy.
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Yeah, grumpy.
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I feel very blinky.
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This area of my body is the least happy.
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I have like a band of sorrow inside of my brain.
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We ran your vital signs.
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(indie music)
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Ow!
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She's single, guys.
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(laughter)
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You basically still have a little bit of alcohol.
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You are a point oh three.
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You are a point oh two.
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We're still drunk!
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We brought you to our motor skills test,
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and you guys performed...
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(bean bag falls)
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Poor to quite poor on that.
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She did pretty good.
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Would you still like to be cured though?
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Anything liquid, I don't care if it's anti-freeze.
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I just need a glass of something.
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Alie and Georgia went on a bender last night
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of boxed wine in jars.
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Symptomatically they've got you know,
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[Voiceover] Headaches, a little woozy.
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Alie mentioned blinky, dehydrated.
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Today's hangover cure, that's Menudo, not the boy band.
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Right, I got that now.
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This is a tomato-based soup with
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a lot of rich spice, some garbanzo beans.
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It's gonna be lime and onion,
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some chili, some pepper, some salt.
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It's a rich, rich broth,
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and there's stomach lining in it.
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Oh, you guys.
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Believe it or not, a lot of people
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think this is comfort food.
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My hypothesis is that the salt and electrolytes
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are gonna make them feel a little better, and
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because of their cornhole skills,
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I don't think they're gonna improve there.
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They're just a lost cause.
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We're on the same page there, yeah.
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Oh, it smells good.
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It smells like soup.
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We might have gotten off easy.
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This is tripe soup.
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That is a thing I don't order.
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I mean to me this actually looks really, really good.
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I see a valve!
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There's a valve.
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Oh, shut up.
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Look!
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[Fran] Oh, the valve's the best part.
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Okay, got it.
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Ready, here we go.
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(chokes)
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I mean I think we've gotten really only one--
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Yeah, we've really had one sip of the bowl, it's huge.
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There you go.
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Oh no.
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Ready?
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(gentle rock music)
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Oh, dude, oh hell no.
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It's so meta to digest a stomach.
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I can't wrap my brain around it,
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it's like an MC Escher painting.
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Do you know what I mean?
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You've certainly had enough soup
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for this experiment to be valid, so let's--
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Let's go.
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[Alie Voiceover] It's like your vital signs show
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you're slightly suicidal.
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(laughter)
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110 over 70, isn't that like,
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that's right where you were before.
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I think so, isn't it?
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Whoo.
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(upbeat indie music)
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You're awesome!
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(Alie and Georgia cheer)
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We're sober!
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Just so you guys know,
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what we're testing here is
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depth perception, focus, motor skills.
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Our goal is to suck less.
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Okay.
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That's a good life goal.
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All right, bag me.
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(drum roll)
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(laughter)
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[Fran] Yeah, that's technically out of play.
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(jazzy electronica music)
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Damn it.
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Oh, my god.
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Yay!
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Yay!
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There you are.
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Oh!
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Oh my god.
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Okay.
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Say what?
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I'm sorry, what?
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I can't count that high.
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Yee!
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(high five)
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I think if you counted not the number of bags we sank,
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but how much we were laughing during the second time,
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you would see a definite drop in grumpy face.
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I was able to focus a lot more on the hole.
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There weren't two or three of them.
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There was just the one this time, that was nice.
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Let's be honest.
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The tripe itself really is not necessary.
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Oh, thank you.
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How many bites did you make us take of that?
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You know we had to test it,
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because this was tripe soup.
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Is there anything to the hypothesis that maybe
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our adrenaline went up with fear and it was
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almost like a shock to our system,
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like our endocrine system kicked in?
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There are a lot of those neuro-transmitters
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and endorphins that get triggered by
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a rush of epinephrine.
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Hmm.
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You mean we were so traumatized by
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a bowl full of gastric valves that
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we didn't notice we felt like garbage?
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Yes.
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That's a legitimate cure around here.
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We'll try not to see you ever again.
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(laughter)
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It's tricky, because we're not testing broth.
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We're testing the tripe.
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I'll give it a C plus, B minus?
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B minus.
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They felt better, the soup was helpful.
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And also we talked about the distraction factor.
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There is distraction factor.
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You get some adrenaline when you're looking at a
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gastric valve and you're told you have to eat it.
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The things that are helpful in tripe soup
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are the broth, and the garbanzo beans,
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and the tortilla, and the lemon.
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So if you stun and scare someone
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out of eating the valuable things
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with some nasty gastric artery tripe,
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you really aren't getting the benefits from it.
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I'm gonna have it to give it a C minus.
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I'm Dr. Keller Wortham.
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I'm Fran Kranz.
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Thanks for visiting the GQ Hangover Lab.
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For more tips on hangover cures, subscribe to the channel.
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And like us, we're not that gross.
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