MSNBC reports that a groundbreaking new study finds that teenagers are having sex and consuming alcohol. Really?

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  1. Jay Solo says:

    Hard to imagine, isn’t it?

  2. What I want to know is where were the sex and alcohol experiments when I was taking introduction to psychology? I mean, all I had to do was say how long a piece of music was or memorize squiggles.

  3. CGHill says:

    In a related story, Dateline NBC has a startling exposé coming up which demonstrates that the very food we eat becomes an unpleasant waste product.

  4. John Lemon says:

    Be careful with interpreting that study. If you look closely, you might be able to determine that most teenagers don’t like doing homework and want to have the keys to the car too. The findings are broad; let’s not stereotype teens.