Performance-enhancing drugs for writers

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My name is Alan, and apparently, I’m a drug addict.

I don’t know if I’m ruining my chances for an overly hyped interview with Oprah, but according to, performance-enhancing drugs are more prevalent in the writing profession than one might suspect. Between the long hours, the demanding deadlines, and the creative strain, sometimes a writer just needs a good pick-me-up.

However, according to a recent comic from artist Grant Snider, the drug ring in the writers’ room extends far beyond the mere cup of coffee or the occasional Red Bull. (via GalleyCat)

Whoever manages social media for the University of Wisconsin could have used a performance-enhancer last week. As BuzzFeed reports, a tweet from the school’s Badger Football handle demonstrated the über importance of the almighty comma:

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