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This blog is a very tiny window into my blogging life. A narrow, frosted window; the kind you usually see at the dentist's office to shield from view the impending torture slowly deviating toward your mouth.

Unfortunately, most of my blogging content is too personal to put up publicly, and I feel bad because 99.9% of the people I mention it to won't ever have access to it. So I made a public blog. It has resulted in the debacle that is this account - a superficial outpouring in humorously obscure, skewed ways.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Phelps and Marijuana.

What a bunch of crap. Micheal Phelps smoked marijuana. Big fucking deal.

This guy can still swim laps around you, and is a million times more physically fit than most can even claim to be at such a young age.

Police are trying to charge him for smoking weed? The house wives of America are crying because their child's idol submitted to one of the biggest common day peer pressures? Come on.

In the words of Phil de Franco, if you believe your kid hasn't smoked pot, they're either lying, or the most perfect child in the world.

Would the press be freaking out if they saw Phelps smoking a cigar or chugging back a beer? No.

Marijuana is less addictive for the human body than alcohol and cigarettes. I'm not saying that it doesn't lower the sperm count and addle the brain cells (which it does), but weed is something that most people don't smoke every day of their lives. Only a small minority actually do smoke pot every day (in Canada, at least).

There is significantly more scientific evidence that shows alcohol and cigarettes having severely more detrimental side effects on the human body than pot ever has. For crying out loud, booze and cigarettes are leading risk factors for the top killing diseases and medical ailments running rampant in the North American population -- stroke, COPD, cardiovascular diseases (heart related problems), liver and lung cancers -- just to name a few.

How many billions of dollars world wide to you think goes to treat the diseases that occur as a result of smoking?

Just to put in in perspective, heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy more than $18 billion every year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity (Heart and Stroke, 2009). In the states, it costs the economy greater than $40 billion per year (McCance and Huether, 2006).

What do you think the medical causalities of pot smoking are in proportion to this?

This isn't a "legalization of pot" support post, but I just think everyone is blowing everything out of proportion.

He's young, smokin' hot, and has the most lovely tattoo near his... uhh, nevermind.

So, he smoked pot. He's like, 24. It's not like he was about to compete in an Olympic event the next day. The media just needs to chill the frick out.


Side note: Kellogg's dropped Phelps for endorsement due to this incident. Boycott.



Police try to charge Phelps:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/03/sheriff.phelps.marijuana/?iref=mpstoryview

Kellogg cuts ties with Phelps for continued edorsement:
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D965NSIG0&show_article=1

Phelps admits to smoking pot:
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/9160136?MSNHPHCP



Citations [APA, bitches]:
http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3483991/k.34A8/Statistics.htm

McCance, K. & Huether, S. (2006). Pathophysiology: the biological basis for disease in adults and children (5th ed.). St. Louis, MI: Elseview Mosby

2 comments:

Brett Garneau said...

1) Phelps has a NET worth of $150M +!!! He can do whatever the fuck he wants.

2)Has anyone ever gone home and beat their wife after hitting the bong? No, but how about after hitting the JD bottle?

Media Media Media. They just need something to talk about

my word verification was "undormwi". Take what you want from THAT one

Benito Mussolini. Srsly. said...

Ohhh man. Ahahaha! That is hilarity.

But, pshaaaa. Bitch, please.