Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Your Morning LOL


Courtesy of Slate.com. So not only is Michael Phelps better at swimming than everyone, he's also better at getting high. Sometimes life is just not fair.

And I'm happy to see that this isn't turning into a big of deal as originally forecasted. Sure, the news went crazy for it at first, but since then the fervor is dying down. He's not getting dropped from his sponsors and such, and for good reason. Now, I'm no stoner by any stretch of the imagination, but the fact is that pot is at the same level as alcohol. And as Robin Williams put it, "weed is not a performance enhancing drug, unless you put a giant Hershey bar at the end of the pool." (That was paraphrased.)

2/6/09 EDIT: Whelp, he's suspended from swimming for 3 months, and Kellogg's dropped him from sponsorship. So now he's only receiving $95 million dollars a year in sponsorship money.

9 comments:

Ric said...

Agreed. Recreational drug-use shouldn't undermine how stellar his Olympic performance was.

I mean, even past president's have dabbled in worse. Yayo?

Belle said...

Toke it up Phelps. If you enjoy the high, by all means, by the best weed you can with your victory money. And pay any fines with ease. But shame on you for letting someone take a picture of you. Said person is no friend of yours, especially for exploiting it. I think I hate the person that sent in the picture for a little publicity more than any pot-smoking 8-gold-medal winning super swimmer.

Drugs are bad for you, so pot shouldn't be a drug. It's too good.

Belle said...

by all means *buy* the best weed.

Chad said...

They talked about this during sports on bob and brian in the morning the other day. SZ said that he was incredibly disappointed because as an Olympic athlete, there is supposed to be no high greater than standing on that podium, hearing your national anthem play, and feeling that medal around your neck.

I have to agree with that sentiment. I would take winning an event in the Olympics over getting high any day.

Whatever though, I mean it's not like he was taking steroids.

BLaZE said...

I heard he doesn't drink, or sleep-in, or orgasm... Because, you know, none of that compares to the high he got on the podium.

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Epic Gecko said...

"Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed! Good Lord man, you're asking the impossible! 'But, the Dutch speak four languages and smoke marijuana!' Well … yes, but they're cheating! Everyone knows that marijuana is... a drug enhancement that helps you on track and field to come last in a team of eight million … eight million other runners who are all ... dead."

Ric said...

enlighten me... what's that from?

BLaZE said...

Hopefully not his head.

:-o

Epic Gecko said...

Eddie Izzard.