Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Of Course It's a "Water" Pipe

Radley over at the Agitator nails it on the Michael Phelps thing.
A Letter I’d Like To See (But Won’t)
Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Dear America,

I take it back. I don’t apologize.

Because you know what? It’s none of your goddamned business. I work my ass off 10 months per year. It’s that hard work that gave you all those gooey feelings of patriotism last summer. If during my brief window of down time I want to relax, enjoy myself, and partake of a substance that’s a hell of a lot less bad for me than alcohol, tobacco, or, frankly, most of the prescription drugs most of you are taking, well, you can spare me the lecture.
read on...

As a good friend of mine likes to say, the tyranny and the bullshit have gone on too long.

8 comments:

lex dexter said...

amen. tho i'm sure Phelps is probably even COOLER with the 20-40 year-old set than he was previously.

wobblie said...

Is it ok if I still find Phelps insufferable? I really can't forgive him for being in that awful "Rock Band" commercial.

lex dexter said...

of course it's okay. we can't be expected to like EVERYBODY who takes big rippers in Limey-Land, can we?

ash said...

um, who are you?

gabbagabbahey said...

for a bit of cultural context, the last big controversial 'expose' by the News of the World was the video of Oswald Mosley's son engaging in a "sick Nazi orgy" which proved just to be a regular orgy.

www.timesonline.co.uk

from a (non-)athletic viewpoint, that shit can't be doing his lungs any good, can it? cos last time I checked they were pretty important for swimming.

lex dexter said...

gabba,
thank you for the 'embedded reporting.'

everybody, in response to Gabba's latest ?,

is bong-smoke supposed to be less harsh than pipe/joint-smoke, or quite the opposite?

having never even been in a room where somebody was smoking marijuana before, i simply have no idea?

marijuana is a brand of cigarettes, right?

solidcitizen2027 said...

The name's Poochie D,
And I rock the telly.
I'm half Joe Camel,
And a third Fonzarelli.
I'm the kung fu hippie,
From gangsta city.
I'm a rappin' surfer,
You the fool I pity

ash said...

ha! well played, sir. welcome aboard.