Sunday, February 8, 2009
I pretty much purposefully ignored the Michael Phelps bong-pic story, because I don't find it news that a 23-yr old kid visiting friends on a college campus and attending a party smokes some weed.
I don't find it news that some prick got upset that his girlfriend and his "boys" were all over Phelps' jock, so he snapped a camera phone pic and then tried to get even with it, while also getting paid. The world is full of haters.
I don't find it news that some of his sponsors would back away from him, despite this the fact I would be willing to bet money that the kids of everyone of these companies CEOs' have toked up before and accomplished a whole hell of a lot less than Phelps has.
I do find it funny as hell how these "reprimands" have been handed down. USA swimming suspends him "without funding" for three months? How much of a joke is that? Got a lot of big meets he's gonna be missing out on over the next three months? And like the money means anything. What...he loses his meal stipend or something?
I love that Omega watches is not backing away. I mean hell...check out the pub they're getting in the pic.
I really love Kellogg's backing away from Phelps, saying his actions were not consistent with their image. Do what? To see how ridiculous that is, check out the video below. Ace Corrolla did a bit about it earlier in the week that was just as good, listing all of Kellogg's products. But the Aceman brought up a better point: with Phelps' legendary lung capacity, how good of a bong hit did he get? Did they have to stop half-way through and repack the bowl? Did he run everyone out of the room with the smoke?
at 6:07 PM