Earlier today, I saw this story come out from News of the World:

What A Dope: 14-times Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps caught with cannabis pipe

My first reaction was that it was an untrue story. I mean, honestly, that picture could as easily be me as it could be Michael Phelps. Except, I don't have a diamond studded watch (I have a pink Timex that I stole from my mom).

However, later in the day, Phelps decided to make another stupid move by verifying the story on his facebook page. Here's a link to the CNN story about this:

Phelps admits 'bad judgement' after marijuana-pipe photo

It reminds me of an awesome documentary I watched called Bigger, Stronger, Faster

This is a non-judgemental inquiry into steroid use in sports. It shows how prevalent steroids and drugs are in sports, but it does not simply condemn the users or the drugs. It covers the issue from all angles, and it's very informative.

Finally, I think this story about Phelps simply confirms the fact that he is Superman. If a guy can eat the amount of shit that Phelps eats, drink like an Irishman on St. Patties day, outsmoke Snoop Dogg, and then win 14 Olympic golds, we should be harvesting his DNA and cloning him by the millions.

Snoop Dogg: A solid smoker, but could use some practice in the pool.

Honestly, if Phelps were caught doing some performance enhancing drugs, that would be one thing. But, he was caught doing performance detracting drugs, and he's still the most celebrated Olympian of all-time. I think anyone that can simultaneously dominate sport and dominate the party circuit should be admired.


Ed said... @ February 6, 2009 at 5:52 AM

What on earth are you on about? Parker clearly has a history of misdemeanours, including gun charges, and this latest incident had him caught passed-out DUI in a Mcdonalds drive through. This is clearly far more dangerous than Phelps first offence undertaken in private at a party.

Mildly ironic juxtaposition, perhaps, but there's certainly no deep seated racist incite to be gleaned from this news clipping.

Ed said... @ February 6, 2009 at 5:55 AM

Oops, commented on the wrong story. Somewhat dents the strength of my point but nevermind.

ryan said... @ February 17, 2009 at 11:29 PM

well first they shouldnt be able to do anything its only illegal to possess not to have smoked it. and really Obama smoked and hes our president. i for one feel bad for phelps he worked his ass off won 8 gold medals and people take pictures of him smokin weed and then sell them. i would have done the same thing cuz thats some money but damn give him a break make weed legal every1 smokes it and every1 wants it to be legal its just they dont want to lose the fanatics vote who think pot makes you a hateful and bland person
pot is a social drug like alcohol
"u wanna smoke a blunt"? "u wanna grab a drink"?
pot will make you chill out
pot could be prescribed to reduce anxiety
pot reduces glaucoma and pain from athritis

y we say it is illegal
they say it makes us stupid and decreases brain function HELLO DUH so does ciggarettes the smoke decreaes oxygen levels which you need for brain activity
its unhealthy well so is cigs and alcohol and coffee and red bull and fried chicken even sugar
so please look at this seriously think of money u have a multi-billion dollar market at your doorstep that you could tax and benefit from but instead u put that market in the hands of crooks and criminals yeh it gives money to the poor and ex prisoners but what if they weren't poor cuz their country had money and new jobs and a booming economy
now all that wont happen just from legalizing pot but any income the country could get we need to look into it because since i last heard we are still trillions of dollars in debt

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