Sunday, February 08, 2009


SNL Tosses Michael Phelps A Lifeline

A good friend of mine recently said, "Why's everyone so surprised that Michael Phelps was caught with a bong? After all, it is a a water pipe!"

As for everything else, well, Seth Myers nailed it last night on SNL (especially liked the "What do we tell the kids?" line):

Admittedly, Phelps did recently guest host Saturday Night Live, so the show is kind of coming to the rescue of it buddy. And SNL's, ahem, 'history' with drug use doesn't exactly give them a pristine platform from which to pontificate...but, really! It's not exactly as if Phelps hasn't sacrificed a lot to reach the upper pinacle of his sport. Pot-smoking is illegal -- and a whole lot of perfectly competent and successful people did it in their late-teens and early-20s (if not later). Many of those people are running cities, states and this country right now. So, let's spare the faux outrage and move on.

And, Michael? Get a better set of friends -- at least some that you can trust not to sell you out to the next media outlet waving some money around.

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