02 February 2009

Media Coverage of Phelps Smoking Weed Reveals They Are Complete Squares

Judging by some of these media bylines, you'd think that the only exposure to stoner culture these people had was watching Reefer Madness while attending an anti-drug symposium at Oral Roberts University. CNN writes that "Phelps Admits Bad Judgment After Marijuana-Pipe Photo", and the AP writes that "Phelps Acknowledges Pot Pipe". Regardless of whether or not you get high, referring to a bong as a "Pot Pipe" will make you a pariah at the house party faster than dropping a toilet-clogging deuce.

Like it or not, weed has been an important part of our cultural landscape that has spanned at least three generations. From Scooby-Doo to the famous stoned Mac user chick to Harold and Kumar, it's hazy outreach is undeiable. And, ignorance of the proper terminology in inexcusable. So here's a brief tutorial:

That's Phelps smoking a bong, and possibly carbing to get that monster rip.

That's a pipe, often referred to as a "bowl" (at least when I grew up).

That's a hallowed-out apple, which can be used in a pinch if your snooping folks stole all your zig-zags, but isn't for the novice.

And that's the stoned pizza guy who'll be delivering your Super Bowl double pepperoni special. Best to give him an understanding nod of approval of his wake-n-bake activities lest you be labeled "uncool" by the staff at Dominos.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

...complete incompetent and inept squares...

And, what's up with Phelps saying that it will never happen again?

olgreydog7 said...

There goes the "it will ruin your life" argument. That guy has real talent that takes real work. Not like some crappy rock star or actor. Let's face it, 98% of the crowd at a concert is stoned too, so there is probably some stoned harmonic that is reached if the performer and the audience are both stoned.

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Anonymous said...

Kind of took away the drama they were trying to convey of the evilness of drugs when they called it a "pot pipe".


Kath

Barrage said...

I liked this response to the issue:

http://www.reason.com/news/show/131438.html

Dillinger737 said...

We shouldn't be persecuting him, we should give him another medal. How many pot-heads can even get off the couch, let alone win 8 medals in one games. We should rub that shit in some French faces.

Anonymous said...

I've toked it up every day since I retired. Right on Phelps!!

Nixon said...

Thanks for the linky Barrage, I'm a big Reasonoid nerd too. I have yet to blaze on my terminal, and I don't to intend to ever, but it's pretty naive to think that getting high once in awhile will ruin your life.

Ms. Kiyum said...

I believe the apple bong is the preferred method of dope smoking by the hollywood starlets.

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Shea said...

ha ha!!! What a great picture.
I like his honesty. A politician would have said it was hookah tobacco.

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How many pot-heads can even get off the couch, let alone win 8 medals in one games. We should rub that shit in some French faces...