Friday, February 06, 2009

Phickle Phelps phans

In a photo that doesn't look much like him, Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps is pictured smoking pot. He admitted the photo was genuine and apologized for his behavior.

Predictably, Kellogg's is dropping him, and he has been suspended from swimming competition for 3 months.

This is how he's rewarded for owning up to the photo? He could have said, "That's not me, but the resemblance is striking."

Fortunately for Phelps, his other sponsors are sticking by him. You know, like the fans stuck by him when he was winning all those gold medals in Beijing. Smoking pot didn't hurt his performance any, did it?

Phelps is a young person, and young people do things others may not agree with, like smoking pot.

Older people do things others may not agree with, like torturing prisoners.

I think Phelps' honesty shows character. If I were Post or General Mills, I'd sign him up at a discount rate and put him on my cereal boxes. Cereal is good for the munchies.

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