Daily Archives: January 7, 2014

Legalized pot causes massive chaos in Colorado! (or not). Auburn/FSU play a whale of a title game. And a beautiful video about our phones ruining our lives


So it’s been a couple of days now since Colorado has legalized the sale of marijuana in the state, and as of yet I have not heard of the apocalypse hitting Boulder, hell descending upon Colorado Springs, nor locusts invading Denver.

Still, all the predictions of doom from those dinosaurs who still think pot is a grave danger to America are fun to hear.

Here’s a hilarious story from the satire site dailycurrant.com; the headline alone made me laugh out loud :”Marijuana overdoses kill 37 in Colorado on first day of legalization.”

Other gems from the story:

— “We told everyone this would happen,” says Peter Swindon, president and CEO of local brewer MolsonCoors. “Marijuana is a deadly hardcore drug that causes addiction and destroys lives. “When was the last time you heard of someone overdosing on beer? All these pro-marijuana groups should be ashamed of themselves. The victims’ blood is on their hands.”

— Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the ballot initiative that legalized the drug, says he will call a special legislative session to try and overturn the new law.

“We can’t sit idly by and allow this slaughter to continue,” he said during a press conference Thursday.

Also, now that I’m catching up on “Breaking Bad” (I’m up to Season 2, episode 6), I enjoyed the Jesse Pinkman reference.


**Next up, a subject near and dear to my heart: America’s complete obsession with cell phones. I hate how they’ve taken over our lives, I hate how people sit across a table from each other at a restaurant and don’t talk, and I hate how kids are growing up addicted to these devices.

Here, a simple two-minute video from a group called giantmiles.com, that shows the problem beautifully.

Just shut the phone off once in a while. That’s all I ask, America. (Says the guy who still doesn’t own a smartphone).


**Finally, I only saw the second half of Monday night’s BCS title game (I was at the Rangers-Blue Jackets game at MSG during the first half), but that was a hell of an exciting game.

I’m one of the people who thought FSU would roll over Auburn, but not so fast. Can’t say enough about the Tigers’ miracle season, and when they scored to go up 31-27 with 1:20 to go, after FSU had just scored on a kick return touchdown, for heaven’s sakes, I thought it really was Auburn’s year.

But that Seminoles QB isn’t bad, huh? Jameis Winston was outstanding, and it helps having 6-foot-5 receivers all over the place. I have no idea if this kid is going to be a good NFL quarterback, but he sure as heck is going to tear up college football for one more year.

It was a great way to send out the awful BCS system, as now we’ll finally get a semblance of a playoff in college football next season.

Good for FSU (though I did laugh out loud at this Tweet from Howard Bryant, a sportswriter, after the game: “We’re just happy we could contribute to this win.” – Tallahassee Police Department.”) good for the ACC, and now maybe all those obnoxious Southeastern Conference fans who’ve been crowing about their league’s national title streak can shut up for a while.

Man, what a string of great football games, college and pro, we’ve had since Dec. 31.