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Old 02-03-2009, 12:10 PM   #451
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so, on another note, i spoke to my dad briefly last night, and he was actually quite pissed off at Phelps. i asked why, and he said that he would have hated to have to explain this to me if this were 1988 and i were still a swimming-obsessed 10 year old who wanted to go to the Olympics. in my day, the big swimming idol (so to speak) was Matt Biondi, and Phelps is an absolute monster compared to Biondi. he's absolutely worshiped by age group swimmers, and it's probably an awful thing for a 10 year old to learn that your hero does drugs and other stupid things.

now, granted, we could talk about the idiocy of marijuana laws in this country, and we can also talk about the fact that it's quite likely that Matt Biondi (and Mark Spitz ... and Jessie Owens) may well have smoked marijuana, or whatever, and we never found out about it because everyone and their dog didn't have digital cameras back then.

but, as a parent, it would suck to have to explain this to your kids.

i suppose that's your job, though.
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Someone's got to be the bearer of bad news about their kids' idols. They're not perfect, and hey, that's what happens when they get put up on that giant, shiny pedestal.
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South Carolina cops considering charging Michael Phelps - ESPN

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Olympic-Size Bong Hits
Michael Phelps has extraordinary lung capacity. Does that mean he can get extraordinarily stoned?
By Juliet Lapidos
Posted Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at 6:41 PM ET

The British tabloid News of the World published a photo Sunday of Michael Phelps taking a bong hit at a college party. The International Olympic Committee accepted the swimmer's apology for his behavior, and so far Phelps' sponsors are making light of the incident. Meanwhile, on blogs and chat forums, fans are wondering whether Phelps' abnormally large lung capacity means he can take monster bong rips. Can he?

He can. Total lung capacity refers to the volume of air contained in the lungs at the point of "maximal" inspiration—i.e., the biggest breath you can take. It's measured in liters. The greater a smoker's total lung capacity, the more he can inhale from a given joint, bowl, or bong. According to some estimates, Phelps' lung capacity is twice that of the average human, or 12 liters rather than six. So if he puts his mind to it, he can take a hit that's twice as big as that of the next partygoer.

Each time a smoker takes a puff of marijuana, THC is delivered to the circulatory system via the capillaries in the lungs. The rapidity with which a smoker gets high depends, in part, on how quickly he absorbs the THC, which depends, in turn, on the interval between puffs, hold time, and, yes, lung capacity. But this doesn't mean that Phelps gets twice as high, twice as fast as non-Olympians. Larger people need more cannabis than others to feel its effect. (Phelps is 6-foot-4 and weighs about 195 pounds.) How quickly a smoker gets high, and how high he gets, also depends on whether he's a regular user. Veteran tokers need to smoke more than novices to experience the drug's physiological and behavioral effects.

The long-term consequences of marijuana use are still hotly debated. But there's some evidence that users suffer from decreased lung capacity and may develop chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. Continued use would likely have an adverse affect both on lap times and bong-hit size.

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True or false, Irv: you love the sight of phelps with a pipe in his mouth?
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True or false, Irv: you love the sight of phelps with a pipe in his mouth?



i think more Olympic swimmers should be encouraged to smoke more pole pipe.
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I prefer him with the bong in his mouth. That way you don't have to see his goofy smile and teeth
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Just as this fuck is starting to go away, he's back in the spotlight. As ridiculous as that sheriff may be, I hope he does manage to get Phelps in jail.
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Just as this fuck is starting to go away, he's back in the spotlight. As ridiculous as that sheriff may be, I hope he does manage to get Phelps in jail.
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Hey Dalton, what time does Phelps swim?
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Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo - Yahoo! News



(I don't give a shit what he smokes, just get that ugly mug off my damn cereal box!)
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so, on another note, i spoke to my dad briefly last night, and he was actually quite pissed off at Phelps. i asked why, and he said that he would have hated to have to explain this to me if this were 1988 and i were still a swimming-obsessed 10 year old who wanted to go to the Olympics. in my day, the big swimming idol (so to speak) was Matt Biondi, and Phelps is an absolute monster compared to Biondi. he's absolutely worshiped by age group swimmers, and it's probably an awful thing for a 10 year old to learn that your hero does drugs and other stupid things.

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but, as a parent, it would suck to have to explain this to your kids.

i suppose that's your job, though.

Are you kidding?
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he just got suspended from competing for 3 months over this photo.. Just saw this on the local news tonite.

here's a source: http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns
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