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Kellogg’s is dumb

By Tony Hicks
Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 10:48 am in Uncategorized.

Photo of Michael Phelps advertisement by Flickr user Cory M. Grenier used under Creative Commons license

Photo of Michael Phelps advertisement by Flickr user Cory M. Grenier used under Creative Commons license

Kellogg’s cereal won’t renew its contract with Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps, after a picture surfaced last week showing him hitting a bong at a college party last fall.

As my colleague Karim so accurately points out, that makes Kellogg’s big giant hypocrites. Because, as anyone knows, hungry potheads go right for the breakfast cereal when there aren’t any Doritos in the house. It’s hard to speculate how much money the company has made, thanks to people smoking pot and wolfing down giant Costco-sized boxes of cereal.

Not me, of course. I’m just saying … I know people.

Good God – let’s get off the guy’s back. He’s 23. After all that work in the Olympics, he deserves a little time to unwind. Because, let’s face it, if he was smoking pot around the time he swam. there’s no way he’d go so fast. He’d probably just jump in, float around a bit, and giggle at how big the pool is.

Besides, America’s sweetheart Elisabeth Hasselbeck is apparently worked up over it. If she thinks it’s the wrong thing to do, it can’t be all bad.

And, really, do you think they make up all those crazy little cartoon characters on the box for regular people? Of course not. It’s to lure potheads into buying the cereal, so they have something to laugh at while they’re stuffing their face.

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One Response to “Kellogg’s is dumb”

  1. heyjoe Says:

    Jeez, give the guy a break. It’s not like he was using steroids, or taking drugs during the games. And as you said, even if he was it’s not like pot would have given him an edge.

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