Sunday, February 1, 2009

Leave Michael alone!

Buz just wishes that the certain members of the media-the gossip clowns-would just leave Michael Phelps alone. The latest brouhaha features a picture of him taking a drag on a bong.

It was first published by one of those infamous British gossip tabloids and I first saw it on Gawker.

Jeeez. Whoever was with Michael in that room and took that picture (probably on a cellphone) has done a tremendous disloyalty to him for what..................? money? fame? a thrill? And just think, Mike thought that whoever he was with were friends of his.

Now, Buz is no advocate of lots of wacky weed smoking (we have enough drugs already, thank you), he smells a whiff of hypocrisy by whoever took and sold the picture, and by the whole sanctimonious reaction of people who are "aghast", when marijuana is widely available almost anywhere, and apparently easily obtained by young people.

Buz to Michael:
  1.  ya gotta be careful about what friends you hang out with (you need at least one different friend), 
  2. and if you're you (Mr. Michael Phelps)  and bonging grass or hash, you must assume you have no friends while you're doing that.
We wish it weren't so, but it is. Wonder how much the bum got paid for giving the picture to the tabloid. And since the weed is still illegal in most places, people who are into that world are by nature deceptive, manipulative, and not trustworthy in that arena. We wish they would stop snitching.

Of course, this incident could spark a whole new conversation about whether or not drugs in general, or wackkkky weed in particular should be legalized. But betcha (2-1), it ain't gonna happen soon. Barbara Tuchman was so right when she said that in general politicians must cater to the right.

And a special curse goes out to the paparazzi and the gossip papers and gossip columnists. One section of Guantanamo should be reserved for them. I think that movie stars, athletes, and political leaders all deserve a modicum of privacy in their personal lives.

By the way, Buz has heard from an informed source that the whole business of bringing home the Las Vegas gal to meet mom for thanksgiving did not happen. And Michael has never worked out at the MAC in Inner Harbor East, with or without a bodyguard. So, it appears that my source and Laura Vozella's sources are somewhat in disagreement. Wonder who's right?


John said...

Buz, are you his bodyguard? Is this disinformation campaign one of the services you provide? Where do you and Michael work out?

buzoncrime said...

John---No, I'm not his bodyguard. And no, disinformation is not one of the services provided by Roland Park Security Consulting, though we would offer security management services if anyone asked for it. Disinformation is widely available from folks more skilled than your humble consultant could ever hope to be.
Buz has no personal or business relationship with Michael. However, occasionally I might be seen swimming in the lane next to him. One could then see the fastest swimmer in the world right next to the slowest swimmer in the world!
I'm not sure who's right about the two items I mentioned, but just thought I'd throw it out there to see if anyone has anything to add; I'll admit my source might have been "planted" and could be self-serving.
In any case, I believe it was not wise for Michael (or anybody, really) to get involved with marijuana smoking.

Andy said...

Well at least he still has the Weedies endorsement. Wheaties, not so much.