Friday, January 03, 2014

What really happened when BoBo got high

Well, I suppose you could read David Brook's true confession about smoking pot. I wouldn't recommend it. I gave up his columns years without a moment's regret. I would however highly endorse spending a few minutes reading the hilarious response posted by the guy who got high with BoBo in high school. It seems our Mr. Brooks left out a few details, among them:
And here all along I thought he quit because of that time we got pulled over by the Radnor cops in senior year right after we’d clambaked his Mom’s Vista Cruiser, and first thing the cop does after the smoke clears is look him right in his red, red eyes, and said, “I don’t suppose it would go over so good if I went over to 632 Haverford Road and told Mr and Mrs Brooks their boy was out here with his clique smoking pot.” I was so impressed with the way Dave pulled himself together then. He didn’t beg for mercy or fight with the cop. Somehow he knew exactly how to go all bar mitzvah boy, how to talk to authority, how to flatter and impress and toady, even stoned to the gills, like his inner Eddie Haskell was deeper down than the pot could get. And it worked. The cop let us go, told us we were lucky he knew Dave and that we were white kids from Radnor...
Many more secrets disclosed at the link. It's unclear whether this is a true story, a satire or made up of the whole cloth, but whatever, it's a deliciously subtle "fuck You" to Bobo that shouldn't be missed.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

One thing the 'never used it but know all about it' crowd doesn't know is that when push comes to shove the stoned can almost always rise to the occasion and do what they need to do.

But it sure as hell helps to be a middle to upper class white kid - oh yes it does.

8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm afraid that's all too true. So many poor folks of color in jail for much less.

11:45:00 AM  

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