Sunday, August 03, 2014

Is The NY Fishwrap Up In Smoke?

The world is a'changin' and the NY Fishwrap joined the freak parade in a big way with the recent announcement by its Editorial Board that called for an end to the prohibition on marijuana. This development prompted The Deadline Poet to imagine that Cheech and Chong had taken control of The Gray Lady. The new slogan for the Fishwrap has become "All The News That's Fit To Smoke." If this is (fair & balanced) psychoactive journalism, so be it.

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The New York Times Editorial Board Calls For The Legalization Of Marijuana
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The vision of these editors
We always had was wrong.
They’re not some guys with pipes and tweeds.
They’re more like Cheech and Chong. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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