'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

makin' headlines

The newly-sproinged picture of Michael Phelps smoking pot has prompted some punning, predictably enough.

  The Australian:
  I did the bong thing, says a sorry Phelps

  E! Online:
  Michael Phelps Apologizes for Dopey Move

  Melbourne Herald Sun:
  Phelps' reputation sinks

  National Post, Canada:
  Michael Phelps swimming in bong controversy

Multiple sources refer to his endorsements or image going or possibly being Up in Smoke.

Seems like generally people (at least headline writers) want to keep liking him.

  Forbes, NY:
  Phelps Is Still Golden

  ABC News:
  Phelps' 'Mistake': De-Stressing or Chasing a Thrill?

  ABC Online, Australia:
  Phelps sorry about marijuana pipe

  USA Today:
  Are you worried about Michael Phelps?

  Michael Phelps' Bong Incident: Are We To Blame?

  Like Most 23-Year-Olds, Phelps Smokes Weed

  Baltimore Sun:
  News flash: Michael Phelps is human!

  Huffington Post:
  Michael Phelps Apologizes to Bong For Hitting It So Hard

The scoop on the bong itself is that it's a ROOR, which is an award-winning German water pipe with frosted glass diffusers instead of mere rubber grommets. It sells for between $120 and $150.

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