Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

DAILY AMY: WHEN DRUG ADDICTS MATE

May 15, 2008

Pink Is The New Blog has pictures today of two of the music industry’s biggest drug fiends kissing. Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty making out. It boggles the mind!

DOCK ELLIS NEEDS A LIVER TRANSPLANT

May 14, 2008

DOCK ELLIS ONCE WORE PINK HAIR CURLERS WHILE WARMING UP IN THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES BULLPEN

There was a sad story story in the LA Times today.

Former Major League pitcher Dock Ellis is gravely ill and has been placed on the national registry for a liver transplant. Ellis says he discovered he had  cirrhosis of the liver the day after Thanksgiving. Doctors fear without a new liver Dock Ellis will soon be dead.

Ellis, now 63 and living in California, was one of baseball’s most colorful characters during the 70’s. He famously was disciplined by Pittsburgh Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh in 1973 for wearing hair curlers on the field.

In May of 1974 Ellis vowed to bean every batter in the Cincinnati Reds lineup to start the game. Ellis hit Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen with pitches. He attempted to hit Reds cleanup hitter Tony Perez on every pitch but missed. Ellis then threw two straight pitches at Johnny Bench before Murtaugh pulled him from the game.

Ellis was the National League’s starting pitcher for the 1971 All Star Game. He won 19 games for the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates that season and lobbied for the start. Ellis wanted to face American League starter Vida Blue. That marked the first time two African American pitchers started in the All Star Game. During the game Reggie Jackson hit a monster home run. In apparent retaliation, Ellis beaned Jackson in the face.

Ellis was also the first major professional athlete to be maced. The incident happened in 1972 at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. A security guard barred Ellis from entering through the players entrance after the pitcher tried to use his World Series ring as a form of identification. It probably didn’t help Ellis that he was carrying a half-empty bottle of cheap wine at the time. An altercation ensued and the security guard maced him. Ellis cried racism. The security guard said he simply didn’t recognize him.

Of course, Ellis is most famous for being high on LSD while he pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Diego Padres on June 12, 1970. Ellis later claimed he was so high during the game that he couldn’t see the catcher or the batters during the game. Catcher Jerry May had to use orange reflective tape on his glove so Ellis could see the plate. Despite throwing a no-hitter and shutting out the Padres, Ellis walked eight batters in the game.

Ellis has been clean and sober since 1980. In recent years he has worked as a drug counselor.

Ellis’ book Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball (authored by future U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall) is one of the most thoughtful sports biographies ever written and is still a good read 30 years after its publication.

DAILY AMY: SINGER WINEHOUSE ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

May 8, 2008

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The Sun has the story today that singer Amy Winehouse has been arrested in England on drug possession charges. The arrest follows The Sun releasing a video of Winehouse smoking crack (above) and snorting cocaine and powdered ecstasy on tape. Reuters says Winehouse was held in jail overnight.

In March, London police arrested a 34-year-old man who is reported to be Winehouse’s drug dealer. The Sun says the man taped his celebrity clients using drugs (thus the Winehouse video) then blackmailed them. 

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SHOCKING: PORN STAR JENNA JAMESON USES DRUGS

May 2, 2008

According to the British tabloid The Sun legendary porn star and Vegas native Jenna Jameson was kicked out of a London club for drug use.

There have been rumors about Jameson’s drug use for years. She had been looking better (more healthy) lately. She no longer resembles Skeletor with breast implants.

The Sun says Jameson was partying in the same club (Chinawhite) as the Chelsea soccer team. Jameson reportedly even did FREE lapdances for the club. Chinawhite still kicked her out. Talk about ungrateful!

Chinawhite says Jameson was doing drugs in the bathroom. Jameson’s people basically say the white powder was makeup she borrowed to face the paparazzi. According to a member of Jenna’s entourage:

“The bouncers called us American pigs, which brought Jenna to tears.”

FREE Jenna Jameson lapdances and the host insults you? Who’s the pigs?

* Update: the website Mr. Paparazzi has a slightly different version of the same story. They say Jameson was trying to use a bathroom stall with TWO female friends. When security stopped her she slapped the security guard and was thrown out of the club.

DAILY AMY: SINGER CRIES… HUSBAND CHEATS

April 27, 2008

A sobbing, disheveled Amy Winehouse made her way to an appearance at a London police station yesterday. The singer is accused of assault after head-butting a man this week during a crazy night out in London.

Meanwhile Winehouse’s jailed husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, appeared to have a new girlfriend during a court appearance of his own. The 21-year-old blonde pictured above attended the proceedings.

Amy failed to turn up for the hearing, not that Fielder-Civil appeared to notice. He was warned for repeatedly smiling and trying to communicate with a beautiful blonde siting in the public gallery.

He mouthed, “You all right, babe?” and “I love you” to Sophie Schandorff. Fielder-Civil even made a beckoning gesture suggesting she visit him in prison.

Schandorff, 21, also gestured and mouthed back, “I love you, I love you”, but was warned to stop by the court clerk.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T DO DRUGS

April 23, 2008

 

Here’s another picture of singer Amy Winehouse looking like HELL!

Coincidentally, Winehouse was named Britain’s Top Role Model today in a poll by British school children. Winehouse was voted the ‘ultimate heroine’ by British youths. The “Rehab” singer, whose private life has become tabloid fodder in the last 12 months because of her alleged drug and drinking problems, topped the new Sky.com poll.

Number two in the poll was another major drug user, UK rocker, Pete Doherty.

PUPPY UPPERS

April 23, 2008

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From Gawker.com:

Last year Americans spent more money on their pets than on their children. Therefore, it was only a matter of time until the pharmaceutical industry tapped into this:

A drug for overweight dogs.

Slentrol, a diet drug for dogs, recently launched a new ad campaign. (see above youtube video)

Gawker also interviewed a pet “personal trainer” who says, the key to a pet’s weight loss is the right kind of exercise-like DOGGIE PILATES:

“What I tell every single owner is that the key to rehab and longevity is the right kind of exercise,” the founder of a wellness and weight loss clinic for dogs, Jessica Waldman, said. “The wrong kind of exercise is uncontrolled play.” Fetching and frolicking — that kind of uncontrolled play? Isn’t that exactly what most dogs need more of? “Oh no. No, no,” Ms. Waldman, a vet, said. She has her canine clients running obstacle courses and jogging on an underwater treadmill. And then there’s pooch Pilates — formerly known as “begging.”

“When you teach a dog to beg, meaning you ask them to sit up, that’s core abdominals,” Ms. Waldman said. To further strengthen and tone, “We teach them how to go into sort of a ‘down dog,’ where their head is down toward the ground but their rear legs are up high.”

SICK NEW TREND: CANDY FLAVORED COCAINE

April 22, 2008

 

MSNBC has the story about a disturbing new trend by drug dealers in California. They are flavoring their cocaine TO TASTE LIKE CANDY. Federal drug officials are quoted in the story as saying they hope to stop the trend from spreading to other parts of the country.

MSNBC says drug rings have occasionally mixed candy flavoring with powder cocaine but this new drug is much more sophisticated. It is FULL STRENGTH POWDER INTO WHICH STRAWBERRY, COCONUT, LEMON AND CINNAMON FLAVORING HAVE BEEN CHEMICALLY SYNTHESIZED.

The DEA says flavoring the cocaine is a “marketing technique” used by drug dealers to make the cocaine more attractive to teenagers and young children. Says one DEA official,

Attempting to lure new, younger customers to a dangerous drug by adding candy flavors is an unconscionable marketing technique.”

It’s also thought that the candy flavoring would help drug sales with the female demographic.

And you thought Joe Camel was bad!

 

DUMBEST BASEBALL CONTROVERSY IN THE LAST 30 YEARS

April 19, 2008

 

The manager for baseball’s Washington National has found the reason for his team’s lack of success. It’s the hair of injured first baseman Dmitri Young. Nationals manager Manny Acta, concerned that injured infielder Dmitri Young’s big, curly Afro was becoming too much of a distraction, told the injured first baseman after Thursday night’s loss to the Mets to have his hair cut before he showed up for Friday night’s game.

Young complied.

The Nationals list of problems is long (longer than Young’s hair.) Washington is not only in last place in the NL East, but has the worst record in baseball. The Nationals have bad pitching (a team ERA of 4.59) and even worse hitting (.223 batting average-the worst in baseball.)

The Nationals are bad because they suffer from an ownership group that doesn’t care about winning. Despite increased revenues and the promise of a new ballpark, the Nationals did NOTHING to improve their club this offseason. The team’s president, Stan Kasten, is already in semi-retirement. While he was with the Atlanta Braves, Kasten was never willing to improve his team and make the one final move to push his club over the top. The Braves won 14 straight division titles but only one World Series under Kasten (who always gave the impression that he was happy with that.)

The rest of the organization is bush league. Particularly Acta. The only reason Acta is the Nationals manager is he is willing to work cheap. He is probably the least qualified manager in baseball. But, at least he’s the cheapest.

And that’s all the Nationals care about.

 

DMITRI YOUNG BEFORE HIS FRIDAY HAIRCUT

This is literally the DUMBEST baseball controversy since Pittsburgh Pirates manager, Danny Murtaugh, made pitcher Dock Ellis stop wearing his pink hair curlers while warming up in the bullpen.

 

For those of you too young to remember the 70’s, that’s the same Dock Ellis who once no-hit the Cincinnati Reds while under the influence of LSD-a game so famous they wrote about it in High Times magazine.

 

HEY, IT WAS THE 70’S, RIGHT?

Murtaugh had an excuse for being old-fashioned. After all, he was born in FREAKIN’ 1917!

Manny Acta has no such excuse.

KEITH RICHARDS STILL LOVES THE CHRONIC

April 1, 2008

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Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richard, may be off the hard drugs, but he still enjoys his marijuana. In a recent interview, Richards says,

“I smoke my head off. I smoke weed all the damn time. “

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Richards also criticized politicians who have banned smoking in public spaces in Britain, Ireland, California and New York.

“This worldwide smoking ban is draconian, socially, politically-correct bullshit. They’ll get over it. It’s like Prohibition – they tried to stop booze once. Ha! Look what happened. It ruined America.”