Bits and Pieces - January 21, 2014
January 21, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in the Super Bowl. So, apparently, you can look forward to your team going to the Super Bowl when your state legalizes marijuana.
The buzz on JUSTIN BIEBER is that he's, well, buzzed! TMZ says Justin's drug use is making him so erratic that his people have been urging him to go to rehab. While he drinks booze, smokes pot and pops Xanax pills, Bieber's drug of choice is said to be sizzurp. Bieber reportedly prefers Actavis prometh, said to be the champagne of sizzurp, which sells for around $800 a pint. You can only get it with a prescription or from outside the U.S. and Bieber supposedly gets it from a foreign connection. They say he drinks between 8 and 12 ounces a day, even though it can trigger seizures, and even worse. Justin even left proof of his love for the drug in graffiti on a skate ramp in his backyard, which includes a slang reference to sizzurp with a double shot of codeine.
It's been revealed that JAY LENO'S final guest on the Tonight Show will be Billy Crystal, who was also his first guest on May 25th, 1992. Leno's last regular Tonight Show will be on February 6th and his musical guest will be Garth Brooks. Leno's successor, Jimmy Fallon, will make an appearance on Monday, February 3rd for a "passing of the baton." Fallon's first guests will be Will Smith and U2.
- THE FOO FIGHTERS went on Instagram late Thursday and posted photos of tapes from their current recording sessions with the caption: "It's F---ing ON." However, there's still no title or release date for their next album.
President Obama says marijuana use is no more dangerous than alcohol. Obama noted that he smoked pot as a kid, and views it as a bad habit and a vice, just like cigarettes, which he also smoked. In fact, Obama said he believes marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." Obama also said we shouldn't be locking up users for long stretches of jail time when some of those writing the laws have probably done the same thing. However, he added that he told his daughters that smoking marijuana is a bad idea, a waste of time, and not very healthy. Obama's statements were welcomed by marijuana policy reform advocates and the Drug Policy Alliance.
Get ready for Cool Runnings 2...maybe! The Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Olympics. However, they need to raise $80,000 in the next couple weeks to cover travel and equipment costs.
It's never a good idea to talk on your cell phone while driving, especially if you're carrying $1.3 million worth of cocaine. This would've been a valuable pro tip for Sylvain Bergeron, a likely former senior security guard at an elite Quebec private school. Bergeron was driving through suburban Chicago when he made the vehicular faux pas and now faces between six and 30 years in prison with no option for probation.
1885: The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson of Coney Island, New York
astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin 84