Wow. So, Macca has officially announced that he's off the wacky tabaccy. Well NOW what am I going to goof on him about? Oh, who am I kidding, there are still a score of things I can rib him over. But what has got me goin' is this ...
If you read some of the comments that posters are putting up in the newspaper / wire stories about this earth shattering (?!?) event, many individuals just seem to have it in for this poor guy. Paul is saying that he stopped smoking for Beatrice, and the biggest dig I see is "Sure, he didn't stop for his OTHER four kids, but he'll stop for this one!" blah blah blah. And the other big one is "Who CARES what this guy does. Why doesn't he keep his private life private?". OK. I agree. There is a degree of "too much information" goin' on ... but hear me out.
I thought about both of these points that people are ranting about, and here is my response to the Macca-bashing. Quite simply: Paul has partial custody of Beatrice - his daughter with Heather Mills - because of a court order / mandate. Most folks can acknowledge that Heather gave Paul a bit of a hassle during the divorce. Well, the deal may just be that a lifelong advocate of casual cannabis smoking and legalization may be making the best possible PR move, for both himself and his daughter, by making a very PUBLIC announcement that he is no longer partaking in the pleasures of that particular leafy substance. Perhaps there have been some behind-the-scenes hassles that we are not privy to.
Or yeah, maybe he was just finding that he doesn't have the lung capacity to catch the munchkin when she's running around after he's been hitting the ol' water bong! (Or maybe there's another Japanese tour planned?)
It amazes me. Sir Paul has raised three biological children who are all (seemingly) very well-adjusted, nice people. And he raised Heather with Linda as well. Are people really going to start questioning this man's fathering skills when he's turning 70? And what's with telling someone like McCartney that he needs to "be more private"? These people are celebrities. And with McCartney in particular we're usually all commenting on how he gives standard, almost pat, answers to questions all the time, and couldn't we get a little more of a personal glimpse once in a while. So now, when he's talking straight dope (pun intended) to Rolling Stone - a magazine that does NOT tolerate the same-old answers to stupid questions - he's going to get guff for it?
And then you have these people who are citing him as a "bad influence on our kids", LOL. Oh, I LOVE that. Yes, because your kids are being forced to scroll past hundreds of Paul McCartney web pages to find out what's happening with those cuddly Kardashians and snuggly old 'Snooki'. Ya gotta love it.
So, here's my message to ya Paulie ...
I'll take your word for it, Babe. You've given up on the ol' devil weed. I got it . I won't try to 'weed' between the lines. ;-)
So ... no more jokes ... I promise. Oh, who am I kidding, you've got nearly 50 years as a stoner under your belt, so it'll take at least twenty years until it's out of your system. So, until then ... (Tony makes loud suction noise)... I promise I'll 'leaf' you alone. "Peace, dude!!"
2/17/2012 02:57:55 am
Tony,my guess is that he's full of shite anyway...but....if he has any extra weed he can send it my way to make this miserable new album of his sound good....Cheese and Onions my friend....Wayne
2/17/2012 04:23:31 am
If his new album is what he's like when he's not smoking then send him something right now.... It complete garbage!
Tony, I think I love you....Well, figuratively anyway. Whether he's still smoking or not is really irrelevant. Your point about people not being satisfied with the amount of personal information we get about Paul was spot-on. Usually it's never enough, and now it's too much. Personally, I don't care if he's toking up or not. If he's doing it to prevent pegleg from finding another way to be a flaming "pie" (read vulgar term starting with the letter "C" that's another slang term for female genitalia), then good for him.
2/20/2012 03:47:28 am
I thought he'd quit years ago. I don't really care either way. Everyone knew he used the stuff, so what's all the fuss about him mentioning it? Sheesh. Shades of the LSD scandal.
3/4/2013 04:41:20 pm
Are you guys at Fab 4 Free For All ant-marijuana? There's nothing ethically/morally wrong with it.
2/10/2023 05:31:36 am
Lovely blog you hhave here
Leave a Reply.
Tony Traguardo ... one-third of the cast of that sensational Beatle podcast, "Fab4Free4All"!