Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A thought on Amanda Knox

Some people think she literally got away with murder, that she actually did kill Meredith Kercher and it's just the incompetence of the Italian cops that freed her. But I know she's innocent. Here's why:

The Italian police say she killed Meridith Kercher in a drug-addled rage. The Italian police say she admitted to indulging in illegal drugs with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and that the drugs caused an otherwise mild-mannered American student to flip out and participate in murder.

So what was this eeevil drug that the prosecution say caused Amanda Knox to kill Meridith Kercher? Was it crack? Meth? Uhm, no: the drug that the prosecution say caused Amanda Knox to fly into a rage and kill Meridith Kercher was... uhm... marijuana.

Dude. Bogus. I've been around a number of marijuana users over the years, and I'll tell you this much: About the only way you could get them to fly into a rage would be if you got between them and the pizza delivery boy when they got the munchies, and even then it'd end immediately after they got that hot steaming pizza pie into their hands. Marijuana makes you mellow. As well as hungry. If the Italian cops said that marijuana caused Amanda Knox to kill a pizza, I'd believe it. Otherwise... dude. Not happening.

-- Badtux the Not-drug-addled Penguin


  1. Good gracious, did they just get Reefer Madness over there a few years ago?

  2. If this didn't involve a woman being imprisoned for FOUR YEARS, I would think it was hilarious. Well part of me still does because I am not entirely a nice person. Bill Hicks has a great routine on the subject.

    "I have never seen two people on pot get in a fight because it is fucking IMPOSSIBLE. "Hey, buddy!" "Hey, what?" "Ummmmmmm...." End of argument." - Bill Hicks

  3. Just wait until Italy discovers that gum chewing leads to juvenile delinquency... and eventually heavy petting!

  4. Drug type aside, what's mellow for one is hideous for another.

    We weren't in the courtroom; too facile to acquit on the basis of drug of choice. You, BT, are a more rigorous thinker than that ;)


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