Doesn’t The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch Look Like A Joint?
Total Pro Sports – In less than a year from now, the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver will begin, and what better way to get things started than lighting the flame with a joint. At least that is what it will look like, and we don’t expect the people of Vancouver to mind at all. All that is needed now is a change in the mascots into marijuana leaves, or we can just make their eyes a little reddish (they are currently three little forest animals).
The Western Canadian city is known for its marijuana indulging community, which is what makes the shape of the torch all the more ironic. While it is unlikely any changes will be made to it, we expect this to receive some attention throughout the Torch Relay, which begins October 22, 2009 in Athens, Greece.
“A lot of people come to Vancouver because it’s marijuana-friendly, so I think people who already enjoy a joint themselves will feel a little more kinship to the Olympics,” said Emery, who ran as a Green party candidate in the provincial election this month.
“I’m sure the organizers didn’t intend for it to look like a joint, but that’s what a lot of people are seeing.” [TorontoStar]
It is doubtful the torch will be hijacked by any pot heads or Michael Phelps along its trip through Canada, but we are hoping to see some cool pics of stoners taking some puffs out of the over-sized dube. Or maybe this is all just in my head, and pretty much every Olympic torch can be said to look like a joint. But for now, I know what I see.
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