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When good reporting goes bad, lol

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/05/osama-bin-laden-marijuana-crop_n_858301.html

I’m not usually a political or news-related blogger, but this had me laughing so hard I had to say something- Marijuana has been found growing near Osama Bin Laden’s hide-out in Abbottabad.  Now speculation has been flying wild and free about whether or not he was a joker, smoker, or midnight toker- or maybe just a dealer to make money on the side, who knows.

I’m sorry, I lived in Pakistan for eight years, and in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and almost the ENTIRE NORTHERN AREAS (like Abottabad) marijuana is a pernicious, giant weed.   It grows knee-high by the road-side, it invades the common garden, it crops up in farm fields and the goats eat it and get all giggly.  I’m serious.  It’s like crab grass.  Or dandelions.  Except if you make pakoras out of it (which the villagers sometimes do) you tend to feel a bit mellow later.  It’s an indigenous plant in Northern Pakistan, which is why so many unwashed westerners with backpacks and vacant stares disembark at the Islamabad airport and then wander aimlessly north.  It’s a free drug destination.  Pick it, roll it, smoke it.  It grows everywhere.  What are you doing to do, burn it?

Heh.

4 Thoughts on “When good reporting goes bad, lol

  1. hiliarous. Listen I had a question, why is Autism called tawahhad in arabic?

  2. thanaya on May 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM said:

    lolllz, my god the strange speculations being made are totally hillarious! god help the media and journalism!

  3. Stranded: You know, I’m not exactly sure, but the root word of Tawahad looks like wa-ha-da-, from one-ness, or aloneness or singularity? That would be similar to the word in Urdu, which is khud-taskeeni- involved in one’s self. Even the word Autism in English is from the Greek word autos- for self, and then they just add an -ism. Self-ism.

    Thanaya: Please make dua for them, they need all the help they can get! :p

  4. That’s prejudice. 😛
    I saw your post at fb and I was like… they should’ve asked a local reporter to cover that story.

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