No Criminal Charges For Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods will receive a citation for careless driving, no criminal charges will be filed. Woods has withdrawn from his tournament this week, citing injuries sustained in his car accident.

In other news, Roman Polanski won't be released until Friday.

Update: Is this really a video of Marilyn Monroe smoking pot? Looks like a cigarette to me, from the way she's holding it, but lots of folks say it's pot.

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    I don't know... (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Anne on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 10:59:22 PM EST
    For one, she inhales and just as quickly exhales - that's not how I used to do it back in the day.

    For another, I'm not even sure if she actually takes the smoke into her lungs - it almost looks as if she's fake-smoking.

    Finally, why do we care?

    Looks like just (none / 0) (#1)
    by brodie on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 03:55:09 PM EST
    a regular smoke to me, too.  The way she held it casually between the forefinger and middle one sez standard issue Tobacco Road stuff to me.

    Not that I wouldn't credit her for going for the cool, "jazz" type smoke either.  Marilyn was in fact more than just the shallow sex symbol persona she created for films -- she enjoyed reading about Lincoln for instance -- and probably boldly explored some areas of life beyond just the fancy book larnin' she was undertaking while married to that famous author.

    I know... (none / 0) (#2)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 03:57:51 PM EST
    ...people who hold joints like cigarettes and cigarettes like joints.  Pretty darn hard to tell what is what just by how someone is holding it.  

    Perhaps. Though it (none / 0) (#3)
    by brodie on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 04:07:20 PM EST
    it looks like an awfully symmetrical, smoothly cylindrical item she's holding, not normally the sort of neat perfect shape I recall (years ago of course) from my home-rolled herbal smoke days ...

    Awfully long... (none / 0) (#5)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 04:16:33 PM EST
    ...for an unfiltered cigarette.  But, really hard to tell from the video.  The only thing I really got out of it is that I would love to have had MM sitting on my couch, no matter what she's smokin'.

    There was a ... (none / 0) (#6)
    by desertswine on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 04:44:47 PM EST
    story that went along with that video.

    The person who made the film confirmed that the cigarette contained marijuana, saying: "I got it (the pot). It was mine. It was just passed around."

    Or so he says, anyway.


    Pall Malls were long, unfiltered cigs (none / 0) (#7)
    by DFLer on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:34:39 PM EST
    Looks a little fat... (none / 0) (#15)
    by kdog on Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 08:55:29 AM EST
    for a cig imo...though it does look well-rolled...can any old-school stoners advise if  rolling machines were in use in that era?    

    Did all the comments (none / 0) (#4)
    by Inspector Gadget on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 04:11:37 PM EST
    disappear? There were a bunch I can't find anymore!

    I have an older relative, (none / 0) (#8)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:37:08 PM EST
    born around when Marilyn was born, who has a mechanical device that loads pot into a stnadard cigarette wrapper. I think it loads a filter as well.

    Although that video could be of my mom (none / 0) (#9)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:40:59 PM EST
    smoking a ciggie, back in the day. No way it's pot.

    When did pot become (none / 0) (#10)
    by Inspector Gadget on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:49:51 PM EST

    Dunno, why? (none / 0) (#12)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:59:43 PM EST
    Oy, so now there's a 3rd woman (none / 0) (#16)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 09:52:29 AM EST
    claiming to be a mistress of Tiger.