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Not wanting to steal Bill Jempty's "Knucklehead of the Day Award", I find myself in a bit of a spot.

Without offending my colleague, I don't think it would be too far a stretch to add this guy to the list:

20-year-old facing animal cruelty charges for putting cat in bong

A 20-year-old in Nebraska is facing animal cruelty charges after stuffing his kitten inside of a bong. Acea Schomaker said his cat named Shadow just needed some time to mellow out.

Shadow is recovering at an animal shelter. Sheriff deputies found the 6-month-old kitten taped inside a makeshift bong as it was being smoked. The bong is made of Plexiglas, about the size of shoebox.

Deputies were looking for 20-year-old Schomaker. He was wanted on a warrant for possession of marijuana. They found him in his home, and they say he was smoking the bong.

Schomaker told deputies the kitten was high strung. He says he put it in the bong to keep it calm.

Humane society officials did x-rays and other tests to see if the kitten has any long-term affects from the alleged abuse. Police said Schomaker told them he had done this several times. They say they are working with the sheriff's office and the county attorney to get custody of the animal so it can be put up for adoption.

Schomaker has been released from jail after paying a $400 fine. He faces drug and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.

Never actually having done pot before, I need to ask: Is it customary to use animals as props to get high?

Sheesh..


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Comments (13)

"Is it customary to use ani... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Is it customary to use animals as props to get high?"

You think you've seen people do stupid things when drunk. You should see what they do while on drugs.

Then we get the stupid asses saying that drugs should be legal like alcohol. Yeah, just what we need, even more ways to screw ourselves up.

But I'm cool with that. As long as the legalization law says that I get to blow your ass away no questions asked if you present a threat to my or my family while your 'expanding your mind'.

On a lighter note... I wond... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

On a lighter note... I wonder if the kitten had the munchies afterward?

Why do you think they call ... (Below threshold)
Brett:

Why do you think they call it dope?

Getting a cat high is wasti... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

Getting a cat high is wasting dope!?! Cat's act like they are high all the time; lazing around, kinda jumpy and not paying attention to anything......I mean, please.

Check out the South Park ep... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Check out the South Park episode entitled, "Major Boobage."... http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/164823

Is it customary to use a... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Is it customary to use animals as props to get high?

Paraphrasing from memory...:

Marge: Homer, are you licking toads again?!

Homer: I'm not not licking toads...

Don't let the cat inhale. w... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Don't let the cat inhale. ww

davidt, that's the episode ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

davidt, that's the episode about "cheesing", right? It's actually pretty thoughtful: why would a poor kid (Kenny) not inhale clouds of cat urine if it allowed him to escape the squalor of his miserable childhood and enter a magical universe of gigantic space-boobs and flying vintage convertibles? Tell me you wouldn't get cheesed out of your mind if you were in his shoes.

Also, in It's All Gone Pete Tong, the protagonist--a DJ in Ibiza--is repeatedly bullied into doing cocaine by a gigantic badger. Kind of similar... Okay, not really.

hyperbolist asks, "Why woul... (Below threshold)
davidt:

hyperbolist asks, "Why would a poor kid (Kenny) not inhale clouds of cat urine if it allowed him to escape the squalor of his miserable childhood and enter a magical universe of gigantic space-boobs and flying vintage convertibles?"... Because inhaling clouds of cat urine did not allow him to escape the squalor of his miserable childhood and enter a magical universe of gigantic space-boobs and flying vintage convertibles. That was the point. Instead of being a child living in miserable squalor, inhaling clouds of cat urine turned him into a cat urine addictted child living in miserable squalor.

"Humane society officials d... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

"Humane society officials did x-rays and other tests to see if the kitten has any long-term affects from the alleged abuse."

And we wonder why health insurance costs are rising...

davidt--yes, I know, but it... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

davidt--yes, I know, but it's a long-standing issue within epistemology and moral philosophy. Is it better to be a brain in a vat, hooked up to a sensory apparatus that gives the illusion of living in paradise; or is it better to slum it out here on Earth, amidst all the muck, death and decay of human civilization?

(The answer is that mere happiness is not sufficient for a good life, or a life worth living; and that happiness must be based on authentic experience. It's a rejection of utilitarianism, basically.)

Some stubborn utilitarians will bite the bullet, though, and say that there is in fact no good reason to prefer authentic life on Earth to an inauthentic hallucination; but of course they're begging the question as to the intrinsic value of happiness-as-such and refusing to account for the intrinsic value in true belief and authentic experience.

That South Park episode is a hell of a lot funnier than The Matrix and Total Recall and in general speaks to the same theme.

If you give a cat one kind ... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

If you give a cat one kind of mood altering drug (catnip), no problem; let's all have some fun watching the cat bounce off the walls. But another (pot), oh the horror! Who would ever do such a thing?!?

People are funny.

Stoned cats are not funny. ... (Below threshold)
epqdor:

Stoned cats are not funny. I saw someone feed their cat part of a doped up brownie. It just sat there in its kitty litter box confused and blamed it all on Nixon (it was a long while ago).




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