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Where are they now?

2003-04-16 16:18:50.127813+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

So the acquital of cops who were video taped beating you after a traffic stop spawns riots that kill 55 people, injure thousands, and cause a billion dollars in property damage. Pleading "can't we all just get along?", you become a national symbol for tolerance. What do you do with your life next? Well, if you're Rodney King, you get busted for beating up your wife a few times, for dancing naked on an ice chest while tripping on PCP, and crash your car into a house at a hundred miles an hour. Makes a long-haired hippy wanna go down to LA and give those cops medals.

Speaking of "where are they now?", Philip Greenspun does a quick rundown on Idi Amin. I guess I should have figured that he's living out his years in luxury as a guest of the Saudis. Sigh.

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#Comment made: 2003-04-17 03:50:01.057289+00 by: Pete

Does one really "trip" on dust? I've never heard it referred to that way before. The question's really linguistic, not technical, as I know PCP can be hallucinagenic in humans. I just wanna be "down," you know, with the "homies."

Besides, I thought the PCP crowd had moved on to wet these days. Six Feet Under wouldn't lie to me, would it?

#Comment made: 2003-04-17 16:04:52.834579+00 by: Dan Lyke

Alert the journalism police: I don't actually know about PCP terminology, it's never been a drug in my circle. I used the term 'cause it sounds like a hallucinogen.