The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The BBC reports that prolonged use of cannabis can affect a teenager’s brain. Leaving aside the question of whether teenagers have brains in the first place, an always arguable thesis, as any parent or person who has to deal with teenagers can tell you, this report poses the ineluctable question: hasn’t the BBC heard that the reason anyone smokes marijuana in the first place is to have their brains affected?

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