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    Kellogg Co. today become the first major company to drop Michael Phelps over the photo that appeared of him smoking marijuana.

    ""Michael's most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract," spokeswoman Susanne Norwitz said in a statement."

    1. Kellogg Co. is idiotic. Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Eggo waffles, Froot Loops (yes, you heard that right Froot Loops!), Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Cinnamon Marshmallow Scooby-Doo! cereal, Spider-Man Spidey-Berry cereal, SpongeBob SquarePants cereal (say it ain't so!), Cheez-It crackers, Mother's Cookies (and I'm talking pink and white frosted animals sailor!), Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, and the list goes on. Do those idiots not realize that stoners probably make up at least 50% of their sales?

    Fortunately Cap'n Crunch still remains safely owned by by Quaker Oats and their parent, our good friends over at Pepsi (whew! dodged a bullet with that one!).

    2. By dropping Michael Phelps for the sole reason of smoking pot, they are making a statement that pot is bad. That pot is evil. That by extension pot ought to be criminalized. In a very public way.

    Earlier this week when several of his sponsors announced that they'd be standing by him, I think Dave Winer put it best, "Glad to see some sensibility emerging. Smoking pot is like having a beer. BFD." And that's exactly how Kelloggs should look at this as well.

    The War on Drugs has cost our country dearly. It's cost millions of dollars to incarcerate people for doing something that is no different than imbibing in a little alcohol. Instead of legalizing pot, taking the profits away from organized crime and drug dealers, and taxing it to raise much needed revnue, the politicians (along with their friends from the alcohol lobby) would rather just keep wasting money. To this end Kellogg Co. is not part of the solution. And they are very much a part of the problem. And for this reason, as much as it pains me, I'll be keeping away from my Froot Loops and frosted animal cookies for a while.

    Hopefully someone can talk some sense into Kellogg and Co. and have them reverse this horrible decision announced today.

    Update: an interesting article from Anthony Citrano. Michael Phelps Should Not Be Sorry.

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    1. blakophoto 119 months ago | reply

      I like this, but the DoF is kinda annoying. It'd be boring if it was f/32 with strobes, but it'd be great if we could have a full fruit loop.


    2. choui168 119 months ago | reply

      love the colors and texture.


    3. liber 119 months ago | reply

      Don't boycott Kellog Co.

      -Voted 'delete4' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)

    4. jpbeard 119 months ago | reply

      I like the colors a lot. As has been said before, more cereal bits in focus would hold my attention longer.


    5. Ѕhims 119 months ago | reply

      Stop down that lens and give some depth - and shoot something more interesting.


    6. DEARTH ! 119 months ago | reply

      Pretty decent shot of cereal.

      -Voted 'delete7' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)

    7. David Tenebre 119 months ago | reply

      Sucks & I'm saving solely for the pro-pot message

      -Voted 'save3' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)

    8. liber 119 months ago | reply

      See the problem with the photoratr? I didn't read the capttion, which makes my voting comment totally stupid. Not that I would have saved, ofcourse :-)

    9. liber 119 months ago | reply

      Boycott Kellogg!!

    10. Vic Nic 119 months ago | reply

      using a boring photo to forward your own political views is CHEAP !


    11. adameros 119 months ago | reply

      This might be Fruit Loops, but you are coo-coo for cocopuffs if you think this is going to make it.

      -Voted 'delete9' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)

    12. Ivan Makarov 119 months ago | reply

      Nice DoF but photo doesn't stand on its own. It's just cereal.


    13. ordinary rabbits [deleted] 119 months ago | reply

      Nom nom nom nom....


    14. nmorales1992 118 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Natookie takes the stairs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. One_Who_Draws_Stuff 116 months ago | reply

      Jus because they drop Micheal Phelps, you want to boycott them. God your pathetic.

      Vic Nic, knows wut he's talking about.

    16. One_Who_Draws_Stuff 116 months ago | reply

      Oh, look it's not even your photo according to lounge listener.

    17. Hailey Bailey 111 months ago | reply

      My Favorite Cereal!

    18. humorous earthquake [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sugar Addict, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. RazorMonkey 107 months ago | reply

      This photo was selected for one of our following issues, we want to know if you wish to share it, In the magazine ( we will put your personal credit and your info.
      If it likes you the idea send this image to us to without watermarks and frames
      Send it before February 25th for the next issue
      Include your full name, city, country and website
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    20. Foutre_Toi 94 months ago | reply

      Pretty Good .

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