Tubby Smoker Objects to Pot Smoke

03.18.11 7 years ago 14 Comments

Today in hard-hitting local news: Denver’s NBC affiliate explored the case of Tom Schanaman (pictured), a man who requested a smoking room at a Sleep Inn but was bothered by the pervasive smell of marijuana smoke. It seems like a legitimate complaint: the last thing a man of his girth needs is a contact high and a case of the munchies. And just think: smoking cigarettes suppresses his appetite.

The video below is a perfect example of why I love local news clips: they investigate even the most mundane complaints with such earnest seriousness that it almost feels like parody. Like, was it really necessary to get the shot of Schanaman from the ground looking up? I guess the exposed belly fat added weight to the story. ZING.

[via 9news, thanks to Matt A. for the tip]

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