Thanks, Larry Hagman, for Teaching Us How to Score Pot in Germany
The first season of the revamped Dallas may be over in the United States, but it's just getting started on the other side of the pond. It's scored solid ratings in Britain and is, apparently, garnering attention in countries not inhabited by Anglophones. Take Germany, for instance, where Hagman gave an interview with Bunte magazine.
"Der Dallas Star raucht wieder Marihuana," the magazine announces, or: "The Dallas star smokes marijuana again." German not being Unfair Park's strong suit (it's our third language behind English and Libtardese), we'll turn to the UK's Daily Mail for a translation.
Hagman recently battled throat cancer that, along with the chemotherapy, "really took it out of me." So he turned to his old friend, which, he insisted, he treats as a medicine, not a drug.
"I lost 30 pounds, weighed only 171 pounds," he said. "Marijuana actually brought my appetite back."
At 80, Hagman has, of course, toned things down from his younger days, when he kept himself constantly loaded and tried just about every drug there is. Like mescaline, as he described in a 2011 interview with the New York Times:
Well, I was in a hut with about 10 young Indian boys. I took this stuff and got real sick, but after a while that passed, and I looked down and I had bird's claws, bird's feet and fur instead of feathers. I thought, Well, golly, this is interesting. I flew around the hut, and then I flew through the wall and flew around the reservation and came back. It was a heavy-duty spiritual thing. I wouldn't particularly want to do it again, but it was a wonderful experience.
His taste for pot, however, has not subsided. Für uns in Ordnung!
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