2010 Olympic Torch Looks Familiar ... to Potheads

Winter sports design looks like a joint to many
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 12:22 PM CDT
2010 Olympic Torch Looks Familiar ... to Potheads
The 2010 Olympic torch, turned on its side, resembles a marijuana joint.   (Vancouver2010.com)

The 2010 Olympic torch gets attention wherever it goes, much of it from people who look at the sleek metal shape and see a joint, the Toronto Star reports. The resemblance is probably unintentional——the design is supposed to look like the tracks skis and skates leave on snow and ice—but "people who already enjoy a joint will feel a little more kinship to the Olympics," says the editor of Cannabis Culture magazine.
(More 2010 Vancouver Olympics stories.)

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