George Michael found with pot again
London police arrested George Michael early Sunday morning after the popster was found slumped over the wheel of his car and in possession of marijuana, according to the ITV website. For those keeping score at home, this is the second time he's been found in this condition this year.
Kenny Goss, his partner, later reassured the media on George's behalf: "He's fine and I've got him a McDonald's."
Ah, Mickey Ds -- the favorite crutch of impaired people worldwide, it seems.
Before we take cheap shots, you should know that my day here at Stuck in the 80s land is actually very similar to George Michael's.
4:40 a.m.: Awake from a stupor, shower, turn on CD of Wham!'s Greatest Hits. Sob when songs featuring Andrew Ridgeley come on.
5:01 a.m.: First in line at McDonalds drive-through for breakfast. Wink to knowing attendant when ordering usual breakfast of 6 egg mcmuffins and 2 diet cokes. Queue up iPod with special "Morning in the 80s" playlist featuring "Walking on Sunshine," "I Don't Like Mondays," "Working for the Weekend" and, of course, "Shock the Monkey."
5:16 a.m.: Awakened again, this time courtesy of St. Petersburg police officers, who find me slumped over my wheel, engine running, with an empty McDonald's bag in the seat next to me.
5:20 a.m.: Fully alert now, thanks to police's body cavity search. Arrive at Stuck in 80s headquarters building. Distract security officer by pulling fire alarm so nobody knows I'm 20 minutes late.
5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Scan police reports for latest whereabouts of George Michael, Boy George, Axl Rose and Mel Gibson. Download photos of Patty Smyth for personal collection.
9:37 a.m.: Back in line at McDonalds for mid-morning snack of 6 breakfast burritos and 2 coffees. Pay bill using gift certificates sent in by blog and podcast fans.
9:45 a.m.: Awakened again, this time courtesy of pop critic Sean Daly, who finds me slumped over my work computer. Decline offer of second body cavity search.
Good luck in your continued quest for recovery, George. For myself and the rest of the McDonalds Nation, we're behind you.