Mensa works for some kids. For others, director Kevin Smith recommends a steady diet of pot smoke to help all those gifted and talented kids out their achieve their filmmaking dreams. Kevin Smith, father of a 10-year-old daughter, recently advised the nation’s youth to start smoking weed. No kidding.
“I know you’re supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don’t do the other stuff, but weed is good . . . What you want to do is what I did, build a movie empire and, at age 38, smoke it all away.”
Sure, it may be a tad out of context, but he said it. Now Kevin can never run for office. Apparently, Kevin had never really smoked much marijuana until Seth Rogen peer-pressured him into it last summer. Now, he loves it and recommends it for child consumption. I wonder if he lets his daughter smoke pot? Ah well, I’ll let CPS worry about that.
Also in the interview, Smith talks a little about his new role as a director, as opposed to a writer/director. Says Smith:
“Judd Apatow is way better at being Kevin Smith now than Kevin Smith ever was. So Judd Apatow should do it for a while, and I should figure out something else, and weed has been [bleeping] helpful with that.”
Honestly, and this is not just the responsible adult in me talking here, I really don’t think Kevin Smith should become a child pot-smoking advocate. The reason is, well… mainly, a lot of other people have already beat him to the punch (like Snoop Dogg).
By the time my friends and I discovered Clerks in junior high, smoking weed had already occurred to us as a really really awesome thing to do. Just saying.