No Guitar Hero for Potheads

No Guitar Hero this Christmas for Pothead Son


If you were in high school, and your dad came home to find you and your buddies smoking some cheeba in your backyard, what would he do? Ground you? Take away your allowance? Sit down and smoke with you?

Or how about sell your copy of Guitar Hero III?

Well, that's exactly what one Toronto man did after coming home to find his son getting high; he sold his son's Christmas gift, the popular and hard-to-find Guitar Hero III for the Nintendo Wii. The videogame, which retails for about $100 in stores, was bought by an Australian for over $9000, and the oddball auction has been getting coverage from around the world.

In the eBay auction, the boy's father proclaimed:

"I know smoking a joint isn't the end of the world, but if you can convince me that he deserves the gift, then I will end the auction. You will have to be very convincing."

I'm sure the fact that the man made a 9000% profit on this auction was enough of an incentive to sell the gift. There are very few things that are more convincing than a stack of hundred dollar bills in your pocket.

Further in his letter on the auction page, the father went on to say:

"While I doubt this will keep him from ever smoking pot again, I think it will make him think twice before doing illegal (well I think pot is still illegal in Canada) drugs on my property."

Which, in the end, brings me to a few questions:

  • What kind of lesson will this kid learn from his copy of Guitar Hero II being sold by his father?
  • Will the kid actually care, or will he just head down to Burrito Boyz to feed his munchies?
  • What kind of person would spend $9000 to buy a copy of Guitar Hero III from a random stranger in Toronto, over 15,500 kilometers away?

In other news, I'm selling my Nintendo Wii because I've been a bad boy this year: bids of less than $20,000 will not be entertained.

(Photo of token toker by Chris Orbz, taken at the Toronto Marijuana March)


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