NASCAR fans attending the 2013 Brickyard 400 races were greeted by this ad on a jumbotron at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The spoof beer ad produced by the Marijuana Policy Project, highlights the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol by characterizing marijuana as a "new 'beer'" with "no calories" and "no hangovers."
In addition, they cite "no violence" associated with its use -- unless it's from Columbia.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:
• Here's a guy who should have gone with weed; a man who chugged eight beers and swam across Lake Michigan to (of all places) Detroit. (Gawker)
• This week's cover of Time magazine features Pope Francis on the cover. As is the standard fare for such magazines, the head covers part of an already-recognizable title, with the two corners of the "M" looking like ... nah, that's just the lighting. (BuzzFeed)
• In what can only be a related subject, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa says that if God is "homophobic," he would rather go to "that other place." Reminds me of what they used to say about one of Mom's aunts: "Heaven doesn't want her, and hell's afraid she'll take over!" (Huffington Post)
• Finally, have you ever looked at your credit card? I mean, really looked at it? You'd be amazed at what it can tell you. Really. Duuude! (DataGenetics)
And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.