A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Film Club
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Newswire What Are You Watching?
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios
Get The Latest

Willie Nelson could sing his way out of marijuana charge

TMZ reports that Willie Nelson could be let off the hook on his November arrest for marijuana possession if he accepts a plea deal from the prosecutor, one that would see him skipping out on possible jail time and reduce his punishment to a $100 fine if he agrees to serenade the court with “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”—which the prosecutor says will count as “community service.” The whole story is a prism through which you can refract all sorts of personal outrages, such as: a) the way celebrities get special treatment from a star-struck judicial system, b) how marijuana has yet to be decriminalized, when even high-profile (pause for laffs) cases such as these are essentially treated as jokes; c) the continuing ridiculousness of ever arresting Willie Nelson for smoking marijuana ever, when obviously the world doesn’t care if he does so; d) the fact that if you get busted for pot possession, no one’s going to ask you to sing shit, etc. Mix and match!

Submit your Newswire tips here.