Yesterday, I asked my ultra-discreet trip director, Marv Nicholson, to obtain for me a sample of Shatter. a novelty in the marijuana market, made by dissolving cannabis oil in butane, thus creating an hugely potent ultra-thin product that is readily concealed and used to thwart busybodies like Dr. S.H. Rink who injects me with a sedative at the vaguest hint that I have indulged in weed. Marv came through promptly, as I knew he would, and even provided a glass pipe in which to smoke the shatter. He wisely suggested that I wait for Valerie Jarrett to land on Oahu from DC before lighting up. Of course, I was much too impatient to wait. Ka-choom! The effect of the shatter was like being launched to the International Space Station without benefit of a rocket.