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dick_grayson 04-20-06 12:44 PM

Happy 4-20!
 
Not sure if everyone is aware, but today is 4/20 and you know what that means....... Do it to it!


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Save Ferris 04-20-06 12:49 PM

Thanks for reminding me! I gotta put the sign up:
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nodeerforamonth 04-20-06 12:53 PM

Uhhh... Hitler's birthday is something to celebrate? Or is it Columbine you guys are celebrating?

PixyJunket 04-20-06 12:56 PM

Man, it's been so long.

Minor Threat 04-20-06 12:57 PM

Spoiler:
What? You never heard of 4/20? Maybe 4:20 would jog your memories. No? Well, itís moderately obscure, a phrase thatís been rolling around since 1971, like a vintage VW van. I never heard about it until a year or so ago, even though itís often referenced on television shows, particularly "The Simpsons." People that own tie-dye T-shirts or a number of Grateful Dead albums would have giggled at this for a while now. Itís drug parlance -- specifically, slang for smoking marijuana -- thatís slipped through the back door to our regular pop culture parlance.

Like most everything relating to that smoky habit, its origins are hazy and, well, hilarious. And though itís 4:20 twice a day, on our calendar it only comes once a year. Just like Christmas! Letís explore this little underground holiday, shall we? How did 4/20 come to be?

The most common bit of misinformation is that 420 refers to a police code. It does not. The best myth-debunking Web site, snopes.com, has a lengthy treatise on the subject.

Snopes contests that the term 420 originated in 1971, started by a bunch of high school students in San Rafael, Calif. They chose that time to meet up and get high. Snopes says that because it started so humbly -- 12 students -- itís wrong to say that 420 refers to a national movement or holiday, though it does refer to a specific time of day. Now, itís just a generic way to refer to marijuana.

And thatís all. Snopes debunks the police code myth: there is no 420 in California police code, or in police radio code anywhere in the U.S. There is also no 5150 code, but thatís another column. But, says Snopes, in January 2004, the governor of California signed Senate Bill 420, which regulated marijuana use for medical purposes. Someone in the California Senate, I bet, knows a thing or two about the term. And no, geeky science types, it is not the number of chemical compounds found in marijuana. That number, according to the good people at High Times magazine, is 315. There are other myths, but these are the most pervasive.

There is a darker side to 4/20, too. Hitlerís birthday is on 4/20, and its the date of the Columbine massacre. Killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold chose that day intentionally. The Anti-Defamation League says that neo-Nazis will have 420 tattooed on their bodies to "affirm their belief in the ideals of Nazi Socialism."

But those facts are deep bummers. Iíd say buzzkill, even, but Columbine was only six years ago and I can remember crying when I heard the news. Nazis and teenage shooters canít take away the inherent fun that is 4/20, though. I wonít let them.

I have friends that will call me at 4:20 in the afternoon (not in the morning, thank goodness) just to say, "Happy 4:20!" It makes me laugh. One of my co-workers is taking today off, even. We discussed if there could be a market for 4:20 cards, and she burst out with, "420 For Dummies, dude! Say itís trademarked so no one steals that idea!"

The forthcoming book 420 For Dummies is trademarked, dudes. Donít steal our idea!

NORML54601 04-20-06 01:05 PM

:thumbsup:

Tarantino 04-20-06 01:08 PM

4-20 was all 'funny and cool' back in sixth grade. Now I find it dumb. Oh well.

= J

CKMorpheus 04-20-06 02:11 PM

:fro:

Dan1boy 04-20-06 02:18 PM

Happy 420 !!

*counts down the hours till work is over*

adamblast 04-20-06 02:24 PM

This dovetails perfectly with my plans to get stoned tonight and goose step all over the living room wearing a trenchcoat.

Joe Molotov 04-20-06 02:33 PM

Smoke if you've got 'em.

The Bus 04-20-06 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by adamblast
This dovetails perfectly with my plans to get stoned tonight and goose step all over the living room wearing a trenchcoat.


:lol:

bhk 04-20-06 03:01 PM

It is a penal code despite what snopes says. But it is a penal code of India a con.

http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;...ode&sbid=lc08a

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It is very old as this cover from the 1955 movie indicates.

Johnny Zhivago 04-20-06 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by adamblast
This dovetails perfectly with my plans to get stoned tonight and goose step all over the living room wearing a trenchcoat.

:lol:

Happy Hippie New Year! :cool:

Illinois Enema Bandit 04-20-06 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by adamblast
This dovetails perfectly with my plans to get stoned tonight and goose step all over the living room wearing a trenchcoat.

While holding an antiquated piece of revolutionary equipment (more commonly known as a "bong") at arm's length and shouting "Heil Chong!" :D

kvrdave 04-20-06 04:01 PM

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naitram 04-20-06 08:06 PM

It's all about the number 42

crazyronin 04-20-06 08:16 PM

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Its a bunch of tree hugging hippy crap

SPiRAL 04-20-06 11:46 PM

A radio station here in L.A. was playing songs about weed durring the lunch time hour. Power 106 is a hip hop station, but they played Marley, Chong, and I think I heard Willie Nelson, as well as Cypress, Looniz, etc....

edytwinky 04-20-06 11:48 PM

I said Happy 4/20 at work today just as a joke and nobody got it.

I really need to work with some younger people

Th0r S1mpson 04-21-06 10:03 AM

Oh, man... I missed it? I knew I should have checked the forum more yesterday.

PJsig08 04-21-06 10:53 AM

Hope everyone had a good day yesterday.

Power 106 and KROQ especially take advantage of 4/20 to play some classic weed songs

Flashback 04-21-06 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by edytwinky
I said Happy 4/20 at work today just as a joke and nobody got it.

I really need to work with some younger people

I would think the older people do know what it is .. just that most got over it
after the age of 20.

funkyryno 04-21-06 03:58 PM

For some reason, I'm having a hard time concentrating today.

dick_grayson 04-21-06 08:00 PM

Who-hoo! Happy 4-20!

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