Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy 420 2011 Ya Bunch of Burners!




For those of you who are not familiar with 420:

420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20.[1] (Not to be confused with J-Day, an international protest held on the first Saturday of May.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_%28cannabis_culture%29

(I love this entry to the Urban Dictionary for 420)
 
So far the majority of you are incorrect.
420's origin IS known.
the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School, in 1971, among a group of about a dozen pot-smoking wiseacres who called themselves the Waldos, who are now pushing 50. The term was shorthand for the time of day the group would meet, at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur, to smoke pot. Intent on developing their own discreet language, they made 420 code for a time to get high, and its use spread among members of an entire generation.
So there ya go, someone's parents out there invented the term 4/20.
And remember this:
There are NOT 420 chemicals in Weed. It's about 315, the num. goes up or down depending on what you're smoking.
4/20 is NOT police code or Maryjane.
And that whole shit about Holland and 4/20 over there being "tea time" for smokers isn't true either.

I know my shit.





 Now I know this may be a touchy subject for some generally NOT Canadians but I grew up on Vancouver Island where it's acceptable to smoke dope but you best not be smoking those filthy cigarettes.  Also there's a lot of Hippies...dirty, patchouli stinking, jobless hippies.  They bring out my inner redneck.   Learning to live off the land with a heart full of peace is great but do you have to be a filthy fucking bum?  Cut your dreadlocks, they stink and have bugs.



 In Vancouver, B.C. there is a celebration at the downtown Art Gallery.  In 2010 there were more than 3000 people smoking dope there.  They have to re-route busses due to the heavy pedestrian traffic. 











It's pretty effin' insane and a huge part of the West Coast Canadian Culture.  I don't partake anymore in these festivities for one I'm not a smoker (Errr hello, I have to do drug & alcohol tests for where I work ...just like everyone else up in the oil sands) and I easily get bored around a bunch of stoners.  It's not like the shit is motivational right?  However, I also feel that if booze is legal so should the wacky tabacky.  Booze destroys lives (mmm booze) far whereas pot heads are too lazy to destroy anything.  




I'm not trying to stir up shit with any of my followers just my opinion and I respect others.  I just wanted to share a bit of 420 from Canada that some may have not been exposed to. 


So if you dig it...blaze it.  If you don't, enjoy a nice glass of whatever beverage of your particular choice.


Whatever your choice, have yourself a wonderful April 20th.








And don't forget the munchies.  
For some wonderful ideas check out the lovely Mary at One Perfect Bite.  The Gnocchi Parisienne is definitely going to be a side dish this Easter.



17 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmm...............gnocchi. I'm sorry, what? Were you talking?

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  2. I know right? I saw that today and printed it. The kidlet will be happy to help make it too and it can be done in advance. I LOVE FOOD.

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  3. I got high just reading this. Now I need a bag of chips.

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  4. I hate potheads, it's all everyone is talking about today. Half the people who are like HGFHGIFHI hAPPYy fOUR tWeNTYyyYYyY don't even smoke the shit. I guess for drug dealers today is like Christmas due to the money they're going to bring in from all the cheeto eating dirtbag potheads.

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  5. Life is my high.

    Yes, I really just said that.

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  6. Oilfield - I'm sure you would be high just standing in that crowd at the art gallery.

    Laura - I love your bitterness!

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  7. Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

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  8. yay yay yay yayyyy, smoke weed erry day

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  9. I've never tried it, and thank goodness because then I'd get the SUPERmunchies and have to be cut out of my house!

    Seriously.

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  10. I used to be the drug tester at my last job and it pained me to have to can someone for testing positive for THC. I don't smoke it myself, but think it should be legal. I'm a cocktail persone myself. Fuck. Now I want a screwdriver. Cheers, dah-ling!!

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  11. i have not smoked in a while... been a couple hours er uh i mean years...

    i hate pacchulli or however the fuck you smell , i mean spell it.

    i hate the hippie ju-ju bee's that think they are hippies cuz they smoke pot.

    the hippie movement was about so much more than pot and drugs.

    people need to realize that the freedoms that ring are due to groups of people challenging the status quo.
    pot should be legal..

    i drink every day

    if pot were legal and i could not get arrested again for possession, use, or what the fuck ever, i would still smoke

    jail, even the holding tank, sucks donkey balls

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  12. I can't get high. Apparently I'm immune to the stuff. I tried it a few times. The last time I tried it I took enough hits to kill an elephant and didn't feel a thing. My friends, meanwhile, were retardedly high. Guess I'll stick with alcohol.

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  13. Thank you so much for the shout out. It is really appreciated. I hope you have a good day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. happy 420 too!

    http://lifespamphlet.blogspot.com/2011/04/watcha-say.html

    cheers!

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  15. That's what I was going to say, I was going to bring up the munchies. If I'm going to consume calories, it's not going to be some stupid concoction like peanut butter on toast with a side of Kraft dinner...not that I've ever eaten said concoction, but you know, if I had ever gotten high (grew up in Chilliwack, BC...ahem...) I wouldn't have had enough sense to say: Let's have filet mignon with a side of sauteed mushrooms. I'd be like: let's have some fucken KD and toast!
    And I had never heard of 4/20; my 15 year old came home yesterday announcing to me the day. Again, grew up in tree-hugger country, how had I never heard of this.
    And are you home yet? Any prezzies?

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  16. Heather - Did it happen often? Guys get booted all the time where I work for failing drug tests. They also bring drug dogs round to the camp rooms and they bust people all the time. Leave your drugs at home man.

    Bruce - Oh I know in regards to the hippies. The thing is a lot of draft dodging hippies ended up hiding out on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. Then they bred more little hippies...and so on. Now they're just useless tits.

    Mary - Your food blog rocks. I always enjoy it and the extra tips you provide!

    Niko - Right back at ya!

    Sandra - You're a misplaced BC'er too? Bet ya don't miss that Chilliwack Perfume though.
    You hadn't heard of 420 before? I guess you and me don't hang around the same peeps. HAHAH
    (Manfriend was in the dark about it too. I'm slowly ruining him at a rapid pace. haha)
    I did get my prezzie! Thank you soooooo Much! Gonna blog about it soon....er prolly when I go back to work cuz I'm a lazy blogger when I'm home.

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  17. oh my god, please tell me that drake did not just write that comment.

    PLEASE! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! lol

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