Monday, April 20, 2009

4:20. HEY!!!!

Today is practically a national holiday for skaters, UC Santa Cruz students and Grateful Dead fans.

It's 4:20, which we've always thought was Earth Day, but has instead turned into a celebration of weed, getting high and finding that, "dope-ass spot" to light up.

Word has it that 4:20 actually originated in San Rafael, Calif., which is actually quite near us. Some high-schoolers used to toke up at 4:20 p.m. and then on April 20, they found sheer delight in the coincidence of smoking at 4:20 on 4/20, that there now is a day dedicated to being unproductive and killing brain cells. (Sounds like a typical Monday to us).

But 4:20 isn't just for the counter-culture. Today will be a big day for certain athletes, too.

Ricky Williams, who violated the NFL's substance-abuse policy four times, also fooled around with medicinal marijuana, which is much like regular marijuana except you need to make up an ailment to get it.

Michael Phelps was recently in the news for taking a bong rip, which subsequently cost him many of his endorsement deals.

Nate Newton, who anchored the Cowboys' offensive line in the mid-90s, was busted for carting 213 pounds of marijuana in November 2001. An average NFL player, meanwhile, weighs about 245 pounds.

Santonio Holmes, known best for his game-winning catch in Super Bowl XLIII and for taking naughty pictures of himself, was pulled over by police in October, 2008. The police found three "marijuana cigars," which is cop for "blunt," and he was given a slap on the wrist (and was out three blunts).

Then there's Mavericks guard/forward Josh Howard who, this time last year, went on Michael Irvin's ESPN radio show in Dallas and said that he likes to smoke weed in the offseason because it's his, "personal choice and personal opinion." He also said that it's no secret that other NBA players smoke pot. We could only imagine Irvin's face when hearing this. The former Cowboys star was busted for pot in 2005 and of course had run-ins with cocaine, which fortunately there is no day for.

Plenty of other athletes have and do smoke weed, too, and may be celebrating today. Maybe right now! Maybe they'd smoke you out, bro. Be careful out there, today, kiddos. Don't do anything crack.


GMoney said...

How about changing things up on 4:20 this year, potheads, and actually, you know, contribute something to society.

Mr. Ace said...

Like reading The Toolshed

PerfectMomentProject said...

or a weed of another type...

Learning Earth Day lessons....
whether you want to or not.How one grandson taught his grandma a lesson in loving the earth.