Sunday, April 19, 2009

Four Twenty

April 20th, or 420, is National Weed Day. Around the country, maybe even the world, joints will be sparked, bongs will be hit, and pipes will be passed in celebration. Some people may wait until 4:20 in the afternoon. Others will start smoking at 4:20 in the morning and stay high all day long. Then there will be those of us who aren't smoking weed at all because of our various responsibilities. Nevertheless, 420 is a significant stoner day whether you're smoking or not. You can read all about it on Wikipedia: 420 (Cannabis Culture)

April 20th is also Hitler's birthday.
I felt compelled to point out this absolutely random coincidence.

I learned this information about Hitler when I was telling my shrink about how on New Years Eve I had declared the party over at 4:00am since I figured there was no reason there should be noisy kids in my living room when all the bars were closed. Then one of Velvet's friends wanted to stay twenty more minutes so they could smoke a joint at 4:20. As it happens, my shrink evaluated Holocaust survivors for reparations from the German government for years and years. She was perplexed and immediately asked, "Hitler's Birthday?"

I explained right away that 420 has absolutely nothing to do with Hitler. It's all about weed from start to finish. Here at Menopausal Stoners, we want to make sure there is no confusion.

I don't celebrate 420 myself, but a lot of folks think it's fun. I hope they use the occasion to support the decriminalization of marijuana. And growing hemp for paper products and oil and stuff like that should be okay too.

We could all pause a moment, however, and hope with all our hearts for peace. Then party on, dudes, and be excellent to each other.

George Carlin as Rufus in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish it was International Weed Day. But i'm still gonna celebrate :)

April 20, 2009 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Each one, Teach one, baby!

April 20, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Hey there-

Only YOU would know that Hitler's birthday is in fact the same as 'weed day', 4/20. I just love that about you.

Great fun post - I smiled the whole time while reading it.

Love Gail
peace and love and weed.

April 20, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I know for a fact I have several (many) friends that are toking up for 420 today..I would except it makes me act goofy, and the Goddess knows I don't need any help.

April 20, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Kimberly M. Wetherell said...

I'll just polish off this bottle of cabernet, if that's okay...

Alcohol is my drug of choice.

(I'd like to point out the irony of my word verification: fiertokl = fire toke? Coincidence? Hmmmmm.....)

April 20, 2009 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger PENolan said...

Actually, I'm drinking red wine myself. It's a nice thing to do on a cold, rainy night. And besides, I've never been tied to dates on a calendar established centuries ago by a bunch of bossy Romans.

April 20, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

party on, dudette!

and come by my place and pick up something I've got for ya!

April 22, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Wow, I haven't 420'd in a long time... but every time it gets mentioned it sure does bring back some good memories. At least I think it does, though I can't be sure... There isn't a lot I remember about my 420 days other than 420...
; )

Thanks for stopping by site. Your blog rocks!

April 24, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A-friggin-men. I do partake of the medicinal cannabis, being a resident of the great state of California. Of course we are also the assholes that allowed the wingnuts to vote in Prop 8.

So basically I am a post-menopausal stoner. ;)

Found you by way of Utah Savage. Love that broad! And your not too bad yourself. Love the gun story woman..I had an experience where I shot our family my current husband's head but just hit the door jam by his worthless ear..remind me to tell you that one some day ok?

You don't post much though. ;p

May 4, 2009 at 6:20 PM  

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