View Full Version : Anybody celebrate 420 day yesterday?

bernie's bender
04-21-2010, 12:12 PM
Well? Any San Rafael High Grads here? I was in the city last night for a business dinner and it was quite the buzz! ha ha!

Ive always been a dreamer
04-21-2010, 12:18 PM
Well bb - I was planning on celebrating yesterday, but while I was waiting in the weeds all my plans just kinda went up in smoke!!! :wink: :wink:

04-21-2010, 12:35 PM
well all of Morgantown was. I think I got contact high from having my window open:hilarious:

04-21-2010, 02:48 PM
My office number used to be 420, and a few years ago, some stoners stole the plaque above the door with the number on it for their lame celebration. What losers.

Verdict: FAIL.

04-21-2010, 02:52 PM
I'm not familiar with this celebration. What's it about exactly?

04-21-2010, 02:54 PM
It refers to Marijuana. Not much of a celebration if you ask me.

04-21-2010, 02:59 PM
See explanation here:

420 aka "Pot Day" to some (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_%28cannabis_culture%29)

I watched a South Park episode last night that contained some references to the 420 celebration held at the University of Colorado, Boulder (essentially the only one of note around nowadays). For instance, the smug "college know-it-all hippie" potheads that show up in South Park are from there:


bernie's bender
04-21-2010, 04:09 PM
all the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20

I think David Cross has the funniest riff ever about High Times magazine covering the JFK assassination.

There is nothing funnier than a stoner who gets all legalistic about the pot controversy..... or people who get mad at stoners... talk about futility...

Those folks are BAKED!

I was with a large group of New Zealanders yesterday and asked them about it... 3 of them started roaring with laughter... and a few others started looking at me with questioning eyes... "holding?" ha ha!

04-21-2010, 04:17 PM
I had to look it up to find out what it was. Should I be embarrassed? :hilarious:

04-21-2010, 04:48 PM
Nah. It's not that big a deal.

bernie's bender
04-21-2010, 04:57 PM
I had to look it up to find out what it was. Should I be embarrassed? :hilarious:

heck no! the new zealanders all wanted to know about it and I showed them the wiki site and they cracked up.

At my son's school they had a whole assembly to discuss the dangers of smoking (and smoking da'reefa)... his comment was "I'll bet half the teachers were baked!" we both laughed.

He also told me that his gym teacher (he's in 7th grade) was playing flag football with them and her shirt got untucked and when it came up she had a very large tattoo on the small of her back and without thinking he said, "Nice tramp stamp, ms. X!" the whole class roared and she was furious with him.

We live in an age where you can get mad or just laugh and realize none of it will matter in 50 years.

04-21-2010, 06:56 PM
time to post your favorite 420 Eagles photo! Here's a couple of mine:


and of course , this classic:


bernie's bender
04-21-2010, 07:08 PM
hooo hooo hoooo....

those boys look like they imbibed in some herbal essence!


Glenn is just gooooooooooooone.

soda, maybe the eagles stole your 420 sign!

bernie's bender
04-21-2010, 07:12 PM

them little feat boys... sing about it.

04-21-2010, 07:25 PM

soda, maybe the eagles stole your 420 sign!

They don't look like they'd be able to summon the strength to pry it off!

bernie's bender
04-21-2010, 07:48 PM
They don't look like they'd be able to summon the strength to pry it off!

ha ha ha! I'm thinking they might steal any chips you have in your desk though!

04-21-2010, 08:14 PM
Not surprised that Glenn's nickname was "Roach":


04-21-2010, 08:15 PM

"That's right, I said TWENTY mushroom pizzas... my buddy and I are REAL hungry..."

04-21-2010, 08:23 PM
I have to admit, I completely missed 420 yesterday although I *did* go to one hell of a righteous kick-ass concert last night. It was a new group called "The First Graders of Indian Hills Elementary" and BABY!! Did they rock "Teddy Bear"!!!! EVERY ONE in the whole place was on their feet at this number!! There may have been some residual smoke in the crowd, there was some pretty creative dancing happening in the aisles.... dude...it rocked! :partytime:

04-21-2010, 09:28 PM
living up to his nickname:


04-21-2010, 09:45 PM
Or one of my avatars:


This is for a limited time as I don't want to change my current av.

04-21-2010, 09:54 PM
There's a photo c. 1976 of Glenn doing cocaine, too, included in a freaking tourbook. They really had no shame back in the day!

bernie's bender
04-22-2010, 02:42 AM
There's a photo c. 1976 of Glenn doing cocaine, too, included in a freaking tourbook. They really had no shame back in the day!

my memory of those days (spotty at best) is that most people kind of laughed about it. Cheech and Chong had come along and made it funny...

I was never a drug person, but I also never thought they were 'bad' unless people became violent or got into selling etc. I knew several people who became drug dealers and that kind of stuff... definitely not funny....

but for the average college kid or guy working in a factory or in carpentry... it was passe. When cocaine really got affordable, things got way out of hand...

I think Glenn's "monster" period, nobody ever even tried to stop them and while LA might be a desert... it was snowed in for 7 or 8 years.

I think the stigma about that stuff is very different than it was back then.

04-22-2010, 07:52 AM
There's a photo c. 1976 of Glenn doing cocaine, too, included in a freaking tourbook. They really had no shame back in the day!

Now if it's the one I think you are referring to, let's be honest, he isn't actually "doing cocaine". Just, shall we say, preparing it! :hilarious: I always thought that was pretty ballsy to include in a tourbook. :hilarious:

04-22-2010, 10:18 AM
I know! With all the pictures of them looking stoned floating around. But back then it just wasn't such a big deal. Most everybody "did it". I was never in to it, but I knew lots of kids that were.

I wonder what they tell their kids? It would be quite embarrassing to try to explain some of those pictures where they are obviously having such a great time. I guess you just have to say that you didn't know what it could do to you back then.

Ive always been a dreamer
04-22-2010, 10:48 AM
I agree that it was an entirely different time. Back in the '70's, the lifestyle that these guys were living was considered very cool. Like many of you, I wasn't into the drug thing either, but I knew lots of people who were. And I think you're right Brooke - I guess the only thing they can do for their children now is to try to enlighten them about their experiences with the bad side of drug use.

04-22-2010, 11:10 AM
I was never into drugs (alcohol-different story) at all--NONE of them but we have never made it a secret to our kids that it happened and that we weren't above all of that etc.... Enlightening them to it I believe is a good thing, why keep it a big secret because later if they find out...well we know how they can react to something like that. It's the whole "been there, done that, but don't want you to make the same mistakes" thing. Who knows if it works but so far so good I guess.

And FP---you're gonna love this smiley.....


bernie's bender
04-22-2010, 07:43 PM
this, of course, reminds me of the Jackson Browne recording "Cocaine"

whereupon there is an eagle in the dialogue at the end of the song...

it takes a clear mind.