Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:52 am pdt
can often be very difficult to pinpoint the origin of a word or a phrase. For instance, who said, “Groovy!”
for the first time? What deprived mind conceived such a combination of letters? Sure, you can trace its use back
in documents, but that can take you only so far. You may find that its first recorded use was in episode 62 of “Gilligan’s
Island” (or not), but that doesn’t tell you that a writer for that show created the term, although I wouldn’t
doubt if one did. The word could’ve been in use in limited circles for years before then.
When trying to decide on the origin of the term 4:20, it’s even harder. Those in
the best position to know probably can’t remember. 4:20, for those of you who don’t know or can’t
remember, has come to represent the entire marijuana smoking, weed toking, pot ingesting, and cannabis molesting sub-culture.
Just as every good beer drinker dutifully recognizes beer-thirty, every die-hard stoner recognizes bong-twenty. 4:20
– the time of the afternoon to get high. And thus, the twentieth of April, the twentieth day of the fourth month,
4/20, has become the most sacred of all days for every red-eyed, munchie-craving stoner everywhere, who will all be happy
to show you how they put the high in high holy days.
But why 4:20? Why not
2:15? 9:37? Noon? All the above?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:30 pm pdt