Tuesday, April 20, 2004

The 420 Legacy

Ever wonder where the term "420" started? Don't know what the blue hell I'm talking about? The term "420" is burnout terminology for "dude, let's smoke a dube". It was a term coined in 1971 at San Rafael High School, by a bunch of potheads who wanted to be able to talk about getting high, without appearing to talk about getting high. Now it has evolved into a universal term for getting stoned, and at 4:20 every day, and especially on April 20th (some would like to see this a national holiday), stoners everywhere smile to themsleves, thinking there in on some great conspiracy, and "light up". You would think though, that since most stoners are also hippies, they would want to pick a different day. After all, while they are celebrating their wonderous herb, they are also celebrating the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, and the birthday of a certain Nazi leader from WWII. So toke away guys, toke away.