A few days ago, I was engaging in a new sport that my older brother introduced me to: personal ad perusal.
Before you get the wrong idea, let me explain this sport… it’s not that you peruse the personal ads to actually find someone to date. You peruse the personal ads to:
- see if you know anyone in there (this works super well in smaller cities like we’re from)
- to laugh at the desperate people when you see how many different ways they can come up with to say “I’m not attractive, but super fun to hang around with”
Now back to our regularly scheduled blog… I was participating in this sport when I ran across the phrase “I’m 420 friendly.” Not knowing what this meant, I turned directly to the font of all knowledge and truth: Google.
Come to find out, “420” is a numerical euphemism for marajuana use.
What? We now advertise our friendliness toward illegal drugs now as part of who we are? I place the blame of this squarely on the shoulders of two individuals:
- William Jefferson Clinton
- The entire state of California
Part of growing up as a nerd was to have an unhealthy interest in politics long before I could ever even vote (or have some kind of sound opinion about anything), so I vaguely remember the most famous line from the 1992 political race…
“I did not inhale.”
This famous line, of course, preceded the real defining moment of his Presidency when he denied sexual relations with a woman, something no real man will ever do – especially in a locker room.
Anyway, so Bill pioneered the image of a not-so-bad-guy, who successfully downplays his sins by being cool and playing the saxophone. In painting this image, he finally openly justified the millions of hippies who discovered marijuana’s amazing effects in the 1960’s. He was their man! They were for him, and he was for them!
Which leads me to the state of California:
California recently passed legislation making legal the prescription of marijuana, and effectively legalizing the marijuana market. Now, when you go to fill your “prescription” in California, you get your choice of a flavor, consistency, and even application method. (I wish my local pharmacist would have flavor options for all the crap I had to ingest before my Katie Couric test…)
Isn’t smoking something inherently unhealthy in itself?? Can’t we all agree that sending concentrated polluted air down our lungs is not a good way to administer any kind of relief for anything? And aren’t the damage and side effects to the esophagus and lungs much worse than the “pain” they are relieving?
People are clearly using this law as a way to score some dope and go hang with some friends. I can respect that, but let’s call it what it is, California. If we want to legalize partying and getting high, let’s call it the “Getting High” law or the “Freedom to DoWhateverTheHellWeWant” law.
So turns out, I’m 420 UNfriendly. So don’t expect to get a call from me, SelfEsteemChick1979.
10 thoughts on “I’m 420 Unfriendly”
I like the marijuana patterned Cali. Sweet. Good ol’ Bill. He’s a classic snake in the grass. Ha! Get it? Snake in the “grass”? As in weed. Ha-ha! I didn’t even do that on purpose. I slay me!
Dear, sweet, innocent Whiteeyebrows. Really and truly you didn’t know what 420 is? That’s so cute! Not that I have partaken of the Mary Jane myself but I think I’ve always known about 420. Do you feel like you live in a different world?
We had a joke on my mission – ‘It’s 4:20 – do you know where your investigators are?’ I set the alarm on my watch to 4:20 for fun…but then I’m easily amused. Especially when I forgot about it and it went off during a discussion.
And Bill…we’re forever indebted to you for making the presidency so ‘cool’.
P.S. Alison, you slay me too! HA HA HA!!
I didn’t think I grew up in any kind of bubble, but I didn’t know what 420 was either. And good ol’ Bill was the one who made us all think “Huh, so it’s true…politicians really ARE creeps.” And here are my current thoughts on personal ads: What do you say to a friend who is seriously considering going to eHarmony to find a husband when she asks you why you’ve never done it? My first thought was “I’m not THAT desparate yet.” but I ended up spouting off a bunch of excuses and ended by saying, “It’s just not for me.” Yeah, there’s nothing like online love and learning new drug slang. Not bad for 9am. 🙂
Wow. I have never heard of 420 either. Maybe that term hasn’t made it’s way to Texas. Or maybe we’re all man enough to just say “I’m MJ friendly!”
I like to laugh at people’s dating stuff online too. This is probably why I am single. As a punishment for laughing at other people’s misery. It’s some hilarious misery though.
On behalf of Cali, I resent that. Just because the number of losers that come from that state probably outweigh the cool folks does not mean we have to universally hate on the entire place. We are, however, totally justified in hating on Bill Clinton if we so desire.
Funny… my first season at Tuacahn and we lived at the Slumtime, I mean Suntime, Inn at 420 St. George Blvd… it gave us all the giggles. I think your unfriendly status just comes from the type of people you hang around, mostly people who aren’t involved in the whole cannibus lifetsyle… I think that is ok. That kind of innocence is cute (and rare).
It’s no wonder that Senate Bill 420 addresses the legalization of marijuana in California. Some say it has to do with Hitler’s birthday (4/20)- although if he was getting high on weed, I’d hate to see what he would have been like on speed… ick.
My birthday happens to be 4/20, so it was a long time ago that I first discovered the meaning of that number. Numerous people in my life have found it absolutely hilarious to point that out over and over. Congrats on your discovery!
420 FOREVER. EVENTHOUGH ITS NOT THE HOLIEST OR HEALTIEST. ITS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER LEGAL/NONLEGAL DRUG. STAY OPENMINDED. LET HERB DIRECT U TO THE TRUTH.RELIGION/POLITICS/SOCIETY/ N HISTORY. FOR PEOPLE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.RELIZE WE ARE AT WAR AND ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN. GOD BLESS YOURSELF N I. AND GIVE THX FOR ALL U GOT ESCECIALLY WHEN U HAVE ALL THE WEED U NEED. IF I WAS U ILL B BETTER OFF SMOKING WEED AND NOT ANY OTHER TYPE OF CHEMIKILL, DRINK RESPONSIBLY. YOUR FRIEND. GEE$. PEACE