Why Jews and Cubans Shouldn't Smoke Weed on 4/20 and Other Buzzkills
|Think twice about smoking this 4/20. And we're talking to you Charlize.|
But before you put on your favorite pair of hemp oven mitts, maybe you should think twice about smoking at all on 4/20. A few not-so-celebratory events in recent history have occurred on April 20th that are major buzzkills. So if you're a 4/20 enthusiast who happens to be Jewish or Cuban -- or you're a happy-go-lucky, ignorance-is-bliss kind of blitzer -- the next page may change your perspective, bro.
|What do Joey Lawrence and Hitler have in common?|
Yup, it's the day that that frustrated artist with a funny mustache, an ardent hatred towards Jews, and dreams of world domination was born. We could make a terrible joke about buying weed in the ghetto or use the word 'ash' as a pun, but instead we'll be highbrow (okay, more like middlebrow) and opt for two more hard-hitting facts - it's also the birthday of Jessica Lange (1949), Carmen Electra (1972), and Joey Lawrence (1976) -- Whoah! -- who, in our opinions, should all legally be able to smoke whatever the hell they want on their birthday. How else are they going to ease the pain having to share their birthday with the evilest man in history?
It's The Day of the Columbine Massacre ...
Do you want to honor that tragic day back in 1999 when two immature trench-coated goths, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, walked into their high school in Columbine, Colorado and randomly shot down12 students, one teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide by sparking up a blunt? Bowling for Columbine was a cool movie and all, but Rolling
It's the Day That Laughter Died...
Okay, not really, we're being a little dramatic. But it is the day that the British comedian and lover of a good lady-chase, Benny Hill, died back in 1992. Which kind of sucks because a video like this is pretty fun to watch when you're high....sad, but funny:
It's L. Ron Hubbard Exhibition Day...
According to the Church's official website, Scientologists celebrate April 20th because it marks the blessed day back in 1991 when the "L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition" in Hollywood, California was opened. And what exactly is L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition? It's basically a museum/shrine to to the man who parlayed a career in writing science fiction into the world's
"But the thing that made this tour so worth it was the finale. They walked us to a curtained wall which unveiled to a display of all the awards Lafayette Ron Hubbard received. Then that wall opens up to show more awards... then that wall opens up to show more... and as the award music plays and the spotlights keep moving the final wall panel is revealed to be a huge picture of Lafayette Ron Hubbard.Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba...
A shrine upon all shrines that I could not believe. It was like a sort of Disneyland attraction in how over the top it was. It was hard for me to not chuckle at it."
Yup, you read it. Back in 1961, 4/20 was the day many a Cuban became a Republican... which led us to the creation of Marco Rubio. Which, we know, makes it even more difficult not to smoke.
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