Around the Horn: Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side

What percentage of “successful” people (happy with their career, life, finances, etc.) do you think smoke pot?

More specifically, what percentage of people who’ve achieved a lot – in any field, but I’m especially curious about the arts, since I always thought that was an area in which you need sharp thinking at most times (I guess I’m naive) – do you think smoke?

I ask because a close friend of mine gets high frequently – about 10 times a week.  He’s altered my outlook on stoners, since prior to meeting him, I’d assumed that anyone who’d smoked or vaporized for 20 years, as he has, would seem slow or simple in a stereotypical way.  Instead, he’s bright and on top of his game (during the work day.  After 7 pm he collapses into a video gaming high potato).

Everybody Must Get Stoned…in North Korea

Apparently, North Korea is the marijuana capital of the world. Who knew?

According to Alex Hoban, a contributor to VICE, who has been covering North Korea for a number of years, it’s always 4/20 in the NK. He writes:

North Korea, the most tight-lipped, conservative, and controlling country in the world is also a weed-smoker’s paradise. Despite the government’s deadly serious stance on the use and distribution of hard drugs like crystal meth (which has a notorious legacy in the country), marijuana is reportedly not considered a drug. As a result, it’s the discerning North Korean gentleman’s roll-up of choice, suggesting that, for weed smokers at least, North Korea might just be paradise after all.

The Perfect Holiday Gift for the HIGH-Achieving Child

If the holidays are an occasion to give that special child a gift that’s fun, educational and also serves a practical purpose, than I suspect that many children found this under their tree this past Tuesday morning:

It’s the Hydroponics Lab for ages 5 and up because it’s never too early to teach your child how to properly nurture and grow those marijuana plants in their closet.

With no sign that the economy will ever climb back out of the toilet within your child’s lifetime the foreseeable future, why not teach them a practical skill that will allow them to financially weather through any situation? Plus, if this past election was any indication, this bud might soon be legal everywhere so it makes sense to get into the business from the ground floor.

SAF Seeking… The Ghost of the Ex

Love! It only take $600+ to capture that on photo!

Facebook is one of those things, like drinking cheap two buck chuck, that I do with a certain amount of guilt. It’s so all-consuming to sit there and read all those updates and realize that your whole afternoon is done.

But as I do check Facebook every 2 weeks or so, I’m happily scrolling thru people’s adventures: Brenda’s done teaching summer camp! Elana has a new boyfriend and looks very happy! Who is this Eric and how do I know him? (Why didn’t I ever try dating him? He’s HOT in these photos!) And oh look, it’s Jeff, my ex… and his engagement photos.

(Insert sound of screeching tires.)