While I was all caught up today with thinking about the 95th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre and the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, I was reminded of some lighthearted goings-on in Colorado today that take away some of the gloom on this Monday. (The Ludlow post is getting great traffic, by the way, but my historical posts on tragedies fail to generate much commenting for some odd reason.).
My good friends at Denver’s Westword independent weekly paper tweeted me last week with this headline on from their blog, The Latest Word:
For some genuine comedy today, I wanted to share with you the e-mail I just received as a student at CU Boulder. It states that I shouldn’t go to the famous CU 4/20 event — where students gather in the center of the campus to “celebrate” International Cann[a]bis Day — if I care about values, my university and patriotism in general. Well, call me a crazy-anarchist-hippie-stoner-Antichrist, but I think when a baskeball arena’s worth of people is planning to show up for something, a simple e-mail won’t exactly deter them one way or another.
The title of our post here was from the first commenter on the thread.
I haven’t seen the reports but 20,000 are expected in Boulder today for this…er…spontaneous combustion.
Teague Bohlen follows up today on the The Latest Word with this hysterical top 10 list of where not to stash your stash.
We provide this news purely from the standpoint of our interest in natural products and respect for Cannabis sativa as a medicinal plant that dates back over 3000 years in Hindu and Muslim cultures.
As an official policy of this blog, we do not condone today’s events in Boulder and elsewhere.