And people say stoners are lazy. After marijuana fans in Colorado — which recently legalized the drug — repeatedly kept stealing the 420 mile marker on Interstate 70, the Department of Transportation gave up and put up a 419.99 marker instead. “420,” of course,” is a number associated with pot-smoking culture, and Colorado is one of the few states with a highway long enough to need a 420 marker, so it’s not like there’s tons of these bad boys to rip off. ”Obviously people steal these signs,” said CDOT spokesperson Amy Ford. “In the past, if a sign was stolen too much, we wouldn’t replace it. This is sort of an innovative way for us to keep the sign there.” [Denver Post]
Last night, MTV held their Euro version of the VMAs, called the EMAs — the purpose of which I don’t understand, as the same damn people win — in Amsterdam. After Miley Cyrus won the award for Best Video, for the Terry Richardson-directed “Wrecking Ball,” she celebrated by lighting a joint on stage. Because it’s Amsterdam! And Miley is in her “Look at meeeeee! I’m so craaaaazy and edddddgyyyyy and I smoke WEEEEEED” phase of life, which I also went through around the same age so I can’t hate too much. Anyway, unless Miley is smoking 15 joints a day like Lady Gaga, I am not impressed.
“I was smoking 15 joints a day. No tobacco. A day. It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip. I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was. … It wasn’t until I was with Marina and she said, ‘Okay you’re coming to my house, no television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art. I cold-turkeyed. For weeks and weeks, I didn’t smoke at all.”
Perhaps kicked is the wrong word. Lady Gaga explained in a new interview with Attitude how she was able to significantly decrease her pot use after she developed a MAJOR habit following an injury. (She still smokes “for fun.”) What an interesting and unique approach! Of course neither Lady Gaga nor Marina Abramovic would follow the usual 12 Steps. Eating art is so much more expressive. By “eating” I assume Gaga means she and Marina made art, became one with it, so to speak, rather than actually ingesting paint and canvas and whatever else. Check out the video above for the full scoop on Lady Gaga and Marina Abramovic’s guide to breaking up with Mary Jane. [Celebuzz]
So while you were busy playing Candy Crush, cats started smuggling drugs. Guards at a prison in Moldova noticed one particular pussy was frequently entering the prison through a small hole in the fence. The kitty’s “decorative oversized collar” turned out to contain what appears to be marijuana being transported to prisoners; now authorities are on the hunt to find out who trained him. Apparently, feline prison trafficking has occurred before, with cats caught bringing in cell phones and drugs to another prison. Who knew cats could be trained so well?! My cat can’t even be bothered to come when his name is called, let alone bring me pot in the clink. Keep reading »
Martha Stewart gave an interview to Andy Cohen Wednesday, June 12, for his “Watch What Happens Live” series. In the interview at the 92nd Street Y, she told a great story about “sloppy joints” and eventually flat-out said, “Of course I know how to roll a joint.” Read more on Huffington Post…
Happy 4/20, stoners amongst us! I have generously made you a playlist of songs about pot-smoking to go with your bong rips. You are totally welcome, man. Keep reading »