OT- 420 (Come on, you knew it was coming)

Submitted by Welllughhh on April 19th, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Since were in a bit of a dead period how many MGoTokers do we have out there?  As you all may know tomorrow is 4/20.  A day to celebrate the best plant/ medicine God has planted on this green earth.

Besides the usual recreational smoking, how are you going to go about your day?  Anyone going anywhere or doing anything special?  

Feel free to discuss.  Stories are always welcome.

Everyone have a safe 420 and keep blazin'.




April 19th, 2011 at 6:08 PM ^

My first ever class in undergrad was History of Western Philosophy. My teacher was introducing himself and he says "Let me tell you something, I smoked allllllottttt of pot when I was your age. I smoked pot when I woke up, I smoked pot for lunch, dinner, and before I went to sleep. I smoked so much pot I ended up with a PhD in philosophy!" Such a dumb joke but at the time i thought it was hilarious and I just thought, "yep, this is the program for me"


April 19th, 2011 at 6:41 PM ^

I'm not studying philosophy any more, but a high end course on ethics or metaphysics, not to mention symbolic logic, are as hard as anything else I've taken. I'm not a math major, but I have done econometrics and a few other courses that are generally thought of as not exactly easy.


April 19th, 2011 at 7:20 PM ^

Good points. Many people take intro classes in philosophy and think its just "history of dumb ideas". No. Upper level philosophy courses especially in linguistics, argumentation, logic (symbolic or even informal), epistemology and many more are FUCKING HARD. Like, as hard as advanced mathematics because alot of it involves advanced mathematics. But, I appear to have hijacked this thread, we can continue our discussion on pot if we want.

BTW I can't go to class or study high, not because of ethical reasons, I just can't. I joke about philosophy and pot but the truth is that I would never get anywhere if I did my studies high.


April 19th, 2011 at 7:26 PM ^

Honestly, and it's not even a hard course (like, at all), Intro to Microeconomics was the one that did the most for me. Maybe I'm just crediting it for my later econ courses, and learning to think that way, but I think of the entire world in an economic way. Not as in dollars and sense, but as in methodology.

Logic and symbolic logic were very interesting too.


April 19th, 2011 at 7:41 PM ^

As far as logic goes, IMO the one course that everyone should have to take, even non-philosophy people, is Fallacy. It is basically just a class that teaches you all the various fallacies in depth. If you take that class seriously, you will see the world differently after taking it. Understanding fallacy is integral to associating with others and making intelligent decisions in the real world.

I don't just mean the basic ones they teach you in English class. There are dozens and dozens of fallacies which can be analyzed ad nauseum. Very helpful stuff.


April 19th, 2011 at 5:57 PM ^

Unfortunately this year I have a paper due that night. Luckily I don't have to present it so I will be able to partake in the celebrations pre and of course post class. On the bright side it's my last paper ever as I will be graduating in a couple weeks. Woo hoo! An extra fatty for that is a must


April 19th, 2011 at 6:25 PM ^

No worries.  I crave sushi when I'm high.  I'll blow my profits on some good weed and a giant sushi plater come Friday.  Then my wife and I watch "The Fifth Element", smoke and eat squid.  The Chronicles of Riddick is also amazing on a big TV with the lights out, trippy as hell.  

I perfected my business model from living next to a drug dealer.  I have an extra shelf of snacks in my kitchen and when he and his buddies run out of Doritos they come to me.  I either sell for cash or just do a straight trade.  You get guys high as a kite that thinks trading 10 ounces of weed for 12 ounces of corn chips is a fair deal (I'm giving two free ounces of chips man....).  

My best seller is by far thin mints if you're thinking of getting into this field.  A box of thin mints and a two liter of Faygo is a losbter tail and a bottle of wine to a stoned out 20 something.  


April 19th, 2011 at 6:17 PM ^

"As you all may know tomorrow is 4/20."

I do, in fact, know tomorrow is April 20th.  What I DON'T know is what the heck it has to do with weed.  You see, I am mid-40s and don't smoke pot.  I have 2 teenage kids and I hope they don't smoke pot either.  I realize it's accpeted more and more, but as I mentioned, I'm mid-40s and to me, smoking pot is still taboo.  (As a side note, I no longer drink or keep alcohol in the house as a means to set a good example for my two high school-aged children).

"A day to celebrate the greatest plant/medicine God has planted on this green earth."

Indeed.  I will be using cocoa tomorrow in a special Holy Week meal I like to prepare every year. 

I know this makes me out of touch and a fuddy duddy (if that word is still used), but que sera, sera.


April 19th, 2011 at 6:26 PM ^

It isn't like pot was just invented.  Plenty of guys older than you were running through the streets of Ann Arbor naked with a burning J in their mouths once upon a time. 

Not wanting the kids to drink/drug/smoke is fine and it is admirable that you are willing to set the example for them.  Still, acting like pot is "taboo" is just kind of silly.  If anything it is far safer than alcohol/tobacco and our last three presidents have done it (at least I'm guessing Bush tried pot before moving on to doing blow off the asses of Houston strippers).  The stigma has way more to do with historical marketing than anything inherent in a naturally occurring green leafy substance that makes you kind of mellow while increasing your appetite for chili fries and improving your opinion (and that of those around you) of your own incoherent quasi-philosophical ramblings.  And if makes Pink Floyd albums more enjoyable.


April 19th, 2011 at 8:32 PM ^

If the OP is 45 it means he graduated high school in the mid-eighties (think Fast Times at Ridgemont High and The Breakfast Club).  Thinking pot is "taboo" was just as out of touch and fuddy duddyish then as it is today.  We're not talking about some 1950's businessman walking into Woodstock and freaking out at the craziness of it all.