The Origins of 420 and Earth Day

Pot LeafToday is 4/20. Remove the slash and you’ve got a term more important to stoners than any other combination of characters in the english language. For those of you who are pot-illiterate, “420” is a term used to describe the consumption (or should I say inhalation) of marijuana.

It is often used as a code word to mask discussions of weed from the oblivious. For example, if the term “420-Friendly” appears on an ad for a college roommate, that translates to “I am looking for a roommate who smokes pot.” If a gym teacher overhears a high school punk whisper “dude…is it 420 yet?” to his loser friend, that translates to “Hi friend…are you ready to go get high in the bathroom?”.

Louis PasteurThere are many rumors surrounding the origins of 420. Some people claim it is the police code in many cities for crimes related to marijuana. Others state that back in the late seventies, the Grateful Dead would always play at 4:30. The fans would therefore meet at 4:20 to “prepare”. In reality, the term 420 was coined by a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in California who used to meet at the statue of Louis Pasteur everyday at 4:20 pm to get high. Somehow it spread across the country.

Ironically, 4/20 as in the date April 20th, also signifies the start of Earth Week. It just goes to show you that the only people that care about preserving Mother Earth is a bunch of pot smoking hippies. I’m sorry folks, but sitting in a circle and playing hacky sack is not going to save this planet.

Hacky Sack

Heather Locklear and Buzz Pirates Best Celebrity Mug Shots

Heather Locklear was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while under the influence of prescription drugs. Police found the TV star parked on the side of a road blocking traffic. She was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and was let go on $5,000 bail. She still looks great, even in her mug shot. She’s like the female Dick Clark…sort of. Still there is a hint of crazy eyes going on in this picture…maybe more then a hint. Anyway, Heather has inspired our first look at celebrity mug shots. (You can click on the pictures to get a closer look).

Heather Locklear Mug Shot

Paris Hilton – Arrested 2007, in Los Angeles for driving on suspended. Hot.
Paris Hilton Mug Shot

Lindsay Lohan - Arrested 2007, in Los Angeles for drunk driving and cocaine possession. Can’t these people afford limos or taxis or servants?
Lindsay Lohan Mug Shot

Nicole Ritchie – 2007, Los Angeles, Drunk Driving
Nicole Ritchie Mug Shot

George Carlin – 1972, Wisconsin for violating obscenity laws with his “Seven words you can never say on television” routine. Charges were later dismissed by judge. He will be missed.
George Carlin Mug Shot

James Brown – 2004, domestic violence. My personal favorite mug shot ever.
James Brown Mug Shot

Rosa Parks – 1956 arrest in Montgomery bus boycotts. She was 43 at the time. Including this photo doesn’t exactly fit the mold of funny celebrity mug shots, but I think its an interesting bit of history. The photo was discovered in July 2004 in a storage room.

Frank Sinatra – 1938, Bergen County New Jersey for carrying on with a married woman.
Frank Sinatra Mug Shot

Nic Nolte – 2002, California, drunk driving. "The Mother of All Mug Shots."
Nic Nolte Mug Shot

Mel Gibson – 2006 Los Angeles drunk driving. The Anti-Semitic lowlife scumbag looks pretty handsome in his mug shot. F@&$ you Mel Gibson.
Mel Gibson Mug Shot

Deion Sanders – 1996 – Lee County Florida. In probably the weakest football player crime ever. Primetime was caught trespassing when he was fishing on private property. That smile is always dy-no-mite!
Deion Sanders Mug Shot

An Open Letter to Steven Tyler

Dear Steven,steven tyler

I heard from TMZ that you checked in to rebad recently. On behalf of all music fans everywhere, I ask…no…I beg…why…Steven why?!

You are in your sixties. You have clearly proven that you can survive the rock star lifestyle. So I ask you to please take a note from the journal of SIR (in my opinion) Keith Richards, and throw caution to the wind. Party it up.

Please don’t go to rehab. We cannot stand to hear another sober rendition of Amazing, Crazy, Lying, Crying or whatever corny, repetitive ballad that rolls out of your seltzer drinkin’ monster lips. Have a drink. Do some lines. Hell…shoot up for all I care. Its been more than 30 years and we are still waiting for another Sweet Emotion, Dream On, or Walk This Way (with or without a kick ass rap group).

We want you to stop selling out and start making music like you used to….from your heart and completely fucked up out of your mind.

Thank you,

Jeff Buzz