Call it a tokin’ effort?

May 9, 2011

Lamar, get in my office! Are you the one who approved the permit for those people to hold a huge Global Marijuana March in the streets here over the weekend?

Aren’t you aware that some folks blame marijuana for things like difficulty in concentrating, slowed reaction time and altered time perception? I can’t believe you let them march!

Wait. What did you ask me, Boss?

Lamar! I asked if you were the one who…

I’ll be right there, Boss.

You ARE here, Lamar. Is this your signature?

Is it my what?

Their route took them right through the annual Snack Food Festival, along with an outdoor french-fry-eating competition!

Do I have to tell you what happened then? So what do you have to say, Lamar?

Wait. What did you ask me, Boss?

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Top: A man smokes a large joint before The Global Marijuana March in Toronto, May 7, 2011. Demonstrators took part in a march to support the legalization of marijuana. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Right: A woman smokes a large joint before The Global Marijuana March in Toronto, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Lower right: A contestant takes part in the “World Poutine Eating Championship” in Toronto, May 22, 2010. Poutine is a dish consisting of french fries, cheese curds and brown gravy. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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BG, are you in Toronto? 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I remember when a “joint” was a bad place to hang out. Wait, didn’t somebody else say that already? Anybody got snacks? How about a White Castle? Dude, I’m hungry.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

It’s high time this is legalised.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Global Marijuana March? Finally…an explanation for poutine!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Holy smokes (pardon the pun), those are GIANT joints. And what better way to cure a serious case of the munchies than by downing poutine by the handful!!! Mmmmmmm, poutine!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Hey Sis! Don’t bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me. Someone should write a song. 😉

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

You can imagine the protest march.
Hundreds of people turn up, start-off march and yelling their slogans, then forget what they’re yelling about and why they are walking around, get hungry and all go get pizza instead.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Oh, boss, lay off Lamar; this wasn’t his fault.

It’s obvious that the Global Marijuana March and the World Poutine Eating Championship combined on this joint effort.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

@justCAM.. seriously, your sis needs to puff puff pass!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Nice, skeres … marketing synergy.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Jibberish, that is called a spliff. And Mr B, why wasn’t this posted on 4/20/2011? I am saying these things because Georgette is making me write them. Yeah! That’s the ticket, dude!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

Ahhh to be knowledgeable in the lingo of the hip and cool – a spliff huh? I’ll be back in a jiff after I smoke this spliff…

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Somebody should help that guy. He’s clearly ill with the flu. Get him a bucket or something so he doesn’t have to puke in that box…

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

It’s nice to see everybody rolling out their best stuff.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

I imagine that this march looked a fair bit like a zombie hoarde.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

A nice fat blunt is
just what you need to work up
a good appetite

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Now I wanna go watch “Half Baked”.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Around here, if one were to light up anything including a nice trash fire, the second the flame is applied, there is Deputy Barney Fife in his full glory, his once pocketed .38 bullet out into his shaking fingers, ready for an upload. Nope, I don’t believe that I will ever again enjoy Gods Green Gift to the Earth. At least not in this state! Hillbillies? Check. Drunk drivers? Check. Marihoochie? Double plus uncheck!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

@malteser: “It’s high time this is legalised.”
Are you referring to this blog?

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

@Cam: sing along to Kumbaya.

Pass the joint, Lamar.
Pass the joint.
Pass the joint, Lamar.
Pass the joint.
Pass the joint, Lamar,
Pass the joint.
Lamar,pass the joint.

I am sure you get the contact drift. Just add “Take a hit,” “Someone’s giggling,””Got munchies” and you have your very own song. Just don’t stand outside the local police station to sing it.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

knock, knock, knock
Who is it?
It’s Dave, man! Will you open up? I got the stuff!
IT’S DAVE! Hurry! I think the cops saw me.
DAVE…hurry up!
Dave’s not here, man.

Lamar & pot…that’s not gonna turn out good

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Cool, what’s next?

Posted by Screened | Report as abusive

Did someone say my name… say, anyone got a joint? I am fresh outta meddies..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@ladylala: You’re asking too much now – I was talking about the green stuff…and even there I think it’s hard to get goofy people to make it legal…let alon BG’s blog!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

When I woke up this morning, things were lookin’ bad
Seem like total silence was the only friend I had
Bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down… and won
And it was twelve o’clock before I realized
That I was havin’ .. no fun

Last time I checked my bankroll,
It was gettin’ thin
Sometimes it seems like the bottom
Is the only place I’ve been
I chased a rainbow down a one-way street… dead end
And all my friends turned out to be insurance salesmen

But fortunately, I have the key, to escape reality
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while
Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone
No, I’m just tryin’ to have me some fun
Zig zag, polly wolly wiggum woo
Hey diddle daddle twenty three skidoo

(with apologies to John Prine)

Posted by Foztah | Report as abusive