Willie Nelson is 80 years old today and still as delightful as ever, as evidenced by the above video he did with Conan yesterday. The man has still got it! Here's to hoping he keeps rockin' a spliff and those braids for another 80 years. —Katie
Twinkies are coming back this summer, everyone! Praise and glory be. Stoners everywhere are shedding tears of joy. Even if you've never actually wrapped your mouth around a Twinkie, you know that they embody the American spirit, and what better time for them to return than the summer, the most American of all times? Memorial Day! Fourth of July! Labor Day! Stars and stripes, y'all. If you're sober and still a little unsure about whether or not you actually want to consume the questionable (but delicious) snack cakes, then here are some other uses for them to keep your summer rockin'. —Katie
Experiment Eat 100 and see what effects the tasty treats have on your body. Maybe they're the secret to everlasting youth. You won't know until you experiment.
Throw Them You don't need a reason for this. Just think about how satisfying it would be to lob these things at a brick wall. Decorate You can turn Twinkies into art and if you don't believe me, then just look at the beautiful creations made by artist Nancy Peppin. Shit is serious.
Pet Apparently you can submerge a Twinkie in Mountain Dew and it will not dissolve or fall apart. It just floats. Since Mountain Dew is the most questionable beverage of all time (7,000 pounds of sugar and glowing green), this is pretty good testament to Twinkie's staying power. It could be the most indestructible pet ever—the new pet rock, if you will.
The grass always seems greener on the other side of the country. While I'd give just about anything to live the Los Angeles life (I think?), MOCATV's Magic Hour, directed by Tara Subkoff, gives some insight into what it's like on the West Coast when I'm not there. Even if there's a dispensary on every corner, featured actress Chloe Sevigny ONLY sees the sunny side in L.A., which scorches you with melanoma! Stay stoned, Cali, or you'll start NYC dreaming and end up in a cold, cramped apartment all of next year.—Ally
It's hard being a telemarketer 9 to 5, but it's not that hard for Adam, Blake and Ders from Workaholics, probs 'cause they're fucking stoned out of their brains all the time. Seriously, like sugar honey iced tea they are stoned. Here's how to get the Workaholics stoner style look down 'cause ya gotta, ya gotta, ya gotta be fresh. - Hazel
There are a million subscription boxes out in the world right now, so it's hard to figure out where to start, but what better place than FOOD? I mean, who wouldn't want a box of snacks delivered directly to their doorstep every month?You can't really go wrong with that one. There's a fun box o' food for every taste out there, and here are some of the best ones.—Katie
Graze Graze looks like it's one of the best boxes out there. It's only $5, so like, YES PLZ, and every box is filled with delicious, healthy snacks. Sadly, you need an invitation code to sign up right now, but if you stalk your friends who were lucky enough to sign up for Graze and receive an invite code, then you might be able to get your hands on one.
Love With Food The Love With Food box is also pretty cheap, and it's fancy gourmet samples, which is totes fun to get in the mail. It's a great way to try that $20 tea you've had your eye on without actually spending $20 on tea.
(via Chic Vegan) Vegan Cuts At $19.95 a month, the Vegan Cuts box is a little bit pricier than the previous two, but it's full of great vegan snacks. Since vegan products aren't found everywhere, it's a good way to try some stuff that may not be available locally. Plus, if you share this box with a pal, it's only $10 a month!
Bespoke Post Cheating with this one a little because Bespoke Post isn't all food, but the food it does have looks b o m b. The Bespoke Post box is actually curated for men, but it's not filled with Axe Body Spray; the boxes revolve around booze, food and accessories, so they're something that people of both genders would be interested in. At $45 it's the most expensive listed, but the boxes, filled with coffee grinders and weekender bags, definitely seem worth it.
Hyde was rull hot. I wish him and Jackie ended up together because they were the perfect couple, but I guess their tragic romance will live on in infamy along with the likes of Jack and Rose. Aside from being hot, Hyde also had great style. That whole "I DON'T CARE" look totally worked on him. And that curly hair! Boy oh boy. Let's take a moment to appreciate this fine-ass specimen.—Katie
Get the look:
Rolling Stones Flag Tongue Tee You can throw on any classic rock band tee you want. Obviously Hyde would be like, DAMN THE MAN, GO VINTAGE! But cool vintage rock tees are hard to find.
BLANKNYC Super Bell Bottom Jean Sadly, bellbottoms have not yet come back into style for dudes, but if you can fit your dude butts into these lady jeans, then by all means, do it.
What do you know? My favorite psychedelic duo MGMT are finally back with quite the beauty of a song called "Alien Days." The band released the song as a digital mp3 and as a special "cassingle," (a cassette with only one song on each side), appropriately on 4/20, for Record Store Day this past weekend. "Alien Days" sounds like a return to the good old MGMT we know, who once charmed us with mystical and dreamy tunes a few years ago. Maybe a new album will come out sooner rather than later? - Maddie
Marijuana can be a lot of fun. When you're in the right environment, with the right people, smoking the right weed, the possibilities are endless. If you're new to the game and don't really know what to do with your now-blurred vision and intense cravings for Cheetos, I've come up with a list of things to do when you're high—because if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong. —Ally
1. Watch whatever TV marathon is on right now
Whether it's Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Storage Wars, or 24 hours of Law and Order: SVU, watching TV is never a bad idea. Especially when you can watch more than on episode in a row. That way it's like a movie. Kind of. A really, long, drawn out movie where you're not sure how it began or how it's going to end.
2. Listen to really trippy music
I mean, duh. Things sound a lot more intense when you're floating around in the stratosphere. While one of the weirdest songs to listen to ever, stoned or not, is The Polyphonic Spree's 36 and a half minutes long "Long Day," I prefer classic rock, with a lot of guitar solos. Better yet, listen to the music that's used in Guitar Hero and PLAY Guitar Hero. Remember how fun that game is? I wanna play that shit.
3. Make a bunch of Snapchats
Snapchat is the best because you can't go back and edit or delete all of the stupid things you say. Normally that's an awful thing, but with this app, the person who receives your message can't save it (if you're a screen-capper you're going to rot in hell). Plus, you'll probably forget all about it in the morning. GUILT FREE FUN!
4. Go to a playground
Seriously, do it. My fav: the swings. Use those loosey goosey limbs and swing as high as you can possibly go. Watch as the moon and star move closer and further away with every drop and slowly, all your cares in the world will melt away. Do this until you puke.
5. Go internet shopping
Going shopping is so much fun. Going shopping high? A BALL. You can't shop 'til you drop if you're already sitting down. So, take a seat, surf the web, and buy all of those weird things you've had bookmarked for months but were too scared to buy. No, that cat hat won't make you look silly. Yes, your BFF will love your new matching toe rings. Do it! Do it! Do it!
6. Bring out your artsy side
I don't know if you paint, sculpt, dance, draw or doodle, but whatever artsy-ness is inside of you is dying to come out. Just put your hands to work and let them do the thinking. You never know what you're going to come up with. Even if it's just a drawing on a peice of paper with a caterpillar with the face of a dog, you still made something you never would have before! What an accomplishment! Pat yourself on the back. Good boy.
7. Watch Planet Earth
Talk about oohs and aahs! Plant Earth will blow your mind and have you questioning your pets' motives (are the following you every move? Are they secretly aliens? Just act like you don't see them!). Like, that one episode with the polar bears? Where they come out of hibernation and fall down the snowy hill? AWWMG, brb watching it on YouTube.
8. Talk about space
Start off with a simple, "isn't it crazy that stars are like, looking into the past?" and next thing you know you'll be drafting out plans for a time-space continuum and searching for wormholes in your backyard.
9. Try new food combinations
Seeing as how the munchies make you ravenously hungry and turn your stomach into a bottomless pit, take this time to try combos of your favorite foods to see if they taste good together. Popcorn drizzled with Italian dressing, vanilla wafers dipped in peanut butter, a cereal sandwich with pixie sticks... just think of what you might discover!
10. Give yourself a makeover
What's more fun than trying on crazy colored lipstick and eyeshadow? Guys, I'm speaking to you too. Being stoned is the perfect excuse to go totally awol on your face and make yourself look just as fabulous as the people you see on TV (Mimi, Ru Paul, Lord Disick). I mean, just look how good Shannon Coffey's makeover turned out.
BONUS: Cut your hair
Touch your hair... it's fucking weird, right? I don't suggest pulling a Britney and shaving it off, but I do think you should take a cue from Hamish Patterson and try to give yourself a new 'do—or convince a friend to let you do it to them. I mean, how bad could it be? Plus, hair always grows back (hair grows even after you're dead!).
Whoa, it's 4/20! If you're in Colorado right now, congrats! If you're not then it's time to wake 'n bake in the secrecy of your home and seize the day! Even if your day only involves moving from your bed to the couch and then maybe down to the kitchen for a minute before going back up to the couch again, that's okay! Let's get this stoner party started! Here is where I would insert the "raise the roof" hand emojis if I could. —Katie
Keebler Mini-Pie Maker When you first get up, you're gonna be hungry, so why not make some mini-pies to keep your belly happy throughout the day? Think of all the shit you can put in them: breakfast shit, taco shit, chocolate (Nutella!!!) shit. The possibilities are endless!
Supaboy Portable Game Console After you've made pies to stuff your face with all day, settle onto the couch and pull out this bad boy so you can get reacquainted with all your old-school SNES games. Remember how hard Zelda was? You will now.
Hamburger Bean Bag If the couch gets uncomfortable, scoot on over to this burger bean bag so you can have the ultimate munchie session while watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Altru Leaf Tank Top Now it's time to throw on some clothes and head outside. I know it's a lot of work, so I won't blame you if you skip the next few suggestions in favor of lying in your house all day.
Sure, l-o-v-e has inspired many a song, but as you can see from our 4/20 Puff Puff...Playlist, w-e-e-d has inspired about just as many. And, of course, in the case of R.Kelly...love and weed can provide equal inspiration for the SAME song. Yep. I guess when it comes down to it, we're all in love with Mary Jane. - Dave
Apothecanna Pain Creme Massage Lotion At senior week, this girl in my class fell off a balcony and a rumor that went around was that they eased her pain with marijuana. This lotion is sort of like that.
What do stoners talk about? Anything and everything, basically. But some things tend to pop up more than others. And none of those things are particularly useful. —Katie
Aliens "THERE'S NO WAY WE'RE THE ONLY INTELLIGENT LIFE FORMS IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. DID YOU SEE KNOWING? YOU GOTTA SEE KNOWING."
The Universe Don't even try to talk about how big the universe is because your brain will literally explode.
Snacks One time my friend and I had a 30 minute conversation about how magical it is to bite into that little pocket of cheese in the center of a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme. And I guarantee that is not even the most ridiculous snack convo that has happened in this world.
Colors The whole "WHAT IF YOUR GREEN IS MY BLUE" thing literally could not matter any less, but when you've been hangin' with Mary Jane it is the only thing that matters, and it's one of those things that just circle around and around and around. C'mon, guys, can't we go back to talking about Crunchwrap cheese? The tree is green, let's put this ancient mystery to bed.
More Weed Sometimes sitting around in a room full of stoners is an exercise in patience, because as it turns out, those guys can talk about where to get weed for h o u r s. Listening to them you'd think finding weed is a puzzle as complex as the one in National Treasure*.
*Yes, I did reference two Nic Cage movies. Thank you for noticing.
How much marijuana is too much to be on the road? KIROtv conducted an amazing experiment to find out. They got a few of volunteers super stoned on the strain "Blueberry Trainwreck" and put them behind the wheel (with the cooperation of police, of course). Are you reading this? THEY GOT PEOPLE STONED AND PUT THEM BEHIND THE WHEEL. My question is: how did they get to do this? How do I get to do this?
Need something to do on 4/20? If you're in Philly, you better head over to The Barbary for the Wyyldstyle dance party. There'll be free pizza and free beer ('til it runs out), for god's sake. Plus The Barbary describes the event as a "hip hop '90s house party on acid." Sold. (But they had me at free pizza.) —Katie
I'm no stranger to Mary Jane. In fact, she was one of my best friend in college—even though I had to pay a lot of money to hang out with her everyday. Even so, she was really fun, and we spent a lot of nights together, up late making weird faces into my Macbook Photo Booth. One thing we sucked at, however, was cooking. Instead of trying to make anything remotely edible, we'd eat wraps laced with ranch dressing, chips dipped in ketchup, and the occasional attempt at a marshmallow and Rice Crispies mix in the microwave.
Since graduating from college, and loosing touch with my good old friend Mary, I got a little bit better at cooking (or at least the guys I dated did). With my new-found abilities, I thought I'd give her a call to try out a few new recipes. With the help of this friendly little journal called My High Times, I can now say I know how to cook with Mary Jane—all you need is some TLC, 20+ hours and a meal involving lots of LOLs. Check out the book for a step-by-step guide to cooking with your BFF with recipes including Cannabutter and peanut butter cookies!
Now, my friends, it's time for you to try it out on your own and incorporate your new knowledge with all the cookbooks you can find that use butter. Make it, cook it, eat it and then scribble away in your journal to remember how amazing this weekend was (even if it was all a haze). Now that's some food for thought.
If you know anything about me, you know that my passion is pop music (sweet, sweet pop music), so I'm kind of going out on a limb here with these Cool Stoner Jamz, but you'll just have to trust me. I was cool once, too, guys! Actually, not really, but I had a lot of friends who smoked a lot of pot, so I'm all up on it. Just... believe me.—Katie
Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat LP This album is a lot of whirring with some lady mumbles and warbling blended in. It'll be the perfect background music for when you're freaking out over how big the universe is.
Sunn O))) - OO Void 2XLP I think I read somewhere once that their live shows are pretty much them standing on the stage and holding a single note on their guitar for 3 hours which would make me literally kill myself, but sounds perfect for 4/20!
So the Daria writers never implicity said that Jane Lane's sexy, older alterna-brother was a pothead, but it was pretty much implied by the sleepy drawl he used to ponder the universe, fight the man and talk about his band (which was called Mystik Spiral; I mean do you need more evidence that that?) Trent was the epitome of '90s alternative, accessorizing his go-to uniform of t-shirt and jeans with a singular necklace, myriad rings, signature wristband and an unwavering dedication to naps.
As a kid Trent was my favorite character, which was maybe indicative of future life choices, but looking back I see that Trent offered some pretty real-shit life advice to Daria and Jane. Damn, now I'm getting all nostalgic and thinking that a 4/20 marathon Daria sesh sounds like it might be the move. —Angelo
LOL. Like, bless Cheech and Chong for doing this, I guess. Although for real kudos on writing a catchy song because the chorus is going to be stuck in my head for the next week. "We're Cheech. And Chong. Can't we all just get a-bong?" Yes we can, guys. Yes we can. —Katie
Jeff Spicoli is the dude in Fast Times at Ridgemont High who smoked a lot of pot and pissed off his history teacher. (So basically every single 17-year-old ever.) His fashion was totally chill and perfect for skatin' on his longboard down by the beach, so if you're lookin' to be maxin' and relaxin' this summer, then he's the fashion inspo for you. —Katie