Eric Risberg/Associated Press A Waldos 420 flag from 1972 made by a classmate at San Rafael High School, at a bank vault in San Francisco. Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That’s the numerical code for marijuana’s high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot’s enduring and universal slang for smoking. And five Northern California high school stoner buddies widely credited with creating the shorthand slang for getting high nearly 50 years ago now serve as the day's unofficial grand masters. This Friday, April 13, 2018, photo shows a number of photos from the early 1970s showing the Waldos that are stored in their bank vault in San Francisco. Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That’s the numerical code for marijuana’s high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot’s enduring and universal slang for smoking. And five Northern California high school stoner buddies widely credited with creating the shorthand slang for getting high nearly 50 years ago now serve … [Read more...] about The Bay Area stoners who created the “420” pot holiday
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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking.Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m. local time.How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair. They are the unofficial grandmasters by virtue of the code they created nearly 50 years ago as students at a suburban San Francisco high school in 1971."We thought it was a joke then," said David Reddix, a filmmaker and retired CNN cameraman. "We still do."Reddix and his four buddies — Steve Capper, Larry Schwartz, Jeff Noel and Mark Gravich — were a stoner clique who hung out at a particular wall between classes at San Rafael High School. They dubbed themselves "The Waldos," a term coined by comedian Buddy Hackett to describe odd … [Read more...] about Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners
JACOB Rees-Mogg has been tipped as a future Tory leader and possible PM. The MP for North East Somerset welcomed his sixth child in 2017 and caused controversy after airing his views on abortion and gay marriage. Here's his story... Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg? Jacob Rees-Mogg is a backbench Tory MP for North East Somerset but is better known for his period drama persona which has been winning him fans. He entered parliament during the 2010 General Election after working as a fund manager in London. During the EU referendum, he was a passionate Brexiteer and made many high-profile media appearances arguing for a vote to leave the EU. To say he was born into a privileged position is an understatement - he is the Eton and Oxford-educated son of the long-serving Times editor William Rees-Mogg. During the 1997 General Election Rees-Mogg attracted ridicule. This is because he brought his faithful nanny along with him as he battled to be elected in the working class and staunchly Labour seat … [Read more...] about Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg, how many children does the Brexiteer have and why did the Beano write to him?
Squint and you might think you’re in the U.S. Supreme Court. But then a man in a T-shirt and blue jeans, spraying the heavy red curtains with fire retardant, brings you back to reality, which in this case is a set for Boston Legal, a David E. Kelley television series that dramatizes life at a fictional law firm.The set appeared in an episode that featured the rakish yet charming character Alan Shore, played by James Spader, arguing on behalf of a capital defendant who is mentally retarded and convicted of raping a child. Also appearing before the court was Denny Crane, an eccentric name partner at the fictional Crane, Poole & Schmidt.The episode was likely inspired by Patrick Kennedy, a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter. The U.S. Supreme Court granted his cert petition and oral arguments took place April 16, a week before the Boston Legal episode aired.Like the fictional character, Kennedy has an IQ of 70, but that was not properly … [Read more...] about Making TV Legal
Michigan lawyer evelyn L. Sullen has a closet full of beautiful clothes. She estimates she has more than 15 suits, 30-40 shirts and about 10 pairs of dress pants—all purchased from upscale department stores, shops and boutiques. She tries to stay true to what she describes as her signature style, “conservative but with flair,” she says. In keeping with this theme, she pulls together most outfits with a classic set of pearls.If there’s a method to dressing to the nines, Sullen has it figured out. This fashion arrangement was a perfect fit for the conservative law firm environment. Only problem: She’s no longer at a law firm.A few months ago, Sullen joined the general counsel’s office at Volkswagen of America Inc., entering an environment where khakis are OK, pantyhose are optional, and a business suit might spark speculation that you’re interviewing for another job. Since the classic biz-casual combo of khakis and a polo isn’t her thing, … [Read more...] about Signature Statement