Saturday, April 20, 2013

420 History


The term “4/20″ was first coined in 1971.

The term is credited to a group of teenagers from San Rafael, California who called themselves “The Waldos.”

The Waldos would convene under a statue of Louis Pasteur who also completed his first pasteurization test with Claude Bernard on April 20, 1862.

The original term was “4:20-Louis.”

The spread of 4/20 can be heavily attributed to The Grateful Dead and their followers.

Initial theories surrounding 4/20′s origins settled on Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35″ in which – under marijuana’s influence – Dylan convinced members of the band to switch instruments. (and 12 x 35=420).

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded “4+20″ a year before 4/20 was coined.

There was no 4/20 police code in California at that time.

The actual penal code in California referencing 420 deals with obstructing entry on public land.

In 2003, when the California Legislature codified the medical marijuana law that voters had approved, the bill was named SB 420.

There are 315 chemical components in marijuana, not 420.

As the date is written in Europe, 4/20 doesn’t exist.

Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” on April 20, 1939.

Some of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to the time 4:20.

In 2010 High Times named Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC as some of the worst pot-friendly cities in America for 4/20.

A Price Is Right contestant bid either $420 USD or $1,420 USD on everything. TRUE.

Lebowski Fest takes place in New York City on 4/20 at the Gramercy Theatre.

50,000 people are expected to light up at Denver’s Civic Center Park on 4/20 despite the state’s stance on public use.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7

The Nike Paul Rodriguez 7 is all about enhancing impact protection without losing the direct connection to your board: connect with your board through the superior fit provided by an anatomical sockliner and innersleeve system built on a brand-new last that creates better flex and comfort; protect your feet through a full length Lunarlon midsole which protects the heel as well as the mid foot. Releasing on July 5th, 2013.

Air Jordan 1 Retro ’93 “Bugs Bunny”

Air Jordan 1 Retro 93 Bugs Bunny

This particular sneaker is a reflection of the “Bugs Bunny” VIII retro. This release acts as an intro for the upcoming release of the actual retro version coming later on this year. You can find these in stores April 6th with a $130 price tag.

Alife Annnounces Re-Opening of Flagship Store plus“CRACK” Collection preview


New York, Alife has announced that the streetwear brand’s New York Flagship location is set to re-open tomorrow, April 4th. For those of you outside of New York City, like myself, the brand’s online store will re-launch Thursday April, 11th. Store address and hours below.

Alife and Alife Rivington Club
158 Rivington Street
New York, NY 1002
Monday to Saturday 12 – 7pm
Sunday – 12 – 6pm


SUPREME X The North Face Spring 2013

Supreme collaborates with The North Face for Spring 2013. This season the two brands introduce the Mountain Parka, the Medium Day Pack Backpack and Roo II.

Custom fit for Supreme, the Mountain Parka features a 3M® reflective shell with abrasion resistant ripstop panels on the shoulders, elbows and cuffs. The Medium Day Pack Backpack and Roo II also feature a 3M® reflective shell.

All three items will be available in two colorways, exclusively made for Supreme.  The new Supreme x The North Face Spring 2013 Collection will be available in-store in NY, LA, London and online on April 4th [tomorrow] and will launch in Japan on April 6th.


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