A dank history of the 420 meme
Ready to get lit? It’s that time of year again – 4/20! If you’re not au fait with this stoner holiday, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Because today we’re taking a long, slow drag on the history, culture, and memes surrounding the sacred number 420. And hopefully, we’ll learn a thing or two about the world of dank memes along the way.
Let’s start with the history of 420. There’s a bunch of theories about where the term ‘420’ came from, but the most widely accepted one is that it originated with a group of high school students in San Rafael, California, in the early 1970s. The group, known as ‘The Waldos,’ would meet up at 4:20 PM after school to smoke marijuana. They used ‘420’ as a code word for smoking weed, and the term eventually caught on with other cannabis enthusiasts.
Nowadays, 420 has become a widely recognized term among marijuana lovers, and it’s often associated with the date of April 20th. On this day, people around the world gather to celebrate cannabis culture and advocate for its legalization. It’s a day marked by concerts, festivals, and protests, as well as social media posts and the sharing of cannabis-related content, including memes.
Speaking of memes, let’s dive into the world of 420 memes. There’s no shortage of funny weed-related content out there, and 420 is the perfect time to indulge in it. Some of the most popular 420 memes include stoner humor, pop culture references, and hilarious weed-related pictures.
One classic meme format is the ‘I don’t always X, but when I do, I Y’ template. For 420, this might look something like ‘I don’t always smoke weed, but when I do, I forget what I was just talking about.’ Another popular meme format is the ‘If X, then Y’ template. For example, ‘If you’re smoking on 4/20, then you’d better have some snacks on hand.’
Of course, there are also plenty of memes that reference classic stoner movies like Pineapple Express and Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke. And if you’re a fan of The Office, you might appreciate the 420-themed meme featuring Dwight Schrute holding a joint with the caption ‘Bears. Beets. Bongs. 4/20.’
But it’s not just memes that make 420 such a lively and ever-more-popular holiday. The culture surrounding cannabis has evolved over the years, and 420 is a prime example of that. From music to fashion to food, there are countless ways to celebrate the day.
For example, many folks enjoy listening to music while they smoke, and there’s no shortage of stoner-friendly artists to choose from. Whether you’re into classic rock, hip hop, or reggae, there’s a genre for everyone. And if you’re feeling particularly festive, you might even attend a 420-themed concert or festival.
Of course, no 420 celebration would be complete without some dank-ass snacks. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, there are plenty of munchies to choose from. From classic stoner fare like pizza and chips to more creative options like cannabis-infused popcorn or ice cream, the possibilities are endless.
And if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you might even try your hand at making your own edibles. There are plenty of recipes available online, from classic brownies to more unconventional options like weed-infused guacamole.
So there you have it – a brief history of 420, and some of the best memes to celebrate the day.
To be clear, we definitely didn’t just get baked, forget to make this blog until literally the morning of 4/20, so made Chat GPT do 90% of the writing. That would be unethical.
What were we talking about again?
Hey, IS STEALING MEMES ILLEGAL?
While we’re here, does anybody know IS IT PRONOUNCED GIF OR JIF?