You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension
not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land
of imagination. Where newspapers tell stories of things past and events
yet to come. Where truth is stranger than fiction but sometimes it's really
to close to tell. Next stop, The Early Dusk Zone.
Somewhat of an 'inside' joke. The origins of 420 are as cloudy as that Chevette that's been parked at the football field for an hour. Some say it originated in Victoria, BC. Still others site 4:20 as an alleged California county police code for "marijuana smoking in progress". Either way you slice it 4:20 has become a banner under which all connoisseurs have rallied.
However, college campuses, bus stops, and all night arcades are one thing, but when 4:20 starts showing up in schools, well something had to be done. Jane Mcgumry, originator of P.R.U.D.E.S. (People Really Upset Due to Evil Stoners) is at the forefront of the anti-4:20 movement.
"For years now I've seen 4:20 written in various hangouts, bathroom stalls and bus stops, but I just thought it was someone's over zealous math homework. I was both shocked and aghast to learn that 4:20 was actually 'code' for reefer madness."
Failing to immediately grasp its full reach, P.R.U.D.E.S. focused mainly on chastising any kids foolish enough to congregate outside the church in the late afternoon. It wasn't until the startling relation of 4:20 as a moment in time that she realized something far more drastic had to happen.
"Sure we took into consideration that school ends at 3:00, but those in for detention are sometimes forced to stay late enough for 4:20 to be a real threat. It doesn't take a legal expert to realize that the detention children are the ones we especially don't want to be exposed to that kind of drug smut."
When asked what would replace 420, P.R.U.D.E.S. were quick on suggestions but short on decisions. "Well there have been many suggestions, from a having a minute of silence, to a minute of celibacy. I'm honestly not sure what we're going to do with that minute every day. Truth be known I'm even more worried about what we're going to do with April 20th (4.20) A minute a day is easy. We've got thousands of little things to preach to the kids . but a whole day?"
Reflecting on the mammoth task ahead, Jane let
out a heavy sigh and remarked. "It's certainly not going to be easy.
I suppose we're just going to have to take it one step at a time.
Just like the drunks."