December 3rd, 2008

Allah Sulu-South Park

Huge Stash of Marijuana Found in Ancient Tomb

FOX – Duuuuuude! The world's oldest stash of marijuana has been found in far western China, according to an article in the Journal of Experimental Botany. An ancient Caucasian people, probably the Indo-European-speaking Yuezhi whose fair-haired mummies keep turning up in Xinjiang province, seem to have buried one of their shamans with a whopping 789 grams of high-potency pot 2,700 years ago. That's about 28 ounces of killer green bud, worth perhaps $8,000 at today's street prices, and enough to keep Harold and Kumar happy for a couple of days. "It was common practice in burials to provide materials needed for the afterlife," lead author Ethan B. Russo, a practicing neurologist and prominent medicinal-marijuana advocate based in Missoula, Mont., tells the Canadian Press. "No hemp or seeds were provided for fabric or food. Rather, cannabis as medicine or for visionary purposes was supplied." But the researchers couldn't tell if the weed was meant to be smoked or eaten. No pipes, bongs or rolling papers were found in the tomb. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus relates how the Scythians, Iranian-speaking nomads who roamed the steppes to the west of the Yuezhi in the first millennium B.C., liked to throw marijuana onto bonfires to induce trancelike states. It's possible the buried shaman followed similar practices.

OK, so I've got this idea for the next Indiana Jones movie…

Allah Sulu-Lego

TMBG - "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)"

This one is from They Might Be Giants' "Here Come the 123s" album. They didn't play this one at the concert (although they did play "Seven"), but it's a cool tune and Richard just asked me to play the video for him (he's learned that I can pull up just about any videos or pictures he asks for on YouTube or Google; just the other day he asked me for pictures of Yoda) so I figured I might as well embed it here so I can easily pull it up later when he asks for it ten more times today.