Monthly Archives: December 2010

Comments still open on FireDogLake’s “movie night.” Stop by and comment.

Yesterday evening’s salon went well. Here is the link where it will be archived. Comments are still open till 5pm Pacific Time today, so stop by with your comments, opinions or questions.

I’ll be checking in during the day and will try and reply to anyone before the comments close.

Thanks again to FireDogLake for the opportunity to discuss the project and I promise I’ll be back once the film is done!

Yours Truly on FireDogLake’s “Movie Night” Monday 5-6:30pm PST

According to their “About” page,  Firedoglake is an online news site featuring original reporting and commentary including the FDL News Desk, FDL Action, Emptywheel, TBogg, Spencer Ackerman (Attackerman) and La Figa. The FDL Book Salon also features online discussion with book authors every Saturday and Sunday at 5pm ET.

On Monday, December 13th, from 5-6:30pm Pacific Time, I’ll be the featured guest on their “Movie Night” salon, talking about the film, the Humboldt County pot culture or whatever else people want to write in and talk about. It is a live text-chat forum, so you can go to the site and “listen in” or sign in and be part of the discussion. The session will also be archived, so you can go back and read the whole thing later as well. I’ll post an archive link here once I have it.

If you’re interested, go to at 5pm tomorrow and check it out!

The Grinch Who Stole Cannabis

The Grinch Who Stole Cannabis

It started with a pot-leaf Jack-O-Lantern and a creepy tarantula showing up at a trim scene on Halloween and then for Thanksgiving we got turkey-bag jokes. Now the Grinch busted someone’s cannabis tree. Reading the words from the famous “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” I couldn’t help but use them as line-by-line commentary on the story.

German police find pot plant adorned as Xmas tree

The Associated PressThursday, December 9, 2010

“Santy Claus, why,” “Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?” –Little Cindy-Lou Who, who was not more than two.

Then he got an idea! An awful idea!

BERLIN — German police say an “old hippy” is facing possible prosecution for his version of the, ahem, highest Christmas tree – a festively decorated two-meter- (two-yard-) tall marijuana plant.

Then he slid down the chimney. A rather tight pinch.
But, if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch

Koblenz police spokesman Ralf Schomisch says officers raided the apartment of the 58-year-old man following a tip Monday and uncovered a cache of 5.3 ounces (150 grams) of marijuana.

Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!

Then in the living room they discovered the tree – a pot plant adorned with Christmas lights. The suspect, whose name was not released, said he had planned to decorate it further and putting presents under it at Christmas.

“And NOW!” grinned the Grinch, “I will stuff up the tree!”

But it was not to be. Schomisch said Thursday that authorities “had to destroy this pre-Christmas dream” and seize the plant as evidence.

The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter,
Who’d got out of bed for a cup of cold water.
She stared at the Grinch and said, “Santy Claus, why,”
“Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?”
But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick,
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
“Why, my sweet little tot,” the fake Santy Claus lied,
“There’s a light on this tree that won’t light on one side.”
“So I’m taking it home to my workshop, my dear.”
“I’ll fix it up there. Then I’ll bring it back here.”
And his fib fooled the child. Then he patted her head,
And he got her a drink and he sent her to bed.
And when Cindy-Lou Who went to bed with her cup,
HE went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!

(Complete “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” words here.)