Recently I came across Ryan McGinness, friggin sweet. He makes awesomely colorful and psychedelic "works" everything from welding, buttons and porcelain baked enamel on steel. You should for sure check out his stuff. Ryanmcginness.com . Here are a FEW of his many awesome works. I couldn't narrow it down, there's a lot.
I have been racking my brain trying to remember her name and FINALLY I am pleased to bring you Diane Arbus! *the crowd cheers*. Diane Arbus born in 1923 was a female photographer who took disturbing and interesting photos of the strange. She is said to be one of the most influential female american photographers in the 20th century. Take a look at her work, I've only put up a few of my favorites. (The portrait of the woman is Diane Arbus).
I'm going to mix ideas today. My favorite weed quotes:
"Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."- William F. Buckley Jr.""Forty million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn't like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton." -Jay Leno"The drug is really quite a remarkably safe one for humans, although it is really quite a dangerous one for mice and they should not use it." - J.W.D Henderson Director of the Bureau of Human Drugs, Health and Welfare, Canada"When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point." - Barack Obama"I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it." - Andy Warhol"I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk." - Steve MartinI think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? - Willie NelsonWhy is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?” - Bill Hicks"It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics . . . dope and all that crap. It's a thousand times better than whiskey - it's an assistant - a friend."
- Louis ArmstrongThat is not a drug. It’s a leaf,"
- Arnold Schwarzenegger"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
- George Washington'"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." - Carl Sagan
** stay tuned for favorite marijuana SONG quotes**
So I've been totally absent for a long time. If you care I'm sorry. First of all I just have to say something about tolerance. Today I very publicly saw a mid-50 year old man verbally berate a late-20 year old gay man. I thought times had changed and that people had become more tolerant and accepting of other peoples choices. Nobody was going up to that old man and berating him because he was smoking a cigar outside of Starbucks, or wearing socks and sandals (which I think is an absolute crime unless you're camping, hungover or it's a last resort). The man wasn't even with another man, he was just standing outside on the phone with someone giving them directions. This old bastard just out of nowhere assumed he was gay and needed him to know how his "god" feels about it. Eff yourself old man. Screw you, your beliefs, your ignorance and your audacity. He didn't choose to love men but he does, you didn't chose to be a man but you do chose to be an asshole. Give it up and mind your manners.