420 Weekend Jukebox And Open Thread
It’s theorized that this particular weekend will be bringing in hella tourists to both Colorado and Warshington to celebrate the first “legal” 4/20. The news reports I’m seeing out there for “Colorado 420 tourism” mention “thousands” of people coming here. Which, I suppose, is more interesting than “hundreds”.
In any case, I stumbled across a song (which I’m sure you’ve already heard) Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and their song “Thrift Shop” (featuring Wanz!). Warning, it has strong language (like, a *LOT* of strong language), a bit of the male gaze thing going on, and opens with an offensive, but amazingly cheerful, Stuart Smalley-esque self-affirmation. Hell, the whole song is cheerful, if offensive. And those horns!
That’s not why I brought you here, though. I brought you here because of the parody of this song that came out called “Pot Shop” by Steve Berke. It does its best to take its cues from Macklemore (strong language, male gaze) and then turns this silly little parody song into a serious (well, at least not unserious) rant against marijuana policy in the US.
And this is the first time I’ve ever seen a parody song be more serious than the song it is parodying.
So argue about drug policy in the comments or, heck, use it as an open thread.