Wednesday, April 20, 2005

420 - 4:20 - 4/20

Today the new German Pope gave his first Mass.. The first Mass by the first German Pope in 1,000 years... on April 20th... Which by coincidence happens to be Adolf Hitler's birthday. Uhhh, does anyone else find this a wee bit ironic?! Thanks... I knew you guys would.

"Here I am... Rock you like a hurricane.."

To add to the surreal nature of this date, Umlaut friend and professional educator Salome submitted this insight into the wacky world of today's teenagers:

"you know what else today is? 4/20. here's what that means: apparently, most people smoke pot at 4:20 in the afternoon, so on 4/20 (the date) kids everywhere get high and go to school. yes, really. sheeska. don't they have anything better to do? and apparently the highlight of the day is to get high on 4/20 at 4:20."

Ahh! 420 at 4:20 on 4/20.. Geddit?! Stoners... High Times has plenty more wacky 420 Trivia. This one is for Lori Acid King:

"420s are routinely slipped into popular movies and television shows. In Fast Times at Ridgemont High the score of the football game was 42-0."

And soon the world will love you Sweet Leaf...


Umlaut sent New Pope an e-mail:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Scorpions 4-Ever
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 22:58:14 -0700




Dear Pope Benedict -

Zhere's no von like zouuuuu!!!!

Best regards.


According to The Vatican's web site, New Pope's e-mail address is:

I bet he's a closet Scorpions fan from way back... His fave Scorps song is probably 'Dynamite'... I can imagine him using it to get psyched up for a Mass.

"Kick your ass to Heaven, with Rock 'N Roll tonight!"

Scorpions - Oakland Stadium - July 1982 (Pic by Umlaut)

Errr.... P'raps New Pope no wricky the Lock 'N Loll after all.. In his book The Spirit of the Liturgy, New Pope (aka Pope Benedict XVI..formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) wrote:

""Rock"... is the expression of the elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a sometimes cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship."

Translation for non-Christians: Rock Music is EVIL.

It's a lovedrive on wheels of fire.

For more insight into where New Pope is coming from, click HERE.