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Icarian Podcast

Did Shakespeare Smoke Weed?

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April 23rd marks William Shakespeare’s 423rd bday. For the sake of this chat, however, let’s just say it’s his 4-20th birthday. Because the question of the day is “Did Shakespeare smoke weed?”

Doobie, or … Read on.

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Culture

The Origin of 420

medical marijuanaIt’s April 20, otherwise known as 4/20, which has become something of a high holy holiday for smokers of pot and their advocates (yea, pot smokers!).  I got curious about the origin of the term “420” as regards marijuana and … Read on.

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Lifestyle

Green Springs Eternal

Despite the plummet in the value of its residential real estate (thanks Sonoma County Assessor’s Office!), the Springs seems in the midst of an economic renaissance.

At least that’s what my bank statement tells me as it seems there are … Read on.

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Personae

Gang a Bong: Tommy Chong

In 2003 comedian Tommy Chong, long-associated with the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, was arrested for ?conspiracy to manufacture and distribute drug paraphernalia? as part of a nationwide sting dubbed ?Operation Pipe Dreams.? Chong, who had been marketing personally-branded bongs, … Read on.