Oh, Macalester College. Nothing like reinventing the wheel of '60s revolution over and over again until it becomes a mockery of a mockery of ridiculousness.
As the PiPress is reporting (in some awfully contrive pot-speak), Mac's own student org CHEEBA (Creating a Harmless Evironment to Enjoy Buds Appropriately) is hosting CHEEBAdanza on (what else?) April 20 (4/20...get it?). Oh, and just so that you do get it, the festivities begin at 4:20 p.m. Their agenda? The re-legalization of marijuana, what else?
What's best is that this gem of an event comes just hours before Mac's most famous alumnus, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, visits for the school's Springfest celebration. Will Kofi do a little tokie? (Ok, now I'm laying it on a bit too thick.) Mac's other most famous alumnus, the PeP's own Ilya, will certainly be partaking in the celebration.
I have to give Mac kudos for having some very industrious potheads, but really, Mac, where's the originality? I mean, maybe if CHEEBAdanza were being held at Bethel, then this would be a story. But Mac? Soooo typical.
And as a sidenote, has anyone ever considered the fact that maybe marijuana would already be "re-legalized" if its advocates didn't throw celebrations called CHEEBAdanza?