The Five Best Movies to Watch While Stoned
Stoner legend has it that the meaning behind the digits 4-2-0 supposedly "stems" from a Californian police code by the same number, which signified "pot smoking in progress." Is it true? Who knows? Figuring that out would take a lot of effort and totally go against the spirit of the day, so we're just going to accept that explanation, get high, and watch some movies.
The best stoner flicks are not a "one-size-fits-all" type deal. It "highly" depends on the viewer and the type of herb he or she is smoking. A pothead smoking a bag of schwag he picked up from a dealer who doubles as the cashier at the McDonald's drive-thru may be content to watch Friday or Half Baked for the 50th time. He may also be content to watch an infomercial about an innovative new tool for chopping garlic.
But we think this special day deserves a movie selection with a little more thought and creativity. Behold our hand-rolled movie list below, complete with specifics on what type of weed to pair it with.
1. Water: The Great Mystery
For those smoking mellow, cerebral weed that doesn't completely destroy the attention span.
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This "documentary" about water concludes that water is sensitive to human emotions, changes its form when it's yelled at harshly, and can be purified when the potential drinker simply takes the time to thank it. It includes "studies" that show that water molecules line up in nice crystalline patterns when Mozart is played, but fall into scattered, asymmetrical and ugly forms when made to listen to screaming noise music. The science in this doc is either flawed or not present, but if you get stoned enough, you can forget all that and prepare to have your eyes opened wide, despite the cheeched out effects of the pot. By the end of it, you'll be curled up on your favorite bean bag chair, cooing in wonder at a cup of water like it was your lover.
This 1941 Disney classic is best when the weed you're smoking is the strong, borderline psychedelic sort.
You may not have seen Dumbo since you were a kid. If you haven't, you're in for the ride of your life. We only wish we could get some of the stuff the animators were toking on when they drew the fantastic "pink elephants" scene above.Next Page
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