Hick From The South April 20, 2018 http://media.blubrry.com/markandlyndapodcast/media.blubrry.com/daddyvsdaughters/content.blubrry.com/daddyvsdaughters/markandlynda-20180420.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (87.8MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | Blubrry | Email | TuneIn | RSS
Hey Thompsons! Mark, I sincerely hope you take my comment with the love it is sent with. The last 2 podcasts have been the best in a while, because you just talked to us (your depression, then the movie experience) verses reading the same lists over and over. You sharing your life is what made me start listening and has kept me around for 30 years. Please….more chatting and less content. Love you!
Hate to be a buzzkill…but that’s not the original lead singer on the 10cc track.
Eric Stewart 73 yrs old…
First of all, I sure did feel a void and miss you guys when you were dark. You sure do get me through each morning as I listen to it in bits and pieces later. Mark- You played Dream Weaver when you announced Gary Wright’s birthday. Do you know what that song is about by any chance?
What is the name of the song and artist who plays behind all of your pot references, thanks!
Sarah D says
Dear Mark and Lynda,
I am SO excited about Assassins Code and I really wanted to make it to the LA screening to meet you and the family, but I’m graduating with my Bachelors degree that weekend (do you do graduation chicken? No?! 😜). I’m really bummed to miss it because you both have kept my spirits up as I’ve attended college and worked full time and raised my family (I’m a non-traditional student in my 30s). As you can imagine, doing all that has been pretty stressful. I wanted to give up several times but somehow have pushed through- listening to you two be so raw and real about life, but then taking the time to laugh it off has helped so much.
Also I moved to a new area (your old hometown SC actually!) and haven’t had a lot of time to make new friends yet, so I’m extra grateful for the weekly “visits” with you both.
Your listeners are so grateful for your podcasts- keep up the great work and congratulations on Assassins Code, I’m confident it’ll do great and I will be at the LA premiere in spirit!! Love you all so much.
Pete L says
UPDATE I did a little research on the origin of 420. My previous comment was wrong. Although I did hear the info I shared more than once it turns out that info is not correct.
This is what I found out to be considered the most correct reason for celebrating smoking pot on April 20th
Some say “420” is code among police officers for “marijuana smoking in progress.” Some note 4/20 is also Adolf Hitler’s birthday. And some go as far as to cite Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” because 12 multiplied by 35 equals 420.
But, to put it bluntly, those rumors of the history behind how April 20, and 4/20, got associated with marijuana are false.
The most credible story traces 4/20 to Marin County, Calif. In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would meet at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’ statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to partake. They chose that specific time because extracurricular activities had usually ended by then. This group — Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich — became known as the “Waldos” because they met at a wall. They would say “420” to each other as code for marijuana.
We got tired of the Friday-night football scene with all of the jocks. We were the guys sitting under the stands smoking a doobie, wondering what we were doing there.”
The shenanigans continued long after 4:20 p.m., too. The group challenged each other to find ever-more-interesting things to do under the influence, calling their adventures “safaris.”
Later, Reddix’s brother helped him get work with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh as a roadie, so the band is said to have helped popularize the term “420.” On Dec. 28, 1990, a group of Deadheads in Oakland handed out flyers that invited people to smoke “420” on April 20 at 4:20 p.m. One ended up with Steve Bloom, a former reporter for High Times magazine, an authority on cannabis culture. The magazine printed the flyer in 1991 and continued to reference the number. Soon, it became known worldwide as code for marijuana. In 1998, the outlet acknowledged that the “Waldos” were the “inventors” of 420.
Sorry for the long post but this has a lot of info on this subject.
Curtis C says
Peter L what a GREAT job on you did on your research! You put in great 420 research skills! Thank you for taking your time to acknowledge us all on on this subject!
Pete L says
Mark I heard you say you wanted to know why 4/20 is called pot day. From what I have heard the number 420 is the arrest code that the police use when arresting a person for possession of pot before it was legalized in CA. So people who smoke pot started using the date 4/20 to celebrate smoking pot, because it matched the number code for being arrested for having it. I think this was the pot smokers way of throwing it is the face of the police.
thomas l polvino says
Saw the movie…Mark Thomson fans will wanna see it…It’s called Assasin’s Code because of how good Mark’s ASS looks in this particular film…You’ll wanna break that CODE!
Terri Novack says
Ha ha! The one thing I only do in my car and nowhere else is speak with a foreign accent!! I comment to the Talk show hosts, DJ’s and critique some of the stupid commercials in foreign accents….We all have are weirdness!!
FYI – Business that deal with a lot of personal identifiable information like doctor’s offices or insurance companies still use fax machines because it is the most secure way to send it. No one can hack a fax machine.
you may not be able to “hack a fax machine” but keep in mind with a fax machine there is a paper that is just sitting there with “a lot of personal identifiable information” that could easily end up in the wrong hands.
Mary Beth says
PEOPLE! White Bread is NOT nutritious for anyone, let alone a bird. Get Oskar some bird seed until you find his owner. If Oskar is not used to being in the wild, his diet will require some assistance.
This info comes to you from a bread baker/former duck owner.
You’re good people! I thank you. Oskar thanks you.
Yvonne Ferber says
Hi Mark and Lynda!
I’m a big fan…. I’m listening to today’s podcast and just wanted to let you know that feeding ducks with bread is actually not a good idea – I happened to find that out by accident. There’s a National Geographic blog that has some good info about that… maybe you could inform the listeners as a public service announcement?
Love you guys!