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Hey, when I said I was trying to kick pot, this is exactly what I was talking about.
no way, cause…
These boots were made for toking
And that’s just what you’ll do
One of these days that toke
Will make a hipster out of you
Maybe if they had a picture of a crack pipe …
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4-20 has nothing whatsoever to do with crack.
Sure it does! Anyone who publicly celebrates 4-20 has a crack between their ears, right where their brain should be.
Maybe that comment had nothing whatsoever to do with 4-20? Maybe they just like crack.
“Do you think they’ll mind if I test out my paint colors here at the bottom? Nah, they’re way too fucking high to notice that.”
The Rock wears EVERYTHING better.
Sadly, my wife would agree. She said he wears nothing better than I do.
Can you smell what the rock is smoking?!?
Only if you change the size of it.
This probably isn’t the time or place to share this, but what hell?
My sister once told me that if I mated with the Rock, we’d produce the best fighting baby the world has ever seen.
Why the fuck would you wait this long to tell us something like that? You don’t hold that shit back, man.
Nice, pointy toes for getting that last roach-butt out of the corner.
Different kind of roach. Probably.
I’m not really sure I believe that the marijuana in question is ‘medical’. I’m pretty sure it’s recreational.
Yeah, it’s definitely recreational if the seller thought painting marijuana leaves on boots was a good idea.
It’s probably about as medicinal as my grandfather’s Scotch.
It’s not medical marijuana till you paint a little red cross beside it.
I love the green scratch-like marks below the leaf. It definitely adds a “je ne sais quoi” to the shoe. Literally.
Wait wait WAIT. “like all painted art works, give them the same care you give your best shoes.”
Excuse me while I go wipe down my Monet with some shoe polish and waterproofing shit.
Oh shit. I walk around in the snow and forget to wipe the salt off my shoes. It’s a good thing I don’t have any art.
I take great care of my Heroin Huaraches.
what do you mean I need a prescription? I have a picture of medical marijuana RIGHT HERE ON MY BOOT.
Of course I have a prescription, Officer; it’s right here on my boot.
Can you go to Boot’s for this prescription?
Wait…there are three different shades of tan shown in those photos. Could someone please tell me which one is allegedly “butter cream”?
The Butter Cream is the one that Paula Deen is wearing.
Thank you. I know who “The Rock” is, so I can guess who Paula Deen is by process of elimination.
Perfect for Paula Deen, seeing as butter and cream are two of her favorite things!
Along with bacon, lard…
I swear my cholesterol goes up 15 points every time I see her on TV
Seriously, why do people insist on painting decent pairs of boots like this? Why not just take them to Goodwill or something so someone can actually use them?
Because taking them to Goodwill means they won’t get $65 for them!
Or maybe the seller’ll take it in trade for a baggie or five. Goodwill won’t do that, either.
That depends on the Goodwill.
You could go to Goodwill and draw that on the boot yourself with a green Sharpie and save yourself about $60.00!!
By the way, can someone tell me where this word ‘upcycle’ came from, it is still used no matter what you call it!
Really, what *is* the definition of “upcycle”?
v. up·cycle; see also up-chuck
As I understand it, it’s defined as “treasure from trash.” Things that you would generally recycle because they are no longer useful (i. e. out of date fashion) are altered to be “like new” again.
Obviously, most people use this term loosely.
So…logically…when you finally throw it in the trash, that’s “decycling.”
no, postmenopaws, that would technically be down-cycling.
here’s my favorit upcycled thing on eetsy, in fact i think they’re brilliant:
My favourite upcycled thing is the bull head sculpture that Picasso made with the saddle and handlebar of an old bike.
But he was, you know, Picasso.
I think it’s similar to upchuck… You grab something out of the garbage and make it crap fairy sparkles and rainbows. In this case, fairy sparkles, rainbows, cat-scratch fever, and a butt-load of pot.
I think it’s one of those fluff words sellers use to make their product seem more desirable.
More people are going to buy something that is “upcycled” instead of something that says USED on it.
Get two for a dollar! Is the same thing as “get one for 50 cents” but companies are still going to say, TWO FOR A DOLLAR!!! WOOO!!!
I am just guessing, because I haven’t really heard the term upcycled too often. But I am going to guess it’s taking a product you were going to throw it away and dressing it up nice so you can sell it. Instead of recycling it, you are upcycling it.
Wow, took WAY too long to type my comment. Two people commented before I hit submit.
Perhaps you should cut back on you “medicine”.
*your (perhaps I should cut back on MY “medicine”.
Wow, my derp is strong today. I’m out.
May the derp be with you, fancyskants.
“Upcycled” definitely sounds more appealing than “used”. Or “thing that should have gone in the trash”.
And the two-for-a-dollar thing, not only does it sound cheaper, most people will buy two of the item without thinking about it.
Thanks for all the explanations. I get the feeling somewhere along the line Martha Stewart has something to do with this!! and where can you buy this thing that is 2 for a dollar, i’m sure I need 2 of them!!!
My mouse slipped, I meant to give you a thumbs up.
“Upcycled” is a word that I only use to try and appeal to the fucks that normally shop on Etsy.
Awkward syntax aside, if I was to give all of my painted art works the same care I give my best shoes, all my paintings would be lodged in the back of the closet covered in dust and cat fur dust bunnies.
420 can suck it. I had THREE people come up to me on the train today asking for change to buy weed. “Aw, man (which I’m not), don’t you know what day it is?” Dirty jobless stoners. Take a bath and get a job, then you can be a stoner that demands my respect. And my change.
P.S. The Rock wore it better.
Paula Dean, however, has the better munchies.
I didn’t notice her munchies. I was too busy looking at her boots.
I felt bad about skipping class today for not feeling well, but now that I realize it’s 4/20 I’m sure there won’t be that many people at school anyway.
I did once give a buck to a guy holding a sign that said “Need a beer.”
I figure it’s better to reward drunken honesty than drunken sententiousness.
I think that was my ex
What I want to know is, how is this a medical marijuana leaf? Am I stupid, is there some kind of difference? No, it’s just a normal pot leaf. COME ON!
The difference is where you get and how you’re allowed to use it.
A rod of Asclepius is probably beyond this person’s artistic range.
“Medical” marijuana makes it “right”.
A medical marijuana leaf doesn’t violate Etsy’s Terms of Non-Cupcake-Harassment.
“Thou shalt not promote nor glorify illegal activities. Pass the cupcakes.”
She should have dressed it in a tiny doctor’s coat, just in case.
Oh my gosh that’s adorable! Thank you for the photoshop skillz!
I was thinking the person should’ve painted a red cross in the middle of the leaf.
WHAT? i was expecting Woody Harrelson at least…
me too! Before I clicked I guess James Franco v. Woody Harrelson.
With those wide tops, I was expecting Puss from the Shrek movies.
“Mary Jane” is written on the other shoe (click through). Now I might buy a pair of mary janes with “Mary Jane” written on them next to some leafy green stuff!
How about a pair of mary janes with “Marijuana” written on them. Hipster irony.
You keep sayin’ you’ve got reefer for me. Something you call weed but confess. You’ve been smokin’ where you shouldn’t been smokin’, and now someone else has got your best.
These boots are made for tokin’ and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonne make you light up too.
I like Nancy’s song, but I wonder how her dad might have phrased it…
Start spreading the news
I’m toking today
I want to take a hit off it
My Bong, My Bong
These Birkenstock shoes
They’re all the rage
All the hippies wearin’ them
My Bong, My Bong
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone that I keep my stash in my boots!
I was expecting a little pocket for the stash at the very least.
To be honest, with the day I have had (and yesterday) I was afraid to click the”who wore it better” button. That aside. I HATE pointy toed shoes. And WTF 4/20?! Do you really think those few people who use medical marijuana for pain relief and/or being able to eat before dying really care that much? ARe they going to be able to wear high heels when they can barely get out of bed? NO!!
Whoa. Ehm. Yes i do feel better.
LOL!! “Those FEW people who use medical marijuauna”… “before dying”??? You have obviously never been to a place where medical marijuana is legal.
In California, anyone can walk into a “clinic” (which usually has a neon flashing pot leaf in the window) and have a doctor prescribe weed for them for any reason. The prescription weed is WAAY better than any weed you can get elsewhere. Pretty much anyone who smokes weed in California either has a prescription or knows someone who does. Just sayin. Medical marijuana rules…
You can be in some pretty serious pain without dying. I definitely had days of “Hmmm. Will the ibuprofen do it? No. The Vicodin? Noooo…shit, I live in Washington. At least medically assisted suicide is legal.” I was pretty miserable on a lot of days, but I still liked to have (better than these) shoes.
I am sad, because those used to be reasonable boots.
Yeah, they’re in my size too. Imagine my disappointment. Can’t wear those to work.
Just from the actual quality of the artwork, I’m sure the paint wasn’t sealed properly. A toothbrush and a combination of baby oil and Dawn would get that oil paint off.
Medical Marijuana Orthopedic Boots with Cataract Correcting Shades….now THAT’s a product I’d be interested. But just the boots? Please…fashionistas like myself know better than to buy just the accessory when you know full well you need the entire ensemble.
Holy crap! I never realised just how mannish Paula Deen’s arms are.
Topher, i was laughing all over the place on your comment. Just sayin’
I can’t wait to see her Pro Choice boots…
Oh wow! I totally forgot what I was going to post! Happy 420!
I know I haven’t lived in the states for quite some time, but what is the significance of 4/20? Or do I have to do my own homework?
I’m too apathetic to even do a “Let Me Google That For You.”
I’m not stoned, but I skipped lunch and I just had a margarita. Good times…
Officially, it is a day of peaceful protest to promote the legalization of medical marijuana, and possibly recreational. At this time, at least in Canada, marijuana is difficult to obtain legally due to the fact that doctors are untrained and uninformed about how it should be administered.
As a humorous sidenote, some Americans come up here to buy pot because they confuse “decriminalized” with “legal”. They have asked a few friends of mine that work for a store that sells pipes if they sold pot as well. My friends told them that the only place to buy pot is from the cops. Hilarity ensued, I’m sure.
The term 4/20 originated from a group of teenagers (Californian, I believe) who would meet at 4:20p every day after school to toke up. It became their slang for smoking pot generally, and then it caught on as these things often do.
At least, that’s the origination story I’ve heard. Could be urban legend, but it works for me.
…because boots with medical marijuana on them are okay in a way that boots with regular marijuana on them are… uh…
Actually, there’s no law against either of them. Because they are pictures on a boot, not actual pot!
(I’d ask what this artist was smoking, but I think we all know the answer.)
Great. Now you are going to have a bunch of people follow you around as they try to light up and smoke your shoes.
So I says to the shoe salesman: “Do you have anything that says ‘classy cowgirl with low standards in men, bad taste in art, and 420-friendly’? Preferably in a fashionable butter cream tan.”
They offer men’s shoes too! His and hers 4-20 apparel.
Apparently my linking skills suck today: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66810969/mens-marijuana-shoe
The problem with these…okay, one of the problems with these…is that the artwork is on the inside of the heel and it’s possible that the wearer will scuff his shoes and the artwork as he walks. That and it looks less like marijuana than it does the top of a scraggly tree.
She needs to work on her detailing. My first thought was, “Why did she paint the maple leave green?”
I thought they were pretty nice looking boots until she went and did that to ‘em.
If Medical Marijuana = good fashion, why aren’t more nurses sporting scrubs with this motif?
Why oh why do attention-whoring douches brag about smoking pot as if they invented it?
Because most of them have no life? Just a guess, mind you-feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
Because they were already so self-absorbed before they started smoking pot, they didn’t realize that anyone had done anything before, ever.
(Yes, I have someone in mind. No, I’m not bitter.)
Supporting medical marijuana? Does this mean I should paint some codeine on a pair of sneakers?
I was just thinking a similar thought, perhaps i should paint Vicodins on my converse.
Please do. I want pictures.
I’m thinking of an entire line. What says “high fashion” more than an appendectomy t-shirt?
OOHHH, I think i can jump on board this project :An I suffer from cancer t with oxycontin polkadots. I have chronic pain you got tha chronic visor…. and of course my vicodin converse…
I’m in. C-section bikinis will be all the rage this summer!
I totally know people that would buy those boots.
I had to quit cause pot makes me crazy (for reals), but I’m all for it if people find it benefits them in some way. That said… I am from British Columbia so it kinda comes with the territory (or province if you will).
Okay, this is completely off-topic, but I have to post it somewhere. President Obama just drove through my neighborhood, and we all lined the main street to see the motorcade. Everyone else had their cameras and cell phones to take photos, but I just stood off by myself and and when the limo neared, I waved with both hands, and …
Barack Obama moved closer to his window and waved back with both his hands and smiled a great big grin! I swear we made eye contact.
And I don’t know, but I feel so cleansed. So healed.
And so special.
Shortly after the election when I was still in my “Holy fuck we have a black president and he’s so fucking smart and he’s cute too and Bush is gone, Woofuckinghoo!!!!” induced euphoria, I wrote this on my FB page:
I am not particularly religious, and have always been rather apolitical. I have, however, accepted Barack Obama as my personal savior.
/OT political comment
We now return to our regularly scheduled fuckery….
some of the euphoria came back for me today. especially when i noticed nancy pelosi was sitting next to him in the limo. wow! government at work!
ok, i’m finished too.
O. K. So i posted this higher up,but a lot of people don’t scroll through and read all the comments.
Lets just suppose for a minute that she is indeed promoting the medical-ness of marijuana. Do you think any medical marijuana patient is actually going to be able to get their crippled/pained/dying feet into pointy toed 4 inch heels?
Maybe it’s like those breast milk stickers, or “post this as your status for x!” She meant it to show support, without, you know, actually doing anything useful. Slackervism FTW!
Oh, this is totally unrelated to anything, but I was reading Snow White to my niece last night, and my first thought was Regresty. Thought ?I’d share.
I think you’re making assumptions about the medical marijuana patients. Here’s a link that goes into the political discussion and pros and cons of the debate: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/
It also lists the diseases/conditions medical marijuana has been linked with as potentially helping. It includes things like asthma, migraines, and psychological conditions.
Now, I get migraines and have clinical depression, but I definitely don’t have crippled/pained/dying feet. And I most certainly rock my pointy toed 4 inch heels every chance I get.
And I posted a reply, which you never responded to.
You can be in a lot of pain, and not be crippled/dying. When you have chronic pain, you can have bad days (no, I’m not leaving the couch!) and good days (hhmmm, I think I’m going to for an afternoon stroll!). There is no reason not to own sexy, impractical footwear. (There are plenty of reasons not to own these boots.)
I’m in Cali right now, but only moved after I got my health issues more under control. Bah. Also, it’s illegal to have marijuana in a National Park, even in California, so I’d still be fucked.
Believe me, I spend enough bad days barefoot in sweat pants that when the stars align and I have one of those magical I-feel-pretty-okay-actually days, I definitely want to make the most of it. Sometimes that means getting all sexified and going out to reassure myself that when I do rejoin the human race, I’m accepted as an attractive member of it.
I’m not in a medical marijuana state, but I do have a standing prescription for Darvocet to supplement my normal daily opiate-derivative meds, so I feel reasonably safe making the comparison.
(I’m not saying I’d wear these boots to feel attractive. Eek. But I would wear four-inch heels, if I thought they would get the desired result.)
Why are these boots so dirty looking? Are they just janky, old, dirty boots that the seller thought s/he’d offload to folks too stoned to notice how gross looking they are by sticking a pot leaf on them?
STFU!!! She has a vampire themed boot. I am going to go hurl now….
These boots look like they are also for people suffering from meaty cankles
Holy crap. I just went to your store. You have a stained glass image of jesus smoking a bong.
I guess i am in the “stating the obvious” mode today….. Im gonna go now
Oh Paula, shapeless flesh-colored pants are not your friend.
I am disappointed… I thought for sure the wearers would be Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson.
when i read the word “upcycle” i have started feeling physically ill, dizzy and nauseous. that word is misused and abused SO MUCH, these people need an intervention!! i feel like i have been hearing/reading the word “upcycle” for years and years, over and over, and it has completely lost its meaning — which was originally, i think, supposed to refer to something that had been made BETTER than the original!
calling these boots “upcycled” might be the last straw, i feel my mind going and my eyes glaze over… upcycle upcycle upcycle upcycle upcycle…
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