The other day, I bought a tiny dollhouse microwave because the clock read 4:20. I died laughing in the store. Mothers shielded their daughters from me – a creepy bearded man looking at dollhouse kitchen appliances. But seriously, was this a breakthough? Did I finally discover the true origin behind the stoner code 420? Could I discredit Huffington Post’s myth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture). It makes total sense – stoners get high, get munchies, then enjoy microwavables becasue they are fun and easy to cook! But most stoners don’t shop for dollhouse microwaves. Exactly! They got the 420 code when they went shopping for real microwaves. They saw 4:20 on the microwave’s digital clock that is featured in the microwave product shot that is printed on the box. This comes from a long tradition of photographer’s assistants setting microwave’s digital clocks to “4:20” before photographing them for the product shots that are eventually printed on the box in which they are shipped and sold. The dollhouse microwave is just an inside joke; all dollhouse furniture designers are stoners. That is fact.
To further my hypothesis, I set out to see if all adult-size real microwave product shots had 4:20 on their digital clocks. Unfortunately, I only found one.
The other two product shots with 4:20 on the digital clock are toaster ovens, and everyone knows that stoners hate toaster ovens. Mmmmm… this burrito could be ready in 3 1/2 minutes in the microwave… or I could put it in the toaster oven for 40 minutes. Come on.
My theory, I think, is therefore wrong, unless anyone can help me out here????