Relaxation Brownies

As voters in California prepare to vote on Prop 19 this Tuesday, lovers/entrepreneurs of ganja elsewhere than the West Coast are approaching legalization a little differently. Terry Harris, of Cordova, TN, has just filed a registered trademark for the World’s First Relaxation Brownies.

Being a Tennessee resident myself, I first saw these brownies in a liquor store/head shop mash-up (we do things all at once down here). I’m not sure how far they’ve made it outside of TN, but in Nashville they cost $2.99 each and were just thrown about with other drug-related paraphernalia.

Here is how they were advertised:

You can visit for more information. There are even opportunities to become a “distributor.” I wasn’t able to find an ingredient list, but expect a documented experiment to surface here soon.


Neanderthal be Proud



The most amazing one? Crayons, which comes from the fat. I do wonder what the pig and chicken diagram look like. I will think twice before frivolously using laboratory research materials derived from cow’s blood.

(via GOOD)

More Oil!

Is it possible for massive natural disasters to help the American economy?

I don’t get it, but David Brancaccio does. Short interview by the NYT.

Suburban Poverty

Finally, the cultural poverty rampant in suburban America is matched by its economic counterpart:

A pair of analyses by the nonprofit Brookings Institution paints a bleak economic picture for the 100 largest metropolitan areas over the past decade and in coming years, and finds that suburbs now are home to one-third of the nation’s poor, and rising.

The study of census data finds that since 2000, the number of poor people in the suburbs jumped by 37.4 percent to 13.7 million. The growth rate of suburban poverty is more than double that of cities and higher than the national rate of 26.5 percent.

Suburban Poverty. A new social phrase indicative of the collapse of the middle class.

Although this number is negotiated by my position as a student, the last five years of my life have been spent making less than $10,830 annually.

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