Friday, September 12, 2008

The choices we've made....

I'm sure my mother is proud. Looking back on my life, who could have guessed that one day, Darren and I could write with the following, truly astounding news:

We have been nominated for a Stony Award for best drama.

Now, up until about two hours ago, I had no idea what the hell a Stony Award was. Let me educate you. Apparently High Times magazine - a publication dedicated to marijuana and those who consume it - has movie awards. Why does such a magazine have movie awards? There is no way any rational person could answer such a question. But hey, when we get nominated for best drama, you won't hear me complaining. But really, how many marijuana themed dramas have come out this year? Frankly, I question both the quality and quantity of our competition.

Anyhoo - for your enjoyment - the letter we received from the vaulted publication (sadly, since it's our opening weekend in theaters and we'll be in the Bay Area, we will not be attending):


Dear Darren & Danny:

It is my pleasure to inform you that “Humboldt County” has been nominated for the 2008 High Times Stony Award for Best Drama.

The awards ceremony will take place at 4:20pm on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at the Malibu Inn in Malibu, California. This is the second year the event will be held in Los Angeles! It is our hope that you will be able to be on hand to be a part of the celebration and make this night that much more memorable.

The High Times Stony Awards is in its eighth year and celebrates those movies, television shows and video games that respect and build upon the stoner lifestyle and culture. This is not your typical awards show, the awards handed out also appropriately function as working bongs. The Stonys are in a class by themselves!

Complimentary tickets can be arranged for you. There will also be a VIP after-party at the nearby Malibu Motel.

High Times magazine, long held to be the number one counterculture magazine in the world, is in its thirty-fourth year of publication.

We urge you to attend the show, hit the GREEN carpet and enjoy a one-of-a-kind evening.

With Our Highest Regards,

Matt Stang

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