It’s Stoner-Bashing Time

That’s right.  4:20.  The “greatest” time to play an online video game where you are forced to interact with 14-17-year-olds who have full access to a microphone and their mom’s stereo system to make sure YOU know what their favorite rapper sounds like.

Even better, it landed on a Friday, which means NO SCHOOL tomorrow, which means there’s no chance of avoiding them later by going on after their bedtime.  Magically, EVERYONE is a pothead on this day, and they are proud to show off their love of all things both “sticky” and/or “icky”

Interestingly, the Call of Duty community has decided today is the best day to organize a “Call of Duty Blackout” in protest to… uh… I don’t know.

On the 20th of April 2012, Modern Warfare 3 will be the victim of an organised consumer backlash. The “MW3: Blackout movement” is encouraging players not to play Modern Warfare 3 on the above date in an attempt to get Activision and Infinity Ward to take head of their grievances and problems with the game. — CallOfDutyMapPacks.com

Yeah, good choice.  Choose not only a day that every little wanna-be pothead kid will want to play, but also a Double XP weekend.  It’s obviously working:

On the plus side, the lure of potentially high opponents is too irresistible to deny.  As I type this, all I can do is dream about all the potential “scrub lobbies” I could be in with my incredibly goofy “pot-related” gamer card.

Or maybe I’ll play Diablo 3? Starting today and throughout the weekend the beta has been opened to the public for stress tests.  Most importantly, now is the time to see if your computer can handle it before you drop $60 only to find out you need a new graphics card.

It’s Stoner-Bashing Time!