I'm ready to launch the Great Laughing Gas experiment and you're invited to participate.
The genesis of this adventure had a humble start. I received an early Father's Day gift from one of my three sons yesterday. It came in a brightly decorated self-sealing bag.
The slick bag announced that the folks at Laughing Gas were offering the highest THC level weed on the market. My strain was White Truffle - total THC: 35.92%. All top-of-the-line marijuana.
I'm inviting hip Americans to share laughter via toking up top-notch ganja (edibles work just as well) with a stranger. It's a great icebreaker and mood enhancer.
It's a better way of spreading laughter than my original Rube Goldberg idea of pumping laughing gas into homes and the halls of Congress. There were just too many logistical hurdles to overcome.
Listen. Laughter is the best medicine. (I read that in Reader's Digest decades ago). Americans need to avoid letting our chaotic culture stress us out on a daily basis by laughing at something. We all need a break today.
It was E.E. Cumings who said, "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
Mark Twain informed us, "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."
But my favorite quote comes from John Cleese; "A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people."
As it stands, Americans really need something that brings them together during these challenging times.