That's Why They Call It Sh%t

June 1970 U.S. Army:  Do you remember your first joint? A brother stopped by our apartment off base one night and handed me a joint.  I knew what it was and with some trepidation, I took up the offer.  We would have later called this “ditch weed”, but what did I know.  After a couple of pulls, “Nothing, I don’t feel a thing.”  I tried to hand it back, but he said, “Stick with it”.  My wife went to bed and I “Stuck with it.” Are you old enough to remember the television static you saw between channels? Around 3 am my wife came out and asked me what the heck I was doing.  “Honey!  I’m watching the bug fights and the “white guys are getting their ass kicked.”  Throw that shit out” she said.  And that’s how it got its name. 😊  G. Spelvin