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March 18, 2005

In case you've never heard of the magazine High Times, here's a good description from an alternative newspaper, the Boston Phoenix: "High Times is a monthly pothead publication, a Day-Glo testament to Mary Jane idolatry with a circulation of 175,000. Marijuana leaves dominate the magazine's glossy covers like hippie Christmas trees; inside are full-color centerfolds of sticky, crystalline buds photographed reverentially like buxom starlets&"

Hence, as the Phoenix reports, the people who work at High Times inevitably hear the same three questions, over and over again: "How did you get your job at High Times?" "Can you get me a job at High Times" and "Can you get me some weed?"

In these increasingly conservative days, it's not as easy as it used to be to work for a publication that openly caters to marijuana smokers, High Times staffers acknowledge. But the employees do boast an extremely colorful-and apparently very good-softball team. Called the Bonghitters, the team has been playing since 1991, when it had a mascot named Dreddy Duck. At first, players rallied on Central Park's Great Lawn with war paint, chants, drums, and post-game bong circles. Nowadays, though, the demonstrations are more subdued, limited mostly to the team's theme song, "Take Me Out to the Bong Game."

Source: The Boston Phoenix

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