Watch two Canadian stoners recount their trip to Milwaukee (and get really high)
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For all its chipper self-obsession and incessant back-patting, nothing sends the booming Milwaukee Pride™ industry into overdrive quite like the validation of out-of-towners. Arbitrary lists from national magazines and/or websites are breathlessly shared on social media channels, while complimentary blog posts from visiting writers are practically framed and displayed in city hall. But until now, one specific genre of Milwaukee Love™ has been sorely overlooked: semi-coherent videos from bong-hitting, road-trip-prone Canadian stoners.
Enter “Focus on: Milwaukee,” a 10-minute YouTube video featuring two buddies chilling out in a basement, blasting the solo work of Guess Who lead singer Burton Cummings, and getting really, really high. Oh, and talking about their recent trip to Milwaukee. “Went to Milwaukee, had a great time. Go check it out if you get the chance,” says hockey-jersey-wearing Buddy #1. “Great people, cheap beer. Anything you ever want is there!”
He then goes on to sing “Feels good even smoking weed!” instead of “Feels good even missing you!” during Cummings’ “Timeless Love.”
The Brew City love continues: “Good people, good dope, cheap beer,” says Miller-High-Life-sweatshirt-wearing Buddy #2, unwittingly coining Milwaukee’s next official tourist slogan. Following yet another monster bong rip and the donning of a Green Bay Packers hat, the pair gets sidetracked with idle chatter about Friday The 13th movies, Attack Of The Clones, and hockey. But mostly they just smoke a bunch of weed. (Other videos from the duo include “Smoking a blunt,” “Happy 4/20 2012!!” and “Hotboxing a cat.”) Needless to say, it’s our favorite thing ever, and the best endorsement of our city we’ve seen in ages.
Great job, Milwaukee!