Ed Driscoll

North Dallas 420

As always, life eventually catches up with the earlier, funnier incarnation of Saturday Night Live:

Thank you! Talk about a live show! It’s nice to see you, welcome, and thanks for joining us — live! Um… I’m kinda glad that we’re on at night, so that we’re not competing with all the football and baseball. So many, man… and this is the time of year when there’s both, you know? Football’s kinda nice, they changed it a little bit — they moved the hash marks in. Guys found it and smoked them, anyway!

— The start of George Carlin’s opening monologue, in the debut episode of Saturday Night Live, October 11, 1975.

“NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell open to the idea of players using medical marijuana in states where the drug is legal.”

— Headline, the London Daily Mail today.

Clearly, Nate Newton was a man, a van, and a van-sized man far ahead of his time.