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Legendary Country Outlaw to Have Statue Unveiled on 4/20 at 4:20


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I’ll give you one guess who it is.

The legendary Willie Nelson will be “honored” in Austin with an eight-foot, 1 ton, bronze likeness of himself. The statue is scheduled to be unveiled next Friday, April 20 at exactly 4:20 p.m.

From Rolling Stone:

The unveiling event will include an appearance by Nelson himself, who will be in town to perform at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre as part of the We Walk the Line show celebrating the music of  Johnny Cash.

And yeah, I put honored in quotes. Is the joke old yet? The sky is blue, the sun sets in the west and Willie smokes weed. Big deal. Willie smokes weed. He’s been doing it FOR-EV-ER. Let’s stop giggling every time we hear it.

We aren’t 7-year-olds talking about farts and poo-poo. This is Willie Nelson.

The man is a musical icon, legendary outlaw, philanthropist … and a pot smoker. Let’s focus more on the first three and less on his stoner reputation.

For me, it’s kind of like Betty White saying and doing sexually explicit things on Saturday Night Live a few years back. What started out as a funny punchline has turned into her new schtick — her three-year-long schtick. The first time was hilarious; the 49th time wasn’t.

I’m gonna go ahead and call it. The shock value for both is gone, both jokes have officially staled.

To me, there’s no point in the focus of this statue being on Willie’s love for the little green leaf instead of what he’s done for music over the past eleventy billion years. Just give the man a statue. I’m just wondering, what will Willie’s statue be holding, a bronze guitar or a bronze joint?

Let’s just hope it’s a guitar, or I’m gonna break something.

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