25 Sep
2013

Johnny Appleseed

Got a pot? Good. Now stick it on your head and wear it as a hat because today we're celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday!

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This Guy!

John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 11, 1845), often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples......

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...like hard cider and drunkenness.

That's right. Johnny Appleseed's apples were typically inedible, and could only be used to make apple jacks and cider. Granted the cider was not always spiked with booze, it's usually the reason this roaming vagabond was so welcome everywhere he went, he brought the freaking party, man!

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Also the reason he's so damn happy all the time... he's loaded.

As a kid I celebrated Johnny Appleseed but making a pot hat out of paper, and then eating and drawing apples. Now that I'm older the holiday has taken on a newer and much more exciting turn for me! It's a drunk holiday! Cause Johnny Appleseed is the man!

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R.I.P. J-Seed.

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