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I YAM WHAT I YAM

At arflovers.com, a gleeful site maintained with a maniacal chortle by Craig Yoe with the help of the Yoe Studio minions, recent speculation holds that “Popeye is a stoner,” which Yoe says he first heard of on “the terrific animation blog CartoonBrew” and subsequently “turned up conclusive evidence that what Popeye had in his pipe was indeed wacky tobacky (i.e., marijuana).” The word spinach, it is averred, was, at the time of Popeye’s animated incarnation, “a popular euphemism for marijuana celebrated as such in jazz songs.” I’ve heard spinach used to refer to folding money -- even a beard -- but not, until now, mj; but I’ll take your word for it, Craig...

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