I have a theory that thousands and perhaps tens of thousands of 50-and-overs have been turning on over the holidays because of the cannabis laughing scene in Nancy MeyersIt’s Complicated. It’s a contact high and the most enjoyable scene in the film. My guess is that it gave various boomers and older GenXers the idea, especially, I’m guessing, as a fun New Year’s Eve activity. If attractive and sophisticated Meryl Streep and Steve Martin can do it, why can’t we?

I’m not going to name names, but I’m well acquainted with a lad of 21 whose divorced mom recently saw It’s Complicated, and who very soon after asked the young lad to score a little weed on behalf of her mid 50ish boyfriend, who hasn’t turned on in 20 years. Young lad went all the way out to Coney Island to cop yesterday afternoon, and then had to train it back to Manhattan and drop off the two or three grams. He preemptively bought rolling papers on the assumption that the above-mentioned couple wouldn’t have any.

I think this is fairly hilarious. If anyone can report any first- or second-hand observations along these lines, I’m all ears.