Hallo — that’s “hello” in Dutch — from Amsterdam. ANIMAL’s here this week because… weed (and journalism). And yes, for the first time in my life: the High Times Cannabis Cup. Although I’ve visited Holland more times than I can remember, I’ve never been to this annual happening, for several reasons, mainly because I’m not a retard. I always assumed this was the type of event that attracts retards, and it mostly is, but there’s some really interesting cats here too, you just have to scratch the surface, with a wire brush. Anyhow, I hope to send a few updates, but for now, did you know they call Frosted Flakes “Frosties”? Tot ziens.

(Photo: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork)