The other day, we got an e-mail from the creators of Shine, joint rolling papers coated in 24 karat gold. This is apparently a product you buy if setting fire to hundred dollar bills has become boring to you. The papers sell for $45 for a pack of six, meaning a single sheet of rolling paper costs $7.50.
After a publicist sent The Stranger a box of free Shine papers, I rolled a joint full of top-shelf Hindu Kush. “Is that real gold?” people would ask. When I explained that