Cheech ain't here!
March 24, 2007 9:01 PM   Subscribe

"Hey Man!" America's most beloved pothead is vlogging. He's also still doing stand-up, he's still funny as ever, his wife Shelby is still hot, and he still drives himself around, though he really shouldn't cuz... damn! He drives like some old guy! You think this is a precursor to him getting his own reality tv cable show? Tommy Chong has been mentioned previously in the blue.
posted by ZachsMind (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Good ol' Chong was old when I was a freshman stoner and that was 27 years ago.
Glad to see him happy and healthy!
posted by Dizzy at 9:08 PM on March 24, 2007


You think this is a precursor to him getting his own reality tv cable show? I'd hit it.
posted by owhydididoit at 9:14 PM on March 24, 2007


Totally OT: It's so weird for me to see that not because of TC, but because I worked at that radio station when I was 17. 91X had a crappy little transmitter in Rosarito, Mexico that the djs had to drive to every day. Weird to see their studio so modern. I'm old.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:14 PM on March 24, 2007


Yes! XTRA! "Eckees-Ay-Tay-Erray-Ah" was a mystery to me until I realized it was their call letters in Spanish! My parents loved that station back when it was the home of "Beautiful Music" ...
posted by Dizzy at 9:20 PM on March 24, 2007


It's good to see him still going at it. I think YouTube is a smart move for him and I'm actually pretty surprised he hasn't already made it to reality tv.
posted by saraswati at 9:21 PM on March 24, 2007


Equiis Tee Erre Ahh, Diz. ;)

It was also the home of the Mighty 690 (am). Naturally, horny teenagers loved cutting the "0" off so their cars could sport bumper stickers that said "Mighty 69."
posted by miss lynnster at 9:25 PM on March 24, 2007


Totally OT redux--- didja ever watch "Coffee Break" with Raf Algren on the XTRA-TV affiliate?
I played hooky countless times just to watch that show.
posted by Dizzy at 9:30 PM on March 24, 2007


Wasn't Willie Nelson voted Americas Most Beloved Pothead?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:33 PM on March 24, 2007


No, I don't remember that at all. What was it?
posted by miss lynnster at 9:33 PM on March 24, 2007


Is there any way to subscribe to this on itunes (podcast/vlog?)
posted by filmgeek at 9:34 PM on March 24, 2007


Not to further the derail but I also got stuck on "Huh? 91X is still around??" It was the station all the cool kids listened to back when I was in high school in Encinitas - and that was a looong time ago.

Cheech (the other guy) lives here in San Francisco - or spends a lot of time here. I've run into him twice in mundane settings. Once, for example, he was the cart in front of me in the checkout line at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
posted by vacapinta at 9:34 PM on March 24, 2007


No, I think Willie Nelson was America's Most Beloved Tax-Evading Pothead.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:34 PM on March 24, 2007


Miss Lynster: Oh, ok. Thanks. These award shows can get so confabulated with all the smoke in the air.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:36 PM on March 24, 2007


Tommy Chong is my brother's ex-wife's cousin's brother-in-law (I think I have that right).

I just wanted to say that, because how often do you get the chance to do so? (it is true, BTW)
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:37 PM on March 24, 2007


Does that make you bud brothers?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:37 PM on March 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


HEY! You are my high school rival! I went to TPHS. 91X is still there. Steve West is still there on weekends. I talked to him on the phone a few years ago. He's bitter as all get out & still reliving "the day." Still ugly, too. Oh, wait... that was supposed to stay in my inner monologue. Whoops.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:39 PM on March 24, 2007


It's ok, Miss Lynnster. We all hyperlink our own internal dialog nowadays. It helps to increase our sense of presence.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:40 PM on March 24, 2007


Dave?
posted by taosbat at 9:45 PM on March 24, 2007


"Coffee Break" was a Today Show rip-off circa mid-1970s hosted by a German-Mexican fellow in a laughable toupee who often dressed in his full "Mexican Wrestler" regalia.
He would have guests like "San Diego Realtor of the Week" and various Holiday Inn cover bands, all of whom would knock out a mean rendition of "The Night Chicago Died" or "Rock the Boat".
I thought he was the epitome of cross-cultural urbanity and dazzling sophistication.
I was 12. A boy from Escondido with big dreams.
posted by Dizzy at 9:46 PM on March 24, 2007


San Marcos High representing.
posted by Dizzy at 9:47 PM on March 24, 2007


Sunday Brunches at the Quails Inn, baybee! Gotta love feedin' the ducks!

I totally missed this Coffee Break you speak of. I am sad.

Huh. I turned the Tommy Chong post into SanDiegoFilter... whoooops.

posted by miss lynnster at 10:00 PM on March 24, 2007


Hey Diz... ya ever go to Distillery East?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:01 PM on March 24, 2007


Never heard of Distillery East, but I was RAISED at the Quails Inn, and Lawrence Welk's Resort/Waiting Room For The Dead was 2 miles from my house.
Plus we went to Anthony's Star of the Sea twice a month. After Cinerama.
And my first ever girlfriend's dad practically owned La Costa (practically=mob money...)
posted by Dizzy at 10:05 PM on March 24, 2007


Oh! You mean The Ice House! Past the (old) K-Mart!
That was where the tough kids went.
I was far too tame and lame in those days...
posted by Dizzy at 10:08 PM on March 24, 2007


My dad and sister just had brunch there a few weeks ago. Distillery East was an underage club in Escondido a million years ago when I was underage. As for La Costa, I went to HS with two kids named Bonanno... so, yeah. I'm familiar.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:13 PM on March 24, 2007


See, when I went there it wasn't tough. I just remember dancing to the GoGos & Madonna with my friends and smelling a lot of clove smoke. And marines standing at the bar wearing sleeveless t-shirts. And I remember there was one really creepy guy that I always tried to hide from... he always asked me to dance & we nicknamed him "Pelvis Man" because he always tried to bump his crotch into me...

Yeah, so hey, what about that Tommy Chong!
posted by miss lynnster at 10:18 PM on March 24, 2007


Tommy Chong for Drug Czar!
posted by homunculus at 10:36 PM on March 24, 2007


Willie Nelson is SO not America's Most Beloved Pothead. Or maybe he's the republicans' most beloved pothead, but I'm a liberal democrat... sorta. I used to be. I think. So for me, and the America I pretend still exists somewhere, Tommy Chong is the most beloved. Willie Nelson only made me laugh once, and I don't think he meant to make anyone laugh. He did that song with Julio Iglesias. What the hell was he smokin' when he cut that track?

I respectfully appreciate this walk down San Diego Memory Lane that many of you have experienced... What do ya think about Chong vlogging? Isn't it cool!? And isn't the word "vlogging" the most annoying word on the planet? Oh no wait.. THAT's Willie Nelson... No, that's TWO words...

I'm goin' to bed.

...

No. Really. I don't smoke pot. I'm like this without help.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:03 PM on March 24, 2007


Tommy Chong is my brother's ex-wife's cousin's brother-in-law (I think I have that right).

I just wanted to say that, because how often do you get the chance to do so? (it is true, BTW)


I love this, because I read this post, went down to clean my car out, found three quarters of a joint under my drivers seat - which is a miracle, considering how much I spoke nowadays - and am now stoned.
(it is true, BTW)
posted by Samuel Farrow at 12:40 AM on March 25, 2007


So.... where the hell IS Cheech???
posted by IronLizard at 12:49 AM on March 25, 2007


Paul McCartney was America's Most Beloved Pothead...until he got knighted.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:13 AM on March 26, 2007


Well, hell, I thought George Walker Bush was America's most beloved pothead, seeing as how America elected him Prezdet twice -- or was he more about booze and coke?
posted by pax digita at 4:23 AM on March 26, 2007


I may not be the official most beloved pothead, but I'd like to think I'm the pothead of your hearts, the people's pothead.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:33 AM on March 26, 2007


Paul McCartney was America's Most Beloved Pothead.

Paul McCartney isn't America's.
posted by srboisvert at 7:02 AM on March 26, 2007


I saw Tommy Chong (and Shelby) at a DC comedy club a year or so ago. Pretty funny, though his act was somewhat predictable. My wife got an autographed Chong Thong, which goes nicely with my Ron-Jeremy-signed boxers. We're a classy couple.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:03 AM on March 26, 2007


Daves not here.
posted by alteredcarbon at 11:15 AM on March 26, 2007


No, man, it's me, Dave, man...
posted by taosbat at 11:48 AM on March 26, 2007


No need to bash Willie - he's a good egg.

Fun link. Bookmarked.
posted by rougy at 6:01 PM on March 26, 2007


ZachsMind writes "Willie Nelson is SO not America's Most Beloved Pothead. Or maybe he's the republicans' most beloved pothead, but I'm a liberal democrat"

Er ... you probably won't see this, but Willie Nelson campaigned for Kucinich. He's always been liberal, though he's a bit libertarian in some areas ... But if Kucinich ain't liberal, I don't know what is.
posted by krinklyfig at 5:19 PM on March 27, 2007


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