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Netflix, Your Algorithm is High

Like most of Gen X, I find myself occasionally doing recon on the 70s – that mystery moment Tom Wolfe dubbed the “Me Decade” for its social atomism and relative self-involvement. Though most of us wee ones were barely allowed to make our fashion choices “let alone find ourselves,” we could occasionally sneak some grown-up […]

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Culture

Cheech and Chong

Before Harold and Kumar?s parents smoked their first joint, mainstream consciousness had been permanently altered by stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Reunited after a quarter-century hiatus from their partnership huffing and puffing and bringing down the house in their live act, comedy albums and films, the alliteratively-named sketch act is back on the road […]

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Personae

Gang a Bong: Tommy Chong

In 2003 comedian Tommy Chong, long-associated with the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, was arrested for ?conspiracy to manufacture and distribute drug paraphernalia? as part of a nationwide sting dubbed ?Operation Pipe Dreams.? Chong, who had been marketing personally-branded bongs, was the only defendant (out of the 55 defendants involved with the case) without a […]