AKA TOMMY CHONG

Published April 25, 2008

In my last post, I reported on a possible reunion between the original doobie brothers, Cheech and Chong. I mentioned there that a proposed 2003 film, Cheech and Chong Get Blunt was waylaid when Tommy was arrested by the government for selling Chong Bongs on the internet.

I recall being pretty pissed about it at the time, and thinking, Does our government really have nothing better to spend their time and our tax dollars on than going after Tommy Chong?

Tommy served nine months and was released in 2004.

I was reminded of all this when I saw that a documentary about the event had been produced and is currently available on DVD.

Titled a/k/a Tommy Chong, the film details the set-up, sting, and (bullshit) takedown of Thomas B Kin Chong. Entrapment is illegal in this country, but the clips below make it obvious that the government’s “Operation PipeDreams” set out to make an example of Chong, even using Cheech and Chong film clips to incriminate him.

Check out the trailer below, along with an exclusive interview from his time in prison. This looks to be eye-opening and entertaining, although …

Stories like this do nothing to stir my American pride. I do not suffer bullshit gladly and this is BULLSHIT of the highest order.


a/k/a TOMMY CHONG – trailer




INTERVIEW WITH TOMMY CHONG FROM PRISON – 2004
(fascinating interview – guy seemed to be in pretty good spirits considering)