Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cheech Marin to be on New Pranks Show

Late "Dallas" star Larry Hagman will make a return to TV as one of the stars of a new prank special.

The actor, who died in November, will be one of the celebrities featured in "I Get That a Lot," in which stars masquerade as ordinary people and act like they're not famous when they're recognized.

Find: Larry Hagman in 'Dallas' video clips Hagman filmed his segment in September, and he appears as a salesman offering free samples of barbecue sauce, according to TV Guide.

The special, which will air in the spring, will also feature Jane Seymour and comedian Cheech Marin.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Hempy Holidaze

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Whatcom Museum Welcomes Collector/Comedian Cheech Marin for Exhibition Opening in January

Comedy and culture lovers have a chance to indulge doubly when Cheech Marin, the well-known entertainer, comes to Bellingham, WA on Jan. 11, 2013 to open an exhibition at the Whatcom Museum featuring works from his renowned collection by Mexican-American artists.

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn’t matter} opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, and will be on view at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building through March 24, 2013.

Marin is the featured guest at the show’s member preview, Jan. 11, from 5-8 pm and will deliver a public lecture at 2 pm Jan. 12 in the Rotunda Room at the Museum’s Old City Hall building. That same evening he’ll be on hand at the Pickford Film Center on Bay Street to screen the 25th anniversary showing of Born in East LA, followed by a Q&A. Showtime is 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Induct Lou Adler

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct Lou Adler at its April 18th induction ceremony in Los Angeles, California.  This is the first time the ceremony will be on the West coast.  It will also be the first time tickets will be available to the public.

Adler produced most of the Cheech and Chong albums, as well as directed Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke.  Although, Cheech and Tommy claim they did most of the directing.

Adler also owns the rights to all their albums.  This is unheard of nowadays, but was fairly commonplace in the 70s.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Tommy Chong is Trending All Over the Place

Tommy Chong did a press tour yesterday talking about the possibility of pot legalization.  Now, he's trending all over the search engines.

On Current TV, Tommy said the DEA will be disbanded.  He must be high because drug enforcement is a business.  Obama will never disband it.



Marijuana advocate Tommy Chong had a bizarre yet hilarious interview with Stuart Varney on Varney & Co. Chong maintained that marijuana increases fine motor skills, and that this is why professional golfers use marijuana to improve their game. He argued that "potheads" were responsible for President Obama's re-election. The best moment came when Chong speculated that Varney himself is a pot smoker.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hempy Holidoobies! Cheech and Chong get Dicey

Hempy Holidoobies!

It's time for our annual Holidoobie sale, but this year it's even better. Beginning immediately and running until Thursday, December 20th 12AM New York, there's no domestic shipping on anything, plus you get FREE Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Fuzzy Dice with every order of $25 or more.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tommy Chong Defames Josh Gilbert in his Potcast

On Wednesday, Tommy Chong and his son posted the latest episode of their potcast.  They sit down with hashbar owner Sean Kush whose California hashbar was raided by the feds.

Sean was telling a story and Tommy (who is now sounding really old) tried to relate with a story of his own.  However, the story Tommy told is blatantly false.

Tommy says "I did fire a guy one time for [not having a video camera on when he was hired to be filming].  Josh, Josh Gilbert.  He was supposed to be filming some stuff, but he didn't do it.  I hire him and he turns the fuckin camera off."

The truth...
Josh directed the documentary A/K/A Tommy Chong.  Josh and Tommy Chong went to famous architect, Frank Gehry's, studio.  Tommy was friends with Gehry.  Frank told Josh not to film anything until they get into his office because there are copyrighted 3-D models of works in progress all around.  Josh and Tommy agreed.

Josh wasn't even working for Tommy.  Tommy wasn't paying him.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hostess Twinkies Listed for $10,000 on eBay. It's Insane!

Stoners everywhere...We don't mean to alarm you, but one of your favorite treats is going Up in Smoke. Hostess is bankrupt and is immediately liquidating everything.

That means no more Hostess®, Drakes® and Dolly Madison®, which make iconic cake products such as Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs®, Ho Ho’s®, Sno Balls® and Donettes®.

eBay is going crazy now.  There's a listing for four boxes of Twinkies for $10,000.  And a number of people are already watching the auction.

We just went to Stop and Shop.  The Twinkies shelf was empty! Empty!  We must sign off to weep.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Update: Free Tickets to See Cheech Marin and Anderson Cooper Square Off in Trivia Challenge

In March 2010, Anderson Cooper lost to Cheech Marin in Celebrity Jeopardy. This Thursday, Cheech and Anderson will square off once again on Anderson Live.

 The rematch is on!

If anyone will be in New York City this Wednesday and would like to attend the taping, email us your name. INFO AT CHEECHANDCHONGFANS DOT COM. (spelled out to cut down on junk mail).

Update: Cheech's segment was completely cut in New York because of a storm press conference.

Anderson Cooper beat Cheech Marin. Although, technically, Cheech got the first question correct.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tommy Chong Discusses his Prostate Cancer at New Hampshire Film Festival

Tommy Chong was at the New Hampshire Film Festival this weekend promoting the Cheech and Chong Animated Movie.  Tommy's daughters, Rae Dawn and Precious were also there.

In this clip, Tommy jokes around about the doctors sticking their fingers up his butt.




Watch the entire 'A Conversation on Comedy' hosted by Rae Dawn Chong. Dale Launer and Mike O'Malley were also there.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Tommy Chong Potcast Now Available

In Potcast #7, Breakfast with Bill, Tommy Chong talks about having breakfast with Bill Clinton and living overseas.

Tommy says he was at a Democratic fundraiser at Michael King's house (owns Kingsworld).  It was $200 per plate, but Tommy got a discount because he lives a few houses away.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Update: Love Machine Featured on Texas Car Wars

The '64 Chevy Impala from Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke was featured on last week's episode of Texas Car Wars.  Two guys with money go around Texas trying to save old cars.

I thought the Impala was long gone, but these guys found it.  It even still has Love Machine in the back window (we have Love Machine shirts)

This episode, Dukin' Donuts, re-airs this Saturday on Discovery at 2pm EST.

Description:
The car flippers see serious dough over this week's auction cars - a 1960 Ford F-100 panel truck, a '64 Chevy Impala, and a 1993 Lexus SC 300. But more than one of these cars just might be cursed.

Thanks to Cheech and Chong super collector, Mark, pointing this out to me.  Mark loves retro Cheech and Chong items...so let me know if you want to contribute to his collection.

Update: The car was a replica.  The original car was destroyed a long time ago.

Cheech Marin Gets in Accident on Way to Fresno Gig

According to CBS 47, Cheech Marin got into a minor accident on the way to the Fresno Fair Cheech and Chong gig Wednesday night.  The van (not the Big Green Van) he was riding in got into a fender bender.

Cheech wasn't injured and made it to the show on time.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Grandpa Said the F Word

Tommy Chong's Potcast Number 5 has been posted on iTunes.

In 'Grandpa Said the F Word', Tommy talks to his son Paris about the closing of pot shops, has a conversation with his wife, plays some music, and learns of the birth of a third grandson.

Tommy and Shelby also take the time to briefly bash Cheech.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tommy Chong Reads HIGH TIMES November 2012

Pot comedy icon Tommy Chong learns how to grow weed by remote control from his smartphone in the new HIGH TIMES Tech Issue.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie Accepted for New Hampshire Film Festival

The list of films accepted for the 12th annual New Hampshire Film Festival, has been released. The festival takes place at various venues throughout downtown Portsmouth on Oct. 11 through 14.

Tommy Chong will be on hand to promote Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie. This Branden and Eric D. Chambers' film creates an animated story using classic bits from Cheech and Chong albums.

Cheech and Tommy even recorded new songs for the film.

The release date is unknown at this point.

Tommy Chong Potcast #4 is Available

In Potcast #4, Demons and Critics, Tommy Chong talks about pot, families, kids living at home and other randomness.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cheech Marin, Rich Guy that Buys Hispanic Art, Wins ALMA Outstanding Career Achievement Award

Alleged wife beater, Cheech Marin, received the Outstanding Career Achievement award this past weekend at the ALMA Awards. Cheech is a regular at this award show so I guess they figured they'd reward him.  He's a regular because he likes going to the gifting tent before the show and also gets a nice gift basket for showing up.  This is also why he does all the charity golf tournaments.

What has Cheech done to deserve this award?  Nash Bridges?  Golden Girls' Golden Palace?
Nothing really, he's just a millionaire that spends his money on Hispanic art for his mansions.  He then gets Target to sponsor an art tour.  All his art becomes an IRS write-off and he gets paid by Target.  Maybe he should win this award for this smart business dealing.

The ALMA Awards, which is hosted by George Lopez and Eva Longoria, airs on NBC this Friday.  ABC used to air it, but the ratings were so bad, they dumped it.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cheech and Chong Flip Skateboard Review...Not so Good

BlackDeadNighmare posted his review of the Cheech and Chong skateboard from Flip.  He says the board wore down really fast.  The kevlar on top ripped after the second use.  You can barely see the Cheech and Chong graphic on the bottom anymore.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chong to be at New Hampshire Film Festival



PORTSMOUTH — TV sitcom star Mike O'Malley, actor and director Tommy Chong and author Joyce Maynard will all be guests of the 12th annual New Hampshire Film Festival.
The event will be held Oct. 11-14 at venues throughout downtown Portsmouth.
“We are so excited to be welcoming such a diverse and talented group of guests to the New Hampshire Film Festival this year,” said Festival Executive Director Nicole Gregg. “They all have special connections to New Hampshire, and we're so glad that they're going to join us for this amazing weekend of films, panels and parties.”
O'Malley was born in Boston, raised in New Hampshire, and attended the University of New Hampshire. He has appeared in the CBS sitcom “Yes, Dear," Fox's “Glee," and in movies including “Leatherheads," “Eat Pray Love” and “Cedar Rapids”. He has made guest appearances on “Parenthood”, “My Name is Earl," and “Parks and Recreation." He is also a published playwright, and is currently a writer on the third season of the hit Showtime show “Shameless”. He will be at the festival promoting his film “Certainty." O'Malley wrote and co-produced the film.
“Certainty” is about a 20-something couple, Dom and Deb, who are finally getting married after a long relationship. But before they can tie the knot, they must participate in a "Pre Cana" retreat, the mandatory course for couples looking to be married by the Catholic Church.
“Certainty” will open theatrically in New York on Nov. 30 and will be available on Movies on Demand, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video,YouTube Rentals, Cinemanow, Playstation, XBOX, and Vudu, starting on Nov 27.
“Certainty” will be screened during the New Hampshire Film Festival's New Hampshire Night, Thursday Oct. 11. Stay tuned to www.nhfilmfestival.com for scheduling information.
Chong is a Canadian-American actor and director, most famous for being one half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong, alongside Cheech Marin, and for playing Leo on “That 70s Show”. He was a guest of the festival last year, and his daughter, actress Rae Dawn Chong, is a member of the NHFF board. Chong is promoting his latest film, “Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie”.
Joyce Maynard is a native of Durham and a longtime resident of Hillsboro and Keene. Maynard is the author of 14 books, including the best-selling memoir, "At Home in the World" and the novel "To Die For," which was adapted into a film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Nicole Kidman. Maynard's novel "Labor Day," set in New Hampshire, was adapted for the screen by Jason Reitman, who is also directing the film, which stars Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet. Maynard will be judging the NHFF Screenplay Contest.
Information: www.nhfilmfestival.com.

Cheech Tosses Out the First Pitch at Houston Astros Game

Yesterday, Cheech Marin, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros game.
**Scott Moore and Cheech talk. courtesy of @brianmctaggart

"They asked me throw out the first pitch, and they paid enough money so here I am," Cheech said. "I'm a collector, but I also love baseball."

Cheech was wearing a vintage 1980s-era rainbow Astros jersey.

"It [Houston] has the best combination of good-looking girls and barbecue in the world," he said.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tommy Chong Confirms that Hemp Oil is Not Helping his Prostate Cancer

In Potcast #3, Tommy Chong has announced that treating his prostate cancer with hemp oil is not helping.

From the Weedmaster....
No duh!  Keep in mind that a few years ago Tommy told me he was going to one of those trendy California clinics to have oxygen or something injected into him.

Today's podcast is a painful, whopping 42 mins long.  Besides health tips from a crazy man, he plays what sounds like the soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire.

He says now he's going to try ultrasound to treat it.

Chong's, 74 now, is like a mad scientist.  I think the state needs to appoint him a nurse or a guardian.



Sunday, September 09, 2012

Tommy Chong Announces The Art of Cheech and Chong Traveling Art Show


During his Potcast, Tommy Chong announced that he and Cheech are going to have a traveling art show, The Art of Cheech and Chong, soon.

Cheech will have his Chicano art, Chong will have his art which will include his bong collection.

In addition, there will be videos of their movies, outtakes that no one has ever seen before, a low rider car, possibly the Big Green Van from Up in Smoke.

Note from the Weedmaster:
1. Tommy has spoken of having a bong museum before.  Years ago, he even went so far as to lease a place for the museum (which seriously pissed off his wife, Shelby).
2. I seriously doubt there are any more outtakes from their movies.  Otherwise, they would have been on the DVDs.
3. I'm friends with the owner of the Big Green Van from Up in Smoke.  Cheech and Chong haven't even contacted them.

In conclusion, I think this is another idea that Tommy has which will never happen...just like his museum, Up in Smoke 2, Best Buds movie, etc etc.  I doubt he even spoke to Cheech about it.

Reminds me of the old days when he'd start selling a Tommy Chong comedy CD that wasn't even done yet and then kept buyers waiting for one year because he couldn't decide what artwork to use on the cover.

We will keep you updated.

Tommy Chong Potcast #2 Available


Tommy Chong's podcast #2, I mean Potcast, is called This One's For All the Daves.

If you don't know how to access a podcast, the easiest way is to search for it in the iTunes store....or just click here to get there directly.

Tommy Chong's Potcast #2: This One's For All the Daves

Tommy Chong starts off by apologizing to Dave in Canada, the guy that wrote the Dave's Not Here sketch which Cheech and Tommy lifted.

Then, he apologizes to all the Daves who people have said 'Dave's not here' to over the years.

He goes on to talk about how he became part of the black culture.  Discusses his black wife, Maxine, as well as performing and getting high while being in a black band.

Tommy Chong also announced that he and Cheech are going to have a traveling art show, The Art of Cheech and Chong, soon.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Car Crashes into the House from Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

In Cheech and Chong's Next Movie, Pedro and Man drive their van onto the front lawn of a house and then crash through the fence when leaving (remember Hey Bendejos!?).

TMZ reports that now, thirty years later, a Chevy HHR drove through the same exact fence.

And...the owner of the house didn't even realize he was living in the house where the movie was filmed.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cheech Marin Talks About “Born in East L.A.,” 25 Years Later

NBC Latino asked Cheech Marin about Born in East LA twenty years after its release.  The film was written, directed and starred Cheech shortly after his breakup from Tommy Chong.

After Still Smokin', Cheech Marin realized that the drug movie genre was getting old.  He wanted to make a non-drug-oriented film.  This was when Born in East LA was created.  It was a low-budget film, but generated 18 mill at the box office.

“I was sitting at my kitchen table, reading the LA Times — [an American] kid was caught in an immigration raid, and he was mistakenly sent to Mexico, and at the same time, ‘Born in USA’ came on the radio.”

 He says it was the success of the song, Born in East LA which made his movie being picked up by Universal Pictures a little easier.   His all-time favorite scene though was the “wass sappening boys,” where he has to teach non-Mexican immigrants English so they can fit in when they reach Los Angeles.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cheech to be on Who Wants to be a Millionaire


NEW YORK (August 28, 2012) – “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” known for its unpredictable fun and life-changing cash prizes, will debut its eleventh season in syndication on Monday, September 3, 2012. The hit game show is helmed by Emmy Award-winner Meredith Vieira, who has hosted over 1,800 episodes and given away more than $70 million to “Millionaire” contestants since the show debuted in 2002. Check local listings or go tohttp://www.millionairetv.com for time and channel.

You never know what will happen on “Millionaire”! Each weekday, contestants are given the extraordinary chance to turn their lives around and win $1-million by answering 14 general knowledge trivia questions. As America’s richest game show, “Millionaire” continues to be the only game show to offer a $1-million prize to each and every contestant. With its cleverly written trivia questions that reveal fun and entertaining facts, contestants and viewers alike are able to get a playful learning experience filled with dramatic suspense that keeps everyone on the edge of their seats.

Last season “Millionaire” hosted several celebrity contestants who won over one million dollars for various charities. The show will continue its tradition of giving by kicking off its 11th season with a brand new installment of “Celebrity Week” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The series will air September 17-21 in conjunction with World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday, September 21. Participating celebrities include OSCAR® and Golden Globe-winning actress Mo’Nique, America’s favorite cook and best-selling author, Paula Deen, comedian and actor Cheech Marin, television icon Jackée and Tony Dovolani from “Dancing with the Stars.”

“Millionaire” also will present several single episodes featuring famous faces from the entertainment industry. “Millionaire” will celebrate ABC’s General Hospital by hosting cast members who will play the game for charity. In return, Meredith Vieira will have a cameo on “GH,” leading up to the show’s 50th anniversary on ABC in April, 2013. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from History Channel’s American Pickers will play on “Millionaire” to benefit America’s VetDogs, an organization that provides assistance dogs and training to disabled veterans and active service members.

During “Millionaire’s” “Broadway Week,” contestants will have the chance to win tickets to see a Broadway show in addition to their “Millionaire” money. As part of the specialty week, cast members from “The Lion King” will play on “Millionaire” for charity and Meredith Vieira will make a cameo appearance at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre in “The Lion King’s” iconic opening number, “Circle of Life,” in celebration of the production’s 15th anniversary. Contestants will be able to win a Disney Cruise Vacation during “Millionaire’s Cruise In and Win Week” and, during a separate vacation giveaway week, can win a Walt Disney World® Resort vacation to experience the new Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom® Park, opening in December.

Several popular themed weeks will be brought back this season, including “Movie Week,” featuring movie trivia buffs answering movie-themed questions, and “Double Your Money Week,” where contestants can win as much as $50,000 by doubling the money attached to any single randomly selected question in the first round of the game. “Double Your Money” episodes will air throughout the season, with inaugural episodes airing October 1-5.

“Millionaire” will continue the enormously popular format changes which were implemented in 2010, highlighted by the removal of the famed “hot seat,” the addition of “Jump the Question” lifelines and randomized questions with shuffled monetary values. From the very first question, viewers now see more strategy and unpredictability as a contestant’s hardest question can be worth as little as $100, while their easiest question can be worth as much as $25,000! For “Millionaire’s” 11th season, the show has moved to a brand new studio and will use a newly-constructed set with several updates that will modernize the look of the show to match its upbeat and energetic format.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Camping with Tommy Chong

Todd Glass interviewed Tommy Chong on his podcast.

A special camping episode from….Todd’s house! Todd, Daniel, Rory, Jordan, Blake, Chris, Eric, Mikey, Lynn, Katie, and special guest Tommy Chong sat around the fire and talked!

Tommy arrives at the 30 minute mark.

It's a good interview.  Tommy once again admits they stole most of their material from the comedy troupe, The Committee.  He also says Richard Pryor is the best comedian of all time and he would go to Kareem Abdul Jabbar's house to get weed.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Strawberry's House from Up in Smoke in Foreclosure

The house where Cheech's cousin, Strawberry (Tom Skerritt), lived in their 1978 film Up in Smoke is for sale.  Actually, it's in foreclosure.


It's located in Highland Park, California and it's pretty cool.  Remember, this is where June Fairchild's character snorted Ajax off the kitchen counter.

Unfortunately, the person that owned the house took some of the movie props, including statues and wrought iron doves. However, he didn't take the cannon.

Other than that, the house doesn't seem to have been updated at all.  Same old tacky wallpaper.

The 1906, two-story house comes with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, a laundry room, a fish pond, a patio, and a back house with a bathroom. Asking price is $344,900.

Fans Outside the House 2009

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Rapid Fire Marketing Sponsors Release of HD Video Series of Cheryl Shuman's interview with Tommy Chong


LOS ANGELES and CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announced today the Company has posted a six -part in depth video series of Tommy Chong interviewed by Company Spokesperson Cheryl Shuman.
Tommy Chong, one-half of the marijuana-loving "Cheech and Chong" comedy duo, is battling prostate cancer as he announced in June on CNN. He first noticed symptoms in prison about eight years ago while serving time for selling drug paraphernalia. "I've got prostate cancer, and I'm treating it with cannabis oil," Chong told CNN's Don Lemon. "Legalizing marijuana means a lot more to me than just smoking a joint. I want to be able to use cannabis to treat my cancer without being arrested." He explained to CNN that he doesn't smoke marijuana and had quit about a year ago for health reasons.
Chong discusses 'Operation Pipe Dreams' and his incarceration at Taft Prison in an exclusive interview with Cheryl Shuman, herself a cancer survivor and medical marijuana activist. Cheryl, who has known Tommy for over 20 years in both in the entertainment and activism communities, reconnected with him after seeing the CNN piece and shared with him a new medical delivery system of cannabis oil called the CANNAcig by RFMK. "I reached out to Tommy after hearing about his diagnosis so I could share with him my experiences with cannabis oil in the treatment of my own cancer. At the end of the interview, I presented him with a CANNAcig and the same cannabis oil formula I learned to make from Rick Simpson of the Phoenix Tears Foundation," said Cheryl Shuman.
You can follow Tommy Chong's progress and latest news on Twitter @TommyChong or on his new podcast on iTunes.
Links to the exclusive video series can be seen at: http://rapid-fire-marketing.com/
Safe Harbor:
From time to time, the Company may issue news releases that contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. This material may contain statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. For those statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statement provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any amendments thereto. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions, or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." "Forward-looking statements" are based upon expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Melbourne


On November 11th, the Cheech and Chong: Get It Legal tour is coming to the King Center in Melbourne, FL.

Tickets go on sale later this month via the Ticketmaster or Live Nation links above.

They haven't changed the tour much so if you've already seen them, it's probably not worth going back.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Daytona Beach

On November 9th, the Cheech and Chong: Get It Legal tour is coming to the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, FL.

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 20th at 10:30am via the Ticketmaster or Live Nation links above.

They haven't changed the tour much so if you've already seen them, it's probably not worth going back.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Richard 'Cheech' Marin Turns 66

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 66 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Update: Tommy Chong on The Joe Rogan Experience

Tommy Chong was on The Joe Rogan Experience. It was a pretty thorough, interesting three hour interview with great Cheech and Chong stories. Thank you to The Joe Rogan Experience for  mentioning our site!

 

 To recap...I run cheechandchong.com for over ten years with Cheech and Tommy's approval. I kept the brand alive and got each of them lots of jobs ($$$). Tommy thanks me in his book. Tommy has me email Cheech to get them to reunite. They reunited. Tommy credits me in a Philly newspaper for reuniting them. Cheech and Chong's agents, managers and most importantly, Live Nation, tell them to get the site from me. I agree if they or Live Nation agree to hire me and give me tickets to shows when they're in town. They say no. Cheech and Chong file a UDRP dispute against me for the cheechandchong.com domain, they win, they put up a really terrible site with tacky merchandise and no news. Their site is rarely updated. I create cheechandchongfans.com and still have the same traffic and same sales at this new domain.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Our PayPal Account has Been Re-Enabled

The fiasco we've been dealing with has been resolved.  We've added all sorts of security measures to our PayPal account.

Someone had logged into our PayPal account from Iran so PayPal limited the account.  We think it's more likely that a hacker went through an unsecured server in Iran to cover their tracks.

Anyhow, our store is now fully functional and secure.

Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Someone from Iran Logged into Our PayPal Account

PayPal locked our merchant account for the next 24-48 hours because someone from Iran logged into our account.

As a result, you won't be able to purchase anything until this weekend.

Don't worry, no one has your account information because it's stored on PayPal's servers.

Our password is unguessable so we don't know how exactly it was obtained.

The person didn't take anything so that's good.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Plymouth from Nash Bridges For Auction

The 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda Convertible from the Cheech Marin/Don Johnson show, Nash Bridges is for auction on ebay.

Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this famous 'Cuda convertible. This car is known as Nash Bridges #1, used in the filming of the Nash Bridges television series starring Don Johnson. Four cars were produced for the series. This car is actually the lone real Cuda of the group and the 1st acquired for filming. The other cars were 318s. From the factory, this car was one of approximately 85 4-speed 340 convertible Cuda's produced in 1970.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES :

" Nash Bridges # 1 Filming Car "
426 c.i. crate Hemi V8 / 425+HP / Custom Exhaust / Chrome Tips / Rear Valence Exits
4-Speed Manual & Pistol Grip Shifter
White Interior / Bucket Seating / Center Console
Fog Lights
Shaker Hood / Hood Pins
14-Inch Rallye Wheels / Raised White Letter Tires
Front Disc Brakes

Excerpt from Mopar Muscle Magazine, February, '97 -

" Frank Bennetti, movieland car czar, was recruited by Don Johnson to acquire four matching Curious Yellow Cuda convertibles. Bennetti's frantic seach for 'Cuda convertibles was on . He found the first car (VIN: BS27H0B163146) in the Los Angeles area the next day. It was a decent restoration of a 1970 'Cuda 340 automatic. The owner had converted it from a four-speed, and had kept all the parts needed to restore it back to manual shift. Bennetti's team pulled the 340 engine and replaced it with a warmed-over 360. When the four-speed was installed, a Lakewood scattershield was fitted at Don Johnson's personal request. Other modifications include the installation of a '71 front clip replete with a Shaker hood scoop. This car turned out to be Johnson's favorite of the group and was not to be used for jumps. But, in the first episode of the fall '96 season, this 'Cuda rocketed through a San Francisco intersection at low altitude and upon landing, the front end collapsed. The front end was then rebuilt with a heavy duty K member with heavy duty torsion bars, and more. This car has a rubber front bumper, whereas the other cars are painted steel. "

Bidding is at 88k so far, but the reserve hasn't been met.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Paramount Pictures Celebrates 100 Years with Historic Photo

On the occasion of Paramount Pictures' 100th Anniversary in 2012, the famed Hollywood studio, lead by Chairman and CEO Brad Grey, gathered over 100 of the world's biggest stars to participate in a historic photo in celebration of the studio's illustrious past and bright future.

 The photo includes J.J. Abrams, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Jamie Bell, Justin Bieber, Bird Brad, Jack Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Ernest Brognine, Josh Brolin, James Caan, Dana Carvey, David Chase, Don Cheadle, John Cho, Tommy Chong, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bud Cort, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Jon Cryer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Claire Danes, Philippe Dauman, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Evans, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Katie Featherston, David Fincher, Frances Fisher, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Andy Garcia, Richard Gere, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Glenn, Alejandro Inarritu Gonzalez, Bruce Greendoow, Brad Grey, Melanie Griffith, Davis Guggenheum, Ed Harris, Amy Heckerling, Emile Hirsch, Dustin Hoffman, Julianne Hough, Kate Hudson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Sir Ben Kingsley, Johnny Knoxville, Shia LaBeouf, John Landis, Jerry Lewis, Christopher Lloyd, David Lynch, Ali MacGraw, Shirley MacLaine, Garry Marshall, Marlee Matlin, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Eddie Murphy, Olivia Newton-John, Jack Nicholxon, Nicke Nolte, Ryan O'Neal, Patton Oswalt, Paila Patton, Simon Pegg, Sean Penn, Chris Pine, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Zachary Quinto, Sumner Redstone, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Molly Ringwald, Chris Rock, Mickey Rooney, Paul Rudd, Eva Marie Saint, Zoe Saldana, Adam Sandler, Martin Scorsese, Tony Scott, William Shatner, Steven Spielberg, Patrick Stewart, Oliver Stone, Meryl Steep, Barbra Streisand, George Takei, Charlize Theron, Billy Bob Thornton, John Travolta, Karl Urban, Gore Verbinski, Mark Wahlberg, Mike White, Billy Dee Williams, Anton Yelchin, and Michael York.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rich Hampton-ite Cheech Marin to Receive Award

Richard Cheech Marin is about to receive an award, not for twice being an allegedly very bad husband, but for spending a lot of his money on Chicano art.

On July 14th, Cheech will be receiving the Arts Patron of the Year Award at upscale art fair ArtHamptons, and he’s curating Thomas Paul Gallery’s booth for the fair.

He’ll also host a “Cheech’s Birthday Bash,” July 13, at the Polo Lounge at Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton.

For those of you that don't know, the Hamptons is located just outside New York City. It's where very rich people live so they can hang out with their own.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Tommy Chong is Battling Prostate Cancer

Tommy Chong, who turned 74 last month, told CNN today he is battling prostate cancer. Chong says he first noticed symptoms when he was incarcerated eight years ago for conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia. He was officially diagnosed approximately one month ago. It's a slow stage cancer and he's treating it with hemp oil. He stopped smoking pot one year ago and instead takes hemp oil before bed to treat the cancer. He didn't say if he's also treating it with Western medicine. Keep in mind that this was an interview with CNN's Don Lemon about legalization.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Illinois

Cheech and Chong are bringing their Get It Legal tour to Joliet, Illinois. When? October 27th Where? Rialto Square Theatre Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 13th at 10am local time via the Ticketmaster link above.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tommy Chong Turns 74

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 74 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Monday, May 14, 2012

CBS Cancels Rob!

CBS has decided to put the sitcom Rob! and the people watching it out of their misery. We are huge Rob Schneider fans, but this show was corny and unwatchable. Cheech Marin reprised his role as a stereotypical Mexican with horrible jokes. It was offensive. Additional info: ¡Rob! averaged a 3.3 rating in the demo with 11.02 million. This would have been good enough on any other network, but CBS's other shows have much higher ratings.

More Cheech and Chong Shirt Sizes in Stock

Cheech and Chong fans have been asking when we'd be getting more shirt sizes in stock. That day has come. We also have more sizes for the discontinued and hard-to-find Up in Smoke Club shirt. And remember all shirts are $15 and shipping is free within the US and Canada.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Very Cool Interview with Cheech and Chong from 1974

Someone posted a really cool 1974 interview with Cheech and Chong from the ABC archives. One of the first times Cheech revealed his dad is a cop.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Eli Manning SNL Sketch About Cheech and Chong

Last night, Saturday Night Live did a sketch about what Cheech and Chong movies would be like with an additional character.


Rest in Peace Adam Yauch

This weekend has been a very sad one as we mourn the loss of the Beastie Boys' MCA (Adam Yauch).  Adam was a fantastic director, humanitarian, activist, musician and all around great guy.

The rap and music world in general would be a completely different place if it hadn't been for the Beastie Boys innovations.

Paul's Boutique is my favorite album.  Critics panned it at first, I think, because it was ahead of it's time.  However, every one of their albums are awesome.

On Friday, I went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Prudential in Newark, NJ.  RHCP kept mentioning MCA and playing snidbits of songs throughout the night.  After playing What'cha Want, Chad looked to heaven and said thank you Adam.

The Beastie Boys and RHCP both launched around the same time and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a couple weeks ago...the same night as the Beastie Boys.

The last thing Adam Yauch worked on was Fight for Your Right Revisited which was essentially the video for Make Some Noise off of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (great album, pick it up).  It features lots of actors including Will Farrell and Steve Buscemi.

Adam was a big Cheech and Chong fan.  "We're the Beastie Boys, not Cheech and Chong."

Here are some clips from the Red Hot Chili Peppers show.


Saturday, May 05, 2012

Cheech Marin Rents Super Expensive Hamptons Mansion

Cheech Marin will be spending this summer with the rest of the millionaires in the Hamptons. Cheech will be spending $35,000 per day renting The Sandcastle (don't tell his ex-wives).

 The Sandcastle has some great amenities, like a movie theater, bowling alley, walk-in refrigerator, wine room, climbing wall, basketball court, private gym and spa and lots more.

Natasha Marin, Cheech's third wife, has family in New York so that's another reason they are renting a place on the east coast.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Emergency Action Needed Against CISPA

Humanity needs your help.  We all need to team up and protest the internet censorship act, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
The act allows your internet activity to be monitored.  It also allows the government to require you have an internet id.  You will need this id to access the internet, including your email.
All privacy will be gone.

We can only pray that Obama keeps his word this time and vetoes CISPA! But the protests will continue with or without him! Anonymous and its like-minded supporters are planning coordinated protests against: AT&T corporate offices May 1 through May 5 IBM headquarters May 4 through May 7 Intel headquarters May 8 through 13 Microsoft offices May 14 through May 19 Verizon Wireless offices May 20 through May 26 Bank of America headquarters May 27 through June 2 Chase Bank headquarters June 3 through June 6 Target stores June 15 through June 20 Walmart stores June 21 through June 25 CVS stores June 26 through June 28 Mastercard, Visa, and American Express June 28 through June 30. The group also plans a selective textbook vandalization effort against McGraw-Hill June 7 through June 10. Pepsi and Coca-Cola product boycott June 11 through June 14. Protesters are advised by the video to remember their Guy Fawkes mask at all events.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Southern California Students, Parents, Teachers, Schools, Mentors and Other Leaders in Higher Education Are Honored by the Nation's Leading Hispanic Education Fund


LOS ANGELESApril 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBC4's Emmy Award-winning reporter Kim Baldonado will host the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's (HSF) Second Annual Leaders in Education Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.  HSF, the nation's leading provider of college scholarships to outstanding Latinos, and its distinguished board will honor a new generation of Southern California students, parents, teachers, schools and volunteers for being champions for education in their communities. By sharing their stories, HSF hopes to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 
"We are pleased to honor these outstanding members of our community in Southern California," said Frank Alvarez, HSF CEO/President. "We have more scholarship recipients and alumni here than in any other part of the country, and education leaders, such as the ones we honor today, help HSF achieve its goal of ensuring that every Latino household across America includes at least one college graduate."
"We applaud the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for their dedication and efforts to support and prepare tomorrow's leaders for a successful future," said Tim Hanlon, executive vice president, Wells Fargo Philanthropy Group and HSF board member. "Wells Fargo's partnership with HSF at a national and local level is a valuable investment in our diverse communities and demonstrates Wells Fargo's commitment to quality education for our young people. We look forward to underscoring this commitment with a special announcement at the luncheon."
HSF's Board of Directors will be on hand at the event, led by Jim McNamara, HSF Board Chair and founder and Chairman of Panamax Films; Anthony Salcido, vice president, North American Financial Integration of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.; Tim Hanlon, executive vice president, Wells Fargo Philanthropy Group; actor/comedian Cheech MarinPresident of Galan EntertainmentNely Galanand Partner at Centinela CapitalFidel Vargasare also among our distinguished guests.
Also on hand will be Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Monica Garcia and Los Angeles Councilmember Jose Huizar, himself a recipient of an HSF scholarship.  Councilmember Huizar will present HSF with a Proclamation from the Los Angeles City Council at Council Chambers on Friday, May 4th at 10 a.m.
Award Winners
Hispanic Scholarship Fund presents awards to a deserving local student, parent, teacher, school and volunteer in the Los Angeles area.  The local education leaders that will be recognized for their efforts are:
Student of the Year – Jonathan Chiquito
Jonathan is a junior at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), working on his bachelor's degree in Finance, with a minor in Economics. Jonathan has been involved in community service since the 12th grade, and has excelled in academics in spite of severe obstacles with a debilitating stroke as a college freshman.  His hard work and determination has not only placed him in the Dean's List as an International Scholar Laureate, but has instilled in him a commitment to inspire others to succeed, and a strong desire to help find cures for developmental disabilities in the future.  The Student of the Year Award is presented by Toyota
Parent of the Year – Eber Quezada
A mathematician by training and teacher by trade in his native PeruEber Quezada traded his vocation to support a better education for his children. Eber moved his family to the U.S. where he got a job as a pool man working 7-days a week to pay for college tuitions, while mentoring his children academically. Because of his sacrifice and dedication, his older daughter is graduating in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, his son is also attending UC Berkeley double majoring in Physics and Mathematics, and his youngest son will start high school next year. Today, Eber runs his own pool service business while going to school with his wife Enma to learn English.
Mentor of the Year – Dr. Suzanna Guzman
Dr. Guzman is the director of community engagement at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.  She strongly supports arts education.  She hosts, organizes, and chaperones events completely by herself and during after-school activities. Because LACHSA is a tuition-free public school, she has tirelessly combed L.A. County to spread the word of her high achieving school through every corner of LA County raising the numbers of applicants from 400 to 1100 in only 3 years-times. Dr. Guzman has been honored as the 2011 Mexican American Opportunity Foundations National Woman of the Year and the 2011 Bank of America local hero for her work with emerging artists, for donating performances to the community, for mentoring young musicians and helping underserved high school students with preparing for college interviews and auditions.
Teacher of the Year – Irazema Guerrero
South Los Angeles native, Irazema Guerrero teaches at Camino Nuevo Jose Castellanos Elementary where she strives to better the lives for her students through empowerment in education. Her vision is to give her students access by encouraging them to achieve academically, believe college is not only important but attainable, mentoring them through the many challenges they face in their path to college, and involving the parents in the process. Irazema also mentors other teachers at her school site, and through professional development in the community. A Psychology and Philosophy graduate from UCLA, Irazema is currently working on her Master's thesis about parent engagement in literacy.
School of the Year – Woodrow Wilson High School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Woodrow Wilson High School was established in 1937 in East Los Angeles, where 94% of the community is of Hispanic background. Its mission is to empower all students with the skills and knowledge to become independent learners and achieve measurable success. Wilson's student body consists of several academic-career learning communities and two magnet programs that have contributed to a positive jump in student's academic performance.  The school's well-articulated focus on student performance has led Wilson to become an AVID National Demonstration Site.
Supporters
Leading HSF supporter Wells Fargo is the Presenting Sponsor of this year's luncheon, and will be presenting the School of the Year Award. HSF's long-time partner and event sponsor The Coca-Cola Company will present the Parent of the Year Award. Long-time National Partner Toyota will present the Student of the Year Award and 37-year HSF partner Anheuser Busch will present the Mentor of the Year Award.
Other sponsors include: American Honda Motor Company, Cardenas Markets, Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros, NBC Universal, Nielsen, Pantelion Films, Paradigm Talent Agency, and Southwest Airlines.
For more information about the event, visit hsf.net/LEA
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford.  As the nation's leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. To date, HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.  HSF has created Generation 1st Degree, a program that envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: www.HSF.net.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Catalina Film Festival Announces Lineup, Guests for 2nd Annual Fest

Catalina Film Fest— an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island— today announced the lineup for the 2012 run, May 4-6. The Festival features more than 60 films, industry panels, networking and special events, including yacht and mansion parties. CFF will open with the West Coast premiere of “The Magic of Belle Isle,” starring Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen; directed by Rob Reiner. “The Magic of Belle Isle,” tells the story of a wheelchair-bound author who moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing. CFF’s Opening Night will also feature an awards presentation, with Stan Lee accepting the Ronald Reagan Foundation’s Great Communicator Award. Following the Opening Night awards presentation and screenings, CFF will host its Opening Night Gala with Lee in attendance.

Catalina Film Fest will screen a wide range of more than 60 films— from feature to short, drama to comedy, student to experimental and indie to studio. Other notable films from the 2012 line-up include:
West Coast Premiere “Bel Ami” Stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. A chronicle of a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women.

“Broken Kingdom” Stars Daniel Gilles (“Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”), Rachel Leigh Cook (“She’s All That,” “Psych”) and Darren Le Gallo (“Date Night,” “The Matrix Reloaded”)— all scheduled to attend. Two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood. A 14-year-old prostitute and an eccentric American writer forge a peculiar companionship; while a day-care teacher in Los Angeles does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic secret.

“Beauty Culture” This short documentary on the culture of beauty was part of the Annenberg Space for Photography last year and is only screening at Tribeca and Catalina Film Festival. Directed by Lauren Greenfield.

World Premiere “Boardwalk Hempire: The Rise and Fall of the Medical Kush Beach Club” Stars Elijah Wood (“Lord of the Rings” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” “Deep Impact”), Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects” “Born on the Fourth of July”), Tommy Chong (“That ‘70s Show,” “Cheech and Chong,” “Half-Baked”). Chong is slated to attend. The Medical Kush Beach Club was the first and last medical marijuana store ever allowed in Venice Beach, California. This is the five-year history of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary scene in L.A.

“With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story” Directed by Will Hess. Stan Lee will be in attendance. A feature-length documentary on the life and creations of Stan Lee, known for creating compelling stories and fostering imagination through iconic comic books and memorable characters, such as Spider-Man®, The Hulk®, X-Men®, Fantastic Four®, Iron Man® and Thor®. *During CFF, Lee will also participate in “The Anatomy of POW!,” panel (moderated by Chris Gore) with Gill Champion, Co-Founder and CEO of POW! Entertainment. Lee will also introduce a special screening of “The Avengers®” on its opening weekend during the festival and host a VIP brunch with special guests and fans.

“The Immigrant” Scott Thomson (“Kids in the Hall,” “The Pacifier”). After being deported back to his native Canada, once-famous comedian Bob London attempts a Hollywood comeback by enlisting human smugglers to sneak him across the Mexico-US border.

“Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy” Stars Adam Sinclair (“Mile High” “Van Wilder 2”)—confirmed to attend. Also starring Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Eurotrip”), Billy Boyd (“Lord of the Rings”). Directed by Rob Heydon. The film is based on a novel by the writer of Trainspotting.

“Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist” (Isla Earth Award) Directed by Peter Brown. Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Brown, the film grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self-proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped the green movement we know and love today.

“Double or Nothing” Stars Adam Brody (“The O.C.,” “Jennifer’s Body”). Directed by Nathaniel Krause and written by Neil LaBute. Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. They pass a homeless man on the street, and Clark gets an idea.

“The Sea is All I Know” Stars Academy AwardÒ-winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”), Peter Gerety (“Inside Man,” “Changeling”). Directed by Jordan Bayne. When an estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis, and emotions they do not understand.

Catalina Island, a fixture in Hollywood’s motion picture industry, celebrates its Centennial in 2012. Guests of CFF can experience the West Coast’s only resort island while taking in more than 60 feature and short-length domestic and international features, documentaries, experimental and student films. The Festival also features nightly parties, special events and an exclusive awards ceremony. Other guests expected on the red carpet include NBC’s James Scott, star of “Days of Our Lives.” To secure passes now, visit www.catalinafilm.org/attend

Friday, April 20, 2012

Watch Cheech and Chong Live Right Now from CT


Live video from your iPhone using Ustream

Show's over.  If you missed it, you missed Cheech and Chong live from Connecticut promoting their new app.  The app is free because there isn't much to it.  The money is from the 'in-app purchases.'  They're selling a soundboard and merchandise. 

Hopefully, it won't become un-updated like their website.

Happy 4/20!

Happy 4/20 everyone from your friends at Cheech and Chong Fans Dot Com.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MEDL Mobile Blazes New Trails With Cheech and Chong App


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Apr 17, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- MEDL Mobile, Inc., a leader in mobile app development, announced today that they will be launching the very first "official" Cheech and Chong mobile app, dubbed "The Fatty," set to debut on April 20th at 4:20pm ET. Fans won't want to miss the live stream and chat with Cheech and Chong backstage at their special 4/20 comedy show. Fans will get a behind the scenes look at the making of the app, virtually hang out with and get tips from Cheech and Chong on using "The Fatty." The live stream can be seen at CheechandChong.com.
This feature-heavy app is specially designed to engage multiple generations of fans; from the younger generation just now discovering Cheech and Chong's counter-culture comedy to longtime fans that have followed the duo since their start in the early 70's.
The Fatty will bring you on an adventure that only Cheech and Chong could have masterminded.
Take a ride in their tricked out Chevy Bel Air and discover the features.
        
          --  Play with the far-out Cheech and Chong Soundboard
          --  Wish it was always 4:20? Now it is on The World's Greatest Clock Ever
          --  Read The Chronic, a news feed to keep you up-to-date on everything
              counter-culture
          --  Use Kush Reminders to stay on track with remembering that thing you have
              to do
          --  Social 420 will update your Facebook status with a clever message when
              it hits 4:20
          --  Visit the Head Shop for the latest Cheech and Chong music, movies, and
              merchandise
          --  And this cool trip is just getting started with even more features
              coming this summer

Cheech and Chong are widely known and still celebrated for their 1970s and 1980s cult classic films and stand-up routines largely based on the hippie, free-love era and their personal love for cannabis. In 2008 they launched the historic reunion tour entitled "Light Up America and Canada" followed up by 2010 and 2011's "Get it Legal Tour" and have confirmed production of a new animated film coming soon.
"I've never had so much fun making an app. 'The Fatty' is jam packed with everything a stoner could possibly need," said Dave Swartz, MEDL Mobile co-founder and chief creative officer. "We're bringing something unique, fun, and useful to loyal Cheech and Chong fans everywhere."

About MEDL Mobile
MEDL Mobile Inc., an early leader in the emerging mobile applications software market, is engaged in the monetization of mobile apps through four primary revenue generating platforms: (i) development of customized apps for third parties to monetize their particular intellectual property, persona or brand, (ii) incubation of apps in partnership with third parties and from a library of more than 85,000 original apps concept submissions, (iii) sale of advertising and sponsorship opportunities directly to brands and (iv) acquisition of apps from other developers and use of a proprietary application programming interface, or API, to make Apps recommendations for our user base.
The MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11366
About Cheech and Chong
Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech and Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong's phenomenal success began on the stand-up comedy circuit which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.
With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, "Up In Smoke," the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.
For more information about Cheech and Chong visit http://cheechandchong.com .
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about MEDL Mobile's industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, the actual results and performance of the Company may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the ability to integrate Inedible Software apps and platform into MEDL's product offering, the ability to procure, properly price, retain and successfully complete projects, and changes in products and competition. Unless otherwise required by law, the Company also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. Readers should review carefully reports or documents the Company files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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SOURCE: MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc.