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Is an apple bong too strong for Paramount?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 25th 2008 3:21PM

Home GrownWhen I was younger, people I knew had various ways of smoking weed. One guy even made a bong out of an apple once. I didn't know it at the time, but now I look back and he seems like the MacGyver of pot smokers. Though he's not the only one who did such a thing, of course.

Case in point: the cover of the new Comedy Central Home Grown DVD. It's a DVD that showcases various episodes of Comedy Central shows, including Chappelle's Show, Reno 911, TV Funhouse, The Sarah Silverman Program, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, and Strangers with Candy. This is the cover that Paramount released to media outlets back in March. Now they've changed the cover to this, a closeup of a giant mushroom. Looks like they had second thoughts about having a bong on the cover of a DVD and decided to change it. Of course, I'm not sure if a mushroom connection is something they thought about all the way (and also having some people think of a penis when they see the cover, ahem).

The DVD comes out on June 10.

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Again with the research...

April 27 2008 at 9:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's a bowl, a bong is filled with water.

April 25 2008 at 6:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Duchess Shannon

The piece pictured is not a bong. A bong involves water cooling the smoke before inhalation. That is called an apple pipe (or bowl).

April 25 2008 at 6:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

sounds like the design folks slipped one over on the morons higher up - switching an apple bong to a mushroom - and getting away with it! BRILLIANT!

April 25 2008 at 4:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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