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'Cheech & Chong'

‘Cheech & Chong’ — Tommy Chong talks about playing basketball with Bob Dylan, acting out with Cheech Marin, and more in his new book

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In 2006’s The I Chong, Tommy Chong described his spell behind bars for selling drug paraphernalia. His new book, Cheech & Chong, covers his partnership with fellow stoner funnyman Cheech Marin. But what are the book’s anecdotal highs?

Chong reports he ended a ”three-year love affair” with acid after he took his young daughter Precious to the movies and hallucinated that ”the entire theater was crawling with rats.”

Comedy partners Cheech and Chong performed at a bar in Aspen, Colo., in a lineup that also included country-rock legends the Flying Burrito Brothers and…a one-armed bongo player!

Chong once played basketball with Bob Dylan at Chong’s house in Malibu, Calif. Chong claims Bob had ”a good jump shot” and that the comedian dumped the Voice of His Generation ”on his a–.”

After the success of the 1978 movie Up in Smoke, Chong approached Badlands filmmaker Terrence Malick about directing the accurately titled Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie. Malick declined.