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(Patch)   If you wanted a Chinese bong for Christmas, US Customs just disrupted the supply chain   (patch.com) divider line
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3351 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Nov 2021 at 5:20 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-24 5:07:57 PM  
Somebody has too much farking free time.
 
2021-11-24 5:14:21 PM  
Paul Harvey Bong Commercial
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2021-11-24 5:17:26 PM  
Tommy Chong - Sting Operation: When the DEA Is Onto You - This Is Not Happening
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2021-11-24 5:17:46 PM  
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That's a lot of El Kabongs.
 
2021-11-24 5:18:00 PM  
Uhm. Nsfw
 
2021-11-24 5:20:33 PM  
It was DONG....not BONG.
Sure it's a smaller stocking stuffer...but it has it's place.
 
2021-11-24 5:23:23 PM  
Gravity pipes? People are toking gravity now?
 
2021-11-24 5:24:34 PM  
The officers seized the money for violating U.S. currency reporting laws. After allowing the couple to keep $641 as a humanitarian relief, officers let them continue their journey.

That's nice that after legally mugging them, they let them keep some pocket change
 
2021-11-24 5:25:58 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Gravity pipes? People are toking gravity now?


More along the lines of "milk jug in a 5gal bucket" kinda setup.

But . . . you know, more classy
 
2021-11-24 5:26:51 PM  
I remember back before they legalized it, when you could get thrown out of a headshop for using the word bong.

One of the cooler things about weed getting legalized in my state is the proliferation of glass blowing shops. Hopefully some american artisans will get work out of this instead of the money going to chinese factories.
 
2021-11-24 5:27:17 PM  
No need, I plan to turn my garden pagoda into a giant bong.
 
2021-11-24 5:28:32 PM  
Nice glass. Pity it won't go to a loving owner--but then even if it did it would end up smashed so I guess no big deal from the bong's viewpoint.
 
2021-11-24 5:29:54 PM  
It's not a bong. It's a cigarette cooler!

that's how the head shops around here would get around selling them.
 
2021-11-24 5:30:06 PM  
Don't you have shipments of actual drugs to be worrying about?  This is so farking stupid.
 
2021-11-24 5:34:03 PM  
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2021-11-24 5:35:43 PM  
It's just a shame that eBay store ...
convenience store rack behind the counter
shady guy besides the convenience store
craigslist reseller that bought it from the shady guy
the ebay store owner who stole it back

single bong can't be entered into evidence....
 
2021-11-24 5:41:40 PM  

Murflette: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/c7RtNZyL​qQk]


Thank you for that.
 
2021-11-24 5:42:40 PM  
I ordered a couple things from Chong's Bongs before John "Jesus Christ" Ashcroft shut it down and arrested Tommy.
 
2021-11-24 5:42:47 PM  

abhorrent1: It's not a bong. It's a cigarette cooler!

that's how the head shops around here would get around selling them.


"Herbal water pipes" that came with free pinches of some herb or other.
 
2021-11-24 5:43:04 PM  
*ahem* -- "water pipe".
 
2021-11-24 5:43:25 PM  

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That's a lot of El Kabongs.


My first bong (when I was 20) was named "El Kabong." He was dropped, and replaced with Bongzilla.
 
2021-11-24 5:46:04 PM  
The transition report said "International terrorism will be the paramount issue in the 21st century".

What did AG Ashcroft do first? Went after pornography and pot paraphernalia stores.
 
2021-11-24 6:01:59 PM  
Anything's a bong, if you're brave enough

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2021-11-24 6:07:07 PM  
Sheeple! Study it out! This all a plot by Big Bong to limit our supply and raise the prices! The day I pay more than $120 for a bong (I like BIG ornate bongs) is the day I switch to vaping concentrates. Wait. I already do vape concentrates. Never mind. I use my bongs for front-porch hash. DOWN WITH BIG BONG!
 
2021-11-24 6:10:12 PM  

Combustion: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image 296x200] [View Full Size image _x_]

That's a lot of El Kabongs.

My first bong (when I was 20) was named "El Kabong." He was dropped, and replaced with Bongzilla.


Half Baked - (1998) - Billy Bong Thornton
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2021-11-24 6:10:31 PM  

Short Victoria's War: Anything's a bong, if you're brave enough

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Need to widle one out of some poison oak wood.
 
2021-11-24 6:19:44 PM  
Combustion:My first bong (when I was 20) was named "El Kabong." He was dropped, and replaced with Bongzilla.

2 in college - a little one named "Billy Bud" and a large one named "Capt. Jack"
 
2021-11-24 6:22:47 PM  
$56K for 3,800 Chinese bongs.

Math actually checks out. Those things are cheap as fark. Buddy buys em. Got an Illadelph knockoff for around $150. The real ones go for 5-10x that. He figures he could break it and not sweat.
 
2021-11-24 6:26:43 PM  
The glass company featured in the article specifically claims on their Products page "We carry a large selection of American Glass"
 
2021-11-24 6:27:46 PM  

rdyb: The glass company featured in the article specifically claims on their Products page "We carry a large selection of American Glass"


Doesn't stop knockoffs from slapping a sticker on it.
 
2021-11-24 6:45:22 PM  

Short Victoria's War: Anything's a bong, if you're brave enough

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Paige, ..... Wait, What?!
 
2021-11-24 6:46:27 PM  

Mr_Katzchen: Combustion: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image 296x200] [View Full Size image _x_]

That's a lot of El Kabongs.

My first bong (when I was 20) was named "El Kabong." He was dropped, and replaced with Bongzilla.

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Now I wantneed Funyuns.
 
2021-11-24 6:51:08 PM  
For those who need a really big bong.

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2021-11-24 6:54:06 PM  

zombietheclown: The officers seized the money for violating U.S. currency reporting laws. After allowing the couple to keep $641 as a humanitarian relief, officers let them continue their journey.

That's nice that after legally mugging them, they let them keep some pocket change


Yea, forget the bongs, lets talk about the legalized theft that happens every day at every international airport in the US.   No due process, no presumtion of innocence, just 'fark you, it's ours.'   A lot of these people are probably afraid of reporting it in the first place for fear it will get seized anyway just because they're flying while brown.  "Going to a south American country with cash?  You must be a drug dealer."
 
2021-11-24 6:59:01 PM  
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THANK GOD AMERICA IS SAFE NOW!
 
2021-11-24 7:05:53 PM  

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THANK GOD AMERICA IS SAFE NOW!


They're sending a clear signal to those dangerous americans who think they can do something Harmless on their own time...
 
2021-11-24 7:14:48 PM  
I don't smoke weed, never have (I'm actually allergic), but that being said I don't give two hoots
if anyone does, as long as it is done legally, or you keep it inside your own home.  Personally,
I'd just as soon they do away with the marijuana laws, tax it like tobacco or alcohol and be done
with it.   I'd rather not have ANYONE under the influence of ANYTHING on the road, but, hell,
I'd rather have someone stoned than a drunk.
Since marijuana is "legal" in a lot of places, why were these bongs seized?  Or was it the association
with the cash that did it?
 
2021-11-24 7:15:25 PM  

Xanlexian: *ahem* -- "water pipe".


My favorite sign in a head shop by the glassware:  "The 'ong' word is the wrong word"

My buddy in high school straight up asked the guy at the counter, when looking at a wizard bong, "where do you put the weed."  The guy flipped the fark out, but I calmed him down by explaining that where my friend came from, that was slang for tobacco.  Wink.
 
2021-11-24 7:18:01 PM  

cwheelie: Combustion:My first bong (when I was 20) was named "El Kabong." He was dropped, and replaced with Bongzilla.

2 in college - a little one named "Billy Bud" and a large one named "Capt. Jack"


I have a bong about five feet to my right and I've never thought about naming it or any previous bongs. I have a habit of dropping them and breaking them so I don't want to get attached, ya know?
 
2021-11-24 7:25:36 PM  
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2021-11-24 7:26:14 PM  
Or they could spend their days investigating white vigilantes, domestic terrorists, people importing fentanyl, ...almost any sheriffs department in the country....... but ya fark that who needs to stop actual crime.
 
2021-11-24 7:27:15 PM  

zombietheclown: The officers seized the money for violating U.S. currency reporting laws. After allowing the couple to keep $641 as a humanitarian relief, officers let them continue their journey.

That's nice that after legally mugging them, they let them keep some pocket change


FTA

"On the same day, a married couple traveling on a Ghana-bound flight reported to CBP officers they had a combined $10,500 in their possession. Examining the couple's carry-on bag, officers found an envelope concealed inside the lining. It contained an unreported amount of cash, which brought the couple's combined currency to $23,641."

The undisclosed amount is X=13,141

Even I can Algebra that word problem.
 
2021-11-24 7:31:03 PM  
I'm surprised the Americans haven't made Bic lighters illegal.
 
2021-11-24 7:34:38 PM  
I just ordered a cheap Stirling engine from China on ebay so I'm already worrying about the supply chain.
 
2021-11-24 7:43:29 PM  
Good lord....calm down everyone... here is your Chinese Bong for Christmas..
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2021-11-24 7:43:54 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: No need, I plan to turn my garden pagoda into a giant bong.


Just avoid the gazebo.

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2021-11-24 7:46:13 PM  

Short Victoria's War: Anything's a bong, if you're brave enough

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2021-11-24 7:46:23 PM  
I can see how it's more of a trade issue though. There should be more American glassblowers producing quality bongs, not people smuggling Chinese stuff in.
 
2021-11-24 8:49:32 PM  

RedVentrue: zombietheclown: The officers seized the money for violating U.S. currency reporting laws. After allowing the couple to keep $641 as a humanitarian relief, officers let them continue their journey.

That's nice that after legally mugging them, they let them keep some pocket change

FTA

"On the same day, a married couple traveling on a Ghana-bound flight reported to CBP officers they had a combined $10,500 in their possession. Examining the couple's carry-on bag, officers found an envelope concealed inside the lining. It contained an unreported amount of cash, which brought the couple's combined currency to $23,641."

The undisclosed amount is X=13,141

Even I can Algebra that word problem.


bragger.
it's a 4 day weekend.
nobody got time for that fancy math.
 
2021-11-24 10:10:53 PM  
TTTO "Get Me to the Church on Time"

I want a Chinese bong for Christmas
I want a dog that's scented pine
Pull out the hookah
And call up some hookas
Just help me get my brain offline
 
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