Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Bong Tolls for Tootie

I didn't know what a bong was until I watched the "pot episode" of The Facts of Life.

Believe it or not, you really could buy bongs at some record stores in 1980. It was a "heady" time. That said, I can't imagine where a couple of 12-year-old girls would've pulled together enough bread to buy three of them. All that just to hold jellybeans!

1 comment:

Chox said...

I'll never forget Spencer Gifts at Richmond Mall in Richmond Heights, Ohio, circa 1978. The aroma of Gonesh #4 (perfumes of orchards and vines), cigarettes, and merchandise, loud music, and a beautiful selection of bongs illuminated by a black light behind the cash register. My mom never let me go in there, ever. Which only made me want to go in there more. Now I have a bong of my own, but it's nowhere near as cool as the ones from Spencer Gifts. Moral of the story: Let your kids go into Spencer, or they'll grow up to be gay.