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It smells like cannabis in Julie Dooley's northeast Denver commercial kitchen. It's not the pungent Cheech and Chong odor though. It's slightly aromatic and not at all unpleasant. Dooley is the owner and co-creator of Julie & Kate Bak...
It smells like cannabis in Julie Dooley's northeast Denver commercial kitchen. It's not the pungent Cheech and Chong odor though. It's slightly aromatic and not at all unpleasant. Dooley is the owner and co-creator of Julie & Kate Baked Goods. Her company makes gluten-free, cannabis-infused edibles like granola and sunflower and pumpkin-seed mix. She sells those products, along with her cannabis-infused butter ? commonly called cannabutter ? wholesale to medical-marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana-infused edibles might be easy for a devoted foodie to dismiss ? if you think wayward teens and pot brownies ? but cooking with cannabis is, in its own way, a high art. In 2012, the passage of Amendment 64 legalized limited recreational marijuana sales and possession in Colorado. The state is still developing regulations for the industry, but early next year it may be possible for a home cook (age 21 or older) to buy cannabutter or oil from a recreational marijuana store ? an availability that might make for some very curious Colorado cocktail parties. "Sugar trim." "Tetrahydrocannabinol." "Decarboxylation." It's time to talk elevated cuisine. Edibles can be made by partially substituting cannabis-infused butter or oil for regular products. For Dooley, cannabis is a medicine, so monitoring dosage and quality is imperative. "I believe that everything you put in your body really matters," said Dooley. "Lab testing products is critical to ensure a positive experience." Her cannabutter, which sells for around $25-$30 retail per 1.5 ounce jar, is lab-tested to determine THC content ? the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high. Genifer Murray , CEO at CannLabs, a cannabis-product testing lab, said active THC in edibles sold retail will likely be capped at 100 milligrams in Colorado ? and that's a good thing, according to her. "It stops you and makes you think about what you're doing," she said. The limit would help retail consumers measure their intake. Murray said people should use only edibles that have been tested. Edibles will have to be labeled with accurate THC numbers if regulations proposed by the Amendment 64 Task Force are adopted. Dooley said making cannabutter is a "very, very easy and earthy process." You can make cannabutter or oil at home if you grow your own plants, but it's time-consuming, and without lab tests, the final product's THC content is a mystery. Cannabutter or oil is usually made from "sugar trim" leaves, which are high in THC and grow just below the larger leaves on a marijuana plant. Dooley brews her sugar trim with clarified butter for up to 24 hours. She said keeping the brew between 280 and 325 degrees for that duration gives her cannabutter the optimum THC content. Right now, Dooley doesn't have plans to sell her cannabutter at the 100-milligram level. Instead, it'll be available to medical-marijuana patients at the 200-milligram level. Butter tastes better Mike Brodeur, manager at Ganja Gourmet, a medical-marijuana dispensary and edible store (1810 S. Broadway, Denver), said edibles offer a viable alternative to smoking cannabis, which isn't the best way to relieve pain, according to him. Smoking gets patients high from the shoulders up, but edibles work for the entire body and provide a more intense, longer-lasting high, he says. "Smoking does nothing for pain," he said. "Edibles actually work for the real patient." Using cannabutter, Brodeur said, makes edibles tastier than those made with oil. He said ghee, a clarified butter used in Indian cooking, is becoming popular in the market. Its nutty flavor helps mask the cannabis taste. Brodeur said the tastiest edibles are usually made with butter, but "Ninety percent of the edibles sold through dispensaries in Colorado are made with oil." Be warned that effects can take a few hours to appear. If you think you need another cookie or slice of bread ? hurry up and wait. Dooley is a firm bel
3 days ago
Visting Houston about a month ago to clean out the last lingering dregs of my adolescent bedroom before the old family house is sold, I came upon these curios of my high-school existence. Trust me, I blew my entire first paycheck from m...
Visting Houston about a month ago to clean out the last lingering dregs of my adolescent bedroom before the old family house is sold, I came upon these curios of my high-school existence. Trust me, I blew my entire first paycheck from my first real job on a new cassette deck. But before that happened, 8-track is what I had in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and esoeteric titles like much of what you see here (Eagles and Styx aside) were available for a buck or less. My unit was also a recorder, which made it possible to tape ENTIRE KANSAS ALBUMS off the radio, nearly for free. Casting nostalgia aside, I tossed these into a pile destined for the trash bin. But on returning home to New York, an article about the Eight Track Museum in Dallas popped up on Twitter. With a frantic text message to my sister, I was able to get these gems rescued, and I intend to donate them to the museum as soon possible. The world should know, after all, that Annette Peacock once was available on 8-track cartridge. Top row, L-R: Pink Floyd, A Nice Pair; Annette Peacock, X-Dreams; John Klemmer, Arabesque; Tangerine Dream, Rubycon Second row, L-R: Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel; Eagles, The Long Run; Styx, The Grand Illusion; Cheech and Chong, Up in Smoke Third row, L-R: Ornette Coleman, Crisis; The Nice, Elegy; Styx, Crystal Ball; Styx, Equinox Bottom row, L-R: Renaissance, Novella; Focus, Ship of Memories
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Despite contrasting styles, Project Pat and Wiz Khalifa share a strangely ill chemistry on wax. Today, the pair show and prove this once again on a new tune called "Chiefin'." The cast suggests that there's no historical context to the ...
Despite contrasting styles, Project Pat and Wiz Khalifa share a strangely ill chemistry on wax. Today, the pair show and prove this once again on a new tune called "Chiefin'." The cast suggests that there's no historical context to the title. Instead, the rhyming duo pay homage to their well-documented marijuana pastimes over hard-hitting production. Let Pat and Wiz tell it, "Chiefin' like an engine" is an admirable habit. Along with bars about their Cheech and Chong habits, the pair kick a few slick, street savvy bars as well. Unlike their last collab — a track called "Still Got It" — this Drumma Boy-produced cut will find a home on Project Pat's forthcoming Cheez N Dope 2 mixtape. The project will be hosted by DJ Scream and releases September 6. Until then, lend an ear to "Chiefin'" below. -- Photo: Noisey
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Birthdays 1925 - Mike Douglas (Diamonds) (88) 1939 - Ronnie Dyson (d. 2003) 1941 - John Simon (producer) (72) 1941 - John Ellison (songwriter) (72) 1942 - Mike Hugg (Manfred Mann) (71) 1942 - Guy Villari (Regents) (71) 1943 ...
Birthdays 1925 - Mike Douglas (Diamonds) (88) 1939 - Ronnie Dyson (d. 2003) 1941 - John Simon (producer) (72) 1941 - John Ellison (songwriter) (72) 1942 - Mike Hugg (Manfred Mann) (71) 1942 - Guy Villari (Regents) (71) 1943 - Kenny Gamble (Gamble & Huff) (70) 1943 - Denis Payton (Dave Clark Five) (d. 2006) 1943 - Jim Kale (Guess Who) (70) 1946 - John Conlee (67) 1947 - Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) (66) 1948 - Bill Hurd (Rubettes) (65) 1949 - Eric Carmen (64) 1950 - Erik Braunn (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003) 1952 - Bob Mothersbaugh (aka Bob 1 of Devo) (61) 1954 - Joe Jackson (59) 1954 - Bryan Bassett (Wild Cherry) (59) 1956 - Alan Frew (Glass Tiger) (57) 1957 - Richie Ramone (born Richard Reinhardt) (Ramones) (56) 1960 - Paul Gendler (Modern Romance) (53) 1962 - Bragi Ólafsson (Sugarcubes) (51) 1964 - Hamish Seelochan (Pasadenas) (49) 1968 - Charlie Sexton (45) 1970 - Andy Bell (Oasis, Beady Eye) (43) 1970 - Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) (43) 1976 - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) (37) 1978 - Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly (Kris Kross) (35) 1981 - Sandi Thom (32) 1985 - J-Boog (born Jarell Houston) (B2K) (28) Deaths 1984 - Percy Mayfield - Heart attack (63) 1996 - Mel Taylor (Ventures) - Lung cancer (62) 2006 - Mike Douglas (81) On This Day 1952 - Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry and told not to come back until he was sober. 1965 - The Beatles movie Help! had its U.S. premier in New York. 1966 - John Lennon held a press conference in Chicago to apologize for his comment about the Beatles being "more popular than Jesus." Earlier in the day, they had arrived in the city to start their final American tour. 1969 - Diana Ross celebrated the signing of the Jackson 5 to Motown Records with 350 invited guests at The Daisy Club in Beverly Hills. 1972 - It's Cheech and Chong Day in San Antonio, TX. 1973 - Bill Aucoin sees KISS play for the first time and offers to be their manager and get them a recording contract. 1976 - Keith Moon of the Who is taken to a Miami hospital after collapsing from exhaustion. 1979 - Led Zeppelin played their final U.K. show at Knebworth Park. 1982 - Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano became the parents of daughter Amanda. 1986 - The Monkees' first four albums returned to the Billboard charts. 1989 - Three members of LL Cool J's crew were arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl. 1995 - The funeral of Jerry Garcia was held in Belvedere, CA. 1999 - KISS received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 2000 - Madonna became the mother of Rocco Ritchie. 2003 - Mike Gordon of Phish was arrested for allegedly endangering the welfare of a nine-year-old girl. Divorces 1972 - Elvis Presley and Pricilla Presley (filed) Recorded 1964 - Beatles for Sale - Beatles (recording started) 1967 - Apples and Oranges - Pink Floyd Released 1956 - Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (single) 1962 - Surfin' Safari - Beach Boys (single) 1962 - Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (single) 1968 - Hey Jude - Beatles (single) 1973 - Free Ride - Edgar Winter Group (single) Broadcasts 1963 - What's My Line - Kingston Trio 1965 - Shindig - Sonny Bono Number Ones – U.S. Singles 1962 - Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka (2 weeks) 1984 - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr. (3 weeks) 2007 - Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston (4 weeks) Number Ones – U.S. Albums 1945 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1 week (7 previous weeks at number 1)) 1945 - Carousel - Original Cast (6 weeks) 1962 (stereo albums) - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles (1 week) 1979 - Get the Knack - Knack (5 weeks) 2001 - Celebrity - N'Sync (1 week) Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles 1958 - Patricia - Perez Prado & His Orchestra (2 weeks) 1990 - Vision of Love - Mariah Carey (2 weeks) Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
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Capital radio In tune with everything Don’t touch that dial Nowadays when the Red Sox go into a rain delay, the radio broadcast goes from the park to the studio where John Ryder fields phone calls. It was that way when John Rich wa...
Capital radio In tune with everything Don’t touch that dial Nowadays when the Red Sox go into a rain delay, the radio broadcast goes from the park to the studio where John Ryder fields phone calls. It was that way when John Rich was the studio host (until he left the business earlier this year to go into software.) This goes back at least to the days when Ted Sarandis was at WEEI. IIRC, Ted would plead for the Red Sox to build a new stadium or put a retractable roof over Fenway. But it wasn’t always that way. Right after World War II, WHDH was broadcasting Red Sox and Braves games. The station had a disc jockey named Bob Elliot and a newsreader named Ray Goulding. The pair would be teamed on the air during rain delays and they would ad lib deadpan satires of that era’s radio. Soap operas, game shows, commercials, and announcers were all fodder for the two. It was like SCTV, only for radio. Eventually, WHDH gave them their own show, “Matinee with Bob and Ray.” They’d go on to the NBC radio network and TV; working together for 40 some odd years. ...On Sunday nights HCN would run The Comedy Hour from 9 to 10. They would play stand up routines from the likes of George Carlin, Bill Cosby, and Woody Allen. They’d play studio-based comedy from the likes of Cheech and Chong or The Firesign Theater. They’d also play some Bob and Ray bits. Despite being old enough to be World War II vets, the two radio guys did have some appeal with the rock and rollers a generation younger than them. I was a kid and I didn’t get their humor. It was sort of an acquired taste. In fact, when Bob and Ray were on TV, the live studio audiences, unfamiliar with their humor, would boo the duo. There are a few bits online here and elsewhere. Bob Elliot’s son, by the way, may be better known among RLRSers. Chris Elliot was a frequent guest on Letterman and starred in the TV show “Get A Life” and movies like Cabin Boy and There’s Something About Mary. Until this year, I had no idea Bob and Ray got their start as rain delay filler. Now you know, too.
about 1 month ago
The creators of The Lion King originally wanted to reunite Cheech and Chong as the hyenas! The popular Disney film The Lion King features myriad eccentric characters. From the wise baboon Rafiki to the meerkat and wart hog duo of Timon...
The creators of The Lion King originally wanted to reunite Cheech and Chong as the hyenas! The popular Disney film The Lion King features myriad eccentric characters. From the wise baboon Rafiki to the meerkat and wart hog duo of Timon and Pumba. Two of these characters are Scar's sidekicks, the hyenas. While one of the hyenas, Ed, barely speaks, the other two are quite vocal. The film's creators wanted the comedy duo Cheech and Chong to voice these two hyenas. Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong became popular in the 1970s and 80s with their comedy routine that was heavily based on the hippie era. Cheech agreed to play the hyena Banzai, but Chong wasn't able to do it. So the role was changed to a female Hyena named Shenzi. It went to Whoopi Goldberg. (Source)
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me n cheech n chong !!! #puffpuffpasstuesdays !!
me n cheech n chong !!! #puffpuffpasstuesdays !!
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After Rae Dawn Chong’s rant, and sometimes rave, of Oprah Winfrey on a recent radio appearance, her father, Tommy Chong, has come to her defense. If you haven’t been near any type of media recently, Rae Dawn said, “If you loo...
After Rae Dawn Chong’s rant, and sometimes rave, of Oprah Winfrey on a recent radio appearance, her father, Tommy Chong, has come to her defense. If you haven’t been near any type of media recently, Rae Dawn said, “If you look at the way Oprah looks, she looks like 60 years ago she would have been a house keeper luckily. She would have not been a house n**ger, she would have been a field n**ger.” The actor, most famous for his work in the Cheech and Chong films, defended his daughter to TMZ, saying “If you think of what [Rae] said, she said back in the day Oprah would be working in the field because she’s not that beautiful…whereas if you’re beautiful, you’re part of the master’s bedroom. Knowing Oprah, she would probably read [Rae's comments] and just chuckle and probably agree with Rae Dawn…she probably would be working in the field.” It seems Rae Dawn has been spending most of her time since the interview responding to people on Twitter. She started by tweeting out the full interview. Thanks for your thoughtful words. I will post my interview tonight in full. Look for it. Or just keep believing tmz. — Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 21, 2013 Listen before you judge the link is provided. (@YouTube http://t.co/7aigDHCerb) — Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 21, 2013 Was not my best moment regret being so free and should have been more pc. Appreciate your input you are right! — Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 22, 2013 I never think superior and regret not being more careful at making my point. No matter…was not my brightest moment. — Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 22, 2013 You are right. I regret my words and how vulnerable they were seriously so much has been made of something that is my exp. Between me and O. — Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 22, 2013 What was said was my experience what i regret is using words TMZ could exploit. The content and the intention were my story.. get the facts — Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) July 23, 2013
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Actress Rae Dawn Chong (daughter of  Tommy Chong...of Cheech and Chong) doesn't like Oprah Winfrey very much. The two starred together in The Color Purple over 20 years ago (Chong was "Squeak"), and she doesn't like what the talk show mo...
Actress Rae Dawn Chong (daughter of  Tommy Chong...of Cheech and Chong) doesn't like Oprah Winfrey very much. The two starred together in The Color Purple over 20 years ago (Chong was "Squeak"), and she doesn't like what the talk show mogul has become. Chong called Lady O a "filed n----," skilled in the art of "brown nosing." TMZ reports: Oprah Winfrey's former "Color Purple" co-star Rae Dawn Chong just UNLOADED on the talk show queen -- claiming O is a self-centered fat "biotch"  who would have been a "field n**ger" back in the slave days. Rae Dawn -- who's part black -- appeared on "Matty P's Radio Happy Hour" and talked about how her personal relationship with O went from good to really REALLY bad back in the 80s. RDC says Oprah was "lovely" to her back on the set of Purple in 1985 ... but when Rae moved on to her next movie, "Commando," that's when she says O became "a total biotch." "I starred in Commando. And she just wasn't having me. She's competitive. She didn't like me. She just wasn't having me." It's clear, Rae doesn't like O either -- 'cause for the next several minutes of the interview, she ranted on and on about how much she hates Winfrey -- and stooped so low, she even took shots at her appearance and invoked slave imagery. After she flipped out, Chong posted a video online explaining her life choices. Just in case Winfrey took her words the wrong way, she made it clear that the "n-bomb" was a compliment. Watch below. -- Photo: YouTube
2 months ago
I came across this video while checking out stuff on YouTube. It’s Friday, and even though I am working overtime tomorrow, I’m still very excited that it’s Friday and plan on smoking very, very hard tonight as if I didn...
I came across this video while checking out stuff on YouTube. It’s Friday, and even though I am working overtime tomorrow, I’m still very excited that it’s Friday and plan on smoking very, very hard tonight as if I didn’t have to work tomorrow. In case there are others out there that have the same [Continue Reading]
2 months ago