If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Tommy Chong — whose latest film, Color Out of Space, opens in theaters today — about the dog treats, Sharpie markers, and kombucha he can’t live without.
As soon as kombucha came out, I immediately got into it. I like watermelon and mango flavors the best. I’ll pick one up anywhere that carries it: Erewhon, Whole Foods, or wherever. I think I’m part of the reason the trend grew so fast, because I started collecting the bottles — the smaller ones make perfect little bongs. I love the shape of those smaller bottles and have made quite a few bongs out of them. Maybe 1,000? It’s very very simple, but that’s for another conversation.
I’m a dog grandpa; I share two dogs with my son. They get dumped at my house all the time, which is a way to get me out of the house to do some walking. They’re mixed breeds and I joke about them a lot: I call them Shitsalotta and Yapsalotta. The Greenies help with their teeth but they also help with their stool. Because when you’re walking the dog, part of the joy is being able to put your hand in a plastic bag and pick up nice warm poop. Greenies give their poop a little texture and color.
I had an old-fashioned iPad that I tried to resuscitate to no avail. So I went and bought the latest. Now, it’s my life’s work trying to figure out how to use it. I take notes on it more than anything. I write notes using my phone, too, but I ended up with so many that I got an iPad so I can write them on there. I also use the iPad to practice my art. There’s an app on that I use — my wife is an artist and she put it on there for me. But right now I am trying to remember my password.
I’m a hairbrush collector for sure: I buy foldable ones with a mirror whenever I get a chance because I’m always losing them. And then I find them all together in a drawer where the maid throws everything I buy that I don’t need. So I’ve got a lot of hairbrushes. Not that much hair — though it’s not bad if I move it around the right way to cover the necessary areas.