Dave's not here.
For more than a generation, for both the young and the not-so-young anymore, those three words have become synonymous with a state of chemically induced confusion.
They're the brainchild of Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong, the up-in-smoke comedy duo who in the 1970s first captured the spacey hilarity and wild wonderment of being high on pot, stoned to the bejesus.
"Dave's Not Here," Cheech and Chong's first recorded comedy riff back in the days of vinyl, involves a pothead so bonkered he doesn't know where he's at or who he is, bedeviling a friend who shows up at his door.
Not long ago, Chong shared the story behind the...