Homer Simpson Bong

  Homer Simpson Bong
Dimensions:
8.25" W x 26.5" H x 6" D
Accession Number:
2003.6.107

Bongs, or water bongs, otherwise known as water pipes, have been used for thousands of years to smoke tobacco or marijuana. They are designed to filter smoke from the burning plants through water, which cools the smoke and makes it feel less harsh on users’ lungs. Today, they are often elaborate pieces of art and can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes bongs are made in the shape of famous characters from cartoon shows such as Spongebob Squarepants or Pokemon. This bong features Homer Simpson, the goofy patriarch in the popular animated television show The Simpsons. The tall glass pipe is attached to Homer’s head with a plastic collar and the eyes are removable. Customers had the option to purchase four additional sets of eyes: bloodshot, lizard, white, and x’s for pupils. To protect the manufacturer and seller from customers’ potentially illicit activities, the pipe includes a paper sticker that reads “For legal use only.” Regardless of how marijuana is smoked, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns it can harm lung tissues and damage small blood vessels.