At the end of last week, we posted about BongLord, an Australian who is making waves on YouTube with his pot-smoking exploits. I don't want to get too complex with what is essentially a simple hobby done with prodigious dedication, so let's just say that BongLord rips a lot of marijuana from a lot of homemade bongs. Then he puts footage of said actions on the internet.
In the past, Don't Panic has interviewed musicians, artists, photographers and even a potential Mayor of London. And I will say, with great confidence, that those probably won't be bettered by this. Even so, we reached out to Bong Lord to see if he'd shed some light on the various life choices which have led him down this path.
Conversation wasn't easy. Despite using a Gmail address, Bong Lord did not want to conduct our interview over Gchat because he didn't know what it was. When he suggested Kik, I thought our communication just wasn't meant to be. I sent over a string of questions in the hope he'd prefer the long format, then re-sent a reminder when I'd had no reply by Friday evening.
Unexpectedly, Bong Lord replied: "Be patient mate. Another three magazines have sent questions and BongLord is a busy man we hope to finish them by the coming days, we will do yours first."
Three magazines? We? Was any of this true? Is BongLord a man with an inbox of interview requests, a team of supporters and a growing PR machine? Or was he simply flaunting the edifice of a mythic character who rips bongs while wearing balaclavas, even though he may be no different from you and me? Either way, here's our chat:
What's the most information you can tell me about yourself?
I'm The BongLord. I smoke fat cones and do 420 related videos/challenges I gaurantee you have never seen before and post it on my YouTube, Facebook, vine and Instagram accounts.
When did you discover your talent for ripping outrageous bongs?
On the magical day The BongLord was conceived it wasn't like a normal birth. Usually a mother's water would break and she would rush to the hospital. As BongLord's mother's water broke she could smell the stench of bong water and that's when she knew she wasn't giving birth to any normal kid. As she calmly walked to the hospital and proceeded to give birth there was no screaming but just complete silence.
The BongLord slides out holding a bong in one hand and a lighter in the other as he opens his mouth and whispers "I'm The BongLord. " and proceeds to slam the bowl. The doctors and nurses immediately get on their knees and start bowing as they start to realise what is happening. A new legend is born, he is the one, the only, The BongLord. Legend says BongLord stayed in his mother's womb for an extra three months because he was so stoned and wasn't fucked coming out when he was due. Long story short, HE WAS BORN FOR THIS
How well known are you in your home country?
Ask anyone in Australia if they have heard of The BongLord and they will tell you.
Editor's note: We are still unsure what the people of Australia would tell us.
What are your views on Tony Abbott?
He is a piece of shit. THE BONGLORD FOR PRIME MINISTER
In a ranking of greatest Australians, where would you sit? Who is in your top 5?
1. THE BONGLORD
2. THE BONGLORD
3. THE BONGLORD
4. THE BONGLORD
5. THE BONGLORD
If you had to choose between getting rekt on pingas or roasting bowls, what would it be?
Why not pingas THEN bowls when coming down ;)
So there you go people. When BongLord is bigger than Zoella, tell him Don't Panic sent you.
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