January 22, 2003

One last cigarette

Just one more: the PC crowd has airbrushed the cigarette out of Paul's hand for posters of the cover of the Abbey Road album. You know, I am surprised no one has started up a campaign against the anti-tobacco people for dissing the culture of the Native American. After all, they are the ones who discovered the stuff.

(Via greeblie blog.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at January 22, 2003 10:52 AM

Was it here that someone such suggested the reductio ad absurdum would be everyone else on earth demanding reparations from the Native Americans for hooking the world on tobacco?

Posted by: David Jaroslav at January 22, 2003 at 12:36 PM

I'm part Cherokee. Payback's a bitch, ain't it? Heh

Posted by: Ken Summers at January 22, 2003 at 02:40 PM

My family grows tobacco. There's a bunch of land tied up in my late grandfather's estate, and we lease it to farmers.

One day I was sitting on a plane, and I did the kind of "How many piano tuners are there in Chicago?" mental calculation ex-physicists are wont to do, and I realized we were probably killing between ten and a hundred people per year with our poison.

Mentioned it to everyone else, and even though my aunt and mother died of lung cancer, everyone seems content to keep selling the vile weed.

Now, roll it into a fine CIGAR, and I have no problem with it.

Posted by: Steve H. at January 22, 2003 at 02:58 PM

Smoke 'em if ya got 'em...and while they're still legal.

Posted by: DavidMSC at January 22, 2003 at 08:37 PM

Heard a wonderful bit of related news tonight, though I only caught the tail end. Somewhere or other they are considering making it "Child Abuse" if you smoke around your kids.

I know, smokers only poison other people a little bit. Hardly worth noticing. Mwa ha haaaaaaaaa

Posted by: Tom at January 22, 2003 at 10:26 PM

"And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he's such a stupid git!"

Posted by: Eric Pobirs at January 23, 2003 at 01:08 PM

Welcome to the New World:

Smoking is absolutely prohibited under any and all circumstances. If caught you will be strung up by your fingernails.

Abortions, on the other hand, can be preformed at your convience at the nearest shopping center.

Posted by: amy at January 23, 2003 at 05:26 PM