Saturday, May 15th, 2004
I'm still alive - really.
So I get an instant message the other day while I wasn't home that said, simply:
"Checked out your webpage, you look really hot - but loose the cigarette, it's not sexy" or something to that effect.
My first thought was, "Yeah, neither is misspelling."
Then I got to thinking. It's not the first time that someone has told me this. "You're very pretty, so why are you taking pictures of yourself smoking? That's not attractive." "You'd be one hot babe if you'd get rid of that cigarette". Says who?
I really have a problem with someone telling me what "is" and "is not" sexy. Sexy is a state of mind to begin with, and what is or isn't sexy is completely and utterly up to the beholder. Maybe smoking a cigarette isn't sexy to these people, but it doesn't mean it isn't to some or that I am un-sexy because I'm doing it. What makes people think they can throw around their opinions as if they're fact?
You know, that is so not sexy.
I happen to like smoking - though I'm no a-pack-a-day fiend, I smoke one or two every one or two days. I also just so happen to have what I term a "smoking fetish"; wherein I find pictures of people smoking rather appealing - it turns me on. I've been known to light up during certain sexual acts, if my partner was okay with it, and I'm not me if I don't enjoy a good smoke after giving a good blow. Smoking is sexy to me - it doesn't mean I believe that smoking is sexy as a matter of fact, or that it is even to the majority of the populace.
To each his own is my rule and if you don't like what you see here - feel free to move along.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2004
I am so bad. I smoked a cigarette today. Holy fuck, someone stop me. It can only lead to ruin from here. What in the hell was I thinking? I s m o k e d a *gasp* cigarette!!!!! You know what, fanatical-smoking-haters, bite me. I enjoyed every single nicotine-dripping, tobacco-filled, deathly waft of smoke. You people make me sick.
Probably the best piece you'll ever seen on the lunacy of the anti-smokers is the South Park episode "Butt Out". This website gives a run-down of the entire show, but you really have to see it. The linked article summed it up best here:
Perhaps what they're trying to say isn't that they [The Tobacco Companies] are good, it's that the anti-smoking groups throw the concept of hating Tobacco companies too far. Deciding to smoke or not is still a matter of free will, and although the tobacco companies shouldn't be releasing a product that's naturally addictive and mostly deadly, we should stop trying to be such whiny assholes, yelling at anyone who smokes or anyone who's making money from a product. After all, if this is the case with Tobacco companies, what about stupid lawsuits against fast food companies that supposedly make children fat, or possibly against soda companies since their product essentially causes dehydration, bad teeth, and osteoporosis?
My favorite part of the episode is when the boys tell Rob Reiner that using his excessive amounts of money to push for changes that he believes are good, because he believes that everyone else in the world doesn't know any better, is, quite simply, fascism.
So why does the entire smoke-or-die thing piss me off so? Well, fuck, isn't it obvious? You're fucking with people's free will here. I seriously don't believe there is a person out there that has watched one of those retarded "TRUTH" commercials, slapped themselves upside the head and went, "Gosh darn, I never knew. I'm going to stop smoking today!" Everyone who smokes (barring the fucking retards that smoked for 40 years then sued the tobacco companies b/c they lost a lung) knows the dangers of smoking. We can read the Surgeon General's Warning and we'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard that it's the #1 preventable killer and completely and utterly bad all around for you. I know this, everyone else that smokes knows this. So why do we continue to smoke?
Because we want to! And that's nobody's business but ours and our blackened lungs begging for air. Get it? The kicker? I'm not even addicted to smoking. I smoke, maybe, twice every two weeks now. Yes, that's all. I rarely smoke in public and I've even giving up smoking in my car. Since I'm too lazy to hobble outside every time I want to light up, I just don't do it unless I really feel like it. I like to smoke. *Gasp* It may be an extremely unpopular thing to voice these days, but, there, I said it. I'm not one of those people who smokes and wishes they could stop. I'm not one of those people who has tried quitting and just can't. I'm not one of those people who used to smoke heavily and now hates cigarettes and smokers with a passion. I used to smoke a lot; now I don't. Will I ever completely quit? I doubt it. People, I like smoking - and that's my personal choice. And no one has the right to demand I stop or throw it in my face because of my personal choice.
I spent some time, a few years ago, in the Yahoo! message board's anti-smoking discussions. What a bunch of fucking wackjobs! These people were insane about smoking. Some even going so far as to say parents who smoked (even ones that went outside to do it) were horrible parents and their kids should be taken away from them. That people who smoked in public places were no better than murderers. Murderers. That should give you an idea of just how fucking insane and fanatical these people are - and why I'm so damn adamant about speaking out against them.
Fuck the haters. Next time I light up, I'll inhale a good, long one for you all.
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Thursday, August 28th, 2003
Can I just say that I am dying for a cigarette right now?!
I know it's an unpopular thing to do these days...smoke that is, and, likely, even more unpopular to admit it and gloat about it. But I do smoke and I do love it. Yes, I know it's bad for my health - my lungs, my skin, my teeth and my breath. Yes, I know about all of the wicked things the tobacco companies do to us poor, addicted souls and the evil things they spew forth to trap other ignorant fools (I've seen the commercials and I ,honestly, just laugh at them). I've heard every side of every pro-smoking and anti-smoking spiel.
What it comes down to is I want to smoke. I make a conscious effort to put a nicotine-tobacco-cancer-causing-stick to my lips and ignite it and I won't be one of those asshats that turns around one day and sues a tobacco company because I'm breathing through a hole in my neck. I'm well aware of what I'm doing, and the consequences. Same as when I drink. But smoking has become this huge thing now - I see it one day actually becoming fully illegal. There are many states where you cannot smoke, even on the street, and more and more public places are becoming completely smoke-free. It doesn't really bother me, as I rarely smoke when I'm in public places anyway (I don't want to hear them yakking on their damn cell phones, they don't want to inhale my second-hand smoke; I believe in the Golden Rule, ya know?); unless it's a crowded, smoky bar.
I never really even though enough to comment on the whole smoking tirade, even though I've voiced my opinion of those money-hungry idiots who sued the tobacco companies, until one day someone emailed me and said I must be a very interesting person since the photo in my Yahoo! profile was of me smoking. He said something about being very brave to post such a picture in today's society; I guess it was as if I was giving a finger to the haters or something. It really stunned me; it was never my intention to make any kind of statement, and the fact that such a picture did really got me thinking about this whole smoking silliness.
I like to smoke - no, I take that back - I love to smoke; and I don't really care what anyone says or thinks about it. And I realize that, in this day and age, such a statement seems to bother some people. I think those anti-smoking commercials are dumb and a bit over-the-top (let it go, people) and they never once have made me not want to smoke. Some day I won't want to smoke anymore, and I'll stop. I won't sue anyone, or turn into a smoking-hater. That's my thoughts on this whole smoking thing; care to share yours?
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