Smoking IS cool.

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
May I present, firstly, a totally random selection of smokers:


And a totally random selection of non-smokers:








I'll let you make up your own minds.
 

swears

preppy-kei
I like to smoke and drink, mainly because I'm a miserable bastard. There's nothing really cool about that.
 

swears

preppy-kei
Is smoking weed/crack cool? Or is it cooler to inject drugs? Perhaps the recent practice of abusing prescription painkillers like vicodin has made popping pills the ultimate cool method of ingesting drugs.
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Nah, just cigarettes.

I smoke them very occasionally, because I'm only slightly cool.

Edit: e.g., Pete Doherty smokes cigarettes, but any coolness factor derived from that is more than cancelled out by the fact that he's a stumbling, acne-pocked junkie twat. Not to mention severely lacking in talent and famous primarily for banging the world's most glamorous toothpick.
 
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zhao

there are no accidents
paying for tobacco, atleast in the US, is the equivalent of making weekly contributions to the Republican party. that's really cool Tea.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I agree tobacco is massively over-taxed. I'm just talking about what smoking looks like more than anything.
This was meant to be a light-hearted thread on the aesthetic caché of cigarettes, which is why it's in Miscellaneous and not Politics. ;)

Edit: and in any case, 'the Fedaral budget' is surely distinct from 'the coffers of the Republican party'? When I buy stuff that's taxed I don't personally enrich Gordon Brown or his party, do I?
 
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zhao

there are no accidents
yeah sorry. maybe hanging out with too many germans is robbing me of my sense of humor! :eek:

anyhow i smoked 3 cigarettes last night and 1 today... makes me a big O hippopotamus
 

dominic

Beast of Burden
a woman smoking can be damn hot

only problem is that the "object," i.e., the woman or gent, as you wish, destroys him/her self by so doing -- and symptoms of advanced lung disease are not at all attractive

of course if smoking weren't "bad," morally or health-wise, then it probably wouldn't be so hot

and yet, health and moral issues aside, there is something monstrous (dragon-like) or exotic about the act of smoking

it's a very complicated and therefore modern pleasure
 
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zhao

there are no accidents
read a great philosophical essay on smoking in art college... traced its appeal hisorically... i remember reading about freud's death drive, Wilde's dandyism, and the link between self-destruction and "cool"... don't remember what its called or who its by though :eek:
 

elgato

I just dont know
'a cigarette is the perfect pleasure, in that it is exquisite, and leaves one utterly disatisfied'

i miss cigarettes like the deserts miss the rain :eek:
 

Sick Boy

All about pride and egos
I read in the paper a while back that smokers are more likely to be successful in the office environment because of smoke breaks.

Smoke breaks are usually taken in the same area everyone in the company takes smoke breaks, and so by being a smoker you get to know everyone a lot quicker on a day-to-day basis, and if your boss is a smoker, then you'll likely end up smoking next to your boss and being forced into conversation with them.
 
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nomadologist

Guest
Is smoking weed/crack cool? Or is it cooler to inject drugs? Perhaps the recent practice of abusing prescription painkillers like vicodin has made popping pills the ultimate cool method of ingesting drugs.
vicodin is just hydrocodone with APAP in it. if you're inexperienced enough to think that's a good high, i just feel bad for you. it tears up the lining of your stomach to take that stuff in excess.

crack, on the other hand, is whack.

i really think by the time you're high on crack regularly you've already lost any interest in socially normative concepts like "coolness" you may have once had
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
i really think by the time you're high on crack regularly you've already lost any interest in socially normative concepts like "coolness" you may have once had
which you could argue would be a good reason to do it, except that people on crack are such fucking wankers. To my dying day I'll never understand how that one took off.
 
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