atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2901: Denis Leary says this won't work.

"You could make a brand of cigarettes that were called the warning. A black pack with a skull and a crossbone on it, called 'Tumors'...there'd be smokers lined up to try it: 'I bet you get a tumor as soon as you light up!'"

"It's a drug; we're addicted. We'll break into your houses."

I'll tell you what this kind of packaging would do: it would end up making smoking more attractive to young people--the people who think they're invincible and who are aching to be "edgy" and "cool" and whose brains are hard-wired to take risks.

Okay? Generally, people do not start smoking in their thirties. If they don't start in their teens they start in their early twenties. Go ahead and put grotesque images on the packs. It's not going to make a damn bit of difference.

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I don't care whether an animal is "protected" or "endangered". If it's threatening me or my family I'm going to shoot the son of a bitch.

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Well, they were nice while they lasted, but we might as well say goodbye to the ruins of ancient Egypt.

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"What is 'green science'?" The folks at DPUD link to a meta-study of eco-nazi predictions which concludes that most of them were wrong.

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On the list for today: go get brake hoses for the Fiero; change the points on the Suzuki and set the carb's metering needle one notch leaner. Somewhere around all this, HOPEFULLY, go get the "M" added to my driver's license so I can ride the Suzuki. *sigh*

Well, all that shit isn't going to do itself. I'd better move.

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