a teatray in the sky

thank you for smoking

Posted in 5D Mark II, Photography, Virginia, Williamsburg by firthefirst on July 7, 2010

the west coast gets the sun, the midwest gets the bibles, and the south gets the cotton.  what does the mid-atlantic get (other than bizarre june-july heat waves)?  tobacco.  it seems that era is finally drawing to a close, with smoking soon to become something you have to do behind closed doors and shuttered windows in your own home.

and why not?  out of all bad habits, smoking seems particularly pointless.  you don’t get much of a kick out of it, it’s expensive, and you can die (albeit slowly, yet painfully) from it.  there are many more interesting ways to get an adrenaline rush, waste a lot of money, and kill yourself:

  • drinking
  • illegal base jumping
  • drug abuse
  • triathlons
  • visiting north korea
  • hunting for bin laden, alone, with a sword, and diabetes

in fact, doing all of these together might be less silly than smoking:  parachuting into north korea to look for bin laden wearing spandex while double-fisting two 40s with a half-pound of coke stashed in your back pocket.

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