March 23, 2013

Shaming, Canadian style.



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29 comments:

Quayle said...

Coming soon to a government insured neighborhood near you.

Shouting Thomas said...

So, how are the hipsters and progressives going to rationalize this fierce hatred of cigarette smoking with their love of pot smoking?

Walking out onto the patio to smoke a Doobie is the common social bond of hipsters and progressives. Just went out last night to hear some friends play in Woodstock and, sure enough, during the break, everybody walked outside to pass around a Doobie.

So, is pot smoking also as reprehensible as farting?

P.S. You might remember, hipsters and progressives, that lighting up a pipe of tobacco and passing it around was the ultimate social bonding act of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Abstinence-only sex education.

That is all, abstinence-only sex education.

Chip S. said...

I cannot believe they didn't have some guy come up to that chick and offer her a light.

Fuckin' Canadian "humor".

JAL said...

SO they seriously think that is going to alter smoking behavior?

I thought Canadians were supposed to be smarter than that.

Shouting Thomas said...

Lighting farts in the dark!

bagoh20 said...

Oh I get it. It would be shameful to make farting illegal, tax it to death, and put out public messages against it.

F said...

I suppose she's a professional actress. I wonder how hard it's going to be for her to get another acting gig. "List skills." "Gas passing." Ok.

Nomennovum said...

God, progressives are idiotic moral preeners.

What a stupid fucking commercial.

Bunch of fatties too.

I am going to go smoke a cigar. When I go to Toronto next time and some bore scolds me for smoking a cigar, I'll tell her it's too cover up her farts.

Besides, this whole ad is a rip off of an old Steve Martin joke.

Some guy: Excuse me. Do you mind if I smoke?

SM: No! Do you mind if I fart?


However, Steve Martin was actually funny. This tripe was not.

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SteveR said...

If you going to make a fart joke at least use good farts.

madAsHell said...

...but doobies are illegal!!

How can the hipsters have marijuana when we have laws against them!!

DADvocate said...

Social farting isn't unhealthy. Plus, a SBD fart can be a lot of fun. Just make a scrunchy face and look around like someone else did it.

Titus said...

They all smoke in Montreal.

It's the frenchy in them.

I love farting.

edutcher said...

The Canucks never had the frontier ethos.

Being regimented came easy to them, eh?

Shouting Thomas said...

So, how are the hipsters and progressives going to rationalize this fierce hatred of cigarette smoking with their love of pot smoking?

The best reason not to smoke marijuana is, of course, our Choomer In Chief.

(should have brought that up last night)

Nathan Alexander said...

I'm torn. This is the one area that my personal preferences are in conflict with my personal political philosophy.

I am for freedom, and against prohibitions, banning, excessive taxation, and other social engineering.

But I hate smoking.

Extremely.

I had hundreds of meals ruined because someone not far away was lighting up while I was still eating, back before smoking was banned from restaurants.

Hanging out with smoking friends, they couldn't just all smoke at once and then give me 2 hours of peace...instead, one would light up. 15 minutes later, another would light up. 15 minutes later another would light up. It was torture and I stopped hanging with them.

Maybe this next issue has been good for me, but I never enjoyed going to bars or clubs because of smoking. But that probably saved me thousands of dollars.

I hate smoking.

I went to Beijing, China last month. They had signs on the walls of restaurants prohibiting smoking. No one paid attention. I actually thought of saying something until the restaurant owner walked by with a lit cigarette in his mouth.

But it reinforced my dislike of smoking. The US is **SO** much better off with smoking diminished and restricted.

tim maguire said...

Is this "message" against an actual problem? Are there lots of people who think they don't smoke because they don't smoke alone?

Palladian said...

I am for freedom, and against prohibitions, banning, excessive taxation, and other social engineering.

But...


No, sorry. There is no "but" allowed after that declaration. The inclusion of the "but" indicates that you really aren't "for" freedom after all.

Saying that the US is better off because you personally like one of the effects of freedom-limiting nanny-state control reinforces that you're unserious about liberty.

Palladian said...

In fact, I took up smoking again (in a very limited way) partly because it's "politically incorrect" here in Nanny's Paradise, NYC.

Strangely enough, despite the expense and the ludicrous burdens placed on the activity by the government, many New Yorkers still smoke.

Baron Zemo said...
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Baron Zemo said...

Be careful of what you wish for because it might come true.
Especially if you dare to "Break the Barrier!

Alex said...

Palladian - so people should have the freedom to pollute my space with cancer causing smoke?

rhhardin said...

Peter Sellers elevator scene.

I remember it, though, with one of the occupants on exit muttering the word "pig" to Sellers.

Maybe I'm remembering another scene.

Nathan Alexander said...

@palladian,
And you lose any claim to being for freedom by trying to tell me how to think, act, and feel.

Can someone be for freedom but be against murder? Can someone be for freedom but still follow the Constitution?

Not according to the simplistic viewpoint you just offered up.

I'm still working it out, but that doesn't men I have to resolve the problem in the manner you prefer.

Palladian said...

Palladian - so people should have the freedom to pollute my space with cancer causing smoke?

Other than your own property, what constitutes your space?

Nathan Alexander said...

The 3 feet around my body, the air I breathe, and anything that affects my body.

DADvocate said...

I fart while I'm blogging and no one seems to mind, except me.

Rusty said...

Alex said...
Palladian - so people should have the freedom to pollute my space with cancer causing smoke?

Ya know what's fun?
Find a vacant aisle in one of those big box stores. Lay down a fog bank and get to the next aisle. Wait for another couple to walk down the now toxic aisle. Hilarity ensues.
It's the simple things in life.

Clyde said...

Well, it did come from the land of Terrance and Philip, so no surprises there!