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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Those damned smokers

What's Mallard raving about today?

Smoking.

Nice timing on this panel.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude(s) check out the angle on the cigarette in the no smoking sign, and notice all the smoke coming from that one as opposed to the real cig in strawboy's mouth.

Kaitlyn said...

I don't understand this strip at all!

I mean today's.

Especially with the news that smoking will bump a movie's rating?

Where does this fit?

Just his pseudo-libertarian ravings?

For the record, I really don't like people who smoke indoors when there are non-smokers present.

Before my parents divorced, my dad smoked outside - not even on the porch! Now he smokes in his kitchen when my sister is there and if she complains, he tells her (and mom) that Becky was in the next room, she can stay out of the kitchen. (No door separates the kitchen and living room.)

My aunt and uncle are both smokers, and before their divorce, smoked outside. (3 kids.) Now he's married to another smoker, and they smoke in the kitchen as well. On my cousin's birthday. With the cake in there.

So if you can't smoke in public places anymore, boo hoo.

The Crisis Center is small and packed with clothes and people. The director is allergic to cigarette smoke. I don't know if she is, but I know she hates it, because the smoke doesn't come off you, and when you smoke and then go look for clothes, it's disgusting. That's why we have 3 fans in there, because people do it, even though we tell them not to! And if she find out, and she will, you won't get seen, you just wasted a day.

2 more things - this woman Thursday, the last person seen, wanted to go outside and smoke. Her breathing was terrible, it hurt my lungs, and she stuttered, so she stutter and gasp. It was awful.

My dad smoked in the car (with the window down, what's the big deal?) while taking my sister to the doctor. She had pneumonia and bronchitis and was hacking like our paternal grandmother. (Smoker as well.)

So I don't give a damn about your right to kill yourself and hurt others.

I wrote a paper on making cigs illegal. Horrible idea, it'll never work, but it was so easy! And what was bizarre was a book in the school library from the '70s that said nicotine is bad, but if you stop smoking, you'll gain weight.

Scanman said...

This is a joke that should work, but as stated the timing is bad, coming on the heels of a possible crackdown on smoking in the movies. But what's the deal in stating the first part of a thought out loud and keeeping the second part to yourself?

muddyriverlover said...

I'm always a little mystified by the people who claim that to smoke is a basic civil liberty. To me, the issue is very simple: if you smoke, you're polluting the air that I breathe. Smoking in public places should be banned for the same reason that factories should be banned from polluting the air. Of course, there are those who oppose the latter as well.

12xuser said...

I think this is one of the rare MFs that actually works as a joke. For once, he doesn't hit you over the head with some screed against liberals. If you didn't know anything about MF, it would look like kind of a mild dig at Hollywood and a comment on the success of smoking bans around the country.