Comic 57 - Cigarettes

27th Nov 2010, 8:14 PM
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From now on, a standing offer: points for every reference you can name.

I say:

Jrade 27th Nov 2010, 8:14 PM edit delete
Jrade
I may catch some flak for this, but I don't really give a shit. Unless MatthewJA smokes...it's not like anyone else really ever says anything...

I can see you out there! All you other readers! Unless he happens to look through my archive twice daily, from nine different computers, I know you're out there! It's okay, you can show yourselves, there's no need to be afraid. I'm not rabid anymore!

When it comes to smoking, I will accept it, if it is a choice that somebody has made, as with anything. They don't need to explain their reasons, and I certainly don't need to understand them, but they need to have made a choice.

Many of the people I see - not just smokers, mind you - have never made any such choice. They just did something, and now they're unwilling to choose to stop.

Notice: unwilling - not unable. My grandmother smoked, sometimes several packs a day, for over forty years. She quit two years ago. This isn't to say that she won't relapse, she may, but anyone who says "it's too hard, I'm addicted" should go talk to my eighty year old grandmother.

If you smoke because you want to, sure. That's your choice, and I support your right to make that choice. It's when your choice adversely changes others' lives that I begin to take offense. People who smoke in their own homes, in their own cars, in smoking areas, awesome. Great. Go for it.

To the jackass I saw smoking in the middle of a playground full of three-to-nine year olds, screw you. He picked up his kid, gave him a kiss, then ruffled his hair while blowing cigarette smoke all over him.


Whew. Now that that rant is over with, I hope you can enjoy the underlying humour of this comic regardless of your stance on the issue.

Also, I think I've finally come up with a script...but I don't know the degree of approval with which it will meet.

People say:

MatthewJA 27th Nov 2010, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
MatthewJA
I left a whole comment before, but it failed.


I don't smoke, smoking is silly, tonnes of illegal stuff about it here in Australia - can't smoke in cars, public places etc.

What script?
MaxThunder 28th Nov 2010, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
MaxThunder
smoking is for ussies... meowing too...
MatthewJA 28th Nov 2010, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Okay, Jrade! Are you going to make an advertisement thread?
Ever?

After a while of pressing you to make one I'll just make one myself. I did that once before, and the comic got into the popular page. It was fun.
Jrade 28th Nov 2010, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Jrade
@MatthewJA - I don't think I'm likely to...if you want to, though, go for it, and I'll support it.

Personally, if I see someone saying "look at my work" and another person saying "look at this other guy's work", I'm more likely to go for the guy saying "look at this other guy's work".

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