New Adventures of the Compassionate Curmudgeon

In which I tend to rant. A lot. But compassionately...

Penn and Teller -- What Maroons!

"A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless."

So saith King James I of England. You know, the King James Version dude.

Babies used to be used to advertise cigarettes

Anyway, Harriet Hall has a good post up today about smoking and how it is the leading cause of preventable death.

Those abominable assholes, Penn and Teller, would surely call that bullshit, but who listens to those losers anymore?