As a man of my size, sometimes I feel like a hypocrite bashing unhealthy things because, I mean, look at me...but I'm tryna clean up my act. I'm 31 years old, and despite my affinity for dark humor, I want to be around for a long time. I've been going to the gym consistently since November. I'm working towards my goal of having a whore summer. There are many things I'd like to accomplish before humanity collapses and I need to get in shape to enjoy them.
I get it, we all have our vices, but I've never understood the appeal of tobacco. What's the fucking point? Maybe it's because I was born into a generation that knew all the horrors of the substance from the get-go. Plus I'm a reefer guy. Sure, I had a cig summer back in 2014, but that mainly was so I wouldn't be alone at a bar when everybody else left to rip a butt. Thankfully I never got into vapes. I think they're so fucking lame (sorry, Mike McDaniel) and I judge the shit out of everybody addicted to sucking flash drives, but then I'm like, Dozo, you were over 4 bills, my guy, who are you to give people shit for unhealthy things? You get (at least) five items every Taco Bell order. But fuck it. I'm an American, baby, that's who! We can do whatever we want! People who couldn't pass high school biology think they know better than doctors and scientists. It's our God-given right to be hypocrites. Why should the GQP house fix any of the issues they cried about that were their fault to begin with when they can bring back cigs inside?! That's what freedumb is all about!
"THERE'S NOTHING MORE AMERICAN THAN RIPPIN HEATERS!!! ARE WE EVEN SURE THEY'RE DANGEROUS"-Cucker
Since That 90's Show starts in a few days, I started rewatching That 70's Show on The Cock in preparation, which caused me to dive back into the Time Magazine Vault.
Even though the series spans from May 17th, 1976-December 31st, 1979, over EIGHT seasons, I've been digging through the entire decade, and this cover caught my eye.
While looking for the cover article, I did what I always do on this tremendous resource; I scanned the whole thing to check out vintage ads and first-hand accounts of the newsworthy events from these moments in Time. I love seeing the progression of style, format, photo quality...pretty much every aspect of its growth.
Side note: I know this is from 1975 and it was a different world, but look at how blunt & fucked up this first sentence is lol.
Mad Men is my all-time favorite drama, and as previously stated in this blog, I'm an American. So I know advertising is important. I find it interesting but also terrible, kinda like everything on TLC. As a writer, I know one of the biggest ways to make money in this industry is through advertisements. I understand their purpose; I'm just blown away by the ad distribution that inspired this blog.
This July 14th, 1975 article of Time is 80 pages long. It's really 80 slides long with the cover, but let's call it 80 pages for the sake of math and easiness. Of these 80 pages, 30 were advertisements; of those 30, all the cigarette ads are below.
If you lost count, I've got you....
That's right. Nine (9) of 80 pages are for cancer sticks. 11.25% of the July 14th, 1975 Time is cig ads. It's basically a cigarette catalog with a couple stories about potential customers. It's fucking disgusting, just like the backward ass thought process of the GOP and anybody who supports asinine things like removing metal detectors and resurrecting cigs in the Capitol. I can't believe anybody listens to a word Tucker Carlson says. He really simped for big tobacco in that clip. Like how fucking stupid can you be to ask what's so dangerous about tobacco?
I've had a slow start to blogging in 2023 (this is only blog #8 of the year so far). That's cause your boi's been going through some shit, but at like 2 am, I came across this magazine and was blown away from how Time was mostly cigarette ads. I decided to blog about it and mix it's loose relevance to some recent news. That's what DOL is all about. Stay away from cigs. Say what's up to reefer.
This is still true (not really, but 2016 Dozie looks cute af here, sans ciggy in my Tim Riggins t)