re: "Mommy Dearest" letters: as long as you are in handcuffs, what difference does it make if your hands are in front of you or behind you? You're not gonna get away at that point no matter what.
Cavity checks all around.
Hey! I like skunks. They have punk rock hairdos and they smell like weed.
I love the smell of pipe tobacco, it reminds me of my uncle navigating an aluminum boat with an outboard motor on the great lakes. Unique odors can bring you back in time for better or worse. So i guess i could see myself getting irritated by some newby treading on my sentimental association.
I think this column should keep going in this paper under "LA as Fuck". Hey why not?
George Carlin was right- it's stupid to walk around with an old-timey controlled fire sticking out of your mouth
Haha I truly don't understand why people hear show such a disdain for pipe tobacco. I smoke pipe tobacco and I don't do it to attempt to appear cooler, hipper, or more old-fashioned; I simply do it because I enjoy it.
You people really do seem to be ignorant because none of you have seemingly tried pipe smoking and you don't understand the hobby.
"Sure you dont get it because you are swimming around in a pool of that toxic funk with senses so benumbed you cant smell anything any at all let alone the sophisticated subtlety of one brand of leaf versus another," that's for one a poorly placed insult and also it's very easy to tell the difference between a strong english blend and a Cherry aromatic blend for example.
Tom Spitinhaler, like a skunk, pipe smoking looks cool from a distance and becomes detestable if you get too close.
Sure you dont get it because you are swimming around in a pool of that toxic funk with senses so benumbed you cant smell anything any at all let alone the sophisticated subtlety of one brand of leaf versus another.
Did you know that pipe smoking became popular as a system of last resort to maintain breathing in areas with high concentrations of rotting bodies during the plagues in europe?
Thankfully at this time we dont have massive putrations of stink so clotting our airways that we need to layer it with a carcinogenic fog. Try breathing the air my friend, It's actually much sweeter than that carbon toast you are sucking in.
Hay maybe you really are just trying to look cool (as Karmel) is saying. If thats the case you look pathetic and i cant help you.
Your rant shows a great deal of yourself. First that you are the one academically challenged in this argument. But that's a thought for another day.
I found this post, not because I was looking for some fat thirty-something semi-humorous anecdote about a city that, if it smells like anything, it aint roses, but because I am a pipe smoker, and a pipe collector. While the prose posted above did raise a corner of my mouth a couple of times as if I were headed for a real snicker, it did more to raise the corner of my mouth for the approaching vomit.
First of all, in apparent opposition to your line of thinking, foul language is not necessary to be hip, cool, 'reliant', avant-garde, or 'edgy'. Typically this is best achieved by showing a level intellect that purports a specific knowledge base that intrigues people without making them feel inferior. It's a tough line to walk, but those who do it successfully well admired by those on all levels of education. It's uplifting. Coincidentally, the hippy left-wing liberals that seem to permeate the "social media" of the once economically and culturally thriving metropolises cities like Detroit, Portland and Seattle, seem to use this tactic. Tragically, their performance ends up being less than stellar as they have forgotten something; you have to make sure you actually HAVE that intellect before you try to use it - which might explain why that method is not used here.
Assuming your comment of spending "more time complaining about white people who dress like rappers than about white people who kill black people for dressing like rappers", one can only assume refers to the justified shooting of 17 year old Travon Martin. Sadly, your comments (one can only assume meant to be divisive) only serve to show a lack of a legal understanding of the case as based on testified and applied evidence. That set aside, what of Travon Martin were smoking a pipe at the time? We know he had one in his backpack at school just ten days earlier - as he was suspended for having a marijuana laced pipe and for having marijuana residue in his backpack as well. This was not his first arrest for such a violation (yes, the schools are so bad there that the Metro-Dade County School district has its own police force), as he was currently under investigation for being a drug "dealer" in the community. I'm surprised you're still not talking about Rodney King for goodness sake - oh yea, he's dead from an overdose.... With that response to your ignorant attempt at humor, I digress.
Pipe smoking does carry with it a connotation or air of sophistication. Your self-admission to this fact does not come irrationally. The perceived sophistication that we both appear to see in tobacco pipe smoking was earned, not thrust upon an unsuspecting world of idiot sheep-like consumers as if it were a Brooke Shields Calvin Klein commercial. And rightfully so. Smoking a pipe gives off this vibe of academia or sophistication because the academic and sophisticated people have practiced this. For centuries. While pipe smoking can be done at any level of economic participation, artisan pipes made by carvers around the world bring prices that regularly exceed $350 each, and up into the thousands of dollars. Rare and blended tobaccos are also treasured and can also be very expensive. But you can also by a used Estate pipe for under $20.00 and get a pouch of Captain Black at the 7-11 for $5.00. In the world of pipe smoking, there is a perceived sophistication, but unlike your judgmental encounter with the pipe smoking, bike riding Portander, all are welcome in our world.
It was once famously said that, "smoking a pipe gives a wise man time to ponder, and a fool something to put in his mouth." My recommendation for you: Take up pipe smoking, and stop typing.
I want many people to read every shitty little comment I type here. But fuck no I dont want them to see me!
Out of historical interest, who WAS the actual Frank Cassano? What did he do before he became an involuntary "New Column" author?
I'm guessing it was somehow connected to the Mob...do I have that right?
American Horror Story is a great show, but this isn't the first time that trashy skank has treated a hot guy in hollywood like crap, she did the same crap to Chord Overstreet from Glee. From what I've read she seems to be a spoiled mean spirited bitch, which is very similar to what I've read about her aunt Julia.
Sara... bitch please. An asshole is an asshole, doesn't matter what your paintjob is. I've crossed the street to avoid hood rats of a variety of colors. STFU.
Damnit Ryan, stop being a rape apologist!
If I were Lindsay's agent, I'd specify that her fee be paid in food, clothing and housing vouchers. I think you all know why.
I really dig this thought. I am plain. I do not stick out because I don't want to be judged. Because I judge. I also don't seek attention and kind of resent those that do. Why? Because I just WANT attention. I don't want to work for it. Thanks for turning the mirror on us. So does this mean I should just smoke that fucking pipe, or what??? I'll pack it full of overthink and try to just be.
This column is almost as fun as milling around a nursing home.
It's never funny (it is supposed to be right?) and I'm tired of looking at the illustration of a fat bearded dude who appears to be making an annoying sound by the face he's making.
Get a new column please.
Bath Salt will fix all this shit. It might give you an inexplicable craving for human face but it will totally fix your sinuses.
just the fact you bring up race- shows that it had something to do with it
The whole thing- to be a woman at night is a scary thing- thats playing the victim- I aint scared- actually if you seen me- I'd probably scare the shit outta you too! hahahahahahahahahahahaaha
yeah- mace and a 38- shut their asses up really quick- but you did the chicken shit move- and should have walked right by them- you showed fear- and predators smell that shit- you could have diffused that situation by walking by and nodding- even stupid shit- like ask for a cigarette, or what time it was- you did assume that they were no good- and showed it- and if anything- thats profiling- you did it to them, they did it to you- Im a woman and lived in more dangerous places than P-Town- change your way of thinking or you will get hurt
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