Tar, mmmkay
October 23, 2012 2:08 PM   Subscribe

I'm unclear about whether this is outragefilter (omg, smoking is bad), newsfilter (I Had No Idea), cool cuisine gone horribly awry, a misplaced Askme (can I smoke this cigarette, it's been on the counter for a while), or mere lack-of-filter-filter.
(His lungs may be clean, but his ears - after hours of that fan?)
posted by Namlit at 2:20 PM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Is Bong Show for peoples cable access
posted by hal9k at 2:25 PM on October 23, 2012

So, that-filter-won't-help-you filter?
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:27 PM on October 23, 2012

Way too many steps. Cook's Illustrated has really gone downhill.
posted by hal9k at 2:27 PM on October 23, 2012 [10 favorites]

It kind of looked delicious.
posted by Malice at 2:30 PM on October 23, 2012

It kind of looked like pretty much exactly you would think when you think of the tar from 400 cigarettes. it also kind of looked like that could have been among the world's most foul smelling experiences not actually involving raw sewage.
posted by badstone at 2:36 PM on October 23, 2012

In Russia, cigarette smokes you.
posted by DaddyNewt at 2:45 PM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

He used gloves when handling the packs of cigarettes, then used his bare hands on the tar. I think I would have done that the other way around.
posted by randomkeystrike at 2:46 PM on October 23, 2012 [6 favorites]

So, smoking is bad for you?
posted by Mister_A at 2:51 PM on October 23, 2012

Watch and wonder as I reduce this delicious and healthful bunch of fresh spinach to a horrid black goo by setting it on fire, pulling the smoke through water, and then cooking it down!

Spinach: not even once.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:02 PM on October 23, 2012 [3 favorites]

I miss smoking. A year ago this video would've just made me want to light one up.
posted by palbo at 3:13 PM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Reminded me I need to retar my lungs.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:14 PM on October 23, 2012

Looks like the filters were removed. I wonder what the result would be with the filters.
posted by Bort at 3:29 PM on October 23, 2012

"...and for dessert tonight we've got a Cool Ranch Doritos compote with a bong water reduction..."
posted by Rhomboid at 3:59 PM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Disappointed he didn't weigh the tar.

Also: Black hairy tongue?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 4:20 PM on October 23, 2012

This is pretty misleading as a demonstration of tar that you put into your body. The water absorbs more particles than would be absorbed by smoke merely coming into contact with your lung surfaces. And oh man I would not have wanted to be around when he boiled that bongwater, the stench must have been terrible.

Also, I quit smoking about 80 hours ago. Maybe soon I will stop counting the hours and minutes.
posted by charlie don't surf at 4:45 PM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Ugh, I've got to quit soon. Buying and smoking cigarettes is becoming so much more a hassle than it used to be.

Oh, and it's unhealthy too.
posted by King Bee at 5:22 PM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Because I'm having a day where cigarettes are the only thing keeping me from drinking, I've bookmarked this to watch tomorrow when I try to quit. Again. You know, I was able to walk away from a gram a day coke habit without a look back. When I stopped drinking, one day I just put the drink down, and for the most part, was ok...but goddamn it, cigarettes. I don't understand their hold on me. Good on you, Charlie. You're my new idol.
posted by dejah420 at 6:08 PM on October 23, 2012

I was expecting him to use it to waterproof the roof of a dollhouse in a Russian style Maker Faire.
posted by arcticseal at 6:29 PM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Is there a video like this for weed? No? Carry on then.
posted by LordSludge at 7:37 PM on October 23, 2012

Smoking (and banning smoking) is a big issue in Russia right now.
posted by eye of newt at 8:55 PM on October 23, 2012

but goddamn it, cigarettes.

A year ago, I smoked a pack and a half a day, and in situations where I couldn't smoke, I sucked nicotine lozenges. I went to sleep with a nicotine lozenge in my mouth to save me waking up in the night to smoke.

I'd tried all of the various nicotine replacement therapies and none of them were at all helpful, but Champix enabled me to stop without any withdrawal and with no cravings whatsoever -- after nearly 40 years smoking.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:43 PM on October 23, 2012

I quit smoking after almost having a heart attack, and getting stents. I was a heavy smoker. I quit 2 years ago, and still suffer cravings some times. It's weird, because I know I don't want a cigarette, but the craving is still there, a separate thing from "desire". Highly annoying at times, actually. But the actual quitting was easy! Before the stents, 5 minutes after a cigarette would have me in pain.

Cigarettes mess up your arteries. FULL STOP. This isn't about the chance of lung disease. It's about the assurance that it narrows your arteries every time you light up. If you're unlucky, one day you'll smoke and discover your arteries are so inflamed, the narrowing from a smoke will close them off enough you get a charlie horse, in your heart! That's what a heart attack is. If it's bad enough, you die. Bye bye.
posted by Goofyy at 2:54 AM on October 24, 2012

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