Never Ending Smoke...ahh
February 18, 2003 10:04 PM   Subscribe

Cigarette filters don't want to go away. A sigh of releaf from the smokers except our lovid earth. Not as harmless as the Everlasting Gobstopper, eh.
The word biodegradable doesn't warrant interest from the companies making cigarettes. The gov should be able to protect us...maybe they sponsor the grassroot with all the money made.
posted by lightweight (15 comments total)
"Our lovid Earth"?

Your user page leads me to your Homepage URL, which leads me to two clients in your portfolio: Pure Gold Minerals and Gold Giant, the latter of which is apparently pursuing open-pit mining per their Feb-06-2003 release.

You helped put these people on the internet, from what I can gather. In the past you have griped here about ads before film screenings in a FPP. Visual and cognitive pollution is disagreeable to you, and cigarette filters also rankle.

Your aforementioned FPP mentioned 30 minutes before the ads ended and you could enjoy your film. The Alabama site you linked to in this FPP suggests that butts could last as long as fifteen years.

If there is an equation demonstrating how many littered cigarette butts per annum do as much harm to the environment as these mining companies, I would very much like to see that. Why not ask these people where the greater threat to the environment lies?
posted by trondant at 12:56 AM on February 19, 2003

I read through your post 10 times. I still don't get it.

'Releaf' , 'lovid Earth', 'Gobstopper'.
Did you even see that spell-check button?
posted by sebas at 1:37 AM on February 19, 2003

I roll my own with a cardyboard 'roach'.

No problem except I cough up bowling balls every morning.

PS - this post sucked the big ciggy.

here here here here here
posted by Frasermoo at 1:46 AM on February 19, 2003

trondant - what are you on about? I can't follow the connection between previous FPPs regarding ads in cinema [30 min] and this FPP regarding cigarette butt litter [15 years]... Is it the time thing i should keep an eye on? Is that what makes the posts... whatever you're accusing these posts of? similar??

regarding cigarette butts - they're foul, bad tasting, cancer causing [more so than cigs] stupid pieces of polluting junk. I smoke non-filter for all reasons cited. Oh, and tobacco tastes better on it's own - like nat shermans...[cig site, don't click if you're a rabid tobacco hater].
posted by dabitch at 3:47 AM on February 19, 2003

they're foul, bad tasting, cancer causing [...] stupid pieces of polluting junk.

Damn you all. I quit nearly two weeks ago, and now I really want a ciggie.
posted by walrus at 4:10 AM on February 19, 2003

I quit nearly two weeks ago
Two smokers went into a bar. One ordered a beer, the other a shot of whiskey with water back. Then they each lit a cigarette. ;-P
posted by mischief at 4:21 AM on February 19, 2003

Water? In the whisky? If there does actually turn out to be any justice after all, then I know which one of those suckers is getting lung cancer ...
posted by walrus at 5:09 AM on February 19, 2003

I want a cigarette with a thin flap of paper mesh over one end, and no filter. Because yes, unfiltereds taste better, but I am sick of getting bits of soggy tobacco and paper in my teeth.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 6:08 AM on February 19, 2003

ah, yes not all master the non-wet draw. Try a short cigarette holder, the kind that takes well to being cleaned out with a pipe-cleaner. bonus is that you now can bite down on your ciggies.

bonus trivia - King Karl Gustav of sweden smokes camel plain.
posted by dabitch at 6:39 AM on February 19, 2003

(any other non-filter people really annoyed that camel plain [short] always cost more than filtered whatever [much longer]? I feel ripped off. ;-))
posted by dabitch at 6:41 AM on February 19, 2003

As an expert smoker, I say: "Geeze. I didn't realize so many people still smoke unfiltered cigarettes."

I always throw my butts out the car window without giving it a second thought. Except when there's a pig behind me. Then I get super paranoid. I hold onto it until it goes out, then I furiously look around my back seat for an old Dasani or Gatorade bottle to toss it in. Though usually by this time the pig has turned away, passed me, or gone after some other gangster, and I just throw it out the window.

Damn non-ashtray-having Hondas.
posted by TurkishGolds at 9:49 AM on February 19, 2003


Yes, time. The ads-before-movies FPP was made by the same person who posted this one, which includes the fifteen-years-for-butts-to-die link. The ads-before-movies FPP mentioned thirty minutes being wasted (polluted by ads) before the film started.

The two mining co. links are clients in a web design portfolio I found through lightweight's user page. I was wondering how many years it took before pollution caused by these companies abated or faded into the background (i.e., no more harmful effects,) and how many used butts would have to be tossed out the window in a year to equal the pollution generated by these companies in that same year.

I just don't see how one can do any work for the mining industry (clean hands at 5PM or no) and then turn around and worry instead about cigarette butts rather than tailings or sludge pits, or acidifying nearby streams, etc. To me, it'd be like an ER surgeon putting ice on a black eye first, instead of tending to the gunshot wound in the patient's belly. So yeah, time. Time and timeliness and severity.
posted by trondant at 10:20 AM on February 19, 2003

wal: 'water back' means a glass of water on the side. ;-P
posted by mischief at 4:03 PM on February 19, 2003

sebas, he spelled "gobstopper" just fine. google it.
posted by benh57 at 9:41 PM on February 19, 2003

wal: 'water back' means a glass of water on the side.

That's a relief ... for a moment there I thought you were being sacrilegious ;-)
posted by walrus at 3:33 AM on February 20, 2003

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