Smoking kills
November 20, 2003 4:46 AM   Subscribe

Smoking kills (Flash)
posted by Mwongozi (13 comments total)
I'll be dead of old age before the linked page loads...
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 5:14 AM on November 20, 2003

quick summary for the bandwidth deprived: Clinton, Lewinsky, Titanic, WTC, apocalypse, American Pie, in random order. Not that funny.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 6:08 AM on November 20, 2003

The bandwidth problem was on the server end, not the user end, although it seems better now.

I dunno, anything that includes Melonfucker, Yellow Submarine, Putin, and Fight Club has got something going for it, yeah.

Pretty decent production values, too.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 6:38 AM on November 20, 2003

posted by Outlawyr at 7:02 AM on November 20, 2003

When ever I see or hear jokes about the wtc, if its on the web, or its my spanish friends laughing and making some joke about how the buildings are gone, i get pretty angry. A highschool friend of mine was one one of the planes and I don't see the humor in it.

With almost anything else I'm pretty easy going but this for some reason really pisses me off... am I justified or should I lighten up? I really don't know.
posted by cmicali at 7:26 AM on November 20, 2003

I guess it's all relative. You might laugh at the holocaust jokes on Family Guy, but if your mother was gas chambered, you probably wouldn't find it as funny.
posted by armoured-ant at 7:39 AM on November 20, 2003

good point... esp. like the holocaust jokes in south park... im sure there isn't an ounce of humor in that to people involved, but i know i've laughed at it, even if i think its uncalled for, i still laughed
posted by cmicali at 8:25 AM on November 20, 2003

Every time I think of this, I smile:
A friend of mine, upon hearing a Titanic joke, immediately erupted (in indignant tone):
"Hey! I had family on that ship!".
posted by spazzm at 8:40 AM on November 20, 2003

am I justified or should I lighten up?

posted by scarabic at 9:20 AM on November 20, 2003

I don't think the anti-smoking message is very strong, so if that's the point of the animation, it fails. As a rambling pastiche of popcult and political icons, it's over long -- and it's certainly not funny. That said, the very end of the piece, in which the catalyst watches the world fall away from his office window, is quite beautiful, IMO.
posted by h3athrow at 10:08 AM on November 20, 2003

That was so wrong on so many levels, yet I enjoyed it. A bit heavy on the 9/11 references, though. And by "heavy", I mean distasteful.
posted by nyukid at 11:46 AM on November 20, 2003

I thought it was tight and pretty humorous.
posted by scarabic at 2:33 PM on November 20, 2003

clinton was president when 9/11 occurred, huh?
posted by quonsar at 9:17 AM on December 5, 2003

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