July 18th, 2005


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Smoking = No Sex? Impotence? Minging teeth? That's the message of a new anti-smoking campaign in Britain, anyway.

"If sex sells, does the opposite hold true, too? Can the fear of missing out on sex be used to stop a product from selling?

That is the idea being tested by a new advertising campaign in Britain that tries to persuade young people to quit smoking. Unlike traditional antismoking pitches, which tend to focus on health concerns, the new ads argue - in an in-your-face way - that the use of tobacco decreases sexual attractiveness and performance.

The new campaign warns young men bluntly that smoking can increase the risk of sexual dysfunction. And it tells young women that 'if you smoke, you stink'."

This made me think about my attitudes toward smoking when I was in the single world. And I did make decisions about whether or not I would pursue or allow pursuit based on this issue. If the person was a smoker, I was less likely to be interested. Now if the person was flat out sexy then smoking was not part of the determining criteria. I did wind up with a non-smoker in the end, though.

Is smoking a deal breaker for you?
babies, corgis

Not Spoiled!

We already bid a fond farewell to Beano & Crawfish. We shall miss the euphonic farting and mellifluous bubbles. They barely lasted a day. I stopped at the store for rawhide chews after work and had to buy two new noise-making toys. Please welcome Go-Go Gorilla and Frogman. They are bigger and cushier than the previous toys so we are hopeful they will last longer.

Bess could not be convinced to get in the picture because she is hunting a flying, buzzing thing that dared enter the house. Rocky held out for treats as long as he could but he has now retreated to our bedroom because he is afraid of flying, buzzing things. What a pair of characters!

Rocky + More New Toys Rocky + More New Toys