Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cirrhosis, Lung Cancer and...?

At 0:35 in this clip.
Alcohol, tobacco and... ?

I'm just tickled pink at all the vices which get passed off as virtues in a consumer society. If we meet someone who collects poisonous snakes or stockpiles canisters of nerve gas we'd say he's a dangerous extremist. Some hillbilly with half a dozen rifles? Patriot!
Plastic surgery to turn your garden snake into a raging python? Ridiculous vanity. Sports car? Supporting the economy!
Torturing people for protection money in the service of your local mob boss? Crime. Wearing khakis while doing it overseas? Self-defense.

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