For people that live under a rock carcinogens are things that contribute to or cause cancer. So if we’re going to single out third hand smoke (aka the smell) why don’t we go after other more widespread and consistent culprits?
My point is not to act as if smoking isn't bad for you. Trust me. I know first hand that smoking causes cancer and it's a horrible habit. What I'm pointing out is how people who want to simply control how others live go about doing that. This is how legislation passes and changes occur. This is how liberties disappear. Somebody with some form of authority (whether it's the government or somebody who just thinks they're important) comes out with a study or a bunch of meaningless statistics to cause a public panic. They scare people. Case in point think about 9-11. What happened after 9-11? People were in a mass panic. What passed right after 9-11? The Patriot Act. What did the Patriot Act do to stop terrorism? Absolutely nothing. What happened to many of our civil liberties as Americans following the passage of the Patriot Act? They got kicked to the curb.
I mean can we seriously make our society any wimpier? Give me a freaking break. First you can’t play dodge ball because it’s too violent and then you can’t play it because it’s discriminative against fat people. Yet the same flag wavers that are complaining about dodge ball being discriminative towards fat people are in turn discriminating against society as a whole by filing lawsuits against food companies over portion sizes because people are getting way "too fat."
Full circle moment. Hey Oprah!
Let’s not offend fat people by simply telling them they’re fat and can either lose weight or face the consequences of higher insurance rates, Diabetes, cardiovascular problems, etc. du jour. Let us instead legislate that restaurants need to serve the entire public less for their money because Porkie has a Food-to-Mouth problem.
Fourth Hand Smoke: Cancer from talking to a smoker over a phone.
Fifth Hand Smoke: Cancer from merely thinking about a smoker.
Sixth Sense Smoke: Cancer from a smoker psychically transmitted to a non-smoker.
I admit that when I seen a headline reading, “British Tourist Dies After Getting Butt Implants At A Hampton Inn”, I laughed my ass off (there I go again) for a good ten minutes. This woman seriously might get an award for being the idiot of the year but it’s still only February and there’s ten months to go until 2012. I’m sure somebody will make a bigger ASS of themselves. Oh there I go again flexing my puns of steel!
Anyways lady. Hat’s off to you. You were born an airhead and died a hardass. May you RIP...
Until next time,