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Andrew NDB
03-07-2017, 04:02 PM
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00215/Whiskey_96395160_215394c.jpg

Let's take it to the polls!

Prowler
03-07-2017, 04:13 PM
I average a couple of beers every 2-3 weeks or so. Other drinks are more expensive and generally stronger. I'm a lightweight, so a few beers are good enough to give me a buzz.

I don't smoke at all.

FredWolfLeonardo
03-07-2017, 04:14 PM
I think this thread was done not too long before.

Anyways, I don't do either for religious reasons and have zero interest in both. There should be a poll option for abstainers.

mrmaczaps
03-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Could have put an option for no on either... lol.

Never smoked. Only ever drank once or twice. I never saw the point in getting sh!tfaced.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-07-2017, 04:16 PM
I've yet to find a beer that has any taste. It's all just really bland pissy stuff.

Shiro Kame
03-07-2017, 04:21 PM
Heck no to both. I don't want to make my life (and the others' around me) miserable over some cancer sticks or bottles. Besides, they'll stunt your life span.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 04:26 PM
I've yet to find a beer that has any taste. It's all just really bland pissy stuff.
Well, what sort of beers have you tried? Because the best ones aren't those over commercialised lagers such as Heineken, Beck's, Budweiser, etc. Maybe you could try a few ales or stouts. Or try some microbreweries. There is a big interest for those nowadays. Some even say that beer is the new wine.

I might as well list my favourite beers:

Leffe Radieuse
Leffe Blonde
Leffe Bruin
Guinness Draught
Erdinger Pikantus
Super Bock
Carlsberg (guilty pleasure)

Heck no to both. I don't want to make my life (and the others' around me) miserable over some cancer sticks or bottles. Besides, they'll stunt your life span.

Drinking is fine as long as you do it in moderation. Pretty sure it's scientifically proven by now that a glass of red wine one in a while is beneficial for you. Drinking doesn't automatically equal having a bottle of whiskey per night.

plastroncafe
03-07-2017, 04:27 PM
Used to be straight-edge, not so much anymore.
Can't say as I ever enjoyed a smoke, though I've tried in the past.
But I CAN say I've enjoyed a beverage or two.

Overenjoyed? Yeah, on occasion. Learning curve can be steep sometimes.
I prefer IPAs, fruity cocktails, and white wines.

ssjup81
03-07-2017, 04:29 PM
Don't smoke, and may have a drink occasionally. Last thing I drank was wine back in January.

ABrown
03-07-2017, 04:29 PM
I love a cold beer. But I don't smoke. Do people still smoke? This isn't the 80's any more.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 04:29 PM
Used to be straight-edge, not so much anymore.
Can't say as I ever enjoyed a smoke, though I've tried in the past.
But I CAN say I've enjoyed a beverage or two.

Overenjoyed? Yeah, on occasion. Learning curve can be steep sometimes.
I prefer IPAs, fruity cocktails, and white wines.
It took me about 7-8 tries to actually enjoy a beer. It's definitely an acquire taste. Also, the 2nd and 3rd beers tend to taste better than the first one. Oh, and I forgot to mention: tap >>> bottle >>>>>>>>> can. Nothing worse than drinking the part closest to the bottom of the can.

I love a cold beer. But I don't smoke, this isn't 1984 any more.
Plenty of people still smoke tobacco nowadays, though. Or perhaps just not so much in your area?

Mzx10484
03-07-2017, 04:31 PM
I've yet to find a beer that has any taste. It's all just really bland pissy stuff.

Try German beer. I heard about pissy beer in the US.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 04:33 PM
Try German beer. I heard about pissy beer in the US.
Yes, Germany has some pretty good beers, but I like Belgian ones even more. I think Belgium is the queen of beer, personally.

Although, tbh, the German beers that get exported the most, at least here, are usually from Bayern.

Wesley
03-07-2017, 04:38 PM
I don't smoke or drink. Never had an interest in doing so.

plastroncafe
03-07-2017, 04:38 PM
It took me about 7-8 tries to actually enjoy a beer. It's definitely an acquire taste. Also, the 2nd and 3rd beers tend to taste better than the first one. Oh, and I forgot to mention: tap >>> bottle >>>>>>>>> can. Nothing worse than drinking the part closest to the bottom of the can.


Yeah, I used to specifically hate beer, but eventually I realized that the reason I hated it was because I'd only ever really been exposed to crap beer. Some trial and error later and I'd found myself cultivating a rather sizable beer snob persona.

I think it was the unfiltered wheat beers that started me off. Had a brief stop over in dark stouts, but firmly settled into IPAs. Though I have a HUGE soft spot for lambics. Especially peach lambics. Oh and hard ciders.

I can't say I entirely agree with the anti-can thing, because my favorite beer only comes in cans.
Watchusett Larry.

Katie
03-07-2017, 04:39 PM
I'm a beer girl. Good beer. Not the pisswater that is mass marketed here in the US

Mzx10484
03-07-2017, 04:40 PM
Yes, Germany has some pretty good beers, but I like Belgian ones even more. I think Belgium is the queen of beer, personally.

Although, tbh, the German beers that get exported the most, at least here, are usually from Bayern.

And you know where Bayern is located?

Utrommaniac
03-07-2017, 04:43 PM
Very moderate amounts of drinking, but it's hard to find what I like. Usually just a glass or so when I visit my mom and brother. Because they always have booze :lol: .
There's actually a cosmopolitan that I made in front of me, but man am I taking it slow, because it's not taking much to get me a little fuzzy. Plus I'm not a big vodka fan. I'm just in it for the cranberry juice.

Candy Kappa
03-07-2017, 04:47 PM
I don't smoke, can't even stand the smell after my dad quit.

I drink at parties, but I don't like beer or wine, so it's all liquor and mixed drinks for me. I also like mead and sake

Prowler
03-07-2017, 04:54 PM
And you know where Bayern is located?
Southeast Germany, bordering Austria.

IndigoErth
03-07-2017, 05:04 PM
Smoke - no, never.

Drink - Only on a rare occasion and just one.

Guess I'm more the liquor sort, vodka based things mostly. I prefer things that actually taste good, along the lines of "Mike's Hard Lemonade" and similar. Nothing too fancy. A personal fave though is Applebee's White Peach Sangria. Prob the one wine based thing I like.

That drink at that restaurant it big though. Last time I had it (I think last birthday, usually the only time I even have it) I requested half the size.


We've tried some of those new-ish hard sodas back around the New Year. The orange and vanilla sodas were okay, sorta... a bit too beer/ale aftertaste for me. Last one we still had sitting around was a cherry cola that was my mom's... we finally opened it recently. Bleh. Like fermented cherry. We both had a taste and agreed to dump it out. lol We had two hard Root Beers in the fridge for a while though, I eventually had both (not in the same day); THAT one you can't even tell is alcoholic, that could be dangerous if someone didn't know. lol

MrPliggins
03-07-2017, 05:09 PM
I like craft beer, and I drink about 2 to 3 a month these days. I'll have a glass of wine once in a blue moon, maybe 3 or 4 a year.

Andrew NDB
03-07-2017, 05:13 PM
Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

Jester
03-07-2017, 05:19 PM
"I don't smoke and I don't chew, and I don't go with girls that do."


In all seriousness never had a "want to" in regards to both smoking or drinking. Smoking took my Grandma Dunlap (fell asleep smoking and lit her chair on fire.) and smoking and drinking (both to much excess) cost my wife both her parents. Needless to say not a fan.

CyberCubed
03-07-2017, 05:45 PM
No to either, my poison is soda.

I drink like 3-4 cans of either Coca Cola or Pepsi every single day. Someone told me this is just as bad as people who smoke or drink alcohol every day. Am i going to an early grave by drinking soda?

They wouldn't let kids drink it if it was bad for you, right?

TigerClaw
03-07-2017, 05:53 PM
I don't drink nor smoke, The only stuff I drink are Coke or Pepsi.

Storm Eagle
03-07-2017, 06:00 PM
Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

There was one person here who said he smokes, but I don't even know if he comes here anymore. He may have even since quit smoking.

As for me, non-smoker all the way. I've never drank either, but if I did, I wouldn't overindulge.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 06:06 PM
No to either, my poison is soda.

I drink like 3-4 cans of either Coca Cola or Pepsi every single day. Someone told me this is just as bad as people who smoke or drink alcohol every day. Am i going to an early grave by drinking soda?

They wouldn't let kids drink it if it was bad for you, right?
People also let kids eat junk food, and that's not good for your health either.

Soda is really bad you. Also, ever heard that myth about it being great to unclog pipes? Well I remember buying a cleaning product to unclog my kitchen sink and it didn't work very well. So you know what they say about desperate times requiring desperate measure and I went out and bought two cans of Coca-Cola. I poured both down the sink, waited a few minutes and... it worked. I sh*t you not. So yeah, just imagine what that will do to your insides.

Afaik, there's literally zero benefits for drinking soda. However, they say that one glass of red wine during dinner can be good for your heart. Just like beer in moderation can be good for you. Lots of studies seem like BS and contradicting of others, but yeah, an occasional beer or glass of red wine will not shorten your life significantly.

Btw, even though I only really drink beer, some wins are fine. But wine is a bit more pricey(top quality wine, that is) and I don't have the patience to open those goddamn corked bottles.

I had a glass of whiskey once a a party(don't remember which brand) and it was OK. Quite strong. But I can't really handle overtly strong alcohol.

Btw, is it true that beer hangovers are the worst ones due to all the beer you need to drink in order ot get drunk? It's also annoying how beer makes you pe so much.

Personally, the worst hangover I've had was form vodka. I drank half a bottle of Zubrowka and holy hell I thought I was gonna die next day. Vodka tastes like **** anyway.

ToTheNines
03-07-2017, 06:16 PM
Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

Almost everyone I work with smokes. And I find myself joining them every now and then when we're out drinking on the road. I just couldn't imagine factoring that habit into my budget.

I'm more surprised by the amount of prudes here in general. I feel for everyone with a tragic reason for being turned off by, but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.


Btw, is it true that beer hangovers are the worst ones due to all the beer you need to drink in order ot get drunk? It's also annoying how beer makes you pe so much.

HELL no that's not true. I can drink a freakin barrel of beer and wake up just fine. Too much liquor will stifle that ass.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 06:21 PM
Almost everyone I work with smokes. And I find myself joining them every now and then when we're out drinking on the road. I just couldn't imagine factoring that habit into my budget.

I'm more surprised by the amount of prudes here in general. I feel for everyone with a tragic reason for being turned off by, but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.



HELL no that's not true. I can drink a freakin barrel of beer and wake up just fine. Too much liquor will stifle that ass.
Thought so. But some people say beer hangovers are the worst, which I find bizarre.

One thing I find interesting about booze is ho two drinks of the exact same AVB percentage can have a variation as far as "how many it takes to get you shitfaced" goes. Sangria doesn't have a very high ABV but it can get you pretty drunk due to its high concentration. I also can drink some Heinekens and Carlsbergs and wake up fine the next day as far as beer goes, but Super Bock is a no no. It's "only" 5,2% ABV but its barley and malt is more heavily concentrated than the aforementioned two beers. Heineken is almost juice, really.

And, from my experience, after that time I had a vodka hangover NEVER again. Got a bad experience with Martini as well. I've NEVER had to puke during a beer hangover.

EDIT: wow "shitfaced" passes the censorship test :lol:

Utrommaniac
03-07-2017, 06:24 PM
Honestly, I think a weird experience I had the first (and last) time I was drunk after shorts, I didn't even get hungover.

It was something like three shots of vodka, three of tequila, a shot of rum in a coke, and I woke up the next morning just fine. But I did sleep restlessly and had a single terrifying lucid dream. I think it's because I brought a bottle of water to bed with me and drank all of it. I didn't even feel sick while I was drunk. Just tired and clumsy.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 06:27 PM
Honestly, I think a weird experience I had the first (and last) time I was drunk after shorts, I didn't even get hungover.

It was something like three shots of vodka, three of tequila, a shot of rum in a coke, and I woke up the next morning just fine. But I did sleep restlessly and had a single terrifying lucid dream. I think it's because I brought a bottle of water to bed with me and drank all of it.
I've been mastering the "tipsy but not full blown drunk" state. You knwo when you get happy and more relaxed after a few beers but then it goes away quickly and it's as if you had not drunk AT ALL. Ofc it requires some discipline since one more beer or hell only half of one can take you from a "buzzed/tipsy" state to a "next morning is hell" state.

IndigoErth
03-07-2017, 06:30 PM
but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.
*shrug* People have different ideas of what cutting loose is, or simply no interest in doing so.

I prefer remaining a relaxed state of a clear, sound mind... No interest in purposely making my mind anything but normal. Pisses me off enough just being dizzy from a cold virus, I don't want anything else making my head weird. (edit: I even despise 'laughing gas' at the dentist because of it and won't use it.)



Between this and the other thread though, I'm kind of surprised reading other comments about losses of grandparents that were likewise contributed to smoking and drinking. :ohwell: Though I guess if they were the same or close enough generations, I guess it was the times.

Definitely some alcohol addiction on my father's side and he himself had to watch it. (Fortunately his "on call" job pretty much forced him to have to behave.) Just not really anything I have any interest in repeating.

Smoking just seems gross, and alcohol... though I don't criticize or condemn moderate drinking, it's just a dumb beverage to me and I don't get the lame fascination and obsession some have with it. Like the daughter of my mom's friend who was at one time so proud of herself for how much alcohol she thought she could handle. Um... okay... "go you," I guess? If that's what you're proud of in life, it's time to reevaluate things.


What little I will drink now and then, I drink it because I like it flavor-wise, not for what it could do to me if I drank more of it.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 06:34 PM
*shrug* People have different ideas of what cutting loose is, or simply no interest in doing so.



Between this and the other thread though, I'm kind of surprised reading other comments about losses of grandparents that were likewise contributed to smoking and drinking. :ohwell: Though I guess if they were the same or close enough generations, I guess it was the times.

Definitely some alcohol addiction on my father's side and he himself had to watch it. (Fortunately his "on call" job pretty much forced him to have to behave.) Just not really anything I have any interest in repeating.

Smoking just seems gross, and alcohol... and, though I done criticize or condemn moderate drinking, it's just a dumb beverage to me and I don't get the lame fascination and obsession some have with it. Like the daughter of my mom's friend who was at one time so proud of herself for how much alcohol she thought she could withstand. Um... okay... "go you," I guess? If that's what you're proud of in life, it's time to reevaluate things.
My maternal grandfather had his first cigarette ever at the age of 9. Yes, nine years old. Granted it was the 30s, but still :lol: He died early in his 60s... gee no wonder.

No deaths related to alcohol abuse in my family. I couldn't imagine what it's like to live with an alcoholic. It must be hell. Plus kicking alcohol addiction is apparently even more dangerous than kicking heroin cold turkey.

IndigoErth
03-07-2017, 07:03 PM
Fortunately I don't think my paternal grandfather was a bad drunk. That side seems to result in the happy sort of drunks, rather than the angry type, so there's that, I guess. If my uncle reflects how my grandfather was, then there's at least some measure of self control when responsibilities required laying off of it. (Though I know much of my uncle's habit probably stems from his own father's death to begin with.)



Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.
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Prowler
03-07-2017, 07:10 PM
I'm kinda surprised by that as well.. I don't keep track but so many of my classmates smoke. As do/did many people I've went to school with/worked with. It's like once you get to 10th grade smokers start popping up like mushrooms after rain.

Icebot
03-07-2017, 07:22 PM
I do neither one.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-07-2017, 07:31 PM
I don't smoke tobacco and can't even be AROUND anyone who smokes weed- because I'm allergic to it. Violently so, in fact. Even a faint whiff makes me almost nauseous and makes me choke and cough.

I drink on occasion, mostly wine or mixed drinks. Beer tastes like crap to me though I like mead and hard cider. I can drink vodka, rum, schnapps, or whiskey straight (hey, I'm IRISH lol) but prefer it with something else. Won't touch cognac or straight tequila though. My drinking is usually confined to one or two drinks on special occasions or holidays though when I was younger it was much more frequent. My 21st birthday I had nearly an entire 5th of vodka BY MYSELF and got plastered. Turns out, you can't DM a D&D game when you're plowed. Who knew?! :tlol:

ToTheNines
03-07-2017, 07:38 PM
Turns out, you can't DM a D&D game when you're plowed. Who knew?! :tlol:

THIS is what I'm talking about. Nerds can party too, people.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 07:41 PM
I've definitely played co-op online with friends tipsy/drunk before.

ToTheNines
03-07-2017, 07:46 PM
I've played Turtles in Time at a party, stoned outta my gourd. We beat it on hard mode. My shouting and intensity drew quite a crowd lol.

Prowler
03-07-2017, 07:52 PM
Oh man don't even get me started on drunk stories. :lol:

Btw, who else has posted drunk here before? I've done it a few times, I must say.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-07-2017, 07:54 PM
THIS is what I'm talking about. Nerds can party too, people.

I'll take that as a compliment. We used to stay up all night running games and then work the next morning. And there was usually alcohol involved. But that was the first time I had tried to run a session completely sh*tfaced. I couldn't even think of a plot for the adventure lol!

Prowler
03-07-2017, 07:59 PM
If only humans came with a button/switch that instantly put them in a buzzed state. I think everyone would be happier and would befriend others more easily.

Powder
03-07-2017, 08:57 PM
There's very little I haven't gotten my toes wet in, but my vices are more food & media related these days. I smoked cigarettes for around 9 years (bout a half pack a day) & quit cold turkey 3 years ago. No problemo. Used to drink a lot in my mid-teens but since then I only drink once or twice a year at the most.

ssjup81
03-07-2017, 09:29 PM
I was kind of scared out of smoking. Back in like 3rd or 4th grade, for health class, they showed us healthy lung and a smoker's lung. The thought of having burnt insides was a scary thought at the time. I have tried smoking (16), but it was to get a friend off my back. Didn't get the fascination with it.

DarkFell
03-08-2017, 12:08 AM
I'm not certain if smoking a few hookahs counts as smoking, but it's about the closest I've gotten to smoking.

Gramps living with one lung and heart trouble until he died, and my Dad suffered his first heart attack from stress & smoking, kept me from becoming like them.

I love me a good cold beer though, and wine can also be fine.

I'd learned that two margaritas, two Samuel Adams, and a couple glasses of water can push me to a near level of becoming a toilet hugging drunk. And found that on my 35th birthday dinner out at a steakhouse.

That was the first time that I truly got that smashed.

Limits are a good thing - actually knowing your limit is a real good thing.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 12:15 AM
Yeah, hookahs definitely count as smoking. Just a big 'ol tube of liquid tobacco and nicotine.

Storm Eagle
03-08-2017, 12:26 AM
I'm more surprised by the amount of prudes here in general. I feel for everyone with a tragic reason for being turned off by, but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.

So I'm considered a prude because I don't want respiratory problems, prefer fresh-smelling breath and clothes, and to have my wits about me? F*ck that sh*t.

I honestly can't believe that anyone who overindulges in alcohol would think they're better than those who don't. I personally feel sorry for THEM.

*shrug* People have different ideas of what cutting loose is, or simply no interest in doing so.

I prefer remaining a relaxed state of a clear, sound mind... No interest in purposely making my mind anything but normal. Pisses me off enough just being dizzy from a cold virus, I don't want anything else making my head weird. (edit: I even despise 'laughing gas' at the dentist because of it and won't use it.)

Between this and the other thread though, I'm kind of surprised reading other comments about losses of grandparents that were likewise contributed to smoking and drinking. :ohwell: Though I guess if they were the same or close enough generations, I guess it was the times.

Definitely some alcohol addiction on my father's side and he himself had to watch it. (Fortunately his "on call" job pretty much forced him to have to behave.) Just not really anything I have any interest in repeating.

Smoking just seems gross, and alcohol... though I don't criticize or condemn moderate drinking, it's just a dumb beverage to me and I don't get the lame fascination and obsession some have with it. Like the daughter of my mom's friend who was at one time so proud of herself for how much alcohol she thought she could handle. Um... okay... "go you," I guess? If that's what you're proud of in life, it's time to reevaluate things.

What little I will drink now and then, I drink it because I like it flavor-wise, not for what it could do to me if I drank more of it.

You might have just won this thread.

If only humans came with a button/switch that instantly put them in a buzzed state. I think everyone would be happier and would befriend others more easily.

Somehow, I feel zero need for that whatsoever, and I'm willing to bet that I'm not the only one.

I was kind of scared out of smoking.

That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Andrew NDB
03-08-2017, 12:56 AM
If only humans came with a button/switch that instantly put them in a buzzed state. I think everyone would be happier and would befriend others more easily.

Eh... maybe depends on the level.

Wildcat
03-08-2017, 01:09 AM
Copy and pasted from other topic.

I don't smoke or drink. I'm not super against alcohol. I understand in moderation it's fine but I personally don't see the thrill of getting "buzzed" or "relaxed".

I've only had sips of a couple different drinks out curiosity and I did not like them. Beer tasted ok but it's nothing I ever desire to have as a beverage.

Smoking however is just stupid. I really hate all the Truth commercials and such. They complain that they market towards teens and certain groups but that's totally besides the point.

Cancer. That's the only thing anyone needs to know about smoking. If you still do it and just don't care about the risk well that's on you.

I have an Aunt who lives out of state and she smokes. I thought she had quit a long time ago but she we had a get together the year before and she still smokes. She went outside but I do wish she would quit.

Don't care to ever try weed even it is technically safe. I want my mind clear.

Andrew NDB
03-08-2017, 01:49 AM
I've seen a lot talk about "If I even smell a whiff of far-off cigarette smoke, I'll almost certainly have an asthma attack" and not just here, or from you guys. But in my 35 years, I've never seen anyone ever walk by someone else smoking and burst into an asthma attack. Not once. And I've never met anyone who has actually seen anyone have such happen. I've seen plenty of people say that that's what happens to them, though.

http://napervillebbt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/confused-doctor-300x199.jpg

Pretty much seems like it's mostly folks who just plain don't like the smell and want to continue to put smokers further and further into a sin box. Do you really, truly care about the assclown skater's cancer risk who blows by you and gives you a big whiff of smoke? Does that guy's longevity really tug at your heartstrings? Get out of here. No. It doesn't. Don't pretend you care. You just want to not be smelling his nasty cigarette smoke smell and are grasping at reasons why it should be compartmentalized, by any legal means far, far away from you. Because you can, hopefully. And there's been so much "progress" in that way, what's one more push? If something pops up on your voters ballot about "Should we ban 4th hand smoke in truck stops?" you will vote "yes" just because you don't like cigarette smoke and that's the way it'll be.

To be fair, smokers as a "group" are pretty much pansies. Every time there's a big ruckus, they just cede the line. "You need to smoke in the smoking section." "OK, sure!" "Ehh... you can't smoke at all in here now. Nope, not even the bar." "OK, of course!" "Ehh... you need to smoke 20 feet from this entrance." "OK, I completely understand!" "Ehh... actually, you just need to be walking somewhere if you're going to be smoking... full body motion." "Yes, that makes complete sense, yes!" "You know what? You can't smoke in your place at all now." "I can't believe I was doing that anyway, that's perfectly fine!" "Ehhh... pedestrians are complaining, no more smoking in your own vehicle when you're driving." "Consider it done!"

All give, give, give.

Candy Kappa
03-08-2017, 02:11 AM
As a kid I used to be a lot more tolerant of the cigarette smell, my dad smoked, the majority of adults on my mother's side of the family smoked. But now a lot less family members smoke, and the smell is really bothersome. At times when I stand in the cash register at work I'll get a whiff of the tobacco and it's really rank.

My kid brother have started smoking, and he's a minor so it's really frustrating that stores in the area he lives in don't properly ID check, that can cost a store the license to sell tobacco. But he and my dad lives in a hick place so I shouldn't be too surprised. My dad doesn't do anything about it either. And he smokes rolling tobacco like a 60 year old trucker, which is even more nasty then cigarettes.

Katie
03-08-2017, 06:03 AM
I remember when smoking was everywhere and pretty unregulated. The first airplane ride I remember was from Alabama to California to see my grandparents an the flight attendants sold cigarettes to the passengers. It was do smoky in the plane that you couldn't see the front.

But everyone smoked. Now, most people don't. I prefer things the way the are now. I would not want to go back to a time when there was NO escape from cigarette smoke when out in public. Malls, restaurants, airplanes, workplaces. There was no escape, no segregated smoking areas, no barriers. Nothing.

The whole of my time smelled like an ashtray. It was disgusting.

MrPliggins
03-08-2017, 07:20 AM
I watched the movie Twins recently and it seemed so ridiculous that their girlfriends were smoking while grocery shopping. But that's how it was in the '80s and before. I remember people smoking everywhere in malls when I was a kid. It was just an accepted thing in public back then, and yeah it didn't bother me as much in those times because I was around it pretty much constantly.

BubblyShell22
03-08-2017, 08:00 AM
I don't smoke and drink and never will. I have a lot of personal problems with drinking because my dad was an alcoholic and suffered a massive stroke because of his excessive drinking. My brother is also an alcoholic and got in trouble three times for DUI and that didn't even stop him because he still did it. He was supposed to come over for Thanksgiving and didn't come because he was bombed out of his mind. So, I have a big problem with people who drink excessively because of all of this.

If that makes me a prude, so be it. I'd like to live a long healthy life and not shorten it by doing stupid things thank you very much.

For all of you excessive drinkers out there, enjoy having a stroke! You'll change your tune once you get to a point where you can't even take care of yourself and have to have others do it for you.

ssjup81
03-08-2017, 08:08 AM
I don't smoke and drink and never will. I have a lot of personal problems with drinking because my dad was an alcoholic and suffered a massive stroke because of his excessive drinking. My brother is also an alcoholic and got in trouble three times for DUI and that didn't even stop him because he still did it. He was supposed to come over for Thanksgiving and didn't come because he was bombed out of his mind. So, I have a big problem with people who drink excessively because of all of this.

If that makes me a prude, so be it. I'd like to live a long healthy life and not shorten it by doing stupid things thank you very much.

For all of you excessive drinkers out there, enjoy having a stroke! You'll change your tune once you get to a point where you can't even take care of yourself and have to have others do it for you.My best friend drinks occasionally but never excessively as alcoholism runs in his family and worries about getting addicted and doesn't want to. I wouldn't call you a prude, just cautious, like my friend.

mrmaczaps
03-08-2017, 08:34 AM
I guess I'm a prude and kind of snobby. I won't hang out with anyone who smokes (can't breathe around the stench, even if not actively smoking newr me) and I win't hang out with intoxicated people (friggen stupid @$$es). I got over that whole drunken foolishiness after a few months being friends with people who could ONLY have a good time while drunk & high. I don't see the point in being completely out of control. And then watching those same friends piss in a beer bottle and hand it to their drunk friend and actually let the guy start drinking it. Or seeing them dump a whole little garlic sauce (Papa Johns pizza) on a slice of pizza and give it to another friend who was mildly allergic to garlic... Or having the cops called on us for playing cards while all the drunkards were yelling constantly... doubly so when the underage idiots showed up... tripply so when the idiot with the broad sword showed up and wound up sticking it through a recently vacated chair, just prior to the cops knocking on the door due to excessive noise complaints...

There are a few family members that were alcoholics... all of them plus a few more were also smokers and all are either dead and/or have severe health issues. My grandfather died 20 years ago this December due to complications from all his drinking and smoking added to his other issues from Korea. His wife, who never smoked, died from cancer the doctors linked to her living with him all those years breathing the 2nd hand smoke.

I have drank before, but its been a long, long time. Vodka and Cherry Coke was all I ever really drank and it was typically just a shot of vodka in a glass of coke. Never more than one. I don't think I have ever had enough to be drunk, nor would I want to. I have never bought any booze or smokes, for me or anuone else.

I don't let people who smoke into my vehicle. Or get in after a smoke. Even pissed off a manager at work once because of it. She sent me and another coworker to an event thinking/expecting we would carpool, but the coworker smoked. She couldn't go more than an hour without a smoke. I rarely will get into someone elses vehicle if someone with them is a smoker.

Plus, how the heck do people afford to do either???

ProactiveMan
03-08-2017, 09:10 AM
I don't drink or smoke or take recreational drugs because He-Man told me not to. I drink too much coffee though; everyone has their vices.

plastroncafe
03-08-2017, 09:55 AM
But that's how it was in the '80s and before.

When I was in elementary school I was able to bike to the store and pick my mom up a pack of smokes.
Heh, couldn't do that today at that age.

And I gotta say, wow the sanctimony of people who choose not to do a thing is really pathetic.

Krutch
03-08-2017, 10:07 AM
Never smoked.

A bit of a heavy drinker, though.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 02:12 PM
I don't drink or smoke or take recreational drugs because He-Man told me not to. I drink too much coffee though; everyone has their vices.

I was wondering when someone would get around to that :lol: . Yeah, I think a good portion of us non-smokers come from the D.A.R.E generation and "Winners don't do drugs".

Which brings me to wonder, what kind of wonderland were those advertisers in where they thought 8 year olds would be trying to convince other 8 year olds to do drugs?
Look, the kids in the "I'm not a chicken, you're a turkey" ad must at least be nine and ten.
e_GgUNF5sTA
And there was the "Mr. T gets mad in a diner" one where he was raging about "little kids" doing drugs, and I'm just ???

IndigoErth
03-08-2017, 02:44 PM
Hey, gotta start telling them young before they run into those situations. :twink: Although I only ever remember thinking those ads, the old D.A.R.E. program etc was just common sense... But I guess some kids weren't coming from homes that did the job themselves.



This makes me laugh though. Was the "yes to pizza" part a thing years ago or is that a modern addition?
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61YBq1HaxBL._SX300_.jpg

Because if it was around in the 80s/90s... Well, Turtles, well done on helping try to decrease drug use, but the average pant size and cholesterol levels, not so much. lol

Andrew NDB
03-08-2017, 02:47 PM
I should have put "vaping" on the list. A ton of people are doing that these days. For me, very unsatisfying.

sdp
03-08-2017, 02:51 PM
I don't smoke and I don't really drink. I mean I'll have wine in social situations or if my significant other is drinking so she doesn't feel alone but I'm just happier with a glass of milk or tap water. If you like it, awesome! To each his own as long as it doesn't affect me i.e. your smoke is on my way or you're a bad drunk. Live and let die.

CyberCubed
03-08-2017, 02:59 PM
When I was in elementary school I was able to bike to the store and pick my mom up a pack of smokes.
Heh, couldn't do that today at that age.

Was this in the 1960's?

ToTheNines
03-08-2017, 03:05 PM
And I gotta say, wow the sanctimony of people who choose not to do a thing is really pathetic.

Lol, I know right?

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Lol, I know right?

You're all going to HELL. Alcoholics and... I dunno, what do we call Andrew? A smokaholic? Whatever.

We should all be ashamed of our actions as mature(ish) responsible(ish) independent adults.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 03:19 PM
Hey, gotta start telling them young before they run into those situations. :twink: Although I only ever remember thinking those ads, the old D.A.R.E. program etc was just common sense... But I guess some kids weren't coming from homes that did the job themselves.

The funny thing is, much like abstinence-only education, D.A.R.E has not been very effective in deterring people from drugs. Especially in the face of Marijuana being found to be more of a miracle plant than "a violent narcotic - an unspeakable scourge - The Real Public Enemy Number One!"

Prowler
03-08-2017, 03:31 PM
As much as I enjoy some beers, I don't really care if some people don't drink at all. They're not missing out on much, really. It's not like they dislike ice cream or chicken. Now that would be weird.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 03:48 PM
It's not like they dislike ice cream or chicken. Now that would be weird.

I'll just...hide myself and my boyfriend behind a curtain. He doesn't like ice cream and I don't care for chicken a lot.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 03:48 PM
I'll just...hide myself and my boyfriend behind a curtain. He doesn't like ice cream and I don't care for chicken a lot.
I can let the chicken slide but not liking ice cream?! Really?

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 03:52 PM
He doesn't like how it feels on his teeth.

DarkFell
03-08-2017, 03:57 PM
You're all going to HELL. Alcoholics and... I dunno, what do we call Andrew? A smokaholic? Whatever.

Devil Flanders better be there...
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/7/7c/Devil_Flanders.png/revision/latest?cb=20141121004306
...or I'm not going at all. :P

ssjup81
03-08-2017, 04:10 PM
The funny thing is, much like abstinence-only education, D.A.R.E has not been very effective in deterring people from drugs. Especially in the face of Marijuana being found to be more of a miracle plant than "a violent narcotic - an unspeakable scourge - The Real Public Enemy Number One!"It deterred me. ^^ The idea of going to prison and not being able to play outside or watch Saturday morning cartoons was enough for me. lol

plastroncafe
03-08-2017, 04:18 PM
He doesn't like how it feels on his teeth.

Does anyone? I never took it to be a thing people chewed.

IndigoErth
03-08-2017, 05:16 PM
It's not like they dislike ice cream or chicken. Now that would be weird.
I'll just...hide myself and my boyfriend behind a curtain. He doesn't like ice cream and I don't care for chicken a lot.
http://i.imgur.com/gfrjdtk.jpg

Get the weird people!

http://i.imgur.com/oyVrFAD.gif




Does anyone? I never took it to be a thing people chewed.
Wah... you only eating the cheap stuff with no cookie dough, brownie, or other chewy bits?? :trazz:

Although as someone with sensitive teeth, chewing need not apply for discomfort, just the cold.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 05:27 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gfrjdtk.jpg

Get the weird people!

http://i.imgur.com/oyVrFAD.gif

https://m.popkey.co/070894/qVk00.gif

Okay, but that's probably the biggest laugh I've had on this forum...and with my boyfriend sitting right next to me :lol:

CyberCubed
03-08-2017, 05:34 PM
I tend to think its odd people don't eat common foods, but then I realize that I haven't eaten a hamburger since I was 7 years old in 2nd grade, so who am I to talk.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 05:51 PM
I tend to think its odd people don't eat common foods, but then I realize that I haven't eaten a hamburger since I was 7 years old in 2nd grade, so who am I to talk.
If by hamburger you mean McDonald's and Burger King's stuff then you're better off without that. I, too, count one one hand the amount of times I've had McD's in the last 10-15 years.

Homemade burgers and regular restaurants make much better ones.

CyberCubed
03-08-2017, 05:53 PM
Other than meat on taco's or stuff like that, I don't eat hamburgers.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 05:57 PM
A lot Americans who travel to Europe are surprised how hard it is to find Mexican food in most countries. I've personally never had a taco in my life. Judging from pictures I've seen they look quite similar to schwarma.

CyberCubed
03-08-2017, 06:05 PM
There's a lot of spanish people in the U.S., Taco Bell and Taco trucks on every corner. It's almost as common as pizza or Chinese food over here.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 06:08 PM
There's a lot of spanish people in the U.S., Taco Bell and Taco trucks on every corner. It's almost as common as pizza or Chinese food over here.
We have lots of Chinese people and restaurants in Portugal... well I think Chinese people can be found anywhere in the world in significant amounts. Same for Indians.

I went to Chinese restaurants a few times when I was a kid with my family. Pretty cheap menus they had for 4-5 people and very filling stuff. I really liked their crepes and beijing duck in particular.

But it's not very common for people to go out and have exotic foods here. We tend to heavily favor ordinary food and our own cuisine.

CyberCubed
03-08-2017, 06:16 PM
I eat Chinese Food around once a week. There's so much to order but I usually stick with chicken and broccoli, sometimes spare ribs and lo mein, dumpling, won ton soup, fried rice, white rice, General Tso's chicken, Bourbon chicken, etc.

I don't really eat indian food other than curry.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 06:19 PM
I eat Chinese Food around once a week. There's so much to order but I usually stick with chicken and broccoli, sometimes spare ribs and lo mein, dumpling, won ton soup, fried rice, white rice, General Tso's chicken, Bourbon chicken, etc.

I don't really eat indian food other than curry.
I haven't had Chinese food in a decade or close to it. I never really go out to eat at restaurants nowadays and when I do whoever picks the restaurant never picks a Chinese restaurant.

We have lots of Indians here, but almost no one has tried out their food. They mostly open stores/shops here. Don't see many Indian restaurants around. In fact, I'm not even sure what constitutes as "Indian food" considering it's a huge country, same for China. I mean in some parts of China they eat dog meat, cat meat and some insects... but obviously that stuff is illegal to commercialise in Europe.

ToTheNines
03-08-2017, 06:20 PM
Will you guys drink now?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/df/bd/76/dfbd76ad550cab262450dafca0b6e321.jpg

http://www.kryptonitekollectibles.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/450x/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/N/T/NT031SG5.jpg/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Green-Shot-Glass-Set-of-4-30.jpg

CyberCubed
03-08-2017, 06:21 PM
You're posting Fred Wolf branded TMNT in an Andrew thread? He'd probably take the glasses and smash them to the ground. :lol:

Prowler
03-08-2017, 06:22 PM
You're posting Fred Wolf branded TMNT in an Andrew thread? He'd probably take the glasses and smash them to the ground. :lol:
No, he's drink out of them first and then, while drunk, he'd smash them.

IndigoErth
03-08-2017, 06:23 PM
Grabs Turtle mug and tea... Well you didn't say what kind of drink. (edit: Actually that sounds good, I might do that. Peppermint tea.)

But if it's alcohol, I'm gonna need a taller glass and something fruity tasting in it, nothing tasting like rocket fuel.

https://m.popkey.co/070894/qVk00.gif

Okay, but that's probably the biggest laugh I've had on this forum...and with my boyfriend sitting right next to me :lol:
:lol: Perfect gif

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 06:23 PM
I'll take 'em :D .

MsMarvelDuckie
03-08-2017, 06:29 PM
I'd do Hot Damn shots in em. Over a game of Uno. On the Draw Four cards. Trust me, it's the most fun you can have with your liver....

Prowler
03-08-2017, 06:31 PM
Uno is a fun game. Haven't played that in years.

Andrew NDB
03-08-2017, 06:34 PM
You're posting Fred Wolf branded TMNT in an Andrew thread? He'd probably take the glasses and smash them to the ground. :lol:

I was actually gifted a set of shotglasses similar to that. You can guess which is the only one I've taken shots out of.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 06:35 PM
I was actually gifted a set of shotglasses similar to that. You can guess which is the only one I've taken shots out of.
Raphael's I bet.

ABrown
03-08-2017, 06:35 PM
I'd do Hot Damn shots in em. Over a game of Uno. On the Draw Four cards. Trust me, it's the most fun you can have with your liver....

I'm not one for cards, but I'd absolutely be up for this: http://bornintheeighties.net/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-drinking-game/

Andrew NDB
03-08-2017, 06:36 PM
Raphael's I bet.

While pretending it's Leo's.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 06:37 PM
I'd do Hot Damn shots in em. Over a game of Uno. On the Draw Four cards. Trust me, it's the most fun you can have with your liver....

That sounds like it would end in utter devastation :lol: .
My family actually used to have Uno Attack, which added an extra level of difficulty. It stopped spitting out cards like it was supposed to, so eventually, we stopped playing it.
http://cdn-3.unorules.com/http:/unorules.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/uno-attack-old-version.jpg

But boy, if we still had it while we were all drinking age and we tried to play it...

IndigoErth
03-08-2017, 06:44 PM
I dunno, I always kind of wondered what drunk Twister looked like. lol (Though I'd rather volunteer to be the sober spinner and just watch.)

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 06:46 PM
Probably with turnouts of the sober spinner having to wash out the mat outside.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-08-2017, 06:51 PM
Fun story- once as a kid I sat in to watch while my parents played Uno with slammers (double shots of tequila and 7Up) with two of their friends one night on a campung trip. My mom lost- at 17 shots! My dad was next at 15. Funniest thing I ever saw him doing: chuckling like a madman every time he hit somebody with a draw card, and drumming on the table while listening to Pink Floyd and ZZ Top on the radio. He was cutting jokes and acting like a goofy kid- a far cry from his usual antisocial bigoted and rude asshattedness. He was a totally different person that night- too bad it couldnt last. Mom got so drunk she ended up literally hugging a tree when she staggered outside. It was weird. But I had fun just watching them all get louder and more goofy as the game went on.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 06:54 PM
Well, so long as we don't end up arguing politcs, I know the next family drinking activity. And can find a pack of Uno cards.

The only cards I know that we have lying around are Yu-Gi-Oh, and I struggle with that sober. Turns out trying to believe in the heart of the cards isn't that effective in real life XD

plastroncafe
03-08-2017, 08:41 PM
A lot Americans who travel to Europe are surprised how hard it is to find Mexican food in most countries. I've personally never had a taco in my life. Judging from pictures I've seen they look quite similar to schwarma.

I remember being shocked that there wasn't a burrito joint the last time I was in London.

How do people live without burritos?

MsMarvelDuckie
03-08-2017, 09:37 PM
Well, so long as we don't end up arguing politcs, I know the next family drinking activity. And can find a pack of Uno cards.

The only cards I know that we have lying around are Yu-Gi-Oh, and I struggle with that sober. Turns out trying to believe in the heart of the cards isn't that effective in real life XD


Oh I don't know about that lol! I've used a little "spiritual shuffling" a time or two during Yu-Gi-Oh games. Yes I play. Or used to anyway. Have a deck that has even placed in tournaments.

I've never tried playing while drinking but yeah it seems like it would be a losy cause.

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 09:59 PM
I don't think I've played since elementary school...I've always been more of a Pokťmon person, so I was more happy with my GBA during that time of my life.

Prowler
03-08-2017, 10:14 PM
I remember being shocked that there wasn't a burrito joint the last time I was in London.

How do people live without burritos?
And you were in London, which I assume would be the most likely place in Europe to find sh*t you'd also find in USA. So imagine how even more uncommon that dish is in the rest of the continent.

So is a burrito donkey cub meat as the name would indicate?

MsMarvelDuckie
03-08-2017, 10:43 PM
And you were in London, which I assume would be the most likely place in Europe to find sh*t you'd also find in USA. So imagine how even more uncommon that dish is in the rest of the continent.

So is a burrito donkey cub meat as the name would indicate?


ROFLMAO!!!! You know, I've joked about burritos being baby donkeys before too! (And that would be a donkey colt or filly, not a cub.)

Utrommaniac
03-08-2017, 10:53 PM
From Wikipedia:

The word burrito means "little donkey" in Spanish, as a diminutive form of burro, or "donkey". The name burrito as applied to the dish possibly derives from the appearance of bedrolls and packs that donkeys carried.

So...there we go.

IndigoErth
03-08-2017, 11:02 PM
I never connected the "burro" with "burrito" before... I'll never be unable to not think "donkey" now with those things, thanks. lol

Burritos may be filled with various things (at least the Americanized kind is), but not donkey meat. o.O Personally I like the refried bean and cheese variety. Beef are pretty good too, provided there isn't other crap in it I don't like.

DestronMirage22
03-08-2017, 11:08 PM
Burritos may be filled with various things (at least the Americanized kind is), but not donkey meat. o.O

If you were to eat a burrito off a street vendor in Mexico it's likely it could be actual donkey. They've found dog and horse, so why no an actual burro? You wouldn't be able to taste the difference since it's all prepared the same way. It'd still taste pretty damn good.

ProactiveMan
03-09-2017, 03:01 AM
Was this in the 1960's?

I used to buy smokes for my Nan in the early 90s - I think maybe technically it was illegal at that time, but they didn't crack down on it for a long time after that.

I remember being shocked that there wasn't a burrito joint the last time I was in London.

How do people live without burritos?

There is at least one, or there was the last time I was there. The place was packed.

Shark_Blade
03-09-2017, 05:04 AM
None of those thankfully.

BubblyShell22
03-09-2017, 07:46 AM
I prefer tacos over burritos with just the meat in them myself. Either that or a chicken quesadilla.

discordiatookie
03-11-2017, 12:12 PM
I don't smoke. I do drink though. Lager, ale and jd & coke is what I prefer. Although I have gone from drinking 2-4 bottles of beer every night to none except occasionally. And also the weekly sunday evening visit to the local to meet up with friends has died down a bit too, due to us all settling down, having kids, etc.

Jephael
03-13-2017, 01:03 PM
You should really add soda, candy, and assorted junk food to the poll. Those have all been my weaknesses for the longest time... up until now. I'm finally cutting that sh*t out of my diet and drinking water more; I've never felt better!!!

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 01:04 PM
You should really add soda, candy, and assorted junk food to the poll. Those have all been my weaknesses for the longest time... up until now. I'm finally cutting that sh*t out of my diet and drinking water more; I've never felt better!!!

Those aren't controlled substances.

Jephael
03-13-2017, 01:06 PM
Those aren't controlled substances.

To the contrary, man. They all contain heavy amounts of sugar, which is just as addictive as crack. Been doing some research on the matter, and I even watched this really great documentary on Netflix in regards to the issue.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-13-2017, 01:18 PM
To the contrary, man. They all contain heavy amounts of sugar, which is just as addictive as crack. Been doing some research on the matter, and I even watched this really great documentary on Netflix in regards to the issue.

A controlled substance is a substance that is controlled.

You must be 18+ to purchase tobacco products.
You must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages.

ToTheNines
03-13-2017, 01:36 PM
They all contain heavy amounts of sugar, which is just as addictive as crack.

That's just not true. I did Atkins last year and it sucks for like 3 days, then you're good. Certainly nothing like withdrawals. Not that I've done crack lol.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 01:38 PM
Supposedly alcohol withdrawals are the worst ones. Even worse than kicking heroin, they say.

plastroncafe
03-13-2017, 01:42 PM
That's just not true. I did Atkins last year and it sucks for like 3 days, then you're good. Certainly nothing like withdrawals. Not that I've done crack lol.

Lucky.
It took me the full first phase of South Beach for my sugar withdrawal symptoms to completely subside.

Candy Kappa
03-13-2017, 02:04 PM
A friend of mine did a gut cleansing diet where he only consumed special bars and shakes, he didn't have any sugar withdrawal. But he did taste how sugary every snack and soft drink was, loudly proclaiming he'd never drink soda ever again... next day after we went to Burger King and drank a whole bunch of import soft drinks afterwards :lol:

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 02:19 PM
I can do without sugars just fine.

Getting off booze? 2 days and it's not even on my radar. A week, and I'm feeling better than ever. Cigarettes? Easy, if I'm not drinking.

But that's no fun.

plastroncafe
03-13-2017, 02:24 PM
Just for clarity, the first two weeks of South Beach restricts not just sugar in the form of say candy or soft drinks, but also fruit, fruit juice, bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice...among other things.

I gained a whole new respect for folks trying to kick a nicotine habit after that first week, because...oooh boy, was that rough.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 02:26 PM
FWIW, being wiki and all, here's the alcohol consumption per country rank:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_alcohol_consumption_per_capit a

Ofc Russia is top 5 and many Slavic nations are in the top 20 :lol:

Japan much lower than what I had expected.

Jephael
03-13-2017, 03:25 PM
That's just not true. I did Atkins last year and it sucks for like 3 days, then you're good. Certainly nothing like withdrawals. Not that I've done crack lol.

Guess it depends on how much you consume over time. When you're a soda hog like I used to be, giving up the stuff is just as hard as giving up smoking or booze. It took me a while to finally take matters into my own hands and quit the habit. The scary thing is I made the same choice 4 years ago and after a while I fell off the wagon and went right back into that habit. I just hope I can stick to my guns this time.

A controlled substance is a substance that is controlled.

You must be 18+ to purchase tobacco products.
You must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Maybe there will come a day similar rules are put into place with carbonated beverages.

ABrown
03-13-2017, 03:50 PM
I am always shocked when I see someone younger than 30 years old smoking. It's fricken 2017, why did you even start smoking. I can at least understand when I see a middle aged person smoking. But are the youth of today that stupid?

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 03:58 PM
I am always shocked when I see someone younger than 30 years old smoking. It's fricken 2017, why did you even start smoking. I can at least understand when I see a middle aged person smoking. But are the youth of today that stupid?

Teenagers will always smoke. Teenagers are rebellious and will purposely do things people tell them not to. I am surprised though that by the time they get into their early 20's they don't give it up.

It's the same reason teens have more group or casual sex these days than any prior generation, they copy the things they see in online porn and they think that's what everyone does on a daily basis. Same reason so many girls agree to lesbian activities even if they're straight.

Jephael
03-13-2017, 04:00 PM
I am always shocked when I see someone younger than 30 years old smoking. It's fricken 2017, why did you even start smoking. I can at least understand when I see a middle aged person smoking. But are the youth of today that stupid?

It's been like that for decades, sadly. Even in this day an age where tobacco is heavily demonized by the media, kids find it cool to consume those products, especially when they see older siblings/cousins/friends partaking in it.

ToTheNines
03-13-2017, 04:01 PM
It's the same reason teens have more group or casual sex these days than any prior generation, they copy the things they see in online porn and they think that's what everyone does on a daily basis. Same reason so many girls agree to lesbian activities even if they're straight.

Citation needed.

Jephael
03-13-2017, 04:03 PM
Same reason so many girls agree to lesbian activities even if they're straight.

0bRR0JDpimU

TheSkeletonMan939
03-13-2017, 04:03 PM
Teenagers will always smoke. Teenagers are rebellious and will purposely do things people tell them not to. I am surprised though that by the time they get into their early 20's they don't give it up.

It's the same reason teens have more group or casual sex these days than any prior generation, they copy the things they see in online porn and they think that's what everyone does on a daily basis. Same reason so many girls agree to lesbian activities even if they're straight.

Once again, 'Cubed just blows my mind.

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 04:15 PM
Yay, there is officially a second smoker on the Technodrome.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 04:23 PM
Teenagers will always smoke. Teenagers are rebellious and will purposely do things people tell them not to. I am surprised though that by the time they get into their early 20's they don't give it up.

It's the same reason teens have more group or casual sex these days than any prior generation, they copy the things they see in online porn and they think that's what everyone does on a daily basis. Same reason so many girls agree to lesbian activities even if they're straight.
...how do you know so much about the sexual habits of teenagers?

plastroncafe
03-13-2017, 04:24 PM
...how do you know so much about the sexual habits of teenagers?

Never ask a question you really don't want to hear the answer to.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 04:27 PM
Never ask a question you really don't want to hear the answer to.
I mean, considering he wrote a suggestive Pokťmon fanfic it kinda makes you wonder...

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 05:39 PM
Yay, there is officially a second smoker on the Technodrome.He must be smoking the good stuff given how he passes off his delusions as facts. :-P

Utrommaniac
03-13-2017, 05:52 PM
I am always shocked when I see someone younger than 30 years old smoking. It's fricken 2017, why did you even start smoking. I can at least understand when I see a middle aged person smoking. But are the youth of today that stupid?

Honestly, I feel the same way. That's really my biggest reason for not smoking. "It's 2017." Even when weed becomes legal (something I support entirely, there's a massive difference between that and tobacco), I wouldn't even smoke that. Maybe I'd eat it or do vapor form, but still, I wouldn't smoke it.

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 05:53 PM
Honestly, I feel the same way. That's really my biggest reason for not smoking. "It's 2017."

What does that even mean?

DestronMirage22
03-13-2017, 06:16 PM
I mean, considering he wrote a suggestive Pokťmon fanfic it kinda makes you wonder...

"Suggestive" lol

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Welp, I was invited out to drink on Friday night with a couple of friends. My friend was in the vain attempt of finding a Nintendo Switch. He put off preorderinjg it because he felt the controller wasnít all that great or something. I think he said it had a delay or a slow response time and it made him cautious. Turns out it was his fault that the controller didnít work properly when he tried it out. We went to a few stores in the Shinjuku area and all of them were sold out (of course) and they werenít even taking in reservations for any future ones they may get. Itís like the Wii craziness all over again. We were soon joined by our other friend and then we went to find a place to eat.

The place was okay. The first drink is always a big one, apparently, whether itís an alcoholic beverage or not. We also did ďnomihodaiĒ which means all you can drink, which is super common in Japanese establishments of this nature. You pay a set price and you can drink as much as youíd like for about two hours. Unfortunately, well, if I had really bad allergies, the people that came in and sat in the area next to us were all smokers. This is why I donít go out much. I ended up coughing a little, but I was fine for the most part. I just wish that these types of places had a smoking/non-smoking section. That aside, I still enjoyed myself. It had been a long time since Iíd gone out and done practically anything of this nature.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-13-2017, 08:32 PM
9 pages in and still no love for cigars. :tsad:

Winston Churchill would be ashamed of us. Well, for MANY reasons but also because no cigars. :trazz:

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 08:37 PM
9 pages in and still no love for cigars. :tsad:

Winston Churchill would be ashamed of us. Well, for MANY reasons but also because no cigars. :trazz:Iím not going to lieÖIíve always wanted to try smoking a cigar. ^^

Prowler
03-13-2017, 08:48 PM
Cigars look stylish. Owning a box of them would be cool, I guess. Actually smoking them, though? Nah. I'd rather smoke a pipe.

"Suggestive" lol
Well, OK, that was an euphemism, but considering I didn't read it(the title was enough) I didn't want to assume.

Honestly, I feel the same way. That's really my biggest reason for not smoking. "It's 2017." Even when weed becomes legal (something I support entirely, there's a massive difference between that and tobacco), I wouldn't even smoke that. Maybe I'd eat it or do vapor form, but still, I wouldn't smoke it.
Do Americans not smoke much tobacco in comparison to other nations? No stats, but from anecdotal experience only, I'd say half or so of people aged 16 to 30 smoke tobacco here. And yes, that includes girls/women. There have been times when I got asked by a stranger if I had a cigarette or a lighter and when I said "no. I don't smoke"... they thought I was lying in order to save my last cigarette or something :lol:

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-13-2017, 08:53 PM
Cigars look stylish. Owning a box of them would be cool, I guess. Actually smoking them, though? Nah. I'd rather smoke a pipe.

Damn, pipe didn't even make the list. At least cigars got a namedrop!

Prowler
03-13-2017, 08:55 PM
Damn, pipe didn't even make the list. At least cigars got a namedrop!
maybe Andrew doesn't like Sherlock Holmes.

It's hilarious to read Sherlock Holmes stories with that 19th century English. Some words/expressions having completely different meanings at the time. Per example: "Watson ejaculated from the window".

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 09:00 PM
It's funny that in all the old 80's movies I'm watching and some 90's movies, nearly every major character smokes as if it's a common thing. I had actually forgotten all the huge smoking in Ghostbusters in particular, all the characters take out their smokes at the same time and stand around.

I also found it interesting how in a lot of movies with kids in it the actors would take out a cig and smoke right in front of them. I don't think you can do that in movies nowadays.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 09:06 PM
Smoking looks cool in noir movies, I gotta say. And the tobacco industry likes to overplay the "coolness" image about it.

My maternal grandfather began smoking at the age of nine. OFc this was back in the 30s, but he used to tell my mother about boats from all over the world reaching Lisbon's port back in the day. Kids would go to the port because sailors would give them stuff, American sailors in particular were every kid's favourites since they gave them cigarettes.. Apparently the first English words he learned were "yankee, gimme a cigarette!".

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-13-2017, 09:14 PM
maybe Andrew doesn't like Sherlock Holmes.

It's hilarious to read Sherlock Holmes stories with that 19th century English. Some words/expressions having completely different meanings at the time. Per example: "Watson ejaculated from the window".

...

Is that really in there? :teek: I haven't read Doyle in a few years, but I have his entire works on my shelf...

Prowler
03-13-2017, 09:17 PM
...

Is that really in there? :teek: I haven't read Doyle in a few years, but I have his entire works on my shelf...
Yeah. I sh*t you not :lol:

Also, the word "gay" is in the Flinstones theme song. Back then it just meant... "happy".

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-13-2017, 09:23 PM
Yeah. I sh*t you not :lol:

Also, the word "gay" is in the Flinstones theme song. Back then it just meant... "happy".

Well, yeah, the original definition of "gay" is throughout most books before, say, the 1960s.

The Anne of Green Gables series immediately comes to mind as a prime example.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-13-2017, 09:59 PM
For further amusement, my mother's middle name is Gaye. I sh*t you not. Obviously she only ever uses her middle initial these days.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 10:11 PM
For further amusement, my mother's middle name is Gaye. I sh*t you not. Obviously she only ever uses her middle initial these days.
Well some people are named Gaylord. And I'm not just referring to the Meet the F*ckers movies.

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 10:18 PM
I remember the biggest insult on the playground in 2nd-5th grade was "gaylord." If someone called you a "gaylord," you had better push them off the monkey bars face-first.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 10:21 PM
I remember the biggest insult on the playground in 2nd-5th grade was "gaylord." If someone called you a "gaylord," you had better push them off the monkey bars face-first.
When you're a kid being called "gay" is like the worst insult ever. And in HS it can get even worse when most of your male classmates already had a gf or two and you haven't. They start teasing you about possibly being gay. Also, remember the days when "gay" was used as a synonym for "stupid" or "lame"?

I guess it's a remnant of homophobia.

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 10:21 PM
Do Americans not smoke much tobacco in comparison to other nations? No stats, but from anecdotal experience only, I'd say half or so of people aged 16 to 30 smoke tobacco here. And yes, that includes girls/women. There have been times when I got asked by a stranger if I had a cigarette or a lighter and when I said "no. I don't smoke"... they thought I was lying in order to save my last cigarette or something :lol:Based on my limited experience between here and home, I feel that people smoke less in the US. We don’t have cigarette machines and stuff anymore…well, I haven’t seen one since the 80s anyway. Seems you have to make more of an effort to smoke back home since you have to physically go to the store or gas station or wherever to purchase them as opposed to just conveniently dropping some cash in a vending machine.

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 10:26 PM
I remember the biggest insult on the playground in 2nd-5th grade was "gaylord." If someone called you a "gaylord," you had better push them off the monkey bars face-first.

That and "f*ggot" which is actually more offensive, IMO.

I don't know what the young kids of today say to each other in the playgrounds, but these days you don't see the word "gay' used as an insult much anymore, at least up here in the educated North. I don't know how things are down south, but I think the southern folk are still racist as hell down there. The southerners tend to have a lot of rednecks especially in the states that still worship the Confederate flag, so even I as a white man would not feel comfortable interacting with these people.

Florida is OK though, because we all know most Floridians are from New York.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 10:26 PM
Based on my limited experience between here and home, I feel that people smoke less in the US. We donít have cigarette machines and stuff anymoreÖwell, I havenít seen one since the 80s anyway. Seems you have to make more of an effort to smoke back home since you have to physically go to the store or gas station or wherever to purchase them as opposed to just conveniently dropping some cash in a vending machine.
Ah really? Well every or at least most cafťs/restaurants here have a tobacco machine. Nowadays you need to ask the waiter behind the counter to activate it, though. Some years ago it was easy as hell for kids to buy cigarettes off those machines. Hell smoking until the 90s used to be legal to buy if you were 16 years old. You can still buy alcohol at 16 tho.

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 10:35 PM
Ah really? Well every or at least most cafťs/restaurants here have a tobacco machine. Nowadays you need to ask the waiter behind the counter to activate it, though. Some years ago it was easy as hell for kids to buy cigarettes off those machines. Hell smoking until the 90s used to be legal to buy if you were 16 years old. You can still buy alcohol at 16 tho.Yeah. Unless someone from the states can say otherwise, I havenít seen a cigarette machine since I was like 6 or 7 years old. I donít recall ever seeing one in a restaurant. We also have a lot of non-smoking places now. Here in Japan, you have more ways to buy them and more people do smoke here, but in recent years, the smoking rate has gone down and itís becoming more and more common to come across Japanese guys who are non-smokers.

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 10:41 PM
That and "f*ggot" which is actually more offensive, IMO.

I don't remember that popping up until around 8th, 9th grade.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 10:47 PM
That and "f*ggot" which is actually more offensive, IMO.

I don't know what the young kids of today say to each other in the playgrounds, but these days you don't see the word "gay' used as an insult much anymore, at least up here in the educated North. I don't know how things are down south, but I think the southern folk are still racist as hell down there. The southerners tend to have a lot of rednecks especially in the states that still worship the Confederate flag, so even I as a white man would not feel comfortable interacting with these people.

Florida is OK though, because we all know most Floridians are from New York.

But you seem to also be a tad ignorant yourself despite claiming to have had friends and acquaintances of all sorts of backgrounds. So what's your excuse, eh? :P

I don't remember that popping up until around 8th, 9th grade.
I come from a house where cursing was a rare occurrence, with my mother saying the word "sh*t" about 5-6 times a year on average. I've learnt all of the bad words by 7th-8th grade or so thanks to my classmates.

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 11:13 PM
My father would occasionally swear and it was usually by accident since the adults around me generally watched how they spoke. In my recent memory, I think Iíve only heard my mother swear once and I was an adult, and for that, my mother was super super super angry and used the F-word. I wonít get into what triggered it, but it involved a friend of my fatherís who disrespected our home and has been banned from the house since like 2001. That was disturbing.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 11:16 PM
My father would occasionally swear and it was usually by accident since the adults around me generally watched how they spoke. In my recent memory, I think Iíve only heard my mother swear once and I was an adult, and for that, my mother was super super super angry and used the F-word. I wonít get into what triggered it, but it involved a friend of my fatherís who disrespected our home and has been banned from the house since like 2001. That was disturbing.
Damn.

Never heard my parents drop anything worse than "sh*t". Other relatives from my family also don't/didn't curse much from my experience.

ssjup81
03-14-2017, 12:48 AM
Damn.

Never heard my parents drop anything worse than "sh*t". Other relatives from my family also don't/didn't curse much from my experience.Ironically, I brought it up to her the last time I was home (January for a week) and she doesnít remember using that language. I told her that she was so enraged that she probably didnít realize what she was saying and I guess thatís why she forgot. She had every right to be super angry, though. Me as well, getting down to it, given how everything occurred downstairs. My room and stuff is on the bottom floor of our home. Generally, though, my mother doesnít use bad language. My father, as I pointed out, seemed to have more restraint when I was an actual kid. Since Iím an adult, he may let something slip every once in a while, and itís pretty mild, like ďdamnĒ or ďhellĒ. Iíve never heard him use anything worse than that and I hope I never do.

As for me, Iíve never used bad language in front of my parents and don't in front of kids and certain people, but I notice since coming to Japan, I tend to use bad language moreÖbut thatís due to always being so frustrated over work. Thank god this job ends next Wednesday...

CyberCubed
03-14-2017, 01:07 AM
I love how this thread has turned into a, "reveal your life story and your upbringing" type of thread.

ssjup81
03-14-2017, 03:34 AM
I love how this thread has turned into a, "reveal your life story and your upbringing" type of thread.We're one big Turtle family. A sista can share with her brothas and sistas, can't she? Don't be trippin' dawg. :P

ToTheNines
03-14-2017, 04:54 AM
Anyone who voted liquor, or weed... party at my place! If you can get through this snow.

Candy Kappa
03-14-2017, 04:58 AM
I've tried cigars a few times at parties, it's not bad but not something I'd do everyday.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-14-2017, 09:42 AM
Anyone who voted liquor, or weed... party at my place! If you can get through this snow.

I will bring the Irish Cream, staggering amounts of coffee, and a spectacularly bad attitude towards life and everybody in it.

Utrommaniac
03-14-2017, 10:08 AM
I'm down for Irish cream.

ABrown
03-14-2017, 10:52 AM
Do Americans not smoke much tobacco in comparison to other nations? No stats, but from anecdotal experience only, I'd say half or so of people aged 16 to 30 smoke tobacco here.

That number sounds EXTREMELY high. Are you saying that half the people between 16 and 30 have tried cigarettes? Cause I'll absolutely agree with that number. But there is no way that in the year 2017, half of the people between the age of 16 and 30 are smokers.

EDIT: I just noticed that you're location says "Portugal". I was talking about 16-30 year olds in the United States.

Per example: "Watson ejaculated from the window".

:lol: Haha, WHAT?!?

Jephael
03-14-2017, 11:49 AM
It's funny that in all the old 80's movies I'm watching and some 90's movies, nearly every major character smokes as if it's a common thing. I had actually forgotten all the huge smoking in Ghostbusters in particular, all the characters take out their smokes at the same time and stand around.

I also found it interesting how in a lot of movies with kids in it the actors would take out a cig and smoke right in front of them. I don't think you can do that in movies nowadays.

This reminds me of a moment in the Jessica Alba/Chris Evans version of Fantastic 4. There was a whole montage of them in the Baxter Building where Reed Richards was testing out their abilities and they're checking out Ben Grimm's new rocky exterior, and at one point the big guy says "How bad is it? You know I used to smoke." I remember in the commentary the actors explained that's how they managed to reference that back in the olden days of Marvel Comics The Thing actually did smoke. It wasn't just in movies and television.

CyberCubed
03-14-2017, 12:26 PM
I noticed they cut smoking out of almost all superhero movies. In fact didn't Wolverine used to smoke a cigar in the first few X-men films, then he stopped doing that? I can't recall which one it was in though.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-14-2017, 12:35 PM
I noticed they cut smoking out of almost all superhero movies. In fact didn't Wolverine used to smoke a cigar in the first few X-men films, then he stopped doing that? I can't recall which one it was in though.

Yeah, the organization that rates films started clamping down on tobacco use. It gets you an R-rating like the f-bomb now... more than one scene and that's IT for your all-access PG-13 rating.

ToTheNines
03-14-2017, 12:41 PM
I will bring the Irish Cream, staggering amounts of coffee, and a spectacularly bad attitude towards life and everybody in it.

We'll need all of it, in bulk. Just showed the old lady Next Mutation on Netflix. She's more than a little confused.

This reminds me of a moment in the Jessica Alba/Chris Evans version of Fantastic 4. There was a whole montage of them in the Baxter Building where Reed Richards was testing out their abilities and they're checking out Ben Grimm's new rocky exterior, and at one point the big guy says "How bad is it? You know I used to smoke." I remember in the commentary the actors explained that's how they managed to reference that back in the olden days of Marvel Comics The Thing actually did smoke. It wasn't just in movies and television.

Null used to smoke in the Archie series.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-14-2017, 12:59 PM
We'll need all of it, in bulk. Just showed the old lady Next Mutation on Netflix. She's more than a little confused.

Null used to smoke in the Archie series.

Bulk is what I do, my man.

Next Mutation is on Netflix? And TMNT 2007?

Why not any of the GOOD Ninja Turtles shows/movies? :tlol:

And now that you bring it up, I wanna see Lady Null smoking in IDW.

ToTheNines
03-14-2017, 01:09 PM
Haha, because Viacom hates TMNT.

Just remembered that Old Hob smokes, so it's not like they're not allowed.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-14-2017, 01:16 PM
Haha, because Viacom hates TMNT.

Just remembered that Old Hob smokes, so it's not like they're not allowed.

Oh, that's right! I forgot Hob smokes! I don't think he's done it in awhile... last I remember was probably City Fall, when he was talking with Slash on the rooftop.

Candy Kappa
03-14-2017, 01:20 PM
We have the 1st movie on Netflix (plus 07 and NM), not sure if it survived the last license purge, we did have it last year.

Jephael
03-14-2017, 01:41 PM
Null used to smoke in the Archie series.

Oh that's right, I remember that. Didn't Dr. Octopus smoke a stogie in Spider-Man 2 at one point, or am I mis-remembering?

Andrew NDB
03-14-2017, 02:53 PM
I noticed they cut smoking out of almost all superhero movies. In fact didn't Wolverine used to smoke a cigar in the first few X-men films, then he stopped doing that? I can't recall which one it was in though.

Probably First Class. Wolverine was puffing away there at the bar.

Funny that Logan, it goes to the trouble of showing him stealing a cigar only to never actually show him smoking it. In an R-rated movie. Pretty sure in this case, though, it was less being worried about being PC with cigar smoking and more worry about people going, "Oh what a horrible role model Wolverine is, smoking in front of his little girl like that!!!" and getting turned off.

plastroncafe
03-14-2017, 03:36 PM
It might have had more to do with the actress playing the kid, rather than Wolvie smoking in front of Laura.

Prowler
03-14-2017, 04:14 PM
That number sounds EXTREMELY high. Are you saying that half the people between 16 and 30 have tried cigarettes? Cause I'll absolutely agree with that number. But there is no way that in the year 2017, half of the people between the age of 16 and 30 are smokers.

EDIT: I just noticed that you're location says "Portugal". I was talking about 16-30 year olds in the United States.



:lol: Haha, WHAT?!?
I sh*t you not :lol. Seriously, google "Sherlock Holmes ejaculated quotes" for some examples.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-14-2017, 09:52 PM
LOL I love the turns this conversation has taken! Didn't Whistler smoke in the Blade movies? I do remember Wolvie smoking at least up to First Class. Didn't pick up that comment from Thing though. Doc Oc did IIRC, but I think it was only in one scene while building his (second) machine.

CyberCubed
03-14-2017, 09:57 PM
I'm trying to think of a smoking scene in any major superhero movie since the early 2000's, I can't think of many. I mean you'd occasionally see a bad guy or some background characters smoking, but you'd never see any of the major characters or "heroes" doing that anymore.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-14-2017, 10:01 PM
Most of them never DID.Captain America sure didn't that I know of, neither has Spidey or Daredevil(probably would mess with his senses since he is blind) and Supes and Batman never have that I know of.

plastroncafe
03-14-2017, 10:25 PM
Smoking is for the morally ambiguous.
Wolverine
Constantine
J Jonah Jamison

ssjup81
03-14-2017, 10:33 PM
Terra smoked in The New Teen Titans. ^^ Probably doesnít count.

I remember when I saw Jaws for the first time and how shocked I was to see the mayor smoking in the hospital. I think I remember asking my mother about that when slightly older and she said, that in the 70s, it was okay to smoke in many places. My aunt was saying that when she was in junior high school or high school, there was a smoking area right on the school grounds for the studentsÖor maybe the students just smoked there anyway, I donít remember right off. That was back in the mid 70s.

My grandfather was a smoker as was my uncle. Due to their smoking, my father refused to. My uncle quit, but Iím not sure if he passed because of the long amount of years he smoked or not. I know that was the case for my grandfather.

Candy Kappa
03-15-2017, 02:55 AM
Golden Age Batman smoked pipe

ProactiveMan
03-15-2017, 09:00 AM
I watched TMNT 1990 a week ago with my sister. She hadn't seen it in a long time, and you should have seen the look on her face when they show that kid smoking a cigar at Foot headquarters.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-15-2017, 09:38 AM
Smoking is for the morally ambiguous.
Wolverine
Constantine
J Jonah Jamison

:tlol:

Apparently, if I want to increase my badass quotient, I need to take up cancersticks.

ToTheNines
03-15-2017, 10:06 AM
It's just a cliche. I know plenty of Nancys with smoking habits.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-15-2017, 10:17 AM
It's just a cliche. I know plenty of Nancys with smoking habits.

Everyone saw Churchill doing it, and it's been downhill ever since. :tlol:

Andrew NDB
03-15-2017, 12:30 PM
It might have had more to do with the actress playing the kid, rather than Wolvie smoking in front of Laura.

What do you mean?

LOL I love the turns this conversation has taken! Didn't Whistler smoke in the Blade movies? I do remember Wolvie smoking at least up to First Class.

He might have in Days of Putrid Ass in the 70s. Maybe. I don't want to rewatch it to find out for sure.

I'm trying to think of a smoking scene in any major superhero movie since the early 2000's, I can't think of many. I mean you'd occasionally see a bad guy or some background characters smoking, but you'd never see any of the major characters or "heroes" doing that anymore.

The Comedian did. And am I misremembering, or did Peter Parker smoke in Spider-Man 3 when he was doing the hipster thing?

Golden Age Batman smoked pipe

Commissioner Gordon did up to the late 80s. He had a heart attack and then stopped in the comics, it became this big drama.

discordiatookie
03-15-2017, 04:27 PM
And am I misremembering, or did Peter Parker smoke in Spider-Man 3

I want to say that he's sooking on a lollipop, but its been a while...

I remember back in the late 80s, very early 90s, my parents would send my sister and I round to the local shop to buy them cigarettes. Was great for us because we'd get to spend the change of sweets.

CyberCubed
03-15-2017, 05:11 PM
One day they may ban selling soda to minors under 18. Imagine living in a world like that in the future.

DestronMirage22
03-15-2017, 06:21 PM
One day they may ban selling soda to minors under 18. Imagine living in a world like that in the future.

What? :lol: Where is this coming from? You high?

BubblyShell22
03-15-2017, 06:23 PM
I watched TMNT 1990 a week ago with my sister. She hadn't seen it in a long time, and you should have seen the look on her face when they show that kid smoking a cigar at Foot headquarters.

Yeah, they tend to cut that scene out when it's show on TV.

CyberCubed
03-15-2017, 07:24 PM
What? :lol: Where is this coming from? You high?

Apparently soda is bad for you now. The way everyone and kids drink soda is similar to prior to the 90's where everyone smoked and wasn't aware of how harmful it was to your health.

Soda's and soft drinks are the new cigarette's, pretty soon they'll say soda causes death and say kids won't be able to drink it under 18. It's weird that places like MCdonald's and Burger King serve soda's to kids regularly, I think it's going to stop soon.

Goodbye Coca Cola. Goodbye Pepsi and Mountain Dew.

ABrown
03-15-2017, 07:36 PM
I remember when I was a little kid in the 80's running around in a drug store while my mom was checking out. While running I brushed up against some guy's lit cigarette and very mildly burned my arm. Imagine if that were to happen today, 30 years later. Not only would the guy get sued, but the drug store as well. I'd probably be a millionaire right now.

ToTheNines
03-15-2017, 08:02 PM
Apparently soda is bad for you now. The way everyone and kids drink soda is similar to prior to the 90's where everyone smoked and wasn't aware of how harmful it was to your health.

Soda's and soft drinks are the new cigarette's, pretty soon they'll say soda causes death and say kids won't be able to drink it under 18. It's weird that places like MCdonald's and Burger King serve soda's to kids regularly, I think it's going to stop soon.

Goodbye Coca Cola. Goodbye Pepsi and Mountain Dew.

Maybe for you statist retards under your authoritarian overlords in NY.

The rest of us will stay sippin.

Jephael
03-16-2017, 12:07 AM
Apparently soda is bad for you now. The way everyone and kids drink soda is similar to prior to the 90's where everyone smoked and wasn't aware of how harmful it was to your health.

Soda's and soft drinks are the new cigarette's, pretty soon they'll say soda causes death and say kids won't be able to drink it under 18. It's weird that places like MCdonald's and Burger King serve soda's to kids regularly, I think it's going to stop soon.

Goodbye Coca Cola. Goodbye Pepsi and Mountain Dew.

It'd be for the best. Let me tell you, ever since I cut out soda, I've never felt better before. I'm less antsy and irratible, I don't freak out here on the forums anymore. I feel great! Soda was a ball and chain weighing me down for too damn long, and I'm glad to have cut it out of my life. Now will somebody help me off this high horse? I'm getting a wedgie.

snake
03-16-2017, 01:17 AM
It'd be for the best. Let me tell you, ever since I cut out soda, I've never felt better before. I'm less antsy and irratible, I don't freak out here on the forums anymore. I feel great! Soda was a ball and chain weighing me down for too damn long, and I'm glad to have cut it out of my life. Now will somebody help me off this high horse? I'm getting a wedgie.

You sure it wasn't the fat hooker?

Jephael
03-16-2017, 02:09 AM
You sure it wasn't the fat hooker?

She sure didn't help matters. Now lets please quit looking in the rear view mirror here. The past is the past. Unless they start selling time machines for $19.99 at Target, there's no point in drudging up old sh*t.

*eagerly anticipates Cure accusing me of being an attention whore*

ToTheNines
03-16-2017, 06:25 AM
It'd be for the best. Let me tell you, ever since I cut out soda, I've never felt better before. I'm less antsy and irratible, I don't freak out here on the forums anymore. I feel great! Soda was a ball and chain weighing me down for too damn long, and I'm glad to have cut it out of my life. Now will somebody help me off this high horse? I'm getting a wedgie.

No Geoffrey. Drinking and smoking is bad for you. Unprotected sex can be very bad for you. Red meat is bad for you. Driving too fast is bad for you. Hours of comics/cartoons/videogames are bad for you. But just because something is bad for you doesn't mean it's not fun. That's what makes life worth living.

Besides, plenty of healthy normal people drink soda regularly.

I don't know why I'm even arguing this point. Since it's non-intoxicating, soda industry lobbyists would have no problem shooting anything like that down.

BubblyShell22
03-16-2017, 07:38 AM
Drinking alcohol may be fun for you, Nines, but it can still have bad effects on your health in the long run. My dad's friend had his carotid artery blocked because he was a chronic drinker and when he noticed something was wrong, he went to the doctor and had it fixed before he had a stroke. My dad's carotid was blocked from the base of his neck to the top of his head and he drank at least ten to twelve beers a day or more and only ate one meal a day because of it. Look where he is now. He can't walk, has trouble with speech, can't use his right arm anymore, and is completely dependent on others.

You can have fun with your drinking all you want, but make sure you don't do it to a point where it can damage your health and you end up not being able to do the things you like to do. My dad deeply regrets that he didn't go to the doctor like we told him to when we were seeing signs and we think he's still having mini strokes too.

Soda can be bad for you if you drink too much of it and it can lead to health problems. That's why I don't drink it that much and only drink water which is much healthier.

And didn't NY have a beverage tax on sodas? I know Illinois did that too at one point.

Edit: Having said all that, I do see your point, Nines. It's the same way with regular food and how they say certain foods may cause cancer and be bad for you and then they go and say that it won't harm you. We may as well starve ourselves with all of the foods that could potentially kill us.

ToTheNines
03-16-2017, 07:49 AM
I appreciate your concern B, and I'm very sorry about your Pops.

As communities, as families and as friends, we should all be encouraging one another to lead happy healthy lives. But to be coerced into specific diets by the government? Sounds pretty dystopian to me.

I know Jeph and cubed would be pretty bummed if the government started cracking down on all that freaky porn they like so much.

Jephael
03-16-2017, 08:50 AM
No Geoffrey. Drinking and smoking is bad for you. Unprotected sex can be very bad for you. Red meat is bad for you. Driving too fast is bad for you. Hours of comics/cartoons/videogames are bad for you. But just because something is bad for you doesn't mean it's not fun. That's what makes life worth living.

Besides, plenty of healthy normal people drink soda regularly.

I don't know why I'm even arguing this point. Since it's non-intoxicating, soda industry lobbyists would have no problem shooting anything like that down.

You do make a good point. It's all about moderation. Sadly some people have very little self control, and it's sad. I lost a cousin about 10 years ago who couldn't control his eating habits and he went in for a gastric bypass. Didn't end well. :tcry:

I know Jeph and cubed would be pretty bummed if the government started cracking down on all that freaky porn they like so much.

They better not touch DeviantArt... I mean, I dunno what you're talking about.
*hides Ron/Hermione smut artwork collection* :toops:

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-16-2017, 09:42 AM
Well this thread took an interesting turn.

Prowler
03-16-2017, 04:38 PM
Well this thread took an interesting turn.
We should make a Drome bingo card.

Andrew NDB
03-16-2017, 04:40 PM
I know Jeph and cubed would be pretty bummed if the government started cracking down on all that freaky porn they like so much.

Jeph would be broken if there was a waffle cookie ban, I know that for certain.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-16-2017, 04:47 PM
We should make a Drome bingo card.

:tlol:

All right, Mister Peabody, let's take a trip on the Wayback Machine!

Utrommaniac
03-16-2017, 04:51 PM
We should make a Drome bingo card.

Keep 'em on the side of signatures to keep track, with date markers and thread names.

plastroncafe
03-16-2017, 05:05 PM
BINGO cards?
Oh those bring me back.

Prowler
03-16-2017, 05:07 PM
:tlol:

All right, Mister Peabody, let's take a trip on the Wayback Machine!
Some material to start with:

- ToTheNines insults CyberCubed;
- CyberCubed says "this thread should be locked";
- plastroncafe goes on about women and minority rights, the patriarchy and such;
- Jephael makes everything about him;
- Andrew takes yet another shot at FW Turtles;
- A Day Inside May is mentioned;
- Tags eventually appear;
- CyberCubed and AT Man mention lesbian sex;
- CyberCubed says something that could be perceived as racist or sexist;

Utrommaniac
03-16-2017, 05:11 PM
Some material to start with:

- ToTheNines insults CyberCubed;
- CyberCubed says "this thread should be locked";
- plastroncafe goes on about women and minority rights, the patriarchy and such;
- Jephael makes everything about him;
- Andrew takes yet another shot at FW Turtles;
- A Day Inside May is mentioned;
- Tags eventually appear;
- CyberCubed and AT Man mention lesbian sex;
- CyberCubed says something that could be perceived as racist or sexist;

- Cybercubed mentions BayTurtle nostrils

Good thing it's Bingo and not a drinking game.

Prowler
03-16-2017, 05:17 PM
- Cybercubed mentions BayTurtle nostrils

Good thing it's Bingo and not a drinking game.
I think CC needs a whole new bingo card just for him.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-16-2017, 05:56 PM
Dont forget this one-
Cubed rants about getting older/reminisces or waxes nostalgic about something from 90's/early 2000's.

plastroncafe
03-16-2017, 06:15 PM
Eh, the previous version was funnier.

Cure
03-16-2017, 06:31 PM
Yeah, seriously. A bingo card is needed for when people bring up bingo cards.

ToTheNines
03-16-2017, 06:50 PM
Memba bingo squares?

ProphetofGanja
03-16-2017, 06:56 PM
What a ride


He doesn't like how it feels on his teeth.

Who the fvck eats ice cream with their teeth??

Iím not going to lieÖIíve always wanted to try smoking a cigar. ^^

Sounds way cooler than it is. It's aite for the first 20 min or so

It'd be for the best. Let me tell you, ever since I cut out soda, I've never felt better before. I'm less antsy and irratible, I don't freak out here on the forums anymore. I feel great! Soda was a ball and chain weighing me down for too damn long, and I'm glad to have cut it out of my life. Now will somebody help me off this high horse? I'm getting a wedgie.

I appreciate your concern B, and I'm very sorry about your Pops.

As communities, as families and as friends, we should all be encouraging one another to lead happy healthy lives. But to be coerced into specific diets by the government? Sounds pretty dystopian to me.

I know Jeph and cubed would be pretty bummed if the government started cracking down on all that freaky porn they like so much.

Yeah, I agree that people should take responsibility for their own actions. The government shouldn't regulate our lives and try to protect us from ourselves

But anyways, this was an interesting read. Makes me miss psychology classes

ToTheNines
03-16-2017, 07:23 PM
Yeah, I agree that people should take responsibility for their own actions. The government shouldn't regulate our lives and try to protect us from ourselves

That, and I'll say to Jephael's war on soda the same thing I say about the war on drugs: just because it's illegal doesn't mean people will stop doing it. You just create a black market then. Remember the Prohibition era? Didn't go over so well.

ProphetofGanja
03-16-2017, 07:27 PM
That, and I'll say to Jephael's war on soda the same thing I say about the war on drugs: just because it's illegal doesn't mean people will stop doing it. You just create a black market then. Remember the Prohibition era? Didn't go over so well.

Exactly. I'd rather have money from taxes on vices go towards the education system and infrastructure like improving our roads and bridges than into the pockets of the cartels

ProactiveMan
03-17-2017, 05:33 AM
That, and I'll say to Jephael's war on soda the same thing I say about the war on drugs: just because it's illegal doesn't mean people will stop doing it. You just create a black market then. Remember the Prohibition era? Didn't go over so well.

I get where you're coming from, but I can't really see an organized bootleg soft drink racket.

I don't think you have much to worry about though. Coke aren't above wacking their political opponents.

ToTheNines
03-17-2017, 05:49 AM
I was being a bit dramatic with the term lol. Really, it would be as simple as getting an older friend to go buy it, like we did with booze and smokes when we were kids. Accept 95 percent of parents would be sympathetic to the cause.

Like I said, don't even know why I'm arguing these points. The whole idea is silly.

BubblyShell22
03-17-2017, 07:27 AM
I appreciate your concern B, and I'm very sorry about your Pops.

As communities, as families and as friends, we should all be encouraging one another to lead happy healthy lives. But to be coerced into specific diets by the government? Sounds pretty dystopian to me.

I know Jeph and cubed would be pretty bummed if the government started cracking down on all that freaky porn they like so much.

Oh, I totally hear you on that and also feel the government shouldn't control us and what we do. That's for us to do as people because we have control over our lives and not the government. But I do know that certain states did lobby for a beverage tax at one time and New York and Illinois were two of them. Illinois also did a plastic bag tax which is so stupid.

Thanks for the condolences, Nines. It's not easy dealing with that, but we do the best we can. At least we have in home health care though they stopped physical and occupational therapy so now we have to pretty much do that ourselves.

Andrew NDB
03-17-2017, 11:12 AM
I was being a bit dramatic with the term lol. Really, it would be as simple as getting an older friend to go buy it, like we did with booze and smokes when we were kids. Accept 95 percent of parents would be sympathetic to the cause.

I don't know anyone who dared ask people to run in and buy smokes for them... but we would always get good results asking people outside of, like, 7-Elevens to go in and buy cases of beer.

Jephael
03-17-2017, 11:29 AM
Jeph would be broken if there was a waffle cookie ban, I know that for certain.

Funny you make that joke now since I'm not just cutting out soda, but also cookies (I was mostly hooked on Oreos before), and other assorted sweets.
That being said, I feel like the waffle cookie thing needs to be added to the bingo chart at this point cause honestly Andrew, your obsession with that brief time in my life comes off a little creepy to me anymore! I know you just like to tease, but it's like Jesus, enough already man!!!

Anyone else who wants to chime in on this matter is more than welcome. Am I being an overly sensitive p*ssy here or is Andrew in the wrong for continuing to make these jokes when I tell him to stop? I wanna like the guy, but it makes me so uncomfortable when he does that.

And before anyone tells us to take it to PM, we already did that a while back on Facebook.

plastroncafe
03-17-2017, 12:36 PM
Soda isn't go anywhere, much like cigarettes aren't going anywhere.
There's too much money to be made.

So the government will tax it more, talk about how horrible both are for your health, all the while accepting kickbacks from the respective agricultural lobbyists.

Jephael
03-17-2017, 01:59 PM
Soda isn't go anywhere, much like cigarettes aren't going anywhere.
There's too much money to be made.

So the government will tax it more, talk about how horrible both are for your health, all the while accepting kickbacks from the respective agricultural lobbyists.

I wonder if weed will ever be acceptable on a certain level. I will admit, I've occasionally fancied the idea of trying it. I was friends with a young co-worker at Wal*Mart last year who told me how much he enjoyed that stuff.

Andrew NDB
03-17-2017, 02:09 PM
Weed is terrible and a FAKE drug.

ProphetofGanja
03-17-2017, 02:29 PM
Weed is terrible and a FAKE drug.

https://i.imgflip.com/1c4uye.jpg

DestronMirage22
03-17-2017, 03:13 PM
Weed is terrible and a FAKE drug.

Agreed with the terrible part, but what makes you say it's a fake drug? :-?

ToTheNines
03-17-2017, 03:23 PM
I've smoked fake weed. Didn't like it, very weird.

Jephael
03-17-2017, 04:57 PM
I've smoked fake weed. Didn't like it, very weird.

But have you tried real weed, and if so was it good?

ToTheNines
03-17-2017, 05:00 PM
Normally is yeah. I enjoyed the **** outta the Cheeba Chews I had in Colorado. Best buzz ever.

Jephael
03-17-2017, 05:10 PM
All this talk about marijuana makes me wanna share this:

3TWv-3cC9NM

Andrew NDB
03-18-2017, 12:37 PM
Agreed with the terrible part, but what makes you say it's a fake drug? :-?

There's far better ones out there.

ProphetofGanja
03-18-2017, 03:29 PM
There's far better ones out there.

What are your "top five"?

Speedy Cerviche
03-19-2017, 09:03 PM
I drink beer or liquour about once every 3 months and smoke weed about once a week.