I’ve had a few visits from the web host at Closet Fascination and I’ve accepted her offer to visit her. She really “gets” the whole ‘smoking appreciation’ thing and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my visits to her ‘site. Recently she directed her readers to a blog post about the videos being employed in the Canadian government’s campaign against social smoking.
These videos, as far as I can figure out, are designed to persuade me (or my Canadian counterpart) that smoking “once in a while” is bad. It’s bad because it might turn out to be bad for my “reputation”.
I guess the ‘pitch’ is: “Some of the things people do are ridiculous, and smoking is the most ridiculous thing you can do, and ‘social smoking’ is the same as ‘regular smoking’ so social smoking is ridiculous and you don’t want to be ridiculous.”
Did you get all that? Maybe you’ll get it once you’ve viewed the commercial. It’s called “Social Farting” and the tag line is “Quit the Denial”. Watch: