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(Reason Magazine)   Some people hoard food and water. Others hoard guns and ammunition. The former chancellor of Germany has stashed 38,000 menthol cigarettes in his home   (reason.com) divider line 127
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2013-07-09 04:35:58 PM  
Stored in a humidified room they'll be just fine. FDR horded over 60,000 CARTONS of Camels during WW2.
 
2013-07-09 04:43:09 PM  
My grandmother grew up eating those nasty canned peas. When frozen peas came out she grew to love them, and made sure to have some at hand, which she kept in the big chest freezer in her basement.

When I helped her move house there must have been 60 bags of peas in her freezer. I don't think she was consciously hoarding them, just that many bags had migrated towards the bottom where she couldn't easily see them..
 
2013-07-09 04:43:46 PM  
I knew a girl who was a 'casual' smoker.  She collected empty packs of menthol cigarettes.

She transferred regular cigs into the menthol packs; when someone tried to bum a smoke from her, they'd see the menthol pack and then say "no thanks".
 
2013-07-09 04:52:36 PM  
Many things can all be true at the same time:
- I don't agree with his political views.
- He is a badass.
- I don't care if they legislate cigarettes.
- I do care about overlegislation and nanny state, example: no more open olive oil on my dinner table.
- Funny how one party person talks smack about an idol in his own party.

So it goes...
 
2013-07-09 04:58:41 PM  
content.costco.com

Honestly, Newport, what's the point of this shiat?
 
2013-07-09 05:02:45 PM  

violentsalvation: I'm a little amazed a 94 year old smoker is still alive.


Because smoking isn't as dangerous as people would want you to believe. A higher risk of cancer is just that, a higher risk. The probability that you won't get cancer from it is higher.
 
2013-07-09 05:03:05 PM  

Pep Streebeck: [content.costco.com image 300x300]

Honestly, Newport, what's the point of this shiat?


A smart business decision.  Menthol is on the FDA roadmap to outlaw.
 
2013-07-09 05:27:58 PM  
Really reason.com links on the main page? Really?
 
2013-07-09 05:36:22 PM  

FrancoFile: I knew a girl who was a 'casual' smoker.  She collected empty packs of menthol cigarettes.

She transferred regular cigs into the menthol packs; when someone tried to bum a smoke from her, they'd see the menthol pack and then say "no thanks".


Back in the day when I was broke everyone used to smoke lights so I would smoke menthols then everyone moved to smoking menthols so I moved to lights would get the same response.

/Smokes lights
//When out and have to bum one will smoke anything
///beggers can't be choosers.
 
2013-07-09 05:46:55 PM  

Wolfmanjames: MrBallou: In a Post-Apocalyptic World, those will be used like cash. What does he know that we don't?

Heck, in the immediate aftermath of WW2, American cigarettes were the de facto currency of Europe.  He probably has a good memory.


In Seoul circa 1988-91, nothing could get you a taxi faster than holding up a pack of Marlboro Reds. Cigarettes were only about $5 a carton from the Commissary, so it was a win-win all around.

/If companies really wanted to make a nicotine lozenge that smokers would use, they should offer them in tobacco flavor. And have some caffeinated versions, too.
 
2013-07-09 05:47:00 PM  
The only thing worse than a stale cigarette, is a stale German cigarette.
The only thing worse than a stale German cigarette, is a stale German menthol cigarette.
 
2013-07-09 05:51:56 PM  

show me: Oldiron_79: uber humper: show me: Those things go stale after a while.

If he keeps them in a humidor they would probably be alright.

What I was thinking.

My wife smokes menthols, so I'm really getting a cough out of these replies.

/non-smoker
//she doesn't smoke in the house or my car. Usually.
///couldn't you just light up a regular and put a Hall's cough drop in your mouth?


Menthols are amazing. I'm not a big smoker (more a toker) and my wife and i pick wild mint to use for tea... Fun fact -- grinding a bit of dried mint into your smoke mix makes it freaking keen menthol. Screw smokeing a regualar with a cough drop -- its like smokeing the cough drop itself. Its like sucking in a nice icey minty blast.

Menthol joints are the best. Barring that mixing your weed with cherry flavored cigars is also keen. I'm drying bear berry and willow bark and red osier dogwood bark (from new green stems not old gross rough stuff.) to try adding to my smokeing mix... Cause why not right? Native americans smoked allot more jazz than tobacco... Blueberry leaves -- they would boil their tobacco with blueberry leaves to make filler...

And as for stale smokes... Take your smoke be it cigs or cigars and set them on a high shelf in the bathroom. Have a hot shower. Like really long and really hot. shave your balls, bang your lady whatever. Long and hot. The steam will revitalize your smokes.

I quit for the summer... i felt some time off would be not a bad thing... Didn't have a problem quitting cold turkey -- but then its easy when you have no contact with the outside world...
 
2013-07-09 05:56:07 PM  

eas81: FrancoFile: I knew a girl who was a 'casual' smoker.  She collected empty packs of menthol cigarettes.

She transferred regular cigs into the menthol packs; when someone tried to bum a smoke from her, they'd see the menthol pack and then say "no thanks".

Back in the day when I was broke everyone used to smoke lights so I would smoke menthols then everyone moved to smoking menthols so I moved to lights would get the same response.

/Smokes lights
//When out and have to bum one will smoke anything
///beggers can't be choosers.


Heh i used to keep two packs on me in college, Mine and my bum pack. The bum pack was the cheapest menthols I could find. And hardly anybody ever bummed 'em from me. That pack would last for weeks sometimes. Saved a ton of money from the moochers this way.
 
2013-07-09 06:19:23 PM  
Are any non-FSC cigarettes still available? They haven't tasted right to me since that was introduced.
 
2013-07-09 06:20:43 PM  

Tellingthem: eas81: FrancoFile: I knew a girl who was a 'casual' smoker.  She collected empty packs of menthol cigarettes.

She transferred regular cigs into the menthol packs; when someone tried to bum a smoke from her, they'd see the menthol pack and then say "no thanks".

Back in the day when I was broke everyone used to smoke lights so I would smoke menthols then everyone moved to smoking menthols so I moved to lights would get the same response.

/Smokes lights
//When out and have to bum one will smoke anything
///beggers can't be choosers.

Heh i used to keep two packs on me in college, Mine and my bum pack. The bum pack was the cheapest menthols I could find. And hardly anybody ever bummed 'em from me. That pack would last for weeks sometimes. Saved a ton of money from the moochers this way.


College of Charleston?

/I'm "hardly anyone" you bastard
 
2013-07-09 06:28:45 PM  

mikefinch: shave your balls, bang your lady whatever. Long and hot. The steam will revitalize your smokes.


That's some excellent advice which should be forwarded to this hoarding smoker.

Oh wait...
 
2013-07-09 06:36:45 PM  

show me: Those things go stale after a while.


Not really.  I quit smoking last year and broke down and had a few last year.  The pack was already opened so it had no protection (if any) from being sealed in cellophane.  It also had to be at least 8 years old - they were a no-name brand (literally) that was sent to me as consumer research.  I got my nicotine fix and they weren't really any nastier than they were when I first got them.

As others have calculated, this is only a few years worth of cigarettes.  They guy is 94.  It will probably last him a lifetime.  Suck it anti-smokers.  I repeat the guy is 94.  If cigarettes are so bad for you, why isn't he dead?

/only quit for financial reasons.
 
2013-07-09 06:37:07 PM  
mikefinch:  Its like sucking in a nice icey minty blast.

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2013-07-09 06:38:04 PM  

mike_d85: Tellingthem: eas81: FrancoFile: I knew a girl who was a 'casual' smoker.  She collected empty packs of menthol cigarettes.

She transferred regular cigs into the menthol packs; when someone tried to bum a smoke from her, they'd see the menthol pack and then say "no thanks".

Back in the day when I was broke everyone used to smoke lights so I would smoke menthols then everyone moved to smoking menthols so I moved to lights would get the same response.

/Smokes lights
//When out and have to bum one will smoke anything
///beggers can't be choosers.

Heh i used to keep two packs on me in college, Mine and my bum pack. The bum pack was the cheapest menthols I could find. And hardly anybody ever bummed 'em from me. That pack would last for weeks sometimes. Saved a ton of money from the moochers this way.

College of Charleston?

/I'm "hardly anyone" you bastard


Haha no. The well known and highly respected Central Michigan...
 
2013-07-09 06:50:59 PM  
Steve Dallas (tied to chair): "How many minutes since my last smoke?"
Opus: "37."
Steve Dallas: "I'm feeling in control...mind over matter. I think I'm gonna ace this!"
.......
Opus: "38."
Steve Dallas: "Give me a farkin' cigarette before I stick you in a blender."

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2013-07-09 06:53:55 PM  
If he stopped smoking, his body would probably go in shock and die.
 
2013-07-09 07:26:58 PM  
Another attempt at a Thousand Year Rauch?
 
2013-07-09 07:43:29 PM  
i didn't even know there were black people in Germany
 
2013-07-09 07:49:20 PM  

coscausticevil: i didn't even know there were black people in Germany


Really?  They have a whole forest of black people.  I forget what they call it.
 
2013-07-09 09:22:19 PM  
Well, if zombie apocalypse comes, the TWD comics already pointed out that smokes were the first thing to be scavenged, which wouldn't surprise me. So this guy may well have a household full of high-value currency!

/Fark nanny states
 
2013-07-09 11:48:26 PM  
At a pack a day how long would it take to go through all those?  Yeesh!
 
2013-07-10 09:40:19 AM  
tricycleracer:
"A smart business decision.  Menthol is on the FDA roadmap to outlaw."

Doubtful. Tobacco lobbyists were the ones who pushed thru the ban on flavored cigs a couple years ago. Menthol was conspicuously absent from the list of banned flavors.

/now they just call the flavored ones "cigarillos".
 
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