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(Des Moines Register)   Woman says her friend turned violent after she threw away used cigarettes because "they were being saved for later." Oh, Iowa, you truly are the Florida of the Midwest   (blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 73
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2013-11-02 07:18:42 PM
"Used" doesn't mean "finished with." Just ask any hobo.
 
2013-11-02 07:23:12 PM
I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.
 
2013-11-02 07:27:24 PM
It's never just about the cigarettes.
 
2013-11-02 07:29:02 PM
No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.
 
2013-11-02 07:30:44 PM
Don't think snagging tobacco from butts to roll into one "good" smoke is limited to Iowa, subby.
 
2013-11-02 07:32:31 PM

Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.


Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.
 
2013-11-02 07:35:56 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.


Exactly,

We're just a little odd.

/ and closet racist
// and sexist
/// We're also the masters of talking about you behind your back.
 
2013-11-02 07:36:02 PM
I'm thinking the violent friend is trying to quit, ween herself by smoking just some of a cigarette, then finishing it later.  Not a good plan, but better than no plan...until some meddling OCD BIATCH BUTTS IN!!!

/ni
//co
///tine
 
2013-11-02 07:41:05 PM

rhiannon: Don't think snagging tobacco from butts to roll into one "good" smoke is limited to Iowa, subby.


This. But I roll my own, so keeping the butts to break up and roll again later is just a way to spend less on tobacco.

Ain't worth starting a fight over tho.

/cheap Floridian
/still rather be here than IA
 
2013-11-02 07:42:44 PM

Badafuco: I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.


Ventura, California sure is......um.....is.......yeah.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-02 07:42:55 PM

Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.


Seconded.
 
2013-11-02 07:43:53 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.


You forget - Kansas is considered Mid-western as well.
 
2013-11-02 07:47:48 PM
I'm not a smoker, so I don't really understand. Were these mere cigarette butts? Or was there something left to smoke?

This sounds like a story that would be more plausible if the drug of choice were a big harder.
 
2013-11-02 07:54:14 PM
Juanita and Juan
Very clever with maracas
Making their fortunes
Selling second-hand tobaccos
Juan dances at Chico's
And when the clients are evicted
He empties the ashtrays
And pockets all that he's collected
 
2013-11-02 07:55:07 PM
I have a hard time saving enough roaches to roll a fatty.
 
2013-11-02 07:55:22 PM

noitsnot: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Seconded.


Thirded.

Or, it could be Ohio. It depends upon your definition of "great plains" versus "midwest".

Iowa has sort of a duality to it. To generalize, my side of the state is mostly comprised of racists and closeted homophobes. Essentially, it's East Nebraska. The other side of the state is a bit more progressive (even if it's skewed due to the locales of some of the major universities within the state), with Des Moines sort of being stuck in the middle.
 
2013-11-02 07:57:34 PM
Waste not, want not. Unless it's you're friend, then OK to waste them.
 
2013-11-02 08:02:11 PM

Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.


I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missourah.
 
2013-11-02 08:02:32 PM

TV's Vinnie: Badafuco: I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.

Ventura, California sure is......um.....is.......yeah.

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Yep, Foothill Rd. That's all Ventura is known for.
 
2013-11-02 08:03:02 PM
Damn woman, that was my stash!
 
2013-11-02 08:05:29 PM

TommyDeuce: Ken VeryBigLiar: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.

You forget - Kansas is considered Mid-western as well.


No, the midwest ends with the states that existed prior to the Civil War.  The Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma are considered the Central Plains states.
 
2013-11-02 08:22:20 PM
My ass. Ohio is obviously the Florida of the midwest.
 
2013-11-02 08:24:18 PM
Taking a couple of minutes to look at her previous posts, Katherine Klingseis has the best job at the Des Moines Register, hands down.
 
2013-11-02 08:28:34 PM
Soon it will be cheaper to smoke weed than cigs.
 
2013-11-02 08:28:58 PM
404?
 
2013-11-02 08:29:15 PM

TommyDeuce: Ken VeryBigLiar: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.

You forget - Kansas is considered Mid-western as well.


Kansas falls into Plains category. Sorry.
 
2013-11-02 08:33:38 PM

casual disregard: I'm not a smoker, so I don't really understand. Were these mere cigarette butts? Or was there something left to smoke?

This sounds like a story that would be more plausible if the drug of choice were a big harder.


I read somewhere that the only habit harder to kick than cigarettes was heroin - that was before the current meth trend, tho
 
2013-11-02 08:38:00 PM

KiwDaWabbit: noitsnot: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Seconded.

Thirded.

Or, it could be Ohio. It depends upon your definition of "great plains" versus "midwest".

Iowa has sort of a duality to it. To generalize, my side of the state is mostly comprised of racists and closeted homophobes. Essentially, it's East Nebraska. The other side of the state is a bit more progressive (even if it's skewed due to the locales of some of the major universities within the state), with Des Moines sort of being stuck in the middle.


oh, it's not THAT bad. I mean, we got gronstal and uh um well.....

I like ernie chambers. I wish he'd move over the river and lead a revolt of the West End against the entitled St. Alberts artistocracy that holds counciltucky in its evil grasp.

something...something....I'm going to go smoke now
 
2013-11-02 08:40:01 PM

Harry_Seldon: It's never just about the cigarettes.


Said like someone who has never been a smoker
 
2013-11-02 08:45:00 PM

neongoats: My ass. Ohio is obviously the Florida of the midwest.

 
2013-11-02 08:46:26 PM

Mztlplx: rhiannon: Don't think snagging tobacco from butts to roll into one "good" smoke is limited to Iowa, subby.

This. But I roll my own, so keeping the butts to break up and roll again later is just a way to spend less on tobacco.

Ain't worth starting a fight over tho.

/cheap Floridian
/still rather be here than IA


Not to mention that when you recycle you get that good syrupy  GOOfrom the last burn

/MMM-mmm, nico-tar flavor
 
2013-11-02 08:48:04 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: Soon it will be cheaper to smoke weed than cigs.


Is there anything trashier than calling cigarettes "cigs"?  Straight out of the trailer park.
 
2013-11-02 08:50:28 PM

KiwDaWabbit: noitsnot: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Seconded.

Thirded.

Or, it could be Ohio. It depends upon your definition of "great plains" versus "midwest".

Iowa has sort of a duality to it. To generalize, my side of the state is mostly comprised of racists and closeted homophobes. Essentially, it's East Nebraska. The other side of the state is a bit more progressive (even if it's skewed due to the locales of some of the major universities within the state), with Des Moines sort of being stuck in the middle.


Ah, DEATH MOONS!
 
2013-11-02 08:51:07 PM

SheltemDragon: We're also the masters of talking about you behind your back.


Southern fundamental Christians are pretty damn good about doing that, too.

/Previously married into such a family
//Their conduct towards me factored into the decision to seek divorce.
 
2013-11-02 08:57:54 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "Used" doesn't mean "finished with." Just ask any hobo.


I smoke old stogies I have found, short but not too big around.
 
2013-11-02 08:58:22 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Juanita and Juan
Very clever with maracas
Making their fortunes
Selling second-hand tobaccos
Juan dances at Chico's
And when the clients are evicted
He empties the ashtrays
And pockets all that he's collected


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
yes
quoted for quotability

/and one of my favorite songs
 
2013-11-02 09:01:17 PM
If you take public transportation you see a lot of bums scour parking lots and ditches for for butts to smoke.

Then next to them are young people that smokes. WTF are you people thinking? Not sure if retarded or
extremely horny. It has to be one of the most retarded ways to meet people.
 
2013-11-02 09:07:32 PM

Philbb: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "Used" doesn't mean "finished with." Just ask any hobo.

I smoke old stogies I have found, short but not too big around.


do you roller skate in buffalo herds as well?
 
2013-11-02 09:11:49 PM
Sounds like my ex. Hoarders tend to have weird fixations on their future plans for normally useless stuff.
 
2013-11-02 09:13:52 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: "Used" doesn't mean "finished with." Just ask any hobo.


Or anyone on hour 43 of a cocaine and whiskey fueled bender.
 
2013-11-02 09:14:08 PM
Based on the comments in this thread the entire midwest is the Florida of the midwest - and that sounds about right.
 
2013-11-02 09:26:21 PM

SheltemDragon: Ken VeryBigLiar: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.

Exactly,

We're just a little odd. Inbred.

/ and closet racist
// and sexist
/// We're also the masters of talking about you behind your back.


ftfy
 
2013-11-02 09:26:32 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: Soon it will be cheaper to smoke weed than cigs.


Soon?  If by soon you mean 15-20 years ago then I'll agree with you.

Of course it all depends on how much you smoke.  When I quit smoking cigs I was spending about $80 a week.  I could easily make $80 worth of weed last a month.
 
2013-11-02 09:26:58 PM

parasol: casual disregard: I'm not a smoker, so I don't really understand. Were these mere cigarette butts? Or was there something left to smoke?

This sounds like a story that would be more plausible if the drug of choice were a big harder.

I read somewhere that the only habit harder to kick than cigarettes was heroin - that was before the current meth trend, tho


Having quit all three I found nicotine to be the hardest. Sadly enough I fell back into the cigarettes with the occasional dip here or there. Nasty habit to break and know quite well the wisdom of saving butts for the hard times.
 
2013-11-02 09:28:56 PM

KiwDaWabbit: noitsnot: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Seconded.

Thirded.

Or, it could be Ohio. It depends upon your definition of "great plains" versus "midwest".

Iowa has sort of a duality to it. To generalize, my side of the state is mostly comprised of racists and closeted homophobes. Essentially, it's East Nebraska. The other side of the state is a bit more progressive (even if it's skewed due to the locales of some of the major universities within the state), with Des Moines sort of being stuck in the middle.


Yeah, but East Nebraska has...

BLACK SQUIRRELS!!!!!

Not my pic, but I saw a couple of these l'il farkers while traveling through Council Bluffs a few months ago on business.  Since I was on a dead street anyway I just stopped point-blank and fired off some pictures.

We don't have these in central Iowa.  I've lived in Iowa all my life and never seen one before.  Mind blown, etc.

/really should get out (of Iowa) more
 
2013-11-02 09:30:19 PM
And of course the pic didn't go through.  Just for moar effect...

BLACK SQUIRRELS!!!  OMG MOTHERSHIP!!11

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-02 09:49:16 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-11-02 10:01:33 PM
I read the article twice.  I don't understand what happened.

Alleged journalist needs to use less pronouns when writing about this Des Moines woman.  She's clearly an idiot.
 
2013-11-02 10:08:46 PM
Damn! I wasted one of my 10 free articles from the Des Moines Register on that?
 
2013-11-02 10:15:50 PM

whatshisname: Damn! I wasted one of my 10 free articles from the Des Moines Register on that?


Did you just use the word "waste" in conjunction with a Gannet newspaper's paywall?

blog.angelatung.com
 
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