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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 16
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2013-11-02 08:51:07 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:29:02 PM  
2 votes:
No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.
2013-11-02 07:18:42 PM  
2 votes:
"Used" doesn't mean "finished with." Just ask any hobo.
2013-11-02 09:14:08 PM  
1 votes:
Based on the comments in this thread the entire midwest is the Florida of the midwest - and that sounds about right.
2013-11-02 09:13:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:40:01 PM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: It's never just about the cigarettes.


Said like someone who has never been a smoker
2013-11-02 08:33:38 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:05:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:55:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:54:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:41:05 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:36:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:35:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:30:44 PM  
1 votes:
Don't think snagging tobacco from butts to roll into one "good" smoke is limited to Iowa, subby.
2013-11-02 07:27:24 PM  
1 votes:
It's never just about the cigarettes.
2013-11-02 07:23:12 PM  
1 votes:
I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.
 
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