Thursday, May 04, 2006

Postponed

Well, I had to postpone my Butterfly Expedition to a future date. Unfortunately we arrived in Sydney on Easter Sunday, and someone had the bright idea of an Easter egg hunt. We thought it would be good practice for our butterfly hunt—so we took it on-- but it took us the full two weeks to find all the eggs. The stupid “someone” had hid them all over Sydney!

When I bumped shoulders with someone in Australia, they said, “Sorry mate.” In Asia, they would say nothing and keep on moving. I guess it’s so crowed in the cities there in Asia, that if you were to say “sorry” every time you bumped shoulders, you’d lose your voice before noon. In the US, when I bump shoulders with someone I have to get ready for a fight!

I quit smoking, but I had to try some Australian tobacco ( I was on vacation!) Their government warnings are much larger than in the US and it really gets in your face. That's a picture of a clogged artery on the bottom right. I’m telling you right now, that the tobacco company that labels their cigs “POISON” or “TOXIC” with a skull and crossbones logo to compliment the Government “SMOKING KILLS” label—then they will make a KILLING!!! I mean I would have bought 100 cartons of those. So if there are any Phillip Morris executives reading this; then hire me right now!!! I got more ideas that will help you make Big Oil look like child’s play, and the Black Death look like a minor flu bug!

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Hi Vince :)

Yeah, our cigarette packs are pretty gross too:

Ew,Nasty,Puke

well, hope you had a great time in australia. missed ya.

Vince said...

Dawn--My god, those pics!!! Canada packs are the worsest man. I had no idea. The US is WAY behind!

Yeah, had a great time, thanks. Australia reminds me a lot of Canada. I feel much safer there than in the USA. People are just so much nicer, and you don't have to worry about getting shot if you cut someone off in traffic. Just some honking is all...

Vince said...

Dawn--I looked at those pictures again--Okay, I quit for realzies this time. Thanks.

jungle jane said...

A proper smoker wouldn't let a picture of a rotten lung put us off. In fact us real smokers deliberately buy the grossest looking pack just to prove to ourselves that we are arses...

Dawn said...

oh and since i got so caught up in those pictures, i forgot to say congrats on the not smoking. i've been smoe free fro 4 years now, but its been really hard but i know you'll do it :)

Gun-Toting Liberal said...

I wish I could quit smoking, but there are two problems with that. Number 1; I am no quitter. Number 2; my doctor told me I wasn't getting enough tar.

Blog ON, bro...

jungle jane said...

I've been keeping a look out for butterflies vince but i've only seen a couple of moths and a cockroach.

Vince said...

Jane--You're right, I've been a wuss to try to quit...

Dawn --No, you are right, I'm glad to hear you've beat the addiction. I have strong will power, so I know I will too. Thanks for the encouragement.

GTL--No, you're right, I'm no quitter either. I shall quit another day...

Jane--No worries, I'd done no better. The only butterfly I found was tattooed on someone's arse...I'd rather smoke a moth and a cockaroach than a cute butterfly anyway.

Erin O'Brien said...

Vince,

Welcome back.

Gave up the sticks myself in 1993. Now I only smoke dried buttefly wings.

Erp!

Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Hey there buddy... you'd better get back to work, damn it! You can't just leave it all up to me to do all the parody worth reading in the bloggosphere ;-) If you're going to insist on milking this, I'm going to have to charge you $$$$....

(CRACK!) - get back to work, man! hehe...

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Colleen said...

Picture of a clogged artery!?! woah. hehehehe. Serious warnings there!

I agree with you when you said that if you bump shoulders with someone in the United States - you get ready for a fight!

Ever noticed that when you go for a walk in the U.S. - people don't usually smile and say "Hello"... but rather they scoul as if to say "Don't look at me you @#$%$#@!"

Then again, maybe that's just in Ohio. I'm not sure.

Vince said...

erin--thanks. I tried to quit cigs by replacing them with cigars--now I use both.

GTL--Okay then. I was just trying to see how it feels to be a procrastinator--not fun.

Colleen--I think it happens everywhere actually--we just have to try to hang around friendly people maybe...

Brookelina said...

Oh! Winfield Blues! I smoked those when I lived in Australia. Oh the memories...

Vince said...

Yeah, Winfield was my favorite--I liked the 50 packs.

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