Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Potentially Dangerous Brush With Flame

Another’s brush with flame almost blew an actor 
and the whole house sky high. There’s a tale I 
heard from Rolling Stone that Johnny Depp was 
staying in the basement of Hunter Thompson’s 
house in Woody Creek, CO. He was prepping
for his upcoming film role as the journalist, chain-
smoking while he poured over script night after 
night in the dark little room. 

As he struck a match to light a cigarette one evening, 
he noticed for the first time that his nightstand was in 
fact, a barrel of gunpowder on top of which he had his 
ashtray. Hunter said he’d always wondered what had 
happened to that powder keg.

Johnny never smoked in the house again.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ART returns to where it was created 43 years ago...

Created in 1968, this ceramic sculpture returns
to the Thacher School for the Alumni Weekend.
Made by John Aaron, CdeP 1971, its influence
is of Warhol. It was the art of the time. It also
had the first warning from the Surgeon General.
I began to take smoking way too seriously...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

If they offered you a smoke, what would you do...?

Paul Newman

Rod Serling
(died way too young)

Bogie knows just what to do 
once his cigarette is lit...

Once I realized I'd never be this cool, 
I could quit smoking... and I did....
YOU can too!