Cigarette Lighters.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by LabelKing, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Self-destruction...what style and grace!

    Well, we can't all be eating very healthy, organic vegetables. It doesn't run in the family.
     


  2. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I guess you are planning to make one very healthy corps one day?

    I eat fast food once in a while, I drink on occasion. I've smoked maybe 2 cigarettes in my entire life and got high about 3-4x...the extent of my substance use.
    Overall I would say I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle eventhough I'm not Ironman training right now.
    However, I don't see the appeal in doing something that is proven harmful to your health, can cause throat/lung cancer, stains your teeth, gives you bad breath, often times gives you a hacking cough, makes you stink and typically annoyings 90% of the people around you.
     


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    Self-destruction...what style and grace!
    Live fast, die young. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I eat fast food once in a while, I drink on occasion. I've smoked maybe 2 cigarettes in my entire life and got high about 3-4x...the extent of my substance use. Overall I would say I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle eventhough I'm not Ironman training right now. However, I don't see the appeal in doing something that is proven harmful to your health, can cause throat/lung cancer, stains your teeth, gives you bad breath, often times gives you a hacking cough, makes you stink and typically annoyings 90% of the people around you.
    I've no interest in 90% of people so whether or not one smokes in front of them is my prerogative. I've no interest in taking flak from some raggedy-assed person in cheap clothing. I think people today are patently afraid of showing themselves. They're afraid of unabashed luxury ( I'm not talking about cheap logoed goods), of smoking, of indulgence. It's all the political correctness police with their notion that everybody is equal and that one shouldn't one-up the other because it's elitist. It's about "stealth-wealth" or safe, unoffensive luxury goods like a logo purse or unassuming black clothes. All men are created equal. All men, that is, who possess umbrellas.
     


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    I've always thought smoking looked attractive with the right people. I don't smoke because of health issues. I choose not to because I don't like the smell, nor do I want a weak pallet.

    This world needs more smokers in movies.
     


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    i agree. i quit smoking because it didn't look good on me and not really for health reasons.[​IMG] most women look good when smoking though. perhaps it's the smallness of the features like the face and the fingers. cigars though [​IMG]
     


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    Here's my Dupont - the "ping" is underwhelming, and I've had to return it for repairs three times altogether. [​IMG] A few old well-worn Ronsons. They're normally around $10 in flea-markets here: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Here's a Dunhill pipe tool and a (probably) Russian cigarette holder, both silver: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]

    Here's my Dupont lighter. Like Lucky Strike's, the ping is also underwhelming, but perhaps it's due to the fact it's a Line 1 which apparently doesn't feature the ping.

    The case is an English tortoise-shell cigarette case from the Edwardian era.
     


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    Here is my recently refurbished '60s Dunhill Rollagas: [​IMG] It goes with the circa 1925 English sterling and shagreen case.
     


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    This is the sterling Cartier lighter I used to have: Mine had a monogram on the square part though. [​IMG]
     


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    LK, you seem to be a connoisseur of the lighter.

    Personally, I had to give up the seductive pastime through lack of finances; at one point I was getting through two disposables a day.
     


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    Smoking is, in fact, one of the most stylish things one can do because it represents the abandonment of base concerns (health, expense, etc.) in favor of purely aesthetic/sensual rewards (the smell and taste, the beautiful complex systems graphed by the wisps of the smoke, and the stimulant rush of nicotine.)
     


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    Smoking is, in fact, one of the most stylish things one can do because it represents the abandonment of base concerns (health, expense, etc.) in favor of purely aesthetic/sensual rewards (the smell and taste, the beautiful complex systems graphed by the wisps of the smoke, and the stimulant rush of nicotine.)
    This is the truth of the matter. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]


    I think becuase he wasn't classicly handsome, nor affectedly posh or cultured, Humphery Bogart was the coolest man in history, in the strictest sense of the word.
     


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