If all alone, would you spend your Christmas, floating in space?

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  1. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I would not drink Scotch because in a zero-gravity environment it would be impossible to drink it in a dignified manner.
     
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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I would not drink Scotch because in a zero-gravity environment it would be impossible to drink it in a dignified manner.

    How right you are. That hadn't occurred to me.
     
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    How right you are. That hadn't occurred to me.

    It's a similar mindset to refusing to smoke a cigar while walking.
     
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    It's a similar mindset to refusing to smoke a cigar while walking.

    It also hadn't occurred to me that anyone would want to combine those two activities.
     
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    Just take a trip to Vegas! No concept of cigar etiquette there.

    Actually, is the Japanese government still 'warning' smokers "kitsuen manaa o mamorimashoo." That was good for a laugh.
     
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    Just take a trip to Vegas! No concept of cigar etiquette there.

    Actually, is the Japanese government still 'warning' smokers "kitsuen manaa o mamorimashoo." That was good for a laugh.


    What's really shocking is that "kitsuen manaa" seems to be improving.
     
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    Good to hear, Alter. Does that make it easier to stay nicotine-free? I would think getting rid of a tobacco addiction while in Japan is the equivalent of quitting drinking while in Russia, losing weight in Samoa, or abstaining from sex while in Thailand.
     
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    At my company, there's a special smoking lounge where smokers have to go to have a smoke. Gone are the days when guys just fumed away while sitting at their desks. I believe it was Chyoda-ku, Tokyo that first instituted fines for smoking in public and for dropping cigarette butts. On train platforms, smokers are now coralled into a little area where they are allowed to smoke, if smoking is allowed at all.

    As for amusing sayings, the best was on the side of a large public ashtray in Kyoto:

    Nice Smoking Nice Day
     
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    At my company, there's a special smoking lounge where smokers have to go to have a smoke. Gone are the days when guys just fumed away while sitting at their desks.

    I guess productivity is not as badly affected versus making them go outside. (Which can take a while, depending on the height of the building, speed of elevators, etc.) Still, it must smell, even if the door is kept closed.
     
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    I guess productivity is not as badly affected versus making them go outside. (Which can take a while, depending on the height of the building, speed of elevators, etc.) Still, it must smell, even if the door is kept closed.

    You'd be surprised. It's not that bad. The smoking lounge is equipped with a special ventilated table that keeps the odor from escaping. It's pretty effective.

    The fact that I've always hated cigarettes with a burning passion notwithstanding, one of my Korean ladyfriends smokes and looks goddamned sexy with a cigarette in her mouth. [​IMG]
     
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    Her mouth may look sexy but you know that breath stinks unless you yourself are smoking at the same time or have downed like 10 whisky's.
     
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    Well, considering 10 whiskies is business as usual for me, it's a pleasure to mitigate the downside. [​IMG]
     
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    Rock on, playa, and keep building bridges between America and Asia. [​IMG] I guess you want an Islay malt for some smoky flavor of your own?
     
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    Lately, I'm enthralled with Caol Ila, which gets the job done. Rock on. [​IMG]
     

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