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Monday, July 17, 2006


Changes are coming to this dusty little corner of the internet fairly soon. I've gotten confirmation from a third party that he is willing to help me get out the broom and dustpan, clean up, pull down the Farah Fawcett posters, and redecorate a bit.

Back in Minneapolis for a couple of days to take care of some odds and ends that are house related, then back to Anytown, USA to look for a job.

Question: If a tobacco company is hiring a sales rep and offering a salary of over $70K/year, is it pure evil of me to apply?



Blogger ragecg said...

ok, I smoke, so I'm probably biased, but HELL YEAH MAN!

...hold on, I'm driving, and dropped my smoke.....

...uh oh....

....crap... dam cops...

SCREW THEM! I'm gonna outrun 'em!

...later man! wish me luck!

7/17/06, 1:33 PM  
Blogger The Bracelet said...

I'd be skeptical of a cigarette company telling you that you'd make that much. I'd assume it's closer to 50k, and it may be annoying trying to top that mark.

But then again, you never know. Every state is different when it comes to alcohol and tobacco.

7/17/06, 2:56 PM  
Blogger Heavy Critters said...

True dat. The ad said the salary was $70,500. Hmmmm....

7/17/06, 3:08 PM  
Blogger TripJax said...

Do it...

7/17/06, 3:09 PM  
Blogger Pokerwolf said...

Your decision will be based on how you feel about tobacco, honestly. That's what it really comes down to when everything is considered.

Can't hurt to talk to them about it, if nothing else.

7/17/06, 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, smoking is delicious. Tobacco is one of life's simplest pleasures. Any indulgence comes with consequence, and anyone who will indulge without recognizing that deserves greater consequence than one who reasons out that, sure, I may get cancer and die, but I'll probably only lose those crummy years at the end, full of incontinence and dementia.

Booze'll probably get us all first anyway.

I, for one, am ALIVE WITH FLAVOR.

Mr. P.

7/17/06, 9:49 PM  
Blogger Heavy Critters said...

This is why I love Mr. Parx with the love of a brother.

Well said, my friend, well said.

Oh, and isn't it "Alive with Pleasure?" from the Newport ads??

The only reason I really know this is the amount of Newports smoked in my Mpls neighborhod in a day could probably power Botswana for a year.

To Junk, Trip, Wolf, and Rage-

I think I'll at least apply. I have no shame and no guilt about such matters as I smoke myself. If they make me peddle cigs to toddlers...I'm OK with that.

It's when it gets to infants that I have a problem.

7/18/06, 12:51 AM  
Blogger g3no said...

As you could read at the New York Times earlier this year that poker is true evil, the tobacco job fits pretty good. Take it!

7/18/06, 2:05 AM  
Blogger Wolverine Fan said...

Let me see, tobacco is still legal and poker is illegal yet you worry about working for the tobacco company while still playing online poker...hmmmmmm
Hell Yes go for it. Smoking is still a legal activity and an adult choice. You would be remiss not to.

7/18/06, 6:44 AM  
Blogger Donnie (aka Shadowtwin) said...

The tobacco industry isn't evil, they are just another company that wants to peddle their lethal crap to the people. If the people want to buy their lethal crap, well, that is their decision (A smooth Turkish & Domestic decision).

I am tired of hearing all this crap about how cigarettes kill people. Come on, when is the last time you saw a cigarette pull a gun and mow down a bunch of innocent bystanders? I am guessing that it never happened.

Sure they will kill you if you smoke them, but the tobacco industry has nothing to do with that. They just make the cigarettes, it is on the people to decide that inhaling tar and fire is a good idea. They got the warning right on the side of the pack.

Bleach kills you if you drink it. There is a warning on the side of the jug that says it will kill you if you drink it. Why isn't Clorox facing the same scrutiny as the tobacco industry?

Okay, sure, there was the whole knowing that they caused cancer and hiding it for fifty years thing (even trying to disprove it to this day), but that was just a little white lie with the sole purpose of protecting the people (notably the people who were profiting from tobacco sales). That's just good business.

I would have no reservations about working for a tobacco company. At least the people that they are selling their cigarettes to know the risks. Now Legos, that is a different story. Legos have been a choking hazard since they were first created and nothing has ever been done to stop the streets from piling up with the bodies of the curious children who try to swallow them. Those Lego manufacturers are heartless, evil bastards.

Just the thought of all those poor children has me on edge, I am going to go relax. Ahh, that's the stuff, Turkish and Domestic, baby!

7/18/06, 3:26 PM  
Blogger Heavy Critters said...

That was a fucking awesome rant.

7/18/06, 3:52 PM  

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