Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Devil Wears Dentures

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Camel Showcase

This, uh, exhibit was off to the side of the Hispanic Festival a few weeks ago. Snus is a variation on chewing tobacco and snuff originating in Sweden (and here I thought they were all so healthy). It is illegal in the European Union with the exception of Norway and Sweden but its popularity seems to be growing in the US. It looks like R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (one of whose web sites is - get this! - www.tobaccopleasure.com), the purveyor of Camel cigarettes, is at war with the American Dental Association. I didn't go inside this place. The outside was scary enough.

Moral question of the day: if you had been unemployed for a
long time (which, in this country, may mean that you have no health insurance), your kids were sick and your house was on the edge of foreclosure, and the only job offer you could get was from the marketing department of a tobacco company, would you take it?

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Good question. Hard answer. In all probability, yes. At least until something else crops up. Your photo is fantastic.

Eleonora said...

Mhh, a hard choice to make...
Love the bw and its layers upon layers of depth.

Olivier said...

amgnifique, ce b&w fait froid dans le dos. une reussite

Virginia said...

Great shot B. If I was out of work? Yep I'd take it . A
J-O-B is a J-O-B.
V

Luis Gomez said...

What a great shot!

Birdman said...

... and DEATH!

b.c. said...

love the photo and the caption !

T. Becque said...

Sadly, probably...maybe. I'd do anything for my son...so probably. That sucks. But I like your photo!