Wednesday, May 20, 2015

50,000 hits

My blog's 50,000th hit came last month on April 21st.

50,000 hits in 94 months is a nice accomplishment for a blog of this nature.

My blog now has over 50,730 hits.

Marlboro Light packs will stay on here

I could add images of Newport packs on here since that's the brand I smoke.  But in the pre-FSC days (and the pre days of seeing double digit pack prices), I smoked Marlboro Lights (including the ML MENTHOL Lights) now and then.  If a lady offers me a ML, I cant turn her down.

Marlboro Lights is a good brand for ladies since they're all-white cigs in the US.  I enjoyed em when I was in my 20s.  But I cant imagine myself smoking a Marlboro Light now since it would feel like I'm smoking air for a cig.  (I never tried the Marlboro ULs before)

I'll take a Red or a Marlboro 27 for a regular cig.  Marb 27s are the ones in the brown packs.  And they taste a lil like Camels with the caramel flavor in em.

My blog will be having an 8th anniversary in June

On my More board, I place a new More ad in the board's header every 2 weeks.

I plan on changing the theme of this blog as a way of applying the idea on here.  I'm still gonna keep this a pro-smoking blog in general.  And if I come across a smoking-related article (I personally dont like talking about e-cig related articles) I'll share it.

But as a way of not making this blog look dead, I'm gonna start picking out 3 ads per month to share on here, and give my thoughts on them.   I'm more interested in sharing my thoughts on ads for Marlboro, Newport, and Virginia Slims for example.   I even wouldnt mind sharing my thoughts on the classical Joe Camel ads.  Since a lotta kids from the 90s recognized Joe more than Mickey Mouse.

I dont think RJR was targeting kids with the Joe Camel ads.  Because I know I wouldnt be tempted to buy a pack of Camels just because I saw a Joe cartoon character.  Marlboro Reds taste better than Camels to me.  Cartoon characters in cig ads werent common at all.  Not even during the 40s and 50s when Big Tobacco made cigs sound like a form of medicine in their ads (ie:  "Smoke a KOOL if you have a sore throat.")

Speaking of Kool, the Kool Penguin is the only other cartoon character I saw in cig ads.  The Flintstones appeared in TV ads for Winston in the 60s.  But not in the Winston "paper ads" from that decade.

Where are my ads gonna come from?  Well, here's one site with tons of cig ads from all decades of the 20th century.  Actually includes e-cig ads from the modern era as well.