Thursday, April 10, 2008

Set of the Day

"275." by Black Dahlia

This is so cool. I love the loose t-shirt over a pencil skirt look with bold colored pumps. It's so 80's and for my money, totally fresh. The proportion is hot, and if i'm not mistaken, it's all very affordable too. That's pretty much all there is to say about the set because it's simple and flawless. Well done, dahlia!

Now, I have a perfect platform to introduce the topic of the eeevil cigarette (ghostly oooOOOOoooo). Now listen, I understand how fashionable it is of late to be against smoking. "Smoking kills" and has all kinds of nasty side effects and it's ALLL "no shit, Sherlock" kind of stuff. You're ingesting smoke, pollutants, etc...yeah, I'd say that's going to have a side effect or two. I even get the problem people have with second hand smoke. Really, I get it.

But no matter HOW much you hate it or HOW much you're against it, don't walk up to a smoker and say "oh, you know smoking kills, right?" It's insulting, condescending and totally self-righteous to do so. As if YOU've never done something unhealthy. Unsafe sex, trans fats, the sun itself...all really bad for you...but we're humans and we do it, we eat it, we bathe in it because we LIKE it. Nobody is smoking for their health, it has to do with enjoying our lives however we choose. And if you're trying to be as healthy as possible and you're avoiding all the right things and exercising every day and petting every damn cow you come across...good for're still gonna die. And you still don't have the right to tell me what I can and cannot do with my own body. That issue is between me and my loved ones.

I feel for the smokers of the world, I really do. I feel for the folks who love leather and fur and steak, I feel for those who enjoy french fries...because around every corner is some opinionated asshole telling them they're murderers, deviants, pigs, and they stink. Where is the love?


Anonymous said...

hey! wow,im really shocked to see here my set! this is the first time i even saw this site. :D and btw, my names olga, and i totally agree about the whole smoking thing. and i have nothing else to say. so THANK YOU! (:

Karmander said...

Welcome Olga! Thank you for stopping by!


Lily said...

i must debate with you. ("you" now meaning "one")
"you" eating french fries, or wearing leather, in my vicinity, doesn't affect me.
"you" smoking near me, does. it gives me a headache and hurts my throat, not to mention makes me stink.

smoking is not a personal issue unless you smoke alone in a confined, ventilated space. then change your clothes and shower.

Karmander said...

I hear what you're saying. I never said that smokers had a right to light up where ever they want, just like i think public sex is distasteful. However, most smokers I know are very conscientious about where and when they smoke, and I hardly ever notice it. But I'm sure they're told by people other than their doctor that "smoke kills"...and I say, "lay off".

lil said...

i see what you're saying. telling people not to smoke for their own good only - that's pushy. that's like telling someone that horizontal stripes make them look fat - who cares?

Karmander said...

exactly lol

lulucool said...

well, i have to say that wen you are a smoker (i am, not pround of) you must be more educate and concient about, and yeah, respectfull with the ones who dont smoke. but we all apreciate the respect back too..... i think you put it so well here darling.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic writeup.. i agree completely

Karmander said...