Monday, March 12, 2007

Smoking Commercials

I was going to write today about Eddie Van Halen and his rehab, and how terrible he looks, but I couldn't find the words. The last photo I dug up of him, he looked more like "Eddie" from the Iron Maiden Covers and less like Eddie Van Halen. It is a horrible sight to see... He shows the unmistakable look of Crystal Meth abusers... But I'm not going to blog about it all really since I really don't know what to say about it... like I said, I just can't find the words... but how sad. I mean I know he's like 52 but he really looks scary! David Lee Roth doesn't look much better either... Aaauughhh! It's all so disturbing really.

But, since I decided not to mention Eddie, I was looking through some YouTube stuff. I ran across the following video. It's funny to see how they used to have commercials for cigarettes... even funnier to me that The Flintstones were part of the act--Although I am not a smoker, and do not advocate it for you, I still had to giggle at this old black and white Flintstones t.v. spot.

8 comments:

Twisted Cara Bear said...

I LOVE how your meth info came from the PBS website...


Can YOU tell me how to get to Sesame Street??

Blublood said...

That totally reminds me of a post I did a while back. That picture of Eddie is actually an old one but the news is still using it...

I love the smoking add...I love the flintstones...I am a recreational smoker so no need for advocation...

Later Chica, I missed ya' this weekend...

Blu~

Camie Vog said...

That Frontline special on Meth was quite good. Of course, my mother called me in a panic over this:

"Is the Amezcua cartel still active?

It's hard to say. I've spoken to US officials who believe that despite the fact that the Amezcua brothers are in prison, that their organization remains active. Six of the major cartels in Mexico now have been linked, either by U.S. or Mexican authorities, to the production of meth. …"

You see, the name mentioned in the episode is near and dear to me... It is the reason it took over 6 months for someone very close to me to get a passport... If you mention that name to a Mexican immigrae in our location, they give you a look of guarded caution and will never mess with you...

Excellent post and linkage, Aunt J.

Cindi said...

I just read that Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eddie wasn't there for the ceremony because he just entered rehab and David Lee Roth stayed away because he was unhappy over what song he could perform.

I hope Eddie sticks with the rehab and really gets some help.

Four Dinners said...

yabba dabba dooooooooooooo...
off for a ciggie n a brew

Hey I'm nearly 50 n look a decade younger'n him. Like him already

RockDog said...

"Tastes good, tastes good, like a cigaretee should!" LOL! That is just too funny! Fred and his smokes! What were they thinking???

As for Eddie, him and I have had a bit if an issue ever since Dave left the band.

However, given his current status, I wish him well.

I'd rather NOT see any of them on tour though. Let me die without having to see the elderly version of Van Halen take the stage. Diamond Dave was an AMAZING performer, one whom I myself strived to be like...getting old sucks and neither of them have done it well! Classic VH was like no other band...they broke new ground and have weathered the tests of time. I'd rather have that thought emblazoned on my mind then the sad, beaten image they portray now.

Don't even get me started on the thought of Eddie's 15 year old son playing Bass for them...he might be amazing, but no one can replace Michael Anthony and his Jack Daniels Bass guitar!

Jo said...

I just love the flintstones yep at my age(young a heart).

FredCQ said...

Eddie V. is looking a bit like Eddie from Maiden these days. Maybe they qualify to be "Seperated At Birth".