Chet Baker Wouldn't Smoke a Pussy Cigarette Like Camel Blues
|Chet knows cool|
Camel's Williamsburg promotion was first reported yesterday by The Brooklyn Paper's Aaron Short, a reporter who proves his own claims to hipsterdom by showing up in a bowtie to press conferences and being regularly berated by Vito Lopez.
Today the Wall Street Journal repeats the story along with a quote from city health commissioner Thomas Farley who says it is "cynical for a tobacco company to launch a branding scheme that tries to exploit the life and energy of our streets to market an addictive product."
Yes, yes, this is true. But the more effective response is to call a spade a spade, and point out that this is a campaign of cowards who are afraid to put their best product forward. The fact is that unfiltered Camels and Lucky Strike cigarettes are as good as heroin, which is why junkies like Chet Baker smoked them. And you should too. They are the real thing, and if you want to die please don't pussycat around wasting our time.