The "smoke stick" is actually a so-called "e-cigarette" -- a battery-powered device that lets you inhale nicotine while puffing out a cloud of (supposedly) harmless water vapor.
On 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Heigl demonstrated the smoke stick for David Letterman, and Dave was so impressed, he tried the "e-cigarette" out for himself. And he liked it!
(S01E02) "I can't tell you about my childhood. It will ruin the first part of my novel." - Don Draper
Is it possible to fall in love with a TV show? I don't mean a show that you really like and respect and put on your TiVo season pass, I mean a show you actually want to date and kiss and walk hand in hand with on the beach? Mad Men is that show for me. I'm even in love with the credits, a montage of black and white graphical images of buildings and people and subtle, sly music.
I also like how this show is set in 1960. It's firmly set in the attitudes of the 1950s but there are more than enough hints that the "60s" that we all know is coming fast. And these people are trying to prepare for it (some a lot more than others, of course).
So Disney says that they're not going to have anyone smoking in their future movies. I guess that means we won't see Toy Story 4: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em. But it got me thinking: will we see a ban of cigarette smoking on TV too?
Of course, you don't see much smoking on TV shows nowadays. Cigarette commercials were banned years ago, and you never see someone smoking on a talk show (I watched an old Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder online the other day and everyone was smoking) or a sitcom (unless it's a "very special episode" about the dangers of smoking, and those are probably herbal cigarettes). Once in a while you'll see a cigar or a random cigarette on a drama (Matt Albie smoked on Studio 60).
But could they ban smoking on TV altogether?
The late, great comedian Bill Hicks had a certain recommendation for ad men. It went a little something like this, "By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself...there's no rationalization for what you do...you are Satan's spawn filling the world with bile and garbage. You are f@cked, and you are f@cking us. Kill yourself. It's the only way to save your f@cking soul. Kill yourself...quit putting a goddamn dollar sign on every f@cking thing on this planet."
Meanwhile, Lisa and Joe are nervous around each other because they saw each other at the movie theater. Lisa thinks it's because Joe knows about her and Dave, but it's actually something else...
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