Happy New Year to all those who made a resolution to quit smoking.


Of course, I fully admit to scrounging for half-smoked butts out of an ashtray or out of the curb more than a handful of times in my life.

Ever noticed how much better and *knowing* the old stuff Disney used to put out was like? Sometime between the Moonspinners and Pete’s Dragon they just went all bathetic.

Smoking a kiseru in the old shopping district of Ise by the Grand Shrine. Damn that was good stuff. Wouldn’t recommend it to curious non-smokers. It’s harsh and strong, though tasty. Even I got a bit light-headed and I’m a nicotine hard-head. If the bowl were any larger it’d kill ya.

Now you know what I look like.