Via Bring.mn, The Daily has a highly entertaining report on the rise in use of hookahs by college folks, and the negative image that hookahs and their owners are trying to combat.
October 24, 2010
October 25, 2010 at 7:45 am
In case anyone’s wondering, that is me commenting on the Daily story as MrE85. Old news. I owned a hookah when I was in college, and I’m sure looked just as stupid smoking it then as these kids do today.
October 25, 2010 at 7:54 am
Who else would it be?
October 25, 2010 at 8:03 am
Looks like someone took you to task back in ’05 when you waggeled your finger at him and said Eat Your Filafil:
“I am not a smoker. Indeed, my father (a life-long smoker) died of lung cancer. But good lord, statements like that make me want to start smoking unfiltered cigarettes by the carton, just to not be on the same side of such lame wholesomeness.”
October 25, 2010 at 8:05 am
my favorite part of the story is when someone walked by that college kid’s trunk and saw a hookah and was like “I have to call the cops!”
October 25, 2010 at 8:07 am
Someone is always taking me to task.
October 25, 2010 at 8:20 am
I took a few puffs on one about 10 years ago in Dubai with some friends just to see what it was like. Meh.
October 25, 2010 at 8:24 am
A hookah lounge just opened in on 38th and Stinson what is now basically an abandoned strip mall. Side note have gas stations ever closed at the clip they are now? At least since they mandated installing the double lined tanks.
October 25, 2010 at 8:33 am
Dougie_D, is on to something re: the gas stations closing. According to state records, more than 100 fuel stations closed in MN between July 2009 and July 2009. However, this trend closely mirrors the national economic downturn and likely has little to do with environmental requirements for underground storage tanks.
October 25, 2010 at 8:38 am
Speaking of gas, what’s our old friend BP doing these days?
October 25, 2010 at 9:08 am
does the Rat work for the CIA or the DOD?
October 25, 2010 at 9:36 am
Some questions are not Fair Game, rynal.
October 25, 2010 at 10:00 am
First rule of The Rat we don’t talk about The Rat.
October 25, 2010 at 10:34 am
I could tell you ryanl, but then I’d have to kill you.
October 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm
I was talking about the mass closing of gas stations in the 80’s when the double lined tank upgrades were required, not some current issue.
October 25, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Btw, even though NYC has banned indoor smoking the city allows hookah bars.
October 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Butt out, New York City!
October 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm
In a diverse city like New York, you should be more tolerant to other cultures, don’t you think, Bob?
Comments are closed.
You can help deliver the Secrets to our readers, just check out our advertising options!