just keep smoking……

ChantixPrescription pill commercials crack me up.  I recently saw a Chantix commercial and immediately fell in love with its side effects.

I actually feel sympathy for smokers:

If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away.

Some people can have serious skin reactions while taking CHANTIX, some of which can become life-threatening. These can include rash, swelling, redness, and peeling of the skin.

Hmmmmm.  Smoke a cigarette or take a pill that could make your skin peel?

You might as well just keep smoking.

Wow, big Pharma really is adept at wrapping its tentacles around America’s throat and will never let go.


the addict i know

nothing was ever enough, she couldn’t ever quite catch it,

beer, weed, wine…… not strong enough, not cool enough

then the powder, crystal and pills floated into her stream making her world better

better during those moments when her curse and chemicals mixed into her emptiness, her special, paralytic bliss

I should have known, signs crashing into my face with each day more distant than the next

I should have cared more, but my id was fucking strong, latching on to every desire except her

she kept the routine, while I slept, each of us peaceful farther apart

a deeper sleep for me

a constant torment for her

I left her 8 years ago

but I’m afraid the haunt will never end