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09.16.09 Bucky Turco

Even non-smoking New Yorkers don’t agree with Mayor Bloomberg’s quasi-fascist campaign to stomp out smoking in public parks and responded to the news with derision and humor. |NYT| […]

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08.31.09 Will Sherman

Performing his human ashtray stunt on Saturday, magician Richie Magic suppressed his urge to vomit long enough to break the little known world record for “orally extinguishing, chewing and expelling” 200 cigarettes. The cancer stick-chomping magician proudly proclaimed, “Kids told me it was so disgusting that they’d never smoke. I couldn’t be happier.” |NYDN| […]

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08.28.09 Will Sherman

As some type of inspiration to others, a cigarette-smoking magician will close out his 40-year habit by stubbing out 200 cancer sticks in his mouth. Richie Magic will perform the human ashtray feat outside his Queens magic shop tomorrow night. After recently setting an unenviable record for “stuffing 20 lit cigarettes in his mouth in […]

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07.01.09 Bucky Turco

The country often credited with fomenting some of the earliest forms of democracy is taking a turn for the fascist as Greece announced a comprehensive ban on smoking in basically all public places and even in vehicles starting July 1st. But in a nation where 40% of the population is addicted to nicotine and “defying […]

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