Monday, January 04, 2010

Pimpin' For Big Tobacco

Participants at a recent open meeting on a proposed smoking ban in Cabell County, West Virginia, came out in style!

Photo by Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch


Anonymous said...

Pimpin' aint easy.

Stanton said...

Did you see this comment from John Lawson left on the newpaper site?

"Lori, how on earth did you take this photo without laughing so loud that the Health Department staff escorted you outside? I think I would have peed on myself.

"Did you get his name? Does he do bar-mitzvah's? (I've gotta get this guy to my kids' birthday parties) Does he know any midgets? I'm sorry "little people"? Did his fur smell like smoke? Did he make the coat? Is it real or fake? If he doesn't support the smoking ban, where does he stand in regards to PETA? Does he have matching fur lining the inside of his 1987 Cadillac? Why is he wearing my grandmother's glasses? Is he farsighted? Is he a local pimp? If so, how would a smoking ban effect his business? Is the pink shirt the top of a pajama set? If so, is he wearing the pants? Where did he get the hat? Is it silk? Has he ever travelled with a circus or carnival act? Why did he go with a black tie rather than a pink tie? Was he concerned that a pink tie might stand out too much? If this is how he dressing for a public hearing, what does he wear to funerals? Does he sing? Does he dance? Who was his biggest influence as a child? What are his feelings in regards to Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt? Was he wearing any bling? How about a grill? Does he support the war? Did he say things like, "Zizzo-playaz-smokn'"? Did he have a playa'z cane? Tell me he had a cane? What color were his shoes? Was he drinking? What are his political views in regards to same-sex marriage? Does he like the B-52's? If so, is "Love Shack" his favorite song? What kind of ring tones does he have on his phone? "

Chris James said...

Isn't that the guy who got all of those ACORN folks in trouble?

The Film Geek said...

Stanton: True story from this today. I know that commenter personally, so I called his office, and told his secretary: "I'm the gentleman from the paper in the white fur coat. I've spent most of the morning finding out where he worked, and now I'd like to talk to him about his comment." It was a riot.

Chris: That dude sure makes the rounds.

Spike Nesmith said...

oh my god... is that his bitch?

The horror! THE HORROR!!!!

Stanton said...

I just realized that this is Paco Ellison: He's the owner of the Blackhawk Saloon in Charleston and is named in the story.

Here's a story with a photo of him in less formal attire: