Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Marrakech Express

Sultans of Spice

Just got back from Morocco. Great trip all the way around. I'll be posting an Around the World on the trip at Hieronymus soon and a book review of Cornel West's Democracy Matters, a wonderful book I read while on
the plane. I'll let you know when those are ready to go.

One quick snapshot from the road. I flew back to the states through Frankfurt and was pretty impressed with Teutonic consumer protection laws. The straight talking Germans don't mess around.

All the cigarette cartons in the duty free shops at the airport carried warnings in huge block letters that covered up most of the brand name. A few of the subtle messages:

Smoking Kills!

and

Smoking Destroys You and Those Around You!

and finally, my favorite that didn't quite make it cleanly into English

Smoking Damages the Sperm!

Achtung baby!

3 Comments:

Blogger ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi I´m Chris. Greatings from Germany Bottrop !!

4:11 PM  
Blogger jon said...

SMOKING DAMAGES THE SPERM

We so need to start ballot measures to get that put on cartons here in huge block letters right away. :-D

(I hate smoking and am all for whatever ridiculous measures are necessary to get it as completely gone from our culture as possible)

12:03 AM  
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