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Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Dave!Today is the first day of Washington State's public smoking ban. You can no longer smoke in ANY public areas including the workplace, bowling alleys, bars, restaurants (and probably hotels). Nor can you smoke within 25 feet of a door or window to such a place. I don't smoke, so it's no big deal to me, but it still seems a very strange law. If I own a bar, shouldn't I be able to allow smoking there if I want to? Apparently not.

I'm sure there's a public farting ban right around the corner.

Yet a public stupidity ban is still nowhere in sight.

CHAPTER 8: Away in the Danger
Lego Dave and his new friend Barky the Dog are about to be sawed in half by a crazed crook...
"Hey, take it easy buddy!" Lego Dave says as he backed away from the whirling saw blade. "There's no need for violence here!"
"Bark! Bark!" exclaimed the dog warily.
"Oh yeah? Well I think there IS a need for violence!" Lego Buzz cackled as he lurched forward.
Unfortunately for Lego Buzz, he didn't see the severed hand that Barky had dropped in his path. Even more unfortunate is that he slipped on the bloody hand and slid right into the acetylene torch he had brought to cut open the safe. And just when you think that things can't get any more unfortunate, the rotary saw that Lego Buzz was wielding started cutting into the metal tanks...
Lego Holiday Eight
"WAAAAAHHH! I'm stuck" Lego Buzz screamed as sparks showered from the saw blade.
"Holy cow!" Lego Dave shouted above the screeching metal. "That looks dangerous! Let's get out of here Barky!"
"Bark! Bark!" Agreed his canine pal.
A second later, the saw has cut through the steel tank and sparks ignite the gasses within. A violent explosion erupts, engulfing the room!
Yikes! Did Lego Dave and Barky manage to escape in time?

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  1. cougfan says:

    Nice, i can imagine all the parts of lego buzz spread around the room, all over the walls, a hand sliding down the now blood covered walls. Great Story

    the acetylene torch really confuses me, i mean thats really weird for a supposed childrens toy

  2. Chaz says:

    They have a public smoking ban in Florida, too. However, if a certain percentage of your establishment’s income comes from alcohol, then smoking is allowed. So bars can effectively still permit smoking. However, I’m really quite partial to the ban as I can’t stand going out and having to deal with someone smoking in a public restaurant. I’d understand how a smoker could be unhappy with the law, though. Still, smoking is a rather stupid habit, and I’d rather not have inhale someone’s carcinogenic smoke while I eat. It just detracts from the whole dining experience.

  3. Anthony says:

    There’s a workplace smoking ban in force in Ireland since 2003. That means there’s no smoking in bars, restaurants or any other buildings where people are seen to be working. Hotels and a couple of other places have exemptions.

    I don’t smoke so I’m in favour of it. Most smokers here are even behind it and it’s nice to be able to go a pub without coming home smelling like you’ve spent the night in an ashtray.

  4. Patrick says:

    We have a smoking ban in restaurants/bars and public enclosed places (if I recall correctly) and I think it’s good that the people who work in these environments don’t have to look forward to an early death from second hand smoking.

  5. Neil T. says:

    In the UK smoking is banned in public places, with bars and restaurants being the only exceptions. That’s due to change in 2007 when smoking will be banned in all places that serve food as well, meaning that only bars which don’t serve food (or only serve bar snacks and not full meals) will be able to allow their customers to smoke. It’s designed to protect the staff who work in such environments from the effects of passive smoking. It also helps asthmatics like me.

  6. Troy says:

    Regions in Ontario have smoking bans and I love them. Like Chaz I’d rather go out to a bar or restaurant and not have to deal with clouds of evil second hand smoke. Apart from the health affects I really dislike leaving a bar or restaurant, having to go home and shower because I smell like an ashtray. I’ve stopped frequenting some places for that reason, or at least I’ve stopped going as much as I use to.

    By the new year I believe Ontario will have a province wide smoking ban, which I’m looking forward too. I’ll be able to head back to the places I use to like going to.

  7. Kevin says:

    Woo hoo! Explosions! I think every successful Christmas needs explosions!

  8. Art says:

    Thankfully we have the government to protect us.

  9. delmer says:

    Hilliard has the same ban Florida has.

    I’m not a smoker and I prefer to eat in smoke-free restaurants. The 1/2 smoking 1/2 non-smoking configuration never really worked — at least anywhere I’d been.

    Columbus tried to go totally smoke-free a while back and enacted a ban. It was put on hold as bar and restaurant owners felt that it was forced on them. “The people should have the right to vote on this,” they said through nicotine stained teeth.

    So the people voted. For the ban.

    “Wait, wait,” that’s not what we meant, said the bar and restaurant owners. “We are now forced to bring a lawsuit against you.”

    That’s the general idea anyway. The people have the right to vote, until they vote against us.

  10. Art says:

    We should ban alchohol. There’s many more “second hand” deaths from it.

  11. michaelsean says:

    Yeah. Oregon has that law as well. Also. Dave. Please. Can you do me a favor? I would really appreciate it if you could start posting 6 or 7 times a day. Sometimes I get bored and desire something interestign to read. Your single post a day is just not enough. If you could up your output a little, I would totally aprreciate it. Word.

  12. Dave2 says:

    Six or seven times a day? That kind of Dave exposure couldn’t be good for your health… better bored than driven insane, I always say.

    Second-had deaths brought on by first-hand stupidity.

    Maybe if there was a death penalty for drunk-driving instead? Why punish me (who is a responsible drinker) for somebody else’s stupidity?

    Coming to you live from the Land of the (almost) Free!

  13. Harold says:

    …Who is this “Art” character who attached two comments to this last Blog? He sounds like he’s from some red-neck State like Idaho. The Irish would never stand for a ban on booze!

  14. Dave2 says:

    Unless, of course, this particular Irishman was on a hot streak at the Mill Bay slots and forgot to vote!

  15. Art says:

    Death penalty for drunk drivers? I’m all for it.

    I doubt that the Irishman in question is on a hot streak at Mill Bay. I’ve always wondered how he goes up there 100 times and we only hear about the 3 times that he wins.

  16. cougfan says:

    smoking confuses me, because usually the last thing you want to do with something that is burning is to put it in your mouth. Im glad about the smoking ban, because i hate walking through the clouds of smoke right outside the restaurant.

  17. Chelle says:

    Hey – found your blog accidentally when searching for depeche mode. Anyway, I just wanted to comment on the smoking ban – I live in Toronto Canada and we’ve had the no smoking ban going on for the past three years or so. At first it was a bizarre thing to get used to (although I’m not a smoker) and there were even some bars encouraging people to smoke regardless of the law. (This didn’t go over too well.) Everyone finally became acustomed to the and it’s pretty much the norm in most of Canada’s larger cities. What bars are now doing are getting licenses to open up “smoking rooms” which are sectioned off from clubs and bars. It’s a nice alternative, and seems to work pretty well.

    I’m all for that farting ban though… there’s nothing nastier than getting a whiff of someone else’s dirty business. 😉

  18. I’m one of those CrAzY people who loves these new laws… I have asthma that’s triggered by, among other things, secondhand smoke. Now I don’t have to carry an inhaler (or stick those nasty steroids in my bloodstream!) everywhere I go… I’m grateful.

  19. Kathleen says:

    i can’t decide between the smoking ban and the farting ban…

    I, of course, do NEITHER.

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