The enemy started Octabber with a big, well-funded advantage. They have the ear of Government and control of the media. So we would expect to take a hammering in their first attack, surely?
It seems they have royally screwed up, once again. We are up against a much bigger and much better funded enemy. Fortunately for us they wreck everything they touch and that includes their own schemes.
I rush-painted the 1/24 scale smoking head because I wanted to see what it looked like with an actual face on it. Here’s the ‘first draft’:
Obviously I am not going to leave it with Groucho Marx eyebrows and blurry sunglasses, and I have no white paint so the cigarette is grey for now, but that’s what it looks like when you light the fibre with a laser pointer. The light is grainy, just like burning tobacco.
There is a body for this head and it will eventually be in a truck of some kind, possibly with a smoking passenger. I wonder if there are any tobacco-laden trailers available? There might be a Michelin Man on the front of that truck, also smoking. You can light quite a few fibres from one LED and I have 3-volt laser-pointer inserts that have been begging for something to do for quite some time.
I have skulls in this scale. Come on, you knew I would. I’ll put this on Farcebook when I’ve sorted the paint and attached it to a body.
Finally, there has been a suggestion by Robert the Biker, and a fair bit of discussion, on the previous post that we should come up with a symbol along the lines of the Christian ‘fish’ symbol. Robert the Biker has sent me a suggestion which I will post here when I have his OK to do so.
My own first try at this seeks to follow the example of the early Christians in Rome. A symbol that isn’t obviously about smoking at all, which doesn’t seem to mean anything. A symbol that should be recognisable to smokers but which is unlikely to register with most non-smokers – and certainly not to antismokers because they wouldn’t have an ashtray in the house.
So, a first attempt -
Better suggestions are welcome. At the rate the antis are working, we don’t need to be in all that much of a hurry to decide.
I don’t know if you can load JPEG images into comments. If not, send them to me and I’ll set up a page where I’ll load them all and we can combine, modify, and eventually decide what our logo is.