Boing Boing: Lame history revision - Sartre sans cigarette
Lame history revision - Sartre sans cigarette
Hutch says: 'Hell is other people removing your cigarette. France's National Library has airbrushed Jean-Paul Sartre's trademark cigarette out of a poster of the chain-smoking philosopher to avoid prosecution under an anti-tobacco law.' Link
UPDATE: Russ Kick says: Nov02 Johnson 'Cigarette removal has also been done to the Beatles, Courtney Love, Robert Johnson, Jackson Pollock, James Dean, and Paul Simon.
'While I'm not saddened that there are fewer public places where I have to inhale second-hand cancer, this revisionism is ridiculous. If this keeps up, it may appear as though no one in history ever smoked!'
posted by Mark Frauenfelder at 05:38:43 PM
If that is the case I will have to dig for that Winston pic and post everywhere I can in blogland. Don't touch my cig!
Unless you have some sort of time machine-it's unlikely you can revise the past. It's rather frightening to thinK of as this is what our history books are probably filled with already. I know people who "revise" the past --I often lovingly refer to them as "Fucking Liars". To all you "Revisors" I say Kiss my Blog..