Re: Alienation and Smoking
I actually agree with uglybiker on this one. Every thing in every age seems like mindless crap until you find the gems buried beneath the trash. If I remember correctly (I'm not good with history at all), 17th century France thought it wildly popular to cut people's heads off. Pretty sure that wasn't much fun for those involved, but that same time period had some amazing cultural "fashions". Rococo art and neo-classicism were in full swing and therefore "popular". At the time though, the people only cared about the head fashion and not the art fashion. Afterwards, people appreciated the movements of art.