expo67 — Montreal, Canada Ashtray.
Expo 67 was a Category One World Fair. It “set the single-day attendance record for a world’s fair, with 569,000 visitors on its third day.” The next world fair will be held in Milan in 2015.
So in Ontario, where stats where easy to find, there are apparently more people who smoke now than in the 1960s. Where are they all hiding? I was in Toronto two years ago and didn’t particularly notice many smokers.
Today I brushed by a smoker, and was for an instant, compellingly brought back to my smoking years. I felt a rush of pleasure, the hit of nicotine. The quick and instantaneous lift. I made a few friends when I smoked. The huddling against the icy wind must have been the bond.
Status: Finish reading Arcades Project (itself unfinished) by Walter Benjamin. Probably have to start at the beginning as I started reading it over 10 years ago.
Kill-ratio: 28:2/ 14:1
(captioned images don’t count – lire les règles)
Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 316 For Butting Out of Your Neighbour’s Business