Jokes to Play on Smokers (Jun, 1933)

Jokes to Play on Smokers

AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT
Several cigarettes are strung together in manner shown. Taking one, takes the whole string

A FAKE BOX OF SMOKES
With a razor blade, several cigarettes are cut into small bits and then stuck upright on a piece of cardboard that fits the box snugly. Trying to take one brings a laugh

THE CIGARETTE GOES OUT
Push a piece of soft copper wire, shorter than the cigarette, through the center of the tobacco. The cigarette will not remain lighted as the wire will keep the heat so low that tobacco cannot burn

MATCHES THAT BREAK
Using a sharp razor blade, cut the match stick, close to the head, almost through and put the doctored matches back in the box. When an effort is made to strike them, the heads break off

TOUCHED WITH INVISIBLE WAX
Hot wax from a burning candle is dropped on the striking surface of a matchbox and rubbed in. Naturally matches cannot be lighted on it

A PERFECT ILLUSION
Cover the bottom of a cigarette box with tin foil and set a piece of clear glass in the top. The cigarettes look—and are—real enough to lead any one to help himself—without success

IT WON’T STAY LIGHTED
If a cigarette is held between the terminals of the ignition from an old car, the paper will be filled with microscopic holes. As a result, it will be impossible to keep the cigarette lighted

4 comments
  1. Jim Dunn says: April 28, 20077:57 am

    What is wrong with the head of that guy on the right in that top picture? Looks like somebody dressed Quasimodo in a Brooks Brothers suit.

  2. Blurgle says: April 28, 20079:24 am

    It looks to me as if the artist started to draw a woman, then on second thought wondered if it would be quite right to show a woman holding a cigarette and turned her into a man. 1933 isn’t too late for that kind of squeamishness.

    I say this because “he” is wearing lipstick and eyebrow pencil.

  3. Stannous says: April 29, 20079:20 am

    Does the description of the “Perfect Illusion” make sense to anybody?

  4. fluffy says: April 29, 20074:45 pm

    Stannous, it makes sense to me… they’re saying to take a fancy cigarette box and put some glass over the cigarettes. I think the tin foil is there to make it less obvious that the cigarettes are covered with glass.

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