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Old 04-17-2017, 07:09 PM
Senegoid Senegoid is offline
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I had a friend who, in the 1980's, became obsessed with cigarette ads, which he claimed were full of death symbology. He had a collection of print ads that he had saved. (This friend, BTW, never smoked tobacco, but he had several other much worse bad-health habits.)

One ad he showed me portrayed a cigarette carton which, he claimed, was drawn to look something like a coffin. (I couldn't see the coffin in it.)

Another ad showed the Marlboro Man, standing on the prairie, staring vacantly off into the distance. Even I could see the problem with that.

My friend's premise was that there was nothing unintentional about it.