13 June 2008

That's Weird



A trash can with an attached ashtray. Outside the White Castle on Eighth Avenue near 36th. Don't think I've ever seen that particular design before. Seems like an invitation to a trash fire.

6 comments:

Kay said...

haha...i think it belong to the restaurant...

joeyboots said...

good. i'm sick of these trashy smoker pigs not realizing their cigarette butts are litter, and they are all over the place it is disgusting.

Andrea said...

Actually, as a smoker who's quit, I'm DELIGHTED that someone's taken that initiative. Most of us KNOW that butts are gross and filthy and ugly and litter and were never proud of the mess we left behind on the street. But where did ANY mayor give us a place to dispose properly of our butts? Maybe the sanitation union didn't want to deal with ashtrays.

This is far less a fire hazard than dropping a semi-extinguished butt in the garbage.

Sticky chewing gum on sidewalks and subway platforms is also disgusting. Let's not throw all our anger at smokers. Plenty of guilty litterbugs.

wreck said...

Agreeing with Andrea. I was all geared up to write basically the exact same comment.

Also, Joeyboots' "trashy smoker pigs" is very cute, and makes me think of barbecue.

Adam Quirk said...

Agreeing with Andrea, I was all geared up to write basically the exact same comment.

Also, joeyboots' "trashy smoker pigs" comment is hilarious, and makes me crave pulled pork and barbecue.

Smokers are just people exercising their right to choose, and in fact I think the anti-smoking gestapo tends more toward the "trashy pig" side than the smokers themselves. It's strange that a lot of the so-called free-thinking liberals and progressives in this town are so quick to come down on smokers.

Nathan said...

Also agreeing with Andrea. When I've got trash, I'll hold onto it for a few blocks because I know I'll come across a trash can eventually, even in the burroughs. If I knew I'd come across an ash tray sooner or later, I'd be happy to carry the butt a few blocks.

signed,

-trashy smoker pig.