I’ve noticed that you like to smoke a little. And by “a little” I mean, you smoke like a chimney stack. When EastFriend from The Quad read the Remember Me script she immediately texted me and said, “Rob’s character, Tyler, smokes a lot. Rob is gonna love that.” You clearly do. I bet you spend more on cigarettes than I do on cupcakes. And that’s a lot of money.
I’m gonna say a contradictory statement now: Smoking causes 10 million deaths annually, but you look so hot doing it, that I don’t want you to stop.
What’s wrong with me? Am I so cold-hearted that I don’t mind if your life is shorted by 12 years (the average for a smoker) as long as you provided eye candy for me? I dunno. Maybe. All I know is that telling you to stop smoking is like telling you that instead of drinking booze (which you clearly like) & holding a cigarette, I’d like to see you start walking around with a carrot stick & some barley green juice. That turns on the granny’s in the Old Folks Home, not me.
Keep on lighten em’ up,
After the jump, join our conversation: “The Roblosophy of Rob’s smoking”
No. I don’t want Rob to risk his health so that I can continue to look at hot pictures of him. I would like him to be around for a very long time so that when I’m a granny in an Old Folk’s home, I can see his old Grampy self doing old man naked scenes like that dude Samantha dates on Sex and the City. I do believe Rob is aware of the risks associated with smoking. You’d have to live in a hole to not know them these days. I know them. I have cancer in my family. Yet, I occasionally smoke (cloves- yum) when I drink. I think it’s that whole “we’re young & invincible” idea. I know that’s not true- but try telling me that when I’m 3 gin and tonic’s in.
Today’s Roblosophy is not about if he should or shouldn’t smoke, it’s about why he looks so damn hot doing it. Now, I know not everyone agrees. I read the comments on the post where we confessed what we disliked about Rob where tons of you confessed his one flaw (or biggest flaw) is his smoking habit. But then there are TONS of us that think, “Damn. That’s hot.” Even though we don’t like to kiss smokers ourselves. We’d break that rule to kiss his lips despite his smokey, stale breath and possibly yellowing teeth.
WHY!? What is it?
I live in an area where there are townies- you know the type. Grew up here, never left for college, live next door to their mamas, still wear their high school letterman jackets and go to the local dive bar every single night to reminisce with the guys about that hail mary pass in the championship game of ’83. Oh the glory days! Those dudes smoke. A lot. They do not look hot doing it. “Oh UC, that’s because they weren’t hot first, before the cigarette. Rob is hot even without the smokes.” Okay, you’re right.
Rule #1 of looking hot while smoking: you have to be hot before the smoking commences.
But I think there’s something else, too. Peter Facinelli- pretty attractive guy, right? When I saw pictures of him smoking on the New Moon set, I said “meh.” Whatever. Didn’t increase his hottness. If anything, I judged Carlise Cullen. I mean, he’s a doctor… I keep thinking about how I saw a friend from high school for the first time in 8 years playing with his band in Philly a few weeks back. He looked hot. And I never thought that. And he didn’t look any different than he did last time I saw him, except that he was holding a guitar- and smoking. Turns out, most of the guys I think are hot while smoking are dirty, grungy musicians. I think Rob fits in that category.
Rule # 2 of looking hot while smoking: You kinda have to be a dirty, grungy “I don’t give a shit” kind-of guy. Plus being a musician helps.
Is the cigarette interchangeable? Could it be anything? Could the already hot guy who is a dirty, grungy musician be holding a teddy bear and it still be hot? No. Definitely not. I think there is danger behind a cigarette. It’s like the hot smoker is screaming “Eff you cancer, heart disease & emphysema, I’m DOING this.” It’s rebellious- it’s dangerous. It’s hot.
Rule #3 of looking hot while smoking: Be a rebel. Don’t care about the risks. Just do it.
Well, I came up with 3 rules- what have I missed? Why does Rob look so hot while smoking?
And to those of you who are disgusted by his smoking, how can you forget that he is a smoker? Do you block it out of your mind & pretend that it’s a candy cigarette?
Ready, set DISCUSS!
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