(Warning: some smokin’ m2m sex in passing. On the other hand, there’s some Elvis and some ZZ Top.)
Yesterday: a posting on cartoons from the 1991 book The World of Charles Addams, from a used copy recently acquired by Juan Gomez. In which was secreted a cigar-box label, all fresh and unused:
Back to cigars (last visited on November 18th) and on to Las Vegas.
The two are united in those cigars. On Las Vegas cigars, from the company’s website:
Our cigars are a blend of Cuban seed tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic. All leaves are hand selected to ensure quality and richness in taste and aroma.
Our company specializes in making exceptional premium Hand rolled cigars.
Las Vegas Cigar Company is located at 2510 E. Sunset Road Suite #1 Las Vegas, Nevada 89120. If you are looking for an incredible place with a warm friendly environment catering to locals and visitors alike … You are at the right place! We have a large walk-in humidor, a comfortable lounge area with a 65 inch TV, and ample seating. The perfect place to come relax and enjoy one of our great cigars. We also carry humidors, torches, and other cigar accessories. Browse our on-line store and choose from our great selection of cigars and accessories! Read about us in Smoke Magazine
Image from the website:
Occasionally, a cigar is just a cigar. But, as I pointed out in my cigar posting, it’s almost always some kind of symbol. And, not infrequently, it’s a penis. As in the entertaining transitive verb smoke ‘suck, perform fellatio (on)’, illustrated (for example) in a “Smoking Cock” video from the Fraternity X collection (supplying elaborate frathouse gaysex fantasies). In this cropped image, the fratboy character Morgan is smokin’ a bro, while another is waiting his turn:
On to Las Vegas, as celebrated here:
Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley’s best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret. It also presents a strong set of ten musical song-and-dance scenes choreographed by David Winters and featured his dancers. Viva Las Vegas was a hit at movie theaters (Wikipedia link)
You can watch the title song as performed in the movie here. First-class glitzy cheesiness.
As a bonus, you can watch the 1986 ZZ Top cover here. Focused more on the music and the Las Vegas milieu.
So: from Charles Addams through cigars and m2m sex to Elvis Presley and ZZ Top.