News, but not the serious kind
The prestigious Zippo Award goes to…
Blog Guy, why don’t you actually go to Cannes to cover that annual Film Festival?
Oh, I don’t smoke.
From the looks of our coverage every year Cannes is just one big ashtray, a throwback to the 1950s when nobody worried much about lungs.
And it’s not just that they smoke, it’s WHERE they smoke. Check out these photo captions. Lighting up during a news conference? Puffing away on the red carpet and during photo calls?
Really? You can’t go two minutes without smoking while the world press takes your picture?
Still, it’s an important event, Blog Guy. They award that prestigious Palme d’Or every year.
Yeah, but what I don’t know is how they choose the winning film, since I’m pretty sure all the judges actually see in the theater is just clouds of smoke.
Top: Director Aki Kaurismaki lights a cigarette during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Combo top left: Sean Penn, President of the Jury, attends a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Combo top right: Actor Gerard Depardieu arrives on the red carpet for the screening of a film at the Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Combo lower left: Cast member Javier Bardem smokes a cigarette as he arrives to attend a photo call at the Cannes Film Festival May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Combo lower right: Cast member Catherine Deneuve smokes a cigarette during a photo call at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard