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This entry was posted on November 22, 2008.
We have a huge museum of novelty items here at Archie McPhee headquarters and we occasionally go through them to look for new ideas. One feature of One common feature of traditional novelty packages from Japan is to draw a picture illustrating how the product is intended to be used. This gets around having to translate text and is an immediate communication of the hilarity the gag will inspire. Well, the makers of these fake cigarettes seem to have had difficulty in coming up with a funny way to use them. So, they just included an illustration of a guy putting one out on the back of a woman at a fancy dress party. But, wait a minute, is it a fake cigarette?
It sure looks like smoke coming off of it. In any case, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time that putting out cigarettes on people was funny.