You’ve come a long way baby

The Family looked at the photo which is featured in this post and asked “Does this have an interesting caption?” This infant stump-tailed macaque had climbed away from its mother and, when I took the photo, had just stopped climbing and realized how very far it had got. I thought of the Virginia Slims ads from 1969 which had already become the butt of jokes (including this atrocious pun) when I was an undergraduate.

Thinking of it led me to search the tubes and find this compilation. Have fun reliving the glory days of substance abuse.

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


  1. Oh my, this is such a sign of the time. When I was growing up in Yugoslavia, alcohol and cigarette ads were forbidden. It goes without saying that more people smoke and drank that didn’t. I smoked for 20 years, 2 packs a day, and stopped in 2007 when the law came into power that prevented all public indoor smoking. The best thing I did all my life. A good transfer from the photo to the slogan.


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