Skip to comments.Smoker who has 10 cigars a day celebrates his 100th birthday
Posted on 07/17/2008 8:43:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker
A smoker who has 10 cigars day and enjoys a whisky with his morning tea has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Mr Priestly began smoking at the age of nine, he has since smoked 153,000 cigars and 715,400 cigarettes
Jack Priestly claims he has suffered no serious health problems related to his tobacco and alcohol habit.
Mr Priestly, a widower and former baker, began smoking cigarettes when he was nine and claims to have smoked every day since.
He changed to cigars in 1966 after he said he was told they were "healthier" and celebrated his century last Saturday.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
That is one stinky dude.
This guy is a Denis Leary routine. “Smoked cigars because they were healthier ? Healthier ? I ****in’ love this man !”
They taste a lot better too.
Ping to a potential patron saint.
Good to know. :-D
The Libs are gonna call for his immediate euthanasia...How much Carbon did all those cigars put out??? How many innocent people died in the searing heat of gLoBaL WArMiNg because of those cigars???? War Crimes!
5 Vegas Gold, Greycliff, Gurka, etc....
But I couldn't smoke 10 a day..!! Wow!!
Yeah but I bet he is real short.
I wonder if he can feel or taste anything with his tongue anymore...maybe the cheap scotch is for pain relief.
GREAT story. Thanks!
It must be. I remember George Burns used to joke that "They say cigars are habit-forming. Well, I've been smoking six a day for the last 65 years and I haven't picked up the habit yet."
Now that’s lungevity!
When the tobacco company heard of an 84 year old man who was smoking their brand of cigarettes since the age of ten, they got him to agree to filming a commercial endorsing their product.
They flew him out to New York, set him up in a fine hotel, and called him on the phone to schedule the filming.
They asked him how he the flight was? “Fine.”
They asked him how the hotel was? “Wonderful.”
They asked him if they could send a limousine to pick him up at 9AM tomorrow to bring him to the studio. “Nope.”
Why not? “Because I don’t stop coughing until around noon.”
"I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form.", Winston Churchill
You're in good company...
And they smell better.
Smoking will kill you. Eventually.
Kind of sounds like my hubby who, when someone dies instantly attributes it to smoking or drinking. LOL!
Drudge had a picture of a 100 year old woman lighting a cigarette from her birthday cake candles. Should have bookmarked it.
I don't think anybody makes it to 100 without picking up a few distinct odors.
And these were real men, not the asthmatic, tofu gobbling, spandex dorks who are the culture heros today.
When asked in his late 90s if his doctor knew he still smoked, George Burns said, “No ... he’s dead.’’
“It must be. I remember George Burns used to joke that “They say cigars are habit-forming. Well, I’ve been smoking six a day for the last 65 years and I haven’t picked up the habit yet.”
...he also was once asked, “what do your Doctor’s say about all those cigars and martinis”? George says “My Doctors are all dead”.
any relation to george burns?
My grandmother was eating a fried fatback sandwich and a glass of buttermilk with a dip of snuff in her mouth at 97. She smoked Camel nonfilters for 30 years.
I’m gonna smoke me some good cigars this weekend. Got a card game at my house after we fry up a bunch of stripers that my buddy caught.
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I’ve heard stories about Charles Spurgeon and his love of cigars. My favorite quote attributed to him about his cigar smoking:
Spurgeon: I’ll quit cigars if it becomes excessive.
Parishioner: What’s excessive?
Spurgeon: Two cigars at a time.
There are those genetically gifted who will beat the odds, but most won’t. Dad died at 52 of a massive heart attack after smoking a pack or two per day of Lucky Strike non-filter for about 40 years.
>>>>And these were real men, not the asthmatic, tofu gobbling, spandex dorks who are the culture heros today.<<<<
I saw one of those in the grocery store yesterday. Right purdy fella.... fancy.
He took out some wet wipes and wiped off the shopping cart before he touched it and headed straight for the organic food section.
....little female man.
My birthday is next week. I sent an email to family members with 10 items I would like. 7 of them were links to cigars.
I love it. How old was Churchill when he died? 94?
Someone should E-Mail “CIGAR DAVE” (a national show about 3 politically incorrect items — cigars, booze and females!)
Not only is he 100 years old, he’s obviously enjoying it.
He had two sons...they're still alive. One, a famous radio writer named Norman Corwin is going to be 100 this year and the other is 105, I believe. Here's an article from 2006 in the Washington Post about my cousin Emil:
At 103 Years Old, He Takes the Cake
This is about the great Norman Corwin:
No cancer or emphysema?
It must have cost him a fortune buying nicotine credits from nonsmokers over all those years...
Does Rush have diabetes, never knew he had waxy skin...
Yeah well how many has his second smoked killed?...
Well, I guess that makes me three for three... I should say that your cousin looks pretty spry for his age, and I certainly hope he's still got a girlfriend. ;-)
“Stud who has 10 women a day dead at 18!”
This should fry the brains of certain Nanny Staters who unfortunately are Freepers.
Ashes to ashes ... floral tribute in shape of ciggie
Staff told me I couldn't smoke, but I said I'd had enough of being pushed around by the Government.
Churchill was 90 when he died (born Nov. 1874, died Jan. 1965).
Imagine how long he’d live if he just upped it to 20 a day.