Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11 a.m.
For the special release of the (not-so) critically acclaimed song book Rolling Words by rapper Snoop Dog, San Francisco agency Pereira & O'Dell created a smokable version.
Yes, you can officially smoke this book. The binding doubles as a strikeable match surface and each perforated, hemp-seed page can be torn out and used as rolling paper.
While the physical "consumability" of books is nothing new (just check out this edible cookbook
), we do believe Dogg might be onto something ... terrible.
While smokable books rank right up there with surgical book art
, we've decided to play along. Here are five books we'd like to smoke...
5. A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
All of Hemingway's adventures involve a healthy amount of booze and tobacco, and Paris is truly nothing when not seen through a light cloud of nicotine and tar. Yes, with A Movable, Smokable Feast, we could truly follow (and tear through) Hemingway's footsteps through the iconic winding, cobblestoned streets.
4. Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
Because nothing would quite beat reading all about tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor while thanking ourselves for reading ... and, yes, smoking. How satisfying.
3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Yeah, smoking the book that has sat untouched on our bookshelf for so long sounds like a good plan.
2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
If only because a few smokes and and a glass of bourbon might help us get past the first few pages and truly in the mood for the descent into pure madness.
1. Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Because we all know what the classic children's book is all about, anyway.
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